By Sushma Veera
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 6: With graduates entering the job market at a very challenging time, networking platform Cult Creative is hosting a one-day virtual career summit on October 23.
The inaugural Future List 2021 will showcase various events including networking sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and mentorships on insights and advice about entering the creative workforce.
Attendees and graduates can also expect internship and job opportunities from both local and global brands during the day-long event.
Cult Creative chief executive officer and co-founder Shermaine Wong said the main goal of this virtual career summit was to up-skill creative graduates who are transitioning from academia to industry.
“It is an initiative to expose and diversify graduates’ industry knowledge as we aim to deliver different perspectives, skills and creative insights to successful projects and build healthy and engaged creative development communities, which will enable these graduates to deliver innovative, high-quality content and resources that are useful to user communities with widely varying backgrounds,” Wong said.
Several speakers are set to join the event to provide the some career tips for creative graduates.
They are Jaz Lee from Ogilvy, Roshinee Mookaiah from Undi18, Wiriyak Suvanmani from Media Monks, Jacky Hussein from dUCK Group, Kim Lim from Universal Music Malaysia, Book of Lai from Studio Behind 90, Tyler Chin from Transform Cultures, and Aina Izzah – the winner of Viu Malaysia Pitching Forum 2020.
Chief marketing officer and co-founder Manisha Jagan said seven universities have come on board with their top graduates from creative faculties such as design, music, film and video, visual arts, fashion, and advertising.
“We encourage other universities to participate as well to enable your top graduates to experience a holistic career summit which will be beneficial to their career path providing them with the right exposure, resources and opportunities with our list of notable speakers,” she said.
“Cult Creative invites the creative graduates, to join and experience this innovative and vibrant virtual career summit with our multi-talented practitioners and carefully curated sessions,” co-founder, Lina Esa said.
The event is free but does require registration.
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