Good response to Curtin Malaysia Entrepreneurship CarnivalPosted date:
Miri – 5 October 2022 – The recent Curtin Malaysia Entrepreneurship Carnival 2023 at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) was a hit with both the campus community and members of the public who attended.
Organised by the Curtin Entrepreneurship Club, an academic club under Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Business, in collaboration with the Faculty of Business and Faculty of Humanities and Health Sciences, the carnival was aimed at providing Curtin Malaysia’s students with an opportunity to apply the entrepreneurship theories and concepts that they have learned in class into practice.
Dr. William Keling, lecturer in entrepreneurship in the Department of Management, Marketing & Digital Business and advisor to the Curtin Entrepreneurship Club, remarked that the annual event has proven very effective in promoting an entrepreneurial mindset among students through the years. The carnival has been held annually since 2017, except for a hiatus between 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Curtin Entrepreneurship Club president Gerald Yeo said it was good to hold the popular carnival again this year, and get such a good response for everyone who attended. According to Yeo, this year’s carnival featured 17 stalls and involved over 170 students enrolled in the Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) Digital Entrepreneurship unit this semester.
Among the items for sale were homemade food and beverages, handicrafts, artwork and fashion accessories.
In her opening speech, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Professor Pauline Ho, said she was pleased with the efforts of the students in organising the carnival and hoped they would take advantage of the opportunity to acquire and hone their entrepreneurial skills as it is important to acquire relevant skills to enhance their employability when they graduate.
She noted how the aims of the carnival were aligned with Curtin’s Graduate Capabilities that include applying discipline knowledge, principles and concepts; and being innovative, creative and entrepreneurial.
It also supported Curtin Malaysia’s mission ‘to engage communities and transform lives through leadership, innovation, and excellence in teaching and research’, as well as Curtin’s 2030 Vision to work in partnership to make a difference for people and planet, and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 4: Quality Education.
Meanwhile, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Vincent Lee, who officiated the carnival opening, congratulated Yeo and his organising committee on the success of the carnival. He emphasised how the event was consistent with the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015 – 2025 (Entrepreneurship Action Plan for Higher Education Institutions), and in line with the National Entrepreneurship Policy 2030 (NEP 2030) which places emphasis on producing graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset in order to be competitive and sustainable in the job market.
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