Prizes awarded to winners of ‘CoNECT with Progresif’ competitions

Winners from two competitions under "CoNECT with Progresif", a recent corporate profiling event by Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)'s Centre of Networking, Employment and Career Training (CoNECT) were presented prizes at Progresif's headquarters in Gadong.

The two winners of the Hot Seat Competition are Mohammad Nuruddin Anuar, a recent graduate of Professional Communications and Media, and Dyg Nurul Syafiqah Awg Abdullah, a final year student from Business Administration. Both individuals proved themselves to be the best among the other candidates in the internship application and interview competition. They will start their six-month internship at Progresif in September where they will be rotated in different departments and exposed to a wide range of experiences.

The winning entry of the Business Competition was a short video on Progresif's three core values submitted by Abd Haziq Jazli Abd Nasir, Chia Jia Yau, Hj Yusrizam Hj Abd Tahir, and Munawwar Efinddi. Each member of the winning team received a one-year subscription to the Progresif Uni Plan.

The competition required UBD students to work in a team to develop an advertising campaign in the form of a short video advertisement for the Progresif brand. The objective of the two-week competition was to enable students to develop their employability skills such as teamwork, communication and enterprise as well as commercial awareness.

Giving away prizes to the winners were Progresif's Chief Marketing Officer, Devin Edwards, and Chief Administration Officer, Nurul Hannah Jaafar. Also present at the ceremony was the Manager of UBD's CoNECT, Gavin Crewe.

Held at UBD's Business and Main Library from 10th to 12th April, the three-day "CoNECT with Progresif" consisted of career talks and workshops facilitated by the Progresif team. This collaboration allowed students and alumni alike to interact with the Progresif team and learn about career development, experience mock interviews, receive helpful tips from the Human Resource team as well as get insights into the industry with talks from the Marketing team.

In line with UBD's continuous effort to equip its students and graduates with the skills relevant to Brunei and internationally, UBD CoNECT conducts career-related activities to help them compete in the job market. It is committed to collaborating with companies and corporations, assisting and promoting their brand on campus with sharing sessions and workshops, while exposing UBD students to potential recruitment opportunities.

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