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be­fore they leave univer­sity. The MICPA Stu­dents Spon­sor­ship Pro­gramme (SSP) is a bridge that con­nects tal­ent to em­ploy­ers dur­ing their fi­nal un­der­grad­u­ate year and pro­vides stu­dents with spon­sor­ship to com­mence the MICPA-CAANZ Pro­gramme be­fore grad­u­at­ing. The SSP also ties in an in­tern­ship place­ment and a job of­fer upon grad­u­at­ing with the same em­ployer.

An SSP can­di­date, Foo Jun Lin com­menced the pro­gramme in the fi­nal year of his Bach­e­lor of Ac­count­ing at Univer­siti Malaya spon­sored by an SSP par­tic­i­pat­ing em­ployer, PwC Malaysia. He did his in­tern­ship there and joined as a full-time em­ployee in au­dit af­ter grad­u­at­ing last year.

“I was at­tracted to the af­fil­i­a­tion be­tween MICPA and CAANZ, which will grant me ac­cess to Global Ac­count­ing Al­liance (GAA). This al­lows me to pur­sue my ca­reer abroad in the fu­ture, as the GAA pass­port en­sures I can ob­tain the tech­ni­cal and mem­ber­ship sup­port

There is a grow­ing de­mand for tal­ented ac­count­ing grad­u­ates even be­fore they leave univer­sity.

I will need as a global pro­fes­sional.

“Se­condly, the struc­ture of the pro­gramme is not only based on my per­for­mance in the fi­nal ex­am­i­na­tion but has on­line as­sess­ments and work­shops, which ef­fec­tively and con­tin­u­ously en­hance learn­ing through­out the mod­ule. The on­line re­sources pro­vided vir­tual class­rooms, e-learn­ing and quizzes, which are very use­ful and ben­e­fi­cial in learn­ing,” says Foo.

The SSP pro­vided a great plat­form for Foo to get a head start in his pro­fes­sional stud­ies. He was able to se­cure his in­tern­ship and fu­ture ca­reer with a Big

“The MICPA Stu­dents Spon­sor­ship Pro­gramme h de­vel­oped my an­a­lyt­i­cal prob­lem-solv­ing skills, very prac­ti­cal in my p work. It has helped solid tech­ni­cal kno man­age my time b with a pro­fes­siona while hav­ing to work

To be el­i­gi­ble for th can­di­dates must be un­der­grad­u­ates from MICPA-ac­cred­ited univ pur­su­ing a four-year ac­count­ing. SSP pa em­ploy­ers will ass based on their aca track record and s pro­fi­ciency. In­tere should be pre­pare be­fore they en­ter fourth year. e t

For more in­form 03-2698 9622, e-m @micpa.com.my o www.micpa.com.m . ur.

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