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USM PENANG, 8 February 2024 – Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn. Bhd. recently joined forces to host an impactful on-site recruitment event for internship placements at Infineon Kulim.

The occasion also featured an enlightening seminar outlining the company’s profile and the noteworthy progress within the semiconductor industry.

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The primary objective of the programme was to familiarise the year 4 candidates from the USM School of Physics with Infineon Technologies, particularly regarding the operations at the Kulim branch, and to conduct interview sessions for their upcoming 6-month internship stints, beginning March 2024.

Held at the USM School of Physics, the programme drew the participation of 15 enthusiastic students.

It commenced with an engaging session led by Infineon Technologies Production Senior Director, Mohd Jeffery Abdull Manaf. This was followed by a dynamic Question and Answer (Q&A) session, fostering interaction between the students and the Infineon team. The programme concluded with individual interview sessions, skillfully coordinated by the Senior Specialist for Talent Acquisition, Nur Farina Natasha Ruzaini.

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The Dean of the School, Professor Dr. Abdul Razak Ibrahim expressed his gratitude by thanking Infineon Technologies Kulim team for their dedication, acknowledging the success of the programme.

In his closing remarks, he emphasised the school's ongoing commitment to fostering collaborations with industry partners for academic and research initiatives.

“We always welcome industry partners in collaborating with the school in academic or research-related works. This programme strengthens our engagement with Infineon. There will be more collaborations to come,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mohd Jeffery was pleased with the results, shared positive feedback from the hiring team, emphasising the students' commendable communication skills.

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“Out of the 15 interviewed, 11 were successfully hired for internships at Infineon, showcasing a remarkable success rate. It is hoped that we could continue such collaborations in the future,” he said.

Co-coordinator of the event who is also the 3U1i coordinator, Ts. Dr. Wan Maryam Wan Ahmad Kamil expressed her satisfaction with the outcome and shared insights about future collaborations. She affirmed that the next focus would be on the 3U1i programme, aligning with Infineon's Work-Based Learning initiative, with further discussions on programme structure.

Preceding this programme, Infineon Technologies organised a University Collaboration Workshop (Wbl & Fyp) at Infineon Kulim with partner universities, namely Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP) and USM.

Text & Photo: School of Physics USM/ Editing: Nur Farrah Ezlin Mohd Suhaimi & Mazlan Hanafi Basharudin

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