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Maxis builds future technology and innovation leaders with new scholarships

  • Scholarships focus on building talent pool of future women leaders, shaping top tech talent and grooming young inspirational leaders

  • Scholars will have access to the best learning experiences at reputable universities, with internship and employment opportunities with Maxis

  • Scholarships an important representation of Maxis’ culture and brand purpose to bring together the best of technologies to help people, businesses and the nation to Always Be Ahead in a changing world

Following the launch of three new scholarships in July, Maxis was proud to announce the award of these scholarships to 15 bright and deserving individuals to support their academic aspirations.

The individuals who received the scholarships were announced at a virtual ceremony yesterday, as follows:

Maxis Young Leaders Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship

Maxis Tech Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship

Maxis Women in Tech Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship

  1. Chuah Yin Li
  2. Ethienne Casey Wong
  3. Lee Su Yann
  4. Nursafiyya Mahadzir Fahmy
  5. Ryan Yew Tim Loong
  1. Cheah Tze Han
  2. Mandhiren Singh Gurdev Singh
  3. Mohamed Tariq Ziyad Mohamed Jahangir
  4. Ng Zhan Lok
  5. Ryan Yap Mun Fai
  1. Arienne Wong Xian Ern
  2. Cassandrea Teow Jing Wern
  3. Farah Dayana Durra Binti Jamil
  4. Nurhayati Aiman Shaiful Akman
  5. Nur Sakinah Zainol

Announcing the new scholars for the three categories were Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda, Maxis’ Chairman; Gokhan Ogut, Maxis’ Chief Executive Officer; and Natalia Navin, Maxis’ Chief Human Resource Officer, while parents and family members tuned in to watch the ceremony online.

“At Maxis, we are committed to becoming a world-class, effective and efficient organisation. Our scholarships are an important part of this ambition, and in line with our brand purpose to bring together the best of technologies to help people, businesses and the nation to Always Be Ahead in a changing world,” said Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad.

“In accelerating our vision to become Malaysia’s Leading Converged Solutions Provider, Maxis’ growth strategy includes having the right talent with a highly transformative and technology-driven mindset. We are thrilled that our scholars have chosen to chart their academic and career course with us, and we look forward to providing them an environment where they will be able to explore their creativity, develop their skills, and grow along with us,” said Gokhan.

“The environment today continues to evolve and create new demands and opportunities – from having a more astute sense of technology, to nurturing future leaders and greater opportunities for women to lead in industries such as ours. We are eager to have the best talent onboard to be part of our exciting journey of growth,” said Natalia.

After receiving an overwhelming response in submissions, the candidates underwent a fully virtual selection process in stages, which included rigorous assessments, group activities and interviews. The 15 Maxis scholars will have access to the best learning experiences at reputable universities approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). In addition, they will benefit from internship and employment opportunities with Maxis to springboard their career paths to the next level, ultimately benefitting the growing need for a technology and innovation talent pool in the ICT and business sectors.

Maxis has been awarding scholarships since 2006 and has offered many bright and deserving individuals the opportunity to further their education in fields that are relevant to the needs of the times.

To ensure its people are future-ready, Maxis’ scholarship and management trainee programmes focus on young talents with the right skills and attitude. In July 2019, Maxis organised its first Career Fair that is unlike any other. Designed with participation and an immersive experience in mind, it comprised "speed-dating" type interviews as well as various showcases, such as IoT, NB-IoT and AI, to demonstrate what the company is all about. The Career Fair also gave young job seekers the opportunity to meet the telco as a potential employer.

Quotes from Maxis scholars of 2020
Mandhiren Singh, recipient of the Maxis Tech Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship
 

“My plan is to help Malaysian individuals and enterprises become more technologically-driven in the future as a robotics engineer. I believe that Malaysia would be ahead of the curve if we adopt this mindset. I will be studying Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering with Artificial Intelligence at Monash University, Malaysia. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude towards Maxis for investing in my education. I am now more motivated than ever to create a rewarding education experience for myself.”

Nursafiyya Mahadzir Fahmy, recipient of the Maxis Young Leaders Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship

“My plan for the future is to continue to learn as much as I can, to inspire and be inspired as I pursue my Bachelor of Business Administration at the International Islamic University Malaysia. I’d like to thank Maxis for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the Maxis family, allowing me to chase my dreams, help me make amazing new friends along the way and hopefully make a change in society too.”

Chuah Yin Li, recipient of the Maxis Young Leaders Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship.

“From the initial application to the finale interview, I was always pouring in my 100%, so it feels rewarding to be able to reap the benefits of my hard work. I know that the key to becoming a great leader is hands-on experience. Whether directly or indirectly, I hope that my enthusiasm in this field will contribute to the development of the nation. Thank you, Maxis for giving me this opportunity to become a part of such a fast-paced and exhilarating industry.”

Mohamed Tariq Ziyad, recipient of the Maxis Tech Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship

“I am currently studying computer science at the National University of Malaysia (UKM) as I’m heavily interested in the data science aspect of the computer world, and would like to achieve the betterment of society through the power of data. Honestly, I feel happy and relieved that all my efforts have paid off in the end. I would like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude towards Maxis for giving me the opportunity and enriching experience throughout the assessment process.”

Cassandrea Teow Jing Wern, recipient of the Maxis Women in Tech Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship

“I would love to see myself as one of the leaders introducing new technology advancements and integrating it into all Malaysian households with Maxis. To achieve this vision, I plan to equip myself with the proper knowledge and skills, as well as inspiring and empowering fellow women to venture into the tech field boldly! I would like to convey my deepest gratitude for Maxis, especially the Young Talent Team, who have been with us throughout the whole journey. I look forward to joining this amazing family in bringing our country forward and ahead in the field of tech and communication.”

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