Since 2015 Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying has organised interview session for Real Estate students’ and the number of companies interested to join this yearly event has steadily increased. A total of 12 property companies participated in students’ interview programme organised by the Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, UTM. This programme was aimed to give prospect for UTM Real Estate students to get hired by real estate companies as well as to increase the employment rate. The session was held on 12th December 2019 under the supervision of Undergraduate Coordinator for Property Course, Dr. Shazmin Shareena Ab. Azis. Forty students from Bachelor of Science (Property Management) and Bachelor of Science (Land Administration and Development) participated in the interview session. The companies were from the various fields in real estate namely property management, valuation, building management and estate agency. This included major players in the industry such as CBRE|WTW, Knight Frank Property Consultant, Kensington Strata Management, HSR Property Consultant, Guardian FM, PPC International, Dualtap Building Management, Hartasama Property, Shapadu Property, Straqta Property Managament and Glancemy Property Management. A software company that provides property management solution, Condo Master by Comet Catcher was also interested to hire UTM real estate students. This programme was not only able to give an opportunity for students to be hired before graduation day but also to strengthen the relationship between UTM and property industry.

Article prepared by Dr. Muhammad Najib b. Mohamed Razali