The COVID-19 pandemic that hit the world caused many physical activities to be cancelled, thus several alternative approaches were implemented according to social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the pandemic.
Among the technology-based approaches adopted is through an assortment of webinar programmes that are now no stranger in today's society in the digital world.
The proof is clear with encouraging response through participation from all over the country in the PUTRA BAKTI @ Entrepreneur Webinar Program (BEST2020) Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus (UPMKB) organized by students Credited Co-Curriculum Course QKH2104 Student Entrepreneurs (Groups 1 and 2) UPMKB and UPMKB Student Affairs Division at Computer Lab Information Technology Division of the university.
Its program director Muhammad Darwisy Amzar Hakim Abdul Jalil said the program aims to strengthen entrepreneurship either towards entrepreneurial thinking or the tendency to become an entrepreneur through education to increase the marketability of graduates.
He said this is a specially designed webinar program that was held for the first time to guide and open the eyes of the participants on the importance of creativity and innovation because, in this century, entrepreneurship has become more complex and faced various big challenges.
“Some of the profits that will be obtained from this programme will be channelled to asnaf (needy) students and Putra Food Bank UPMKB to provide for and to encourage students who are less able to continue their studies.
"It is hoped that a little can help to ease the burden borne by them," he said during the closing of the recently held PUTRA BAKTI @ Entrepreneur Webinar Programme (BEST2020) which was attended by more than 300 participants covering Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia and stretched from 8 am to 5 pm.
Among the activities carried out during the one-day program was the 'Stress Management Counselling' slot by Hairunisah Abdul Rahman,
‘Successful Story Nett’ by Netty Herwaty Ishak, ‘Marketing: It Seems Easy But...’ by Dr Aryaty Alwie, ‘Big Traders Dream Big’ by Afizan Sahari and ‘Self Marketing’ by Make Jiwan.
In the meantime, the facilitator of the QKH2104 UPMKB Student Entrepreneur Course Roslan Ismail said, the program can provide exposure, educate students and the public on the intense competition in the field of business thus demanding entrepreneurs to be more creative and innovative for survival in the challenging world of entrepreneurship.
At the same time, he said, it allows businesses to change rapidly in line with the needs and requirements of consumers.
Date of Input: 06/11/2020 | Updated: 03/12/2020 | lanz
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