Make Opportunities Happen - A Success Story

Linton University College is proud to announce the success from its first Campus Recruitment Programme held in February 2017, Samuel Raj, who has been selected by Xtrategize Technologies Sdn Bhd. The programme which was themed Build Your Future; Explore the Opportunities saw a hundred of Linton’s students prepped and ready to strut the interview room with five prestigious companies who signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Linton for internships and recruitments.

The Lintonian
Samuel, 23, has been selected for the position of Management Trainee and will be working under Mr. A.J Meenai, Xtrategize Technologies’ Co-Founder and Partner. His contribution to the company would be in the areas of market analysis, training, and program development. Samuel is Linton’s final year, final semester student for BSc. (Hons) in Computing under the Franchise Programme from Leeds Beckett University of United Kingdom.

Samuel has held an impressive CGPA since his commencement in the programme in September 2014 and has bagged the Dean’s List award twice, once in Year 1 and 2 respectively. The Degree in Computing by Leeds Beckett University covers a comprehensive syllabus of system, web, and software development and engineering, and many other specialised subjects under the field of computing. Samuel will be graduating this semester and upon graduation, he will proceed to joining a visionary team of experts.

The Employer
Xtrategize is a Malaysian private company in the Information Technology Service Industry. It provides training which enables organisations and people to realise both their professional and human potential by using state of the art technology to drive, sustain and enhance their competitive edge, hence their motto - Digital & People Enablers!

Helping organisations build an effective social platform which incorporates data analytics and tailor -made programmes for organisations, to digital road-mapping and boosting human performance, Xtrategize goes a long way back in paving its reputation as a top-notch IT service provider and trainer. Its proud works include partnering with Maybank, HBL Habib Bank, BLIP.MY e-store, Elephant Holidays (Tour, Travel & Fleet Services), The Monsoon Cup Organisers, and the Halal Trade Gateway in creating their digital platforms for sales through social media. Xtrategize was also responsible for re-engineering the business processes of FDL Technology, a leading logistics brand in Asia, and the School Heat Map Project.

Besides social and analytical works, Xtrategize also provides learning and training services in Leadership, Financial and Management Skills - preparing students from various Institutions in the country to be equipped for the workforce.

The Journey Towards Employment
Speaking to Samuel about his experience in the Campus Recruitment Programme and his journey with Linton, he says, he is deeply grateful for the platform he has been given by the Linton to learn and expand academically. The Recruitment Programme specifically made his dreams come true. His journey towards being accepted by Xtrategize was not a one-off glory, but a series of interviews which tested his ability to communicate and convey critical thoughts and ideas which caught the attention of the company and finally the chance to be employed into a dynamic team.

Through a follow-up with Xtrategize’s Chief Digital Officer, Mr. A.J. Minai says the company looked for candidates who were able to articulate and express thoughts with confidence, besides that, the academic qualification was equally important in assisting them to make their choice out of the 100 candidates they had met during the Campus Recruitment Programme. Mr. Minai was particularly impressed by both, technical and people skills accompanied by adequate emotional intelligence in Samuel, which made him stand out from the rest. He added that as an employer, the traits they look for in potential candidates are people who are responsible, accountable, self-motivated and engaging. He hopes that Samuel would fundamentally advance in a perpetual drive to learn and adapt to client and market expectations.

Marking A Milestone
Linton is truly proud to have one of its own to staff an exuberant company. Linton wishes Samuel all the best in his undertakings and to continue making his Alma mater proud. This certainly marks a remarkable milestone in Linton University College’s achievements and it hopes to see more of its graduates selected by prestigious companies through its Campus Recruitment Programmes.