200 graduates receive career advice at tea session organised by Mendaki Club Saturday

Some 200 Muslim university and polytechnic graduates attended an annual graduates' tea organised by Mendaki Club Saturday, where they received advice about their carreers and planning for life after graduation.

Speakers for the annual event held on Saturday at Grand Plaza City Hall Hotel included Oracle Asia chief technology officer Kevin Walsh and Capital Partners assistant vice-president Sophian Abdul Rahman.

Mr Nuzulul Qadar Abdullah, 23, graduated from the International Islamic University Malaysia last December, and is currently working at a local mosque. He said the session has gotten him to think about how to use social media in his religious work.

In his address to participants, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said: "Today's session has been specially curated to address several key issues that fresh graduates have been known to be concerned with. This includes discovering a career that is lucrative yet fulfilling and balancing what seems to be conflicting priorities of building a successful career and growing your family."