Mondelēz International has launched Southeast Asia’s first-ever Mondelēz International Leading Edge Business Challenge to encourage students to learn and apply design thinking as a skill to cater to the ever changing job market.
The challenge is developed for students in Malaysia and other countries in SEA and will have participating students involved in direct and practical learning sessions with senior leaders of Mondelēz International throughout the competition, which runs from mid-April to June 2021.
This is part of Mondelēz International’s efforts to address the gaps in graduate’s employability skills while enhancing their skills alongside their academic qualifications.
“We’re offering students the chance to explore ‘design thinking’ – an essential skill for the future. Through this competition, they will be able to explore the fast-growing snacks category in Southeast Asia and solve a current business issue, while learning from the teams that manage the much-loved brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, OREO cookies, Chipsmore cookies, Jacob’s crackers, Tiger biscuits, Toblerone chocolate and many more,” Charlene Phang, People Lead, Malaysia and Singapore, Mondelēz International said.
This competition creates an opportunity for students to come up with ideas that supports sustainable business growth as business operations globally are constantly evolving.
The challenge is open to graduates and postgraduate students.
The winners of the challenge will also have the opportunity to be fast-tracked into Mondelēz International early careers programmes – either to the final stage of interview or with a final offer in the Edge Sparks programme.
Interested university students can find out more and register at Mondelēz International Leading Edge Business Challenge. Registration closes on April 16.