UC Student Does Well in Maybank “GO Ahead Challenge”

UC Student Does Well in Maybank “GO Ahead Challenge”
Dr. Angus D. Munro (Vice-President for Academic Affairs)

UC is not the only one to recognise the abilities of our students. For example, Ngoun Soksan, a third year full scholarship student in the College of Management who is majoring in Economics, was not only on the Dean’s List for each Term in 2011-12 and a President’s List awardee

 but also a member of the team of first runners-up in the inaugural “Maybank GO Ahead Challenge”
An initial selection was based on the online assessment with Youtube submissions of the more than a thousand applications from top students and fresh graduates from universities in Malaysia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines. Thereafter, successful applicants were subject to a series of challenges designed to test their innovation, critical thinking, analytical mind, presentation prowess and execution capability, first two test at the national level; and then a further four tests in the Grand Finale (held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), where teams had to present a deeper analysis of a case and request for capital financing from a panel of bankers from Maybank.
As a member of Team “Avatar”, Ngoun Soksan shared USD 15,000 with his four team-mates (one each from Indonesia and Singapore and the othertwo from Malaysia). In addition, he has also been offered fast
passes to join the Global Maybank Apprentice Program, a targeted graduate trainee programme to nurture talented young leaders.