Jasvin Singh Cheema

Full name: Jasvin Singh Cheema
Age: 23
Nationality: Malaysian

Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology, 2018

If you are working, who is your current employer and what is your role?

Just finished an internship at UMAI on the 18th of May. I was a Talent Acquisition Specialist. I have received a full time offer and will join 95%, a culture consultancy company, as a Junior Culture Catalyst at the end of June.

Why did you choose Monash Malaysia?

The international status of the university which provides the fact that I will be highly exposed to many different aspects. In addition to that, my cousins were both MBBS graduates at Monash.

While at Monash, what type of opportunities did you participate in?

I participated in a number of clubs and the student association. I also attempted to constantly attend different talks and company info sessions that were organised by the different schools in Monash.

What insights, skills or experience made a difference to your own life or the lives of others around you?

I believe the people I was exposed to made the most impact or the most difference in my life. Learning from their skills and experience greatly benefitted me.

Whilst at Monash, did you have any industry exposure/placements? How has it benefited you?

I did have experience for all three years I was at Monash. My first two years, I joined Asia School of Business as a generalist intern during the year end summer breaks. I learnt a lot about what a startup is and how it works as well as the basics of marketing, event management and corporate development. In my final year, I joined UMAI as a Talent Acquisition Specialist to learn the ropes of Human Resource as well as People and Culture.

What do you love most about your student life at Monash?

The people that I met.

Outside work or study were you able to build on your interest i.e. volunteering, mentoring other students, other educational pursuit?

Yes, I did. I have a strong interest in sports and I participated in the Monash Cup during my first and second year in Monash as well as external football, futsal and hockey tournaments.

If you are a graduate, have the experiences you have been talking about above made a difference to the way you approach your work and your career?

Yes, immensely. A lot of my experience now and how I apply my knowledge comes from the exposure I received at Monash.

What is your goal/dream in life, where are you headed to in the future?

I just want to be able to sit down one day and know I made it. That’s the goal.

What is your advice to current Monash Malaysia students?

Learn from the people around you. Monash is an international university and you should make use of that. Expose yourself to different people and different cultures. It really is an eye opener.