The race to the Global Finals of the Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge (MGAC) 2015 began Friday, as Vietnam hosted its National Level.
The best candidate from the full-day session have reserved the spot at the Global Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August, where they will face challengers from 14 countries around the world.
More than 190 applications from recent graduates and penultimate and final-year students across Vietnam were shortlisted to the top 50 Challengers, who met at the Duxton Hotel in District 1 last Friday to battle it out for the highly-sought Global Finals spots. Throughout the day, teams of Challengers faced off against each other in a series of tasks designed to test their strategic thinking, tactical planning, and quick reactions, all the while adding their business insights to the challenges presented.
Following a day full of excitement, the best challenger, Nguyen Thuc Hien with Marketing major from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) won her chance to take part in the Global Finals. At stake is a prize fund of US$72,000, as well as the chance to join the prestigious Global Maybank Apprentice Program - the multi-national mentorship designed to nurture Maybank’s future leaders.
Due to an increased number of applications this year, this is the first time that Vietnam has hosted its National Level with 50 shortlisted candidates. These candidates came from universities like Foreign Trade University, RMIT and International University with different academic backgrounds.
The Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge, which is now in its fourth year, is a multi-disciplinary talent recruitment competition open to recent graduates and final and penultimate-year students. Conceived as a way to bolster Maybank’s already strong position in Southeast Asia, the Challenge will ensure that Maybank continues to attract the very best in graduate talent from the world over.
The Challenge will feature contestants from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and the United States of America facing off against each other in the Global Finals in Malaysia in August. This year, over 23,000 applications were received worldwide, more than double the number from 2014.
To find out more about the Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge 2015, the Global Maybank Apprentice Program, and this year’s challengers, visit www.goaheadchallenge.com