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    Art & Design students selected for UiTM’s unicorn scholar program

    Two students from the Faculty of Art & Design were chosen as the 30 Finalists for the UiTM Unicorn Scholar Program. Abdul Hafy Shah bin Abd Halim Shah from the Printing Technology Department and Siti Nur Nadia from the Textile Design Department were selected for their unique business interest and innovative products.

    Abdul Hafy Shah has a company called AHS Ideas that focuses on robotics classes. It is a start-up company that invented advanced products that can be used in the classroom by utilising robotic and augmented reality technology.

    Meanwhile, Siti Nur Nadia runs a retail business that specialises in selling printed scarves. Dinda Apparel, her company, also created an innovative solution for textile printing and digital fashion, by using augmented reality on its website to achieve virtual fitting through online purchase.

    UiTM Unicorn Scholar Program (USP) is a premier program organised by UiTM in partnership between Malaysian Academy of SME & Entrepreneurship Development (MASMED), UiTM, Malaysia, the Entrepreneurship Unit, Education Planning & Research Division, Ministry of Higher Education, and UiTM Business Network Alumni (ALUMNI BIZNET).

    The program allows UiTM residents, particularly students, to put their entrepreneurial skills to practice in the context of real-world business. The programme also serves as a platform for students to improve their entrepreneurial skills and provide prospects for employment and business opportunities for UiTM students while studying or upon graduation.

    Through this flagship programme, students will receive mentoring from successful UiTM entrepreneurial alumni and be exposed to the skills and techniques needed to venture into the field of entrepreneurship.

    Smart collaborations between universities and the industry through such programmes are critical in enhancing the entrepreneurial culture and forming a supportive ecosystem that will ensure student business sustainability. This collaboration is one of UiTM’s ongoing efforts to develop holistic graduates, enhance graduate employability, and increase the number of entrepreneurial graduates who choose entrepreneurship as a career option.