NGO
Athifa Ibrahim

Head, Policy & Inclusive Growth, UNDP Maldives

Masters graduate, London School of Economics

Athifa was ranked as one of the top 10 students in the Maldives. She graduated cum laude and recently completed her MSc in Organizational & Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. Currently, she is working as the Head of the Planning Section in the Policy Planning Division of the Ministry of Health and Family, Maldives.

Consulting

Esther Goh

Manager, Accenture

“Memorable would be the best word to describe the short 2½ years I had as a HELP Psychology student. I learned not just classroom theories of what Psychology is and isn’t, but was empowered by forward thinking lecturers who encouraged us to go above and beyond in our critical thinking and research capabilities. The classroom wasn’t our only learning ground, but HELP’s active partnerships with a wide network of organisations, in-house Research Colloquiums and Symposiums gave us a foretaste of what it would be like, when we step into the Real Deal. Indeed, I have HELP to thank for shaping who I am today.”

Human Resource

Wong Xiao Qing

HR Manager, GE Aviation Services

A former student of SMK Taman Melawati KL, she obtained 10 As in her SPM. She represented Malaysia at the 2004 English Speaking Union International Public Speaking Competition in London where she won the Audience Choice Award. She is also the winner of the University of Otago Award for Academic Excellence and the HELP Merit and Distinction Scholarship Awards.

What is Unique about Psychology Graduates?

Psychology graduates are highly sought after by a wide variety of employers because they possess unique skills and competencies. These include:

  • The ability to understand people of different ages in a diverse range of cultural settings
  • The ability to design and conduct research on people’s behaviour, attitudes and feelings
  • The ability to understand and develop themselves
  • The ability to empower and bring out the best in people
  • The ability to communicate effectively in the oral and written format
  • The ability to engage in critical thinking in decision making processes
  • The ability to apply a scientific approach to dealing with problems
What careers are available to Psychology graduates?

Graduates with bachelor’s degrees:

  • Corporate Consultant
  • Talent Management Consultant
  • Corporate Training (Soft Skills)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Manager
  • General Administrative Management
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation Consultant
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Advertising and Public Relations Consultant
  • Political Strategist
  • Life Coach
  • NGO worker in the following areas:
    – Disaster & emergency relief
    – Children with special needs
    – Abuse & neglect
    – Impoverished & marginalised communities
    – Youth work
    – Family work
  • Journalist, Media Reporter or Mass Media Consultant
  • Opinion Survey Researcher
  • Academic Tutor
  • Research Assistant

Graduates with postgraduate degrees:

  • Organisational and Industrial Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Crisis Counsellor
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Academic Lecturer & Researcher
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Ergonomist
What jobs are available for graduates?

Psychology graduates are highly sought after by a wide variety of employers because they possess unique skills and competencies. These include:

  • The ability to understand people of different ages in a diverse range of cultural settings
  • The ability to design and conduct research on people’s behaviour, attitudes and feelings
  • The ability to understand and develop themselves
  • The ability to empower and bring out the best in people
  • The ability to communicate effectively in the oral and written format
  • The ability to engage in critical thinking in decision making processes
  • The ability to apply a scientific approach to dealing with problems
What careers are available to Psychology graduates?

Graduates with bachelor’s degrees:

  • Corporate Consultant
  • Talent Management Consultant
  • Corporate Training (Soft Skills)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Manager
  • General Administrative Management
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation Consultant
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Advertising and Public Relations Consultant
  • Political Strategist
  • Life Coach
  • NGO worker in the following areas:
    – Disaster & emergency relief
    – Children with special needs
    – Abuse & neglect
    – Impoverished & marginalised communities
    – Youth work
    – Family work
  • Journalist, Media Reporter or Mass Media Consultant
  • Opinion Survey Researcher
  • Academic Tutor
  • Research Assistant

Graduates with postgraduate degrees:

  • Organisational and Industrial Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Crisis Counsellor
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Academic Lecturer & Researcher
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Ergonomist
What jobs are available for graduates?

Psychology Graduates in Demand. Organizations Who Have Hired HELP Psychology Graduates

BANKING & FINANCE

  • American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
  • CIMB
  • Citibank
  • HSBC Bank
  • Maybank
  • OCBC Bank Berhad
  • Public Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • United Overseas Bank
  • Public Mutual
  • Theta Service Partner
  • FSTEP
  • Hong Leong Capital Berhad
  • Jardin Smith International
  • American Express

RETAIL

  • Bandar Utama City Centre (1 Utama)
  • DeGem Diamond
  • G2000 Apparel
  • GCH Retail
  • Metrojaya Stores
  • MPH Bookstores
  • Poney Group of Companies
  • Popular Bookstore
  • SK Jewellery
  • SOGO Kuala Lumpur

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

  • World Vision
  • Pusat Komas
  • UNHCR
  • Generasi Gemilang
  • Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation
  • Malaysian Care
  • Malaysian Mental Health Association
  • Women’s Aid Organization

FMCG

  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Nestle
  • Philip Morris
  • Unilever
  • L’Oréal Malaysia

ADVERTISING/MEDIA

  • Cheil Malaysia
  • Netccentric
  • Mindshare Malaysia
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Durian FM
  • Group M
  • Media Prima
  • Evoke Communication

EDUCATION

  • A to Z Learning Centre
  • Autism Link
  • Beaconhouse Malaysia
  • British Council
  • Cosmotots
  • Deakin International
  • Early Autism Project
  • EIP-Autism
  • Erican Education Group
  • Eye-Level
  • Fairview International School
  • Garden International School
  • HELP International School
  • HELP University
  • INTI International University
  • IOP Preschool
  • Kids Colony
  • Little Lambs International Preschool
  • Methodist College Kuala Lumpur
  • Monash University
  • National Institute of Education (Sg)
  • Sunway Education Group
  • Teach for Malaysia
  • R.E.A.L. Education Group
  • Wynkids Sdn Bhd
  • Singapore Brain Development Centre
  • SMM Education Group
  • Sri KDU Primary School
  • Wizkids Resources

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Dell Malaysia
  • IBM Malaysia
  • Silverlake
  • MindWave Solutions

CONGLOMERATE

  • Sime Darby
  • Berjaya Corporation

HEALTHCARE

  • Aged Care Group (ACG)
  • BP Healthcare
  • GlaxoSmithKline Malaysia
  • Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pfizer Malaysia

INSURANCE

  • Tokio Marine Life
  • AIG Shared Services
  • Aon Insurance Brokers
  • Hong Leong Assurance
  • MSIG
  • Prudential Insurance

CONSULTING

  • Accenture Solutions
  • Aon Insurance Brokers Malaysia
  • Cardas Research and Consulting
  • Comfori
  • Hay Group
  • Leaderonomics
  • Millenium Consultancy
  • Millward Brown
  • Mindvalley
  • Prodigy Asia
  • TNS Malaysia
  • SNS Network
  • Prudenz Consulting
  • QI Group

MANUFACTURING

  • Azbil Malaysia
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung Malaysia
  • Shriro Resources
  • Tan Chong Group
  • Toyota Capital

RECRUITMENT

  • Hays Consulting
  • Zest Research Consultancy
  • Recruit Express
  • Adecco Personnel
  • ASK Resources (ASK)
  • BGC Group
  • Executive Workplace International
  • HR First
  • Kelly Services Malaysia
  • MRI Network
  • Piceri

OIL & GAS

  • Exxon Mobil
  • Petronas Lubricant International
  • Shell Malaysia (International)

LOGISTICS & INFRASTRUCTURE

  • TNT Express (M) Worldwide
  • Transworldmark Freight
  • FedEx
  • Maersk Malaysia
  • UNI Strategic
  • Gamuda Berhad

HOSPITALITY

  • Country Heights Holdings
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Shangri-La Hotel Malaysia
  • Tune Group (AirAsia)

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

  • Acorn Marketing
  • MIMOS Berhad