Otak-Otak Programme

I signed up with an interesting talent sourcing company in Malaysia – Otak2. I can best describe them as a head-hunting and personal-development company specialising in summer internships of Malaysians studying in top universities abroad. Although they charge a premium for their product, I thought that I’d give it a try to see how things go. If things work out, I may continue using them for sourcing summer interns.

Next year, I intend to try for Google Summer of Code too.

There are a number of interesting developments in my company. I did an estimate last week and by May, I should have about five people working on some of my projects and developing my eco-system. If things move well this year, I should have just under 10 people doing all kinds of things for me by year end. On one hand, I’m glad that things seem to be moving forward. On the other hand, it can be a little scary. I try not to look ahead and just take a leap of faith – in myself.

Anyhow, I have just been informed by Otak2 that they have had three applicants specify me as their first choice, within 24 hours of opening up their registrations. That’s a good start in my opinion.

PS: I’m going to give a career talk at another local university next week. Hopefully, I’ll be able to attract some good applicants like I did at my last career talk at a leading local university.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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