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Talentbank
Future Leader Awards
is Now Open for Nomination

An esteemed intervarsity award to recognise the top university students who excel in both academics and their curricular activities. Selecting and grooming only the best of the best, this award provides a structured program that serves as a career accelerator for students.

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Endorsed by Talentbank

Elevate your career potential and job prospects with a personalized recommendation letter from Talentbank, a leader in talent development and recruitment, certifying your capabilities and achievements.

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Recognised by Employers
Gain the attention and recognition of top-tier graduate employers who actively seek out FLA winners, acknowledging the extraordinary leadership traits and established record of success that set you apart from the rest.
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Featured in Media
Amplify your reach as your accomplishments are highlighted across various media platforms, thereby boosting your professional credibility and opening avenues for potential opportunities.
 
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Cream of The Crop
Stand above the crowd as you establish yourself as an exemplary, top-tier talent, setting a new benchmark in leadership and laying the groundwork for future accolades and successes.
 
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Talentbank Ambassador
Take pride in becoming an esteemed Student Ambassador for Talentbank. In this role, you'll be able to display your leadership skills while cultivating valuable relationships and expanding your professional network.
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Employability Enhancement
Elevate your employability by showcasing your recognition as a FLA winner, attracting the attention of employers in search of distinguished talent and positioning yourself as a top candidate in the competitive job market.
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Networking with FLA Winners
Build meaningful relationships and share valuable experiences with a diverse group of accomplished FLA winners. This interaction will broaden your perspective and foster collaborative professional relationships.
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Personal Branding Spotlight
Utilize the prestige of the award to boost your personal brand, amplify your leadership success, fortify your professional image, and distinguish yourself, thereby opening new doors of opportunities and recognition.

Being named a winner of the Future Leader Awards illuminates the unique qualities of our eminent student leaders, making them highly visible to prestigious industry employers who are actively scouting for pioneering, bright, and high-achieving graduate talents.

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Future Leader Awards: Shaping the Architects of Tomorrow

Check If You Are Eligible

Open to students who currently enrolled in a higher education institutions across Malaysia
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Open Academic
Criteria

No minimum CGPA is required for participation in the Future Leader Awards. We hold a firm belief that a candidate's potential and abilities extend beyond their academic performance.

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Active
University Enrollment

Candidates should be active students, currently enrolled in a Malaysian university, irrespective of whether they are in their first year or in their final year of study.

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Currently Residing
in Malaysia

Participants must be present residents of Malaysia, embracing and reflecting the local spirit, and showing their intent to make a positive contribution to society in Malaysia.

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Extracurricular Activities
Engagement

Candidates should exhibit proactivity and active participation in extracurricular activities, both within their university and in the broader community.

Become the Elite Student Leader - a Nationwide Hunt for Emerging Young Talents across University Campuses

Timeline & Steps to Apply

A chronological sequence of events and deadlines for the Future Leader Awards selection process.

1
Nomination Opens

August 7th, 2023

2
Nomination Closes

November 10th, 2023

3
Finishing School #1

November 11th, 2023

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Finishing School #2

November 12th, 2023

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Finishing School #3

November 18th, 2023

6
Finishing School #4

November 19th, 2023

7
Initial Screening

November 20th, 2023

8
Shortlisting Process

November 23th, 2023

9
Audit Process

December 1st, 2023

10
Announcement of Top 10%

December 4th, 2023

11
Award Presentation Ceremony

January 13th, 2024

12
Ambassadorship with Talentbank

Year 2024

Scoring Methodology

Standards used to evaluate candidates, assessing personal attributes, academic performance, extracurricular activities, career progress and readiness and leadership attributes.

Personal Attributes (15%)

Comprising 15% of the total score, this category evaluates a candidate's LinkedIn Profile, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) result, and their Elevator Pitch.

Academic Performances (10%)

This category, accounting for 10% of the total score, assesses the candidate's Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and any scholarships they've received.

Extracurricular Activities (30%)

Making up a significant 30% of the total score, this section involves an evaluation of a candidate's Awards/Recognitions and the timeline of their activities and involvement.

Career Progress and Readiness (20%)

Contributing to 20% of the overall assessment, this category measures the quality of a candidate's Resume, Video Resume, and their Internship Experience.

Leadership Attributes (25%)

This critical section, comprising 25% of the total score, focuses on a candidate's unique attributes (Set Apart) and their ability to inspire and persuade others (Convince).

Bonus Score

Candidates partaking in the Talentbank Finishing School program have an advantage of accruing bonus points. Each topic completed attributes additional scores to the candidate's total, with a golden opportunity to amass a bonus for completion of all eight topics. This rewarding system appreciates and acknowledges the extra effort put forth by the candidates. Remember, this could provide the crucial edge that sets you apart from other contenders!

Shaping Now: An Ode to Emerging Leadership

Complimentary Career Readiness & Employability Series

A program offering workshops and resources to enhance career readiness and increase employability
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Topic 1

Personal Branding

November 11th, 2023
(10am - 12pm)

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Time Management

November 11th, 2023
(2pm - 4pm)

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Mastering the Self

November 12th, 2023
(10am - 12pm)

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Topic 4

Soft Skills Development

November 12th, 2023
(2pm - 4pm)

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Topic 5

Behavioral Thinking & Workplace Ethics

November 18th, 2023
(10am - 12pm)

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Resume & LinkedIn Building

November 18th, 2023
(2pm - 4pm)

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Stress Management & Self-Wellness

November 19th, 2023
(10am - 12pm)

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Interview Preparation & Techniques

November 19th, 2023
(2pm - 4pm)

Inspiring Innovators: Celebrating the Next Generation of Leaders

Testimony from Previous FLA Winners

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I'm sure this will be the greatest experience for me to expand my networks and build my own personal branding. Being the best version is my dream. Never ever stepping down my pace for others.

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Nasrenadya Mohd Nasri

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I still remember the happiness that I have when I know that I am been shortlisted. This leader awards are a huge recognition for all the things that I had done in the past few years. It proves that all the failure and success that I have been through eventually shape me into a better person.

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Sam Chua

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It is not easy to stand out as every candidate shines equally, but having my achievements recognised is truly something I feel grateful for!

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Tan Xin Min

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you explain what the Future Leader Awards (FLA) is about?
The FLA is a prestigious accolade that acknowledges and honors high-achieving university students from diverse fields of study. It spotlights their achievements, fosters their professional development, and paves the way for their career advancement.
Who can apply for the FLA?
The FLA is open to individuals who are current undergraduate or postgraduate students who have exhibited exceptional leadership skills and accomplishments. 
As an international student studying in a Malaysian university, am I eligible for the FLA?
Absolutely. International students who are currently enrolled in Malaysian universities are eligible to apply for the FLA.
How does one apply for the Future Leader Awards?
To apply for the FLA, fill out the online application form and upload the necessary documents highlighting your achievements, leadership experiences, and impact in your field. You can find detailed information about the application process and deadlines on our website.
Can I apply for more than one category of the Future Leader Awards?
Candidates are allowed to apply for only one category, which should align with their primary course of study. If your particular course of study is not listed, you can select 'Others' and specify your field of study.
What preparations should I make before applying?
Before starting your application, prepare an updated version of your resume, LinkedIn profile, and optionally, a video resume and achievement certificates.
As an undergraduate student, I'm unsure about my chances in the selection process. What should my course of action be?
Don't underestimate yourself! Use the available resources such as study guides, practice exams, and expert advice to enhance your preparation. Focus on honing your skills, expanding your knowledge, and effectively demonstrating your strengths and achievements during the selection process.
Are there any application fees?
There are no fees or charges associated with applying for this award.
Who evaluates the applications for the Future Leader Awards?
The FLA applications are evaluated by a panel of esteemed judges, industry experts, and leaders from relevant fields. They assess each applicant's qualifications, achievements, and potential, to determine the finalists and winners.
Can previous winners of the FLA reapply in subsequent years?
Yes, previous winners of the FLA are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years, provided they still meet the eligibility criteria.
If I get shortlisted but fail to make it as a finalist, can I reapply the following year?
Absolutely, if you are shortlisted but not selected as a finalist, you are welcome to apply again in the following year. Use the experience as a learning opportunity, identify areas for improvement, and reapply with greater preparedness.
How are the winners of the FLA recognized?
Winners of the FLA are celebrated and their accomplishments are highlighted, granting them increased visibility and recognition amongst potential employers and industry leaders. They also receive opportunities for further professional development and advancement.
What do I do if I have further inquiries?
For any additional queries, please contact the FLA organizers at join@futureleaderwards.com. They will be more than happy to assist you and provide the necessary information. 
Can I withdraw my application?
Yes, you can withdraw your application at any time during the application process. However, please be aware that once withdrawn, your application cannot be reinstated for the current cycle.
What are the Terms & Conditions of the Future Leader Awards?
1. The information provided in your resume and application documents will solely be used to evaluate your suitability for the Future Leader Awards.

2. To enhance your employment and academic prospects, your resume and application might be shared with prospective employers and academic institutions. This could include presenting your details to potential employers in search of exceptional talents or universities scouting for potential program candidates.

3. Your resume and application data will be handled with utmost care in strict accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012. Your privacy rights will be safeguarded throughout the process.

4. Your data will not be shared with any third-party entities without your explicit consent, unless required by law or authorized by you.

5. We do not assume responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or integrity of the information provided in your resume or application. It is your responsibility to ensure the information provided is current and accurate.

6. You retain the right to request the removal or deletion of your application and resume from our records and those of any universities or employers with whom they have been shared. Please contact us to exercise this right.

7. We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. Any changes will be communicated to you via the contact information provided or by updating the terms on our website.

8. You accept the organiser's final decision in selecting the Future Leader Awards winner, and trust in the fairness of its adjudication and auditing procedures.