Stamford signs MOU with L’Oreal Thailand - Stamford International Universityen
March 2nd 2017
On the 2nd March 2017, Stamford International University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with L’Oreal (Thailand) Ltd at Stamford’s Asoke Campus Learning Centre. Stamford’s President, Dr Andrew Scown, signed on behalf of the university at the ceremony.
The MOU celebrates the launch of the Retail Excellence Project which allows for co-branding and collaboration between L’Oreal and is targeted specifically for the university’s BBA Marketing, Retail Management minor. Working together in this way is of mutual benefit to all as students get hands-on experience of real world situations and will graduate ‘work ready’ with the knowledge and skill-sets desired by employers.
The event began with Dr Scown explaining the Stamford core 4I pillars of Innovative Learning, Industry Linkage, International Perspective, and Integrity. He stressed how when a student graduates from Stamford they should be able to get a job anywhere in the world and collaborations such as this are a key element in achieving that.
Representatives from L’Oreal Thailand revealed how similar their outlook was to Stamford’s. They want Stamford graduates to be fully prepared for real work experiences.
Khun Manusrudee Suwannarat (HR Director of L’Oreal Thailand) said that “We want to build a collaboration between Industry and Education. We want students to experience something real.” She also added that there will be tangible benefits such as potential employment once students graduate from the course. She addressed students saying: “Once students graduate, please connect with us. We are ready to give you the opportunity to join us.”
Then Khun Siriwan Chatpipatkul (Head of Retail Development of L’Oreal Thailand) added: “We want to match the course to real industry and prepare students to be competitive in the real market. This will not just be academic, real business cases will be shared.”
With this alignment in purpose, the BBA Marketing, Retail Management minor promises to be both beneficial and popular.
Representing L’Oreal were: Anurak Chachavalpongpun (Assistant Young Talent Acquisition Manager, L’Oréal Thailand), Manusrudee Suwannarat (HR Director of L’Oreal Thailand), and Siriwan Chatpipatkul (Head of Retail Development of L’Oreal Thailand).