USM students develop new application to earn part-time income

Last update: 05/09/2019

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 4 -- Three Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) students have developed an online application to facilitate their colleagues to earn part-time income.

They are Lai Beng Keong, 22, Danny Hartanto Djarum, 23, and Asamoah Kwaku Acheampong, 29, who have come up with the Job Opportunity Recruitment and Networking (JORaN) application.

Lai, who is currently a third year Bachelor of Computer Science student, said they came up with the idea to develop the application on the realisation that many university students were looking for part-time jobs to raise money for their study.

“Until now, we have updated nearly 30 job categories and will improve the application from time to time," said the Taiping-born student here today.

Asamoah, from Ghana, who is also studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, said the application could be used by USM students this November.

The application features a variety of part-time jobs around USM that students can access using their emails, he added.

Danny, who is from the Indonesia and pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, said they started developing the application last April using existing infrastructure at the university.

A pre-launch of the application was conducted by USM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Asma Ismail  today in conjunction with the registration of new students for the 2019/2020 academic session.