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Towards a Career

Bangladesh University (BU) organised a two day long Career Festival which was inaugurated by Proffesor Md Golam Ali Fakir, Vice Chancellor, BU, on May 10, 2011. The event was supported by the StepUP Foundation Bangladesh, Future Vision and Perfect Solution. Around 13 career specialists provided necessary information on different job sectors. On the second day of the festival Musa Ibrahim, the first Bangladeshi to reach the summit of Mount Everest, appeared as a special guest.

The festival was about acknowledging students on how to build up a successful career. Courtesy : BU

Special guest, Musa Ibrahim at the festival. Courtesy : BU

The festival was about acknowledging students on how to build up a successful career. In the first session Ahmed Bari, Consultant and Life Coach, StepUP Foundation, New Zealand and Nazneen Khanam, Consultant and Non-Profit Professional, Future Vision, USA briefed the students about how to succeed in education, career and in a broader sense, life. Through PowerPoint presentation and handouts, they facilitated the students to understand, how to discover their ultimate goal and utilise the period of university life to reach there. It included tips on writing a proper CV, cover letter, and facing an interview. They discussed the importance of doing voluntary works during university life in order to gather experience. An overview of different work sectors was also provided to students to understand the current situation in the industries and to choose the sector that suited them best.

Musa Ibrahim encouraged the students by saying that perseverance and hard work are essential to succeed in any sector. While Tritha Sarathi Sikder, Deputy National Coordinator, Interoperation and Philip Gain, Director, Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD) talked about the NGOs and Environmental Sector, Ahmed Bari discussed the pros and cons of being an entrepreneur and how to build up career in Marketing and Sales Sector. A total of 600 registered students of the University participated in the festival. Certificates were given to the participants at the end of the festival.

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