Career Fair 2017 at ULAB
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organised ‘ULAB Career Fair-2017’ on October 28, 2017, Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
It was held in its Dhanmondi Campus. About 30 organisations participated in this fair where events like career development seminars, workshops, CV collection and Spot interviews took place.
The Fair was inaugurated by Chief Guest Ms Rupali Chowdhury, Managing Director at Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd at 10am in the ULAB auditorium. Md Musharrof Hossain, President of BSHRM & Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resources Management was present as special guest.
BSHRM was another partner of ULAB for the event. Media partners of the ULAB Career Fair were Online Bangla Tribune, Radio Shadhin, Edu-icon, and Financial Express.
In her inspirational speech, Ms Rupali Chowdhury urged students to "be good human beings”. She also said, “No matter how talented you are, you have to work hard, you have to improve continuously”. She emphasized to the students to learn every day from technology and also not to fear competition.
In his address, Special Guest Md Musharrof Hossain said “Job has no destination, but career has a destination and aspiration”. He requested universities to ensure practical education by bringing professionalism in the classroom.
Professor HM Jahirul Haque gave the inaugural speech and welcomed everyone. Professor Imran Rahman, Special Advisor to the ULAB Board of Trustees, delivered the vote of thanks.
ULAB Registrar Professor Akhtar Ahmed, Director of ULAB Career Services Office Abu Hena Md Rasel and other senior authorities of ULAB, representatives from different organisations, faculty members, administrative staff and students also attended ULAB Career Fair-2017.
The participating companies are Polar, Walton, Standard Group, The Daily Ittefaq, Confidence Group, Runner, Adcomm, Khan Bahadur Group, RFL, Elite Paint, BRAC, Renata Ltd CP, AAMRA, Dekko, Macomm, RHTI, Coders Trust, Fakir Apparels etc. They collected CV from the students and they were amazed with the positive response from the students.
“Our first priority was to get ULAB students who are graduating from Journalism. We want to tag them to national newspaper and give them opportunity in a bigger platform. We now have English newspaper as well. So, students from other departments can also apply. We will give them internship opportunity and on the basis of their performance we might offer them permanent job”, said Reza Hafeez, Manager, Information, The Daily Ittefaq.
A member of Elite Paint said, “We are offering three positions for full time job and one position for internship. Students seem to be very responsive. We hope to get few students in our team”.
Moinul Islam, HRMS manager, Standard Group said, “We are very excited to be here. We want some enthusiastic youth for our company. Through this fair we can recruit some directly from this university. We have got many CVs which seem to be very potential. We are looking forward to call for an interview for selected ones”.
A student from School of Business of ULAB said, “This is a very good initiative taken by ULAB for graduating students and who are searching for internships. I dropped CVs to five companies. I am hoping to get response from at least two”.
Director of ULAB Career Services Office Abu Hena Md Rasel said, “It was a very interesting journey from planning to execution. The main challenge was to get the team working, make them understand as it was first time for all. Carrying out the tasks were fun, everyone was cooperative and willing to push their limit further. Unwrapping the 5 to 7 folds for every decision was also very tough to handle but support from my team, volunteers, seniors, friends from the industry made it all possible. I thank everyone for their tremendous support to make this event a success”.