Participants set up stalls to offer suitable jobs to prospective students from different universities
The Career Services Office (CSO) of University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (ULAB) hosted a day-long job fair titled “ULAB Career Fair 2018” on Saturday on its main campus in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
A total of 34 companies from different sectors, including banks, national and multinational NGOs, educational institutes, telecommunication, RMG and FMCG industries, took part in the fair.
Participants set up stalls to offer suitable jobs to students from different universities. ULAB students and alumni got the opportunity to join spot interviews that was offered at the fair.
Besides, seminars and workshops on digital, job and career marketing were held at the fair, which continued till 5pm.
Barrister Nihad Kabir, president of MCCI and a Supreme Court lawyer, was present at the ceremony as the chief guest, and Musharrof Hossain, president of Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) and founder and president of the Federation of Bangladesh Human Resource Organizations (FBHRO), was present as the special guest.
Prof Imran Rahman, special adviser to the ULAB Board of Trustees, gave the welcome speech.
Addressing the event, Nihad Kabir advised the students not just to seek jobs, but to eventually develop their career. “Everything is not just about yourself,” she said, requesting everyone to contribute towards the betterment of the society and the country as well.
Musharrof Hossain advised the students to be more active in leadership activities so Bangladesh can achieve the middle income country status very soon.
He emphasized on developing skill-based knowledge and linking up academia and industry for the job seekers, and said private universities are playing significant role in the job sectors.
Md Sazzad Hosen, senior principal officer, HRM at Walton, told the Dhaka Tribune: “We opened our stall at 9am and already received many CVs. We plan to call them later. We have plans for a good number of recruitments in future in different sectors including HR, sales, IT and marketing, so we are looking for CV from students.”
Sabrina Ahmed, another participant in the career fair from Augmedix, said: “We took part to collect CV from students and advertise our activities. Any students from any department of education institutions can apply here.”
“You know that Augmedix is a Silicon Valley-based company that uses Google Glass to connect US doctors with Bangladesh-based scribe assistants. Now we are appointing 30 people every month in the scribe sector. We will appoint 5,000 people for scribing in the country,” she added. Iztihad Mossadeque, a finance department student of ULAB, said: “I dropped my CVs at the stalls of Acme, Augmedix, Akij, Brac and Eastern Bank Ltd. The job market is very competitive; I have been trying to get a job for a long time – long after completing graduation.”
ULAB Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jahirul Haque, who delivered the closing remarks, handed over crests to participants and partner organizations. ULAB faculty members, administrative members, employers, journalists, and prospective graduates were present.