IPDC presents Career Camp 2017 powered by Cooper's Bakery took place on the 5th of August 2017 at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre. The event started off with a huge blast with the support of an enthusiastic crowd and exceptional speakers.
Career Camp is a signature event of Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy. Speakers of the day included Rafiath Rashid Mithila (Head of Early Childhood Development, BRAC International, and actress); Rahel Ahmed (DMD, Prime Bank Ltd.); Shahriar Amin (Head of Marketing in a consumer goods’ multinational); Raquib Fakhrul Rocky (Managing Director, Munshi Enterprise Ltd.); Tajdin Hassan (Head of Marketing, The Daily Star); Mominul Islam (Managing Director & CEO, IPDC Finance); Ahmed Pasha (Director, Strategic HR, Edison Group); Golam Raihan (Regional Sales Manager—Bangladesh/Sri Lanka/ Nepal, P&G); and G. Sumdany Don (Chief Inspirational Officer, Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy).
Speakers provided insights into achieving greatness in one's career. G. Sumdany Don spoke on hard work and practice. He said, “Geniuses are made and not born. Talent works to a small extent, but what works the most is ‘practice’. If talent is not nurtured, it dies.” He shared how he believes that each person is exceptional and can achieve greatness in whatever they do through hard work and perseverance.
Shahriar Amin told the audience that career is simply a journey of learning, work and other aspects of life. He emphasised that each person has their own skill set and must know what sets them apart from other people.
Tajdin Hassan shared his belief that dreams are our goals with a deadline. He says that one should always take criticism constructively and work hard to improve themselves instead of feeling discouraged. It is our effort and enthusiasm that will help the world to become a better place, he said.
Mominul Islam, the managing director of IPDC Finance Bangladesh, started with the importance of knowing about the fourth industrial revolution which is mainly based on AI, nanotechnology, biotechnology etc.He emphasized on the top skills required in the future job market and the most demanding jobs of 2030.
Golam Raihan suggested the audience to read the book ‘How to Have a Good Day’ and ‘Grit’ to better understand the human mind and lead a good life.
“Start somewhere, don't leave it anywhere.” This is was Rahel Ahmed’s advice to the audience on sticking to their passion. Passion is to be persuaded to accomplish your goals and perseverance is the key to great success, he opined.
Raquib Fakhrul Rocky shared his thoughts about the difference between entrepreneurs and other people. He talked about how each person has their own identity, and to build up that identity you need to have passion. He stressed on the importance on never to forget oneself , even when adjusting with the circumstances.
Ahmed Pasha emphasised that it is important in life to know what one is passionate about, whether they are able to work with passion and whether their work leaves an impact in the society.
Rafiath Rashid Mithila talked about never ever giving up. The key to achieving success is to hold on to hope even in your darkest days. She said that her road to success has been full of ups and downs but a positive mind leads to a positive life.
Career Camp 2017 turned out to be one amazing event and Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy hopes to deliver many more such opportunities to those who are interested in building a better future for themselves.