VOB Week 2014
The Voice of Business has unveiled its 6th issue on October 27. In this regard, the current committee of the magazine decided to launch “The VOB Week 2014” stretching across four days.
The first day included the unveiling ceremony followed by a seminar titled, “Career hacks: Prescription from the Practiced”. Professor Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, Dean, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka and the Chief Patron of Voice of Business chaired the ceremony. Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor of Bangladesh Bank, graced the ceremony as the chief guest. Professor Dr. Kamal Uddin, Treasurer, University of Dhaka; Catherine Masud, Chairperson, Tarek Masud Memorial Trust and Mohammed Nurul Amin, Managing Director and CEO of Meghna Bank Ltd were present as special guests.
The second session of the first day focused on 'leadership: translating vision to reality' with the title “She is Powered”. Rubana Huq, Managing Director, Mohammadi Group conducted this session. The speaker shared her success story and encouraged women towards entrepreneurship/leadership. She also referred to challenges.
The second day's program concentrated on 'how to become a new generation banking wizard: theory vs practice'. The session was conducted by Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali, Advisor to the Executive Director at BRAC and Mirza Mahmud Rafiqur Rahman, Additional Managing Director and Company Secretary, United Commercial Bank Limited. They discussed the key to establishing a lifelong career in banking through highlighting their personal success stories and also shed light on the scope of innovation within the field.
This was followed by a session on 'branding: the new rules of the game', conducted by Solaiman Sukhon, Head of Marketing at Elite Technologies. He talked about what is latest in the branding play, how to become an expert brand strategist and also provided suggestions on career planning and personal branding.
The event was held at the Conference Hall, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka.
Voice of Business is a business club and publication founded in May 2007 by the students of eight departments of the Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka. VOB focuses on stories that provide students with a broader understanding of business leadership, industry innovation, international perspectives, and career track advice.
Since its modest beginning, VOB has grown to become the largest student-run publication in the country. VOB Week '14 was co-sponsored by BTL (Bright Technologies Limited) and supported by Youth Work Bangladesh and My Donuts.
Students get a glimpse of how Banglalink works
It was a great day for the graduating students, when they joined the program, “Day at Banglalink”, organised by the telecom operator.
As one of the fast growing telecom operators in Bangladesh, Banglalink has made an impact on the industry with its innovation, speed and agility. “Day at Banglalink” was a unique opportunity for fresh and prospective graduates to get a first-hand experience of how multinational organisations like Banglalink work.
Fifteen students from North South University, BRAC University and American International University of Bangladesh were shortlisted based on their brilliant academic results and active participation in extracurricular activities. As the day progressed, students were acquainted with the day-to-day operations of Banglalink. They learned about the Advanced Internship Program (AIP), visited some key departments at the headquarter (Tigers' Den) and also visited a call centre. They also met a few local leaders who were very excited to share their professional and personal experiences with them.
Victor Stany Rozario, a student of AIUB, said that more such programs should be held regularly as they can help students to have a smoother transition from campus to the corporate world. When asked what they would like to see included in such sessions in the future, Warid Islam, a student of NSU, said that as most students do not have experience in facing interviews it would be even better for them if mock interviews were held and some tips on giving good interviews were shared.
From now on Banglalink will organise this event quarterly (January, May and September) prior to their AIP (Advance Internship Program) intake. To know more about this event and other upcoming programs of Banglalink visit the 'Banglalink Careers' Facebook page (www.facebook.com/banglalinkcareers).
DIU achieves membership of Accreditation
Council for Business Schools and Programs
Daffodil International University (DIU) has achieved membership from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is a leading specialised accreditation association for business education -- supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. The Faculty of Business and Economics of DIU received the accreditation at a formal event on November 1, held at Start Up Restaurant. The Executive Director and CEO of ACBSP, Douglas Viehland, formally handed over the membership certificate to Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees of DIU. Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor; Professor Dr. M. Golam Rahman, Pro-Vice Chancellor; Professor Dr. Engr. AKM Fazlul Haque, Registrar, all deans and heads of different departments and faculty were present at the event.
During the program, Douglas Viehland delivered a short presentation on ACBSP and Md. Sabur Khan briefed him on all activities and initiatives taken by the university for the betterment of the students and faculties to ensure quality education.
ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry. ACBSP offers programs, services and an accreditation process uniquely focused on teaching excellence and learning outcomes. ACBSP accredits business, accounting and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels worldwide.
Seminar by Eastern University & The Daily Star
The Center for China Studies of Eastern University (EU) and The Daily Star jointly organised a Seminar on “Development Through Women Empowerment -- Experience of China” on October 25 at the Seminar Hall of EU. Professor Zuo Ting, Vice Dean; Professor Wang Libin, Head of the International Students Department, College of Humanities and Development, China Agricultural University were the guest speakers. The speakers focused on the role of women in the socio-economic development of China with particular focus on women's empowerment. In his opening remarks, the Pro Vice Chancellor of EU, Professor Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, welcomed the guest speakers and the audiences. The Vice Chancellor of EU, Professor Dr. Abdur Rab, presided over the session. Among others, faculty members, students, officials, representatives of different women's organisations and other invited guests were present. Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Managing Editor of The Daily Star, observed that the number of Bangladeshi scholars with higher studies from China is fast increasing. The discussants of the session pointed out that in achieving Millennium Development Goals in recent past in Bangladesh, women's empowerment played a key role.