Crash Course, which has been facilitating skill building workshops since 2015, returned this year with a full-fledged agenda of equipping students with the tools required for a strong corporate career. This year, the event was organised by Podium in collaboration with JCI Dhaka United.
The fourth iteration of Crash Course consisted of three sessions covering slide making, presentation and Microsoft Excel. This season's guest speakers included Sajeed Alam, Champion of the Unilever Future Leaders' League and Bizmaestros 2015; M Murshed Haider, President of Dhaka Toastmaster's Club, Co-Founder of Talent Hub and CEO of Optima HR Solutions; and Syed Ibrahim Saajid, Pricing Strategy Specialist at GrameenPhone Ltd. and Vice President of JCI Dhaka United.
Sajeed Alam discussed the must-knows of branding competitions and assigned a task to the participants to come up with a branding solution for Bangladeshi street food. In the second session, M Murshed Haider exchanged his views on the education system of the country. Syed Ibrahim Saajid took an interactive session on Excel in which students brought their laptops to gain hands-on experience on the fly. There was also included a two-part segment called 20/20 with R.K.B where Raihan Khandker imparted tips and tricks on slide design in the first session and focused on competitions in the second.
At Crash Course, participants need to earn their certificates by obtaining a minimum score of 50 percent so it is ensured that the topics are well understood. The trainers moved around the whole auditorium and helped individual students one-on-one. Season 4 also hit a new milestone by being host to the most diverse crowd yet, with over 200 students from different schools, colleges, and universities from all over the country.
The writer is a Catalyst at Podium