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ULAB ETE Alumni Association holds webinar on industry academia interaction

  • Published at 10:08 am July 19th, 2020
ULAB ETE Alumni Association

The webinar titled 'Era of Connecting People' was held on July 17

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) ETE Alumni Association organized a webinar where discussants stressed the importance of industry academia interaction.

They also spoke about the industry knowledge insights and agility of the workforce to cope with crisis moments such as Covid-19.

The webinar titled "Era of Connecting People" was held on July 17 in association with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE), and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE).

The strategic partner of the webinar was Transformation (a strategic consultancy). 

More than hundred participants, including students from various departments of the university, alumni and professionals, attended the webinar.

In his welcome speech, ULAB Vice Chancellor Prof HM Jahirul Haque emphasized on the holistic education and development of a student. 

He said every individual needs to work beyond regular timing to achieve excellence and put emphasis on developing a very useful soft skill as "Ability to Work."

Panelists from telecommunication service provider Robi Axiata Ltd also spoke at the webinar.

Robi General Manger (Customer Experience Management, Technology Operations) Imtiaz Ahmed talked about the technical readiness of engineers and their behaviour.

He said that to serve the robust technology sector nowadays, individuals need to know multiple branches of technology to perform as a global professional.

He also spoke about the new sectors such as Big Data, Automation, IoT (internet of things), and Cloud Computing with the conventional approaches of engineering to learn and grow expertise.

Robi General Manager (Talent Management and Upskilling, HR Tech and Talent Development, Human Resources) Sanjoy Kumar Das talked about the modern thinking of human resources (HR) and how to become a dynamic right fit for industry.

He mentioned that the time has come now for candidates to not only be evaluated just by their CV (curriculum vitae), but individuals should also be evaluated significantly by their social media presence.

He advised students to maintain a balanced image in terms of social persona so that recruiters finds any individual as a positive candidate.

The webinar was moderated by Tarif Mohammed Khan, president of ULAB ETE Alumni Association, and the vote of thanks was given by Md Shakhawat Hossen Himu, adviser to ULAB ETE Alumni Association.