Brac University is committed to the skill development of students who are going to enter the job market soon. But a university cannot do it alone. It needs academia-industry alliance, said Vice Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang at the opening of national career fair on Thursday 27 June 2019.
He specified the career fair as a good opportunity for students and suggested them to take full advantage of it.
The two-day national career fair saw huge participation of job seekers as more than 100 renowned public and private organizations came at the event offering multi diversified employment opportunities. Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, MP inaugurated the fair as the chief guest while Brac University Vice Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang was in the chair.
Brac University organized the fair titled ''NRB Jobs Presents National Career Fair-2019'' under the theme of ''Campus to Corporate'' at Carnival, Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) Agargaon in Dhaka.
The objective of the fair was to provide a platform to all graduating and already graduated students from both public and private universities and colleges to connect with the country's leading employers from different sectors and match their career of interest.
FBCCI Director Amzad Hossain presented a keynote paper titled ”Youth Powerhouse: The key to be a developed nation” at the opening ceremony that was also addressed by General Secretary of Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) DR Jamaluddin Ahmed, Brac University Director of Student Affairs Dilara Afroz Khan Rupa and NRB Jobs BD’s MD and CEO Mahbube Elahi Chowdhury.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, MP, spoke at the concluding ceremony as the chief guest at the event while Brac University Vice Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang was in the chair.
During the fair, ''Career Grooming Sessions'' were held to make an opportunity for students to hear from the industry leaders and experts.
Besides, two-day training on various job related topics was held that helped the potential employees to acquire skills that the recruiters are looking for in addition to their academic knowledge.