“One of the main objectives of higher education is to contribute to the national economy by producing skilled and qualified human resources who are employable and can gainfully be hired by the corporate and development sectors. With this aim, the Career Development Center of Daffodil International University (DIU) organized a Big Bang Career Event “DIU Job Utshab 2023” based on the theme ‘ Connecting Talents: Unlock the Border of Opportunities’ for the second time from 24 to 25 November 2023 at Daffodil Smart City, Ashulia Savar, Dhaka.
Shamsul Arefin, Secretary, ICT Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of DIU Job Utsab 2023 today (November 25). Prof. Dr S M Mahbub Ul Haque Mazumder, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Daffodil International University presided over the program. The closing ceremony was addressed by Dr Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University, Profesor Dr Mostafa Kamal, Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Group CEO of Daffodil Family, Mr. Asad Uz Zaman, Strategy and Innovation Specialist and Mr Mamunur Rashid Bhuyan, Project Director of Aspiration to Innovation a2i project of the government and Dr Tanvir Fittin Abir, Director, Career Development Center.
Employers from 200 organizations participated in the Job Festival with about 3,000 jobs and about 1,000 internship offers. In this two-day job festival, at least 4,200 job seekers who have completed their last year or recently graduated from various departments of the university are participating to grab the career opportunity. The event featured 20400 students’ self-assessment training, on-campus training, internships, job transitions, employment skills testing and networking opportunities with alumni and various organizations. The partners of the event were AMCHAM, DCCI, BASIS, BCS, BACCO, e CAB, BSHRM, CTO Forum Bangladesh, HR Club and the learning partners were Go edu, HRDI and admission.
While addressing as the chief guest at the closing ceremony ICT Secretary Shamsul Arefin said
that our students should acquire the skills and human qualities, as well as be equipped with the latest technologies to build them as smart citizens as well as global citizens. In this age of globalization, technology and technical skills as well as soft skills are the main drivers of the current job market, he said. In addition to education to face the challenges of the 21st century, emphasized the importance of students’ acquisition of these skills is also important, he added.
Highlighting various development activities undertaken by the current government to make our young generation smart citizens, he said, the current government has launched the Sheikh Russell Digital Lab in every primary school, high school, college and university in the country. More over government has established IT parks throughout the country. To gear up the entrepreneurs and startups government has established the Sheikh Kamal Innovation Lab, launched the Bangabandhu Innovation Grant and introduced Venture Capital.
He urged the students to acquire technology and technical skills, as well as soft skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century’s job market in this age of globalization.