Robi organizes Career Carnival @ KUET

Robi organized a daylong programme named “Robi Career Carnival” at Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) today. The programme was organized to make the students of KUET aware of the career opportunities available with the company and the industry at large.

Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir, Vice Chancellor of KUET inaugurated the day-long program. Prof. Dr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Head of Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and Prof. Dr. Nurunnubi Mollah, Dean, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from KUET were also present on the occasion.

041Robi’s Vice President, Resourcing Sharmin Sultan had introduced the KUET students to Robi as an employer with a detailed brief on its business operation. She also made the students aware of the Axiata Group Berhad (The parent company of Robi Axiata Limited) based in Malaysia and its global footprint.

The career carnival featured two very practical sessions namely “Career at Technology” and “Career at Sales” to make the students aware of the real life scenario that a telecom professional has to face in building a career in these two core business areas. The “Career at Technology” session was conducted by Masudur Rahman, Vice President, Technology and the “Career at Sales” session was conducted by Enayetur Rahim, Cluster Director, Southern Cluster Market from Robi.

In their respective sessions, the experts from Robi had shared their life-long learning with the students in building their own career. The experts had highlighted the challenges that a professional faces in the industry and advised them on how they could prepare themselves mentally to get ready to face such dynamic work environment. The need for mental discipline and the need to cultivate innovative and inquisitive mind was especially stressed at the sessions.

In the Idea generation session, the KUET students had to come up with an innovative idea on digitalizing a service using Robi network. Besides, a quiz competition was also held for the students held through social media and on the venue. The KUET students could also take part in a written test as part of Robi’s recruitment process.

Speaking on the occasion, Sharmin Sultan, Vice President (VP), Resourcing said: “Robi is always looking to recruit fresh talents to support its growing business. The Career Carnival is the platform where we get to meet the budding talents of our country. Besides, being a vehicle to recruit the best talent, from the leading Universities, this initiative helps us to guide the students on how to plan and pursue a successful career.”

About Robi Axiata Ltd:

Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with 27.4 million subscribers, as of June 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to nearly 99% of the population with 12,679 2.5G BTS and over 2,450 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting 600 operators across more than 200 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.