Twenty Two Companies Participated in SBE – IUB Mock Interview
The School of Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) has successfully organized and conducted “Online Internship Workshop Spring - 2021” on 13th February 2021 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for the students studying in their last semester of the undergraduate program. The workshop was divided into two different sessions.
The first session was facilitated by Mr. Abul Khair Jyote, Senior Lecturer, and Internship Coordinator, SBE. In the first session Prof. Dr. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed, Dean (Acting) briefly discussed the importance of an internship. He added few objectives of the internship such as familiarity with the job market, skill development. Further, he explained why internship mock interview is necessary, it helps students to practice how to face professional interview in the future. Finally, Dr. Ahmed thanked Mr. Jyote and all the program officers of the BBA Program Office and advised students to attend the interview properly and asked them how they can improve themselves. He was hopeful students will adapt to the changing situation due to Covid-19 pandemics.
Then Mr. Jyote invited representatives from each of the organizations to introduce themselves and talked about their companies. The participating organizations were: Evaly, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), Team Group, Shop Up, IDLC Finance Limited, Bproperty.com, CarrotComm Limited, Paperfly Private Ltd., G4S Secure Solution Bangladesh Pvt Ltd., Reckitt Benckiser, British American Tobacco Bangladesh, Green Delta Insurance Co., Marico, Sigma Solutions, HSBC, Japan Tobacco International, Social Islami Bank Limited, BRAC Bank Limited, National Bank Limited, Beximco Communications Limited, and Precious Logistics Limited. They introduced themselves one by one and talked about their companies, skills they are looking for, the present job market, youth employment, trends, etc.
At the end of the first session, Dr. Ahmed and Mr. Jyote thanked everyone and advised students to take the interview session seriously and wished them the best of luck. The second session “Mock Interviews” started sharp at 10 am where 22 different companies participated. Human Resource personnel from these organizations conducted the mock interviews.
In total, the session was 5 hours long. After the interviews, all HR professionals also provided feedback to the students. SBE will take more initiatives like this in the future and will keep working with students to develop their capacity in various topics.
Among the participatory companies, Evaly, BProperty, Paperfly, Reckitt Benckiser, Sigma Solution interviewed candidates for various permanent positions available at their companies.