Workshop on Résumé, Cover Letter and Interview Skills at Department of English
On 19th November 2019, the Department of English of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) arranged a 2-hours-long workshop on“Résumé, Cover Letter and Interview Skills” in the university premises. The occasion was graced by the presence of the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)Brig Gen A K M Iqbal Azim, ndc, psc, G+, PhD, the Chairman of the Department of English, Dr Fahmida Haque as well as the faculty members of the department. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Sujan Daring who is currently serving as Manager, Fellowship Recruitment and Selection at Teach For Bangladesh. All the final year students completing their B.A. in English at BUP joined the workshop with great enthusiasm and vigour.
The workshop began with a short speech by the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)Brig Gen A K M Iqbal Azim, ndc, psc, G+, PhD. He stated, “BUP focuses on exclusively on the development of the students as skilled professionals of the country. Moreover, we try to align the education process at BUP with the SDG goal 4.0. This is the reason we encourage all the departments at BUP to organize such workshops at a regular basis.
The session included an informative and interesting presentation by the conductor of the workshop, Mr. Sujan. He mainly emphasized on the importance of writing proper résumés and cover letters in the current competitive professional arena. Moreover, he explained how building up soft and hard skills, including interview skills, are pivotal for developing oneself as an emerging professional. The liveliest part of the workshop however, was the interactive session where the soon-to-be graduates of the Department of English shared their views and received feedback from a distinguished member of the professional arena.
Dr Fahmida, the Chairman of the Department stated at the end of the workshop “We truly want our graduates to shine in their respective job fields. We know how it is essential to have a clear idea about résumés, cover letters and interviews to be outstanding in the professional arena. So, we took the initiative of arranging this workshop keeping our future graduates in mind. We hope to arrange such workshops in the future as well.”