On 28th December 2019, IEEE AIUB Student Branch successfully organized IEEE Student Professional Awareness Venture (SPAVe 4.0), at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). The IEEE USA branded venture was provided with technical support by IEEE Bangladesh Section, IEEE Bangladesh Section Student Activities Committee and IEEE Young Professionals Bangladesh Section. The flagship event consisted of series of professional and career-based sessions focused on professional development. Students of different universities from all over the country came to participate in the event. The daylong event was inaugurated with a welcome speech by Dr. M Tanseer Ali, Educational Activity Coordinator, IEEE Bangladesh Section; Sr. Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; and also discussed the significance of IEEE SPAVe as a great initiative in developing a student professionally.
The first session titled “Power of Good Marketing for Engineers” was conducted by Mohammad Hasan Morshed Khan, Business Development Manager, Reinhausen Asia Pacific SDN.Bhd. The session solely focused on the power of good marketing skills and how engineers should excel in the respective field globally. The second session titled “Personal Habits for Professional Success” was conducted by Minhaz-Us-Salakeen Fahme, Co-Founder and CEO, Battery Low Interactive Ltd. The speaker pointed out some impressive and notable good habits for students to follow for a successful life. The third session was entitled “Growth Vs Fixed Mindset as a Leadership Quality”, which was conducted by Ghulam Sumdany Don, Chief Inspirational Officer, Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy. The session focused on the important aspects of a person’s mental health, Growing and Fixed Mindset in a professional’s life. The fourth session titled “Making yourself Competitive as a Young professional” was conducted by Akib Jobaer Rahman, Vice-Chairperson, IEEE Young Professionals Bangladesh Section; System Engineer, Planning Department, Premium Connectivity. The speaker inspired the young participants to face challenges and be responsible for their actions. The fifth session was entitled “Preparing Yourself for a Technological Tomorrow” which was conducted by Omar Shahjalal Shantanu, Satellite Operation Engineer, Spectra International Limited. The focus of the session was to introduce the participants to the modern era of technology and the ever-changing skill set requirements of the job market. The last session of the venture was entitled “Preparing Yourself to be The Future Leader, Starting Tomorrow”, which was conducted by Chowdhury Akram Hossain, Former Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Sr. Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering; Special Assistant, Office of Student Affairs, AIUB. The speaker shared his experiences working with IEEE, IEEE AIUB Student Branch and IEEE Bangladesh Section. He described the different levels of leadership portrayed by everyone in their daily lives. He encouraged the young leaders to initiate ideas and take responsibilities of their daily surroundings and also urged the participants to figure out their true self. All the speakers were presented with a token of appreciation after the session.
The day-long event was concluded with a closing speech from Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Advisor, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society AIUB Student Branch Chapter; Sr. Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. He started his speech by thanking the participants for their patience, the ambassadors as well as the speakers for their tremendous effort to make the event successful. Then, he presented tokens of appreciation and certificates to the ambassadors who participated from different affiliated universities. Finally, he invited the guest, speakers and the attendees for a group picture. The flagship event was graced by the presence of Kawshik Shikder, Motivator, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Advisor, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society AIUB Student Branch Chapter; Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; A.R.M. Abdullah Rocky, Chairperson, IEEE Young Personals Bangladesh Section; Asst. Manager, Enterprise Architecture and Planning, Bkash Ltd.; Shams Shad Rafi, Student Activity Coordinator, IEEE Bangladesh Section; Mentor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Product Delivery Engineer, CodeMarshal; Rajesh Kumar Paul, Specialist, Microwave Operation, Technology Division, ROBI AXIATA Ltd.; Treasurer, IEEE Young Professionals Bangladesh Section.