Youths must have courage to face challenges and defeat in the path towards building their careers because these are the integral parts of attaining success in life, speakers told a programme of Alumni Association of Brac University (AABRACU) in the capital yesterday.
There is also no alternative to being passionate towards work as it leads people towards success gradually, they observed at the first ever AABRACU Fest organised by AABRACU at Emmanuel's Banquet Hall in Gulshan 1.
Presenting the keynote speech, Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director, Microsoft Bangladesh, told students of the university that future leaders should believe in four key words, courage, challenge, curiosity and compassion, if they dream to attain success in careers.
It is essential to have courage to face challenges and changes while taking part in any job, she added. “I really believe in one inherent quality that is curiosity, a sense of curiosity as it will take us to challenge,” she observed.
She mentioned that it was also urgent to have compassion for career goals as it connects a person emotionally, to whatever that person wants.
M Manzur Rahman, Country Head (Digital Services), Robi Axiata Limited, said knowing what was happening in the whole world was necessary to cope with changes.
“Self-determination is very important for building careers. It is also vital to discuss with parents about own choices,” he added.
Engineer-turned-stand-up comedian Naveed Mahbub, also a columnist, said it was essential for a person to identify the sector of interest where she or he would like to build up a career.
Sajid Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Telenor Health, Telenor Group, however, said youths should not care about failures, rather take rest which was also essential for building up a successful career.
Abu Daud Khan, Managing Director and CEO, Enroute International Limited, said it was difficult to predict futures but there was no alternative to enriching skills.
Sumaiya Noor, Executive Member, Alumni Association of BRAC University, said the committee is now focusing on making the alumni association of BRAC University as the most top tire alumni network of the country.
"We will take our association to that level where AABRACU will need no introduction and that we will be ensuring by working as a team," she added.
Courtesy: The Daily Star