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Students, professionals prepare for post-pandemic job market

| Updated: July 24, 2020 10:23:03

Clockwise from top-left: Rakib Ibnay Hossain, brand manager at British American Tobacco; Sabira Mehrin, founder of Wander Woman, Sayem Faruk, co-founder of Alpha Catering; Md. Sohan Haider, CEO of Smartifer Academy taking webinar session Clockwise from top-left: Rakib Ibnay Hossain, brand manager at British American Tobacco; Sabira Mehrin, founder of Wander Woman, Sayem Faruk, co-founder of Alpha Catering; Md. Sohan Haider, CEO of Smartifer Academy taking webinar session

Interactive Cares have taken the initiative to help students and young professionals be ready for the uncertain job market of the post-pandemic world. In order to do that, they have launched a series of webinars under the name of "Co-Learn" for teaching various skills. Through these webinars, they are trying to make the students and young professionals ready for facing any potential challenge in the job market.

They are looking to arrange 15 webinars each catering toward different essential skills. The topics include: Introduction to JavaScript, Personal Branding, Case Solving, Negotiation Skills, Interview Skills, Growth Mindset, Photography, CV Writing, Communication and Networking, Creative Writing, Entrepreneurship, Presentation Skills, Leadership. The Art of Pitching, YouTubing and Content Creation. The participants will get to claim certification upon showcasing their learnings from the webinar.

The series started on June 18. So far, the number of participants has crossed five thousand, with each of the sessions getting around ten thousand views reaching a total of 0.5 million people. Around two webinars are being hosted every week and, and this will continue until August 30.

 The speakers for the webinars include Sumit Saha, co-founder of Analyzen; Zafir Shafiee Chowdhury, co-founder of Singularity Limited and Bondstein Technologies, Rakib Ibnay Hossain, brand manager at British American Tobacco; Nahian Rahman Rochi, senior corporate finance manager at British American Tobacco; Ghulam Sumdany Don, CEO of Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy; Rafsan Sabab Khan, senior strategic planner at Grey and co-founder of What A Show; Syed Ibrahim Saajid, manager at Telecom Business at bKash Limited; Md Sohan Haider, CEO of Smartifer Academy; Shouvik Ahmed, brand ambassador of Banglalink Digital Communications Limited; Tausif Ahmed, manager at Standard Chartered Bank Limited; Prito Reza, founder of Wedding Diaries; Kingkhor Ahsan, creative writer; Sadman Sadik, chief content creator of 10 Minute School; Md Saimum Hossain CFA, assistant professor at Dhaka University, co-founder of Geeky Social and founder of BluKonsult GLOBAL; Sayem Faruk, co-founder of Alpha Catering;  Bijon Islam, co-founder and CEO of Light Castle Partners; Sabira Mehrin, founder of Wander Woman, and Ejazur Rahman, CEO of ISCEA ASIA, and Managing Director of Mind Mapper Bangladesh.

All the webinars are free of cost and are being conducted via Zoom. They are also being broadcast live via Facebook. The host for all the webinars is Sumaiya Afrin Ahona, host at Ekushey Television, Nagorik TV and Radio Today. Co-Learn is currently affiliated with more than 20 universities with around 100 campus ambassadors. The CEO of Interactive Cares, Rare Al Samir exclaimed, "Co-Learn was launched to help the youth to increase the skills for facing the challenges in the job market for this pandemic situation. We hope this initiative will contribute to solve this issue."

Interactive Cares is the country's first ever cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) based platform for E-learning, health, mental health and legal service. They provide these services to customers through real time communication. Through their website, people can easily register and search experts for the aforementioned services. They can directly chat, voice call and video call with them. Moreover, there are virtual whiteboard, automated prescription system for the experts. This is completely new in our country. Through this, experts can serve individual or group irrespective of locations and time. In addition, experts can easily explain things to user by touching and using the whiteboard features on the screen. They can write things there to make the session easier. Automated prescription makes service easier for the doctors and patients. There is also open platform for asking questions where people can ask for their queries and get replies from the experts. They additionally get access to academic resources like books, solutions, notes, creative illustrations and can download those free of cost. The official website is www.interactivecares.com.

With a vision to extend the offerings regionally and globally, Interactive Cares is ready to move.

The writer is a third-year student of BBA programme at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.
He can be reached at rashikriasat404@gmail.com.
The article is prepared with the help of Sadia Tahsin, content writer at Interactive Cares.

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