On the 19th of April, 2018, the Office of Alumni Affairs (OAA), a division under the Office External Affairs (OEA) of North South University (NSU), arranged a seminar titled, “Government jobs: A potential sector for career”. In this program, NSU alumni who are working in public service came as panelists to share their stories and encourage the students to view government jobs as a valuable sector for a career. The panelists of this program were Commissioner of Bangladesh Customs, Mr. Md. Anwar Hossain, Military Estate Administrator (Deputy Secretary) of Dhaka Cantonment, Ms. Kazi Nurun Nahar, Additional Special Superintendent of Bangladesh Police, Mr. Ahmedul Kabir, Senior Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Ms. Syeda Nahida Habiba, and Deputy Accountant General of the Supreme Audit Institution of Bangladesh, Mr. Muhammad Khademul Basher. All of them came to NSU with the aim of informing the students of the ins and outs of working for the government and how students can prepare themselves for Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination.
There were three goals for organizing this event. They were: Panelists informing students about the different aspects of Govt. jobs and what they have learned from their experiences, creating a platform where the panelists and students could bond and connect, and lastly, encouraging students to engage themselves in the public sector. The seminar was moderated by the Director of Public Policy and Governance (PPG) Program, Professor Sk. Tawfique M. Haque and the session was chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (D) of NSU, Professor Dr. G.U. Ahsan.
The program started with the panelists sharing their experiences in their particular fields and how any student can easily prepare themselves for any of the 22 cadres. Later on, a Q/A session followed during which many students asked questions to understand the current trends of the public sector and the value of working for the government. After the Q/A session, the Chair of the session, Professor Dr. G.U. Ahsan gave the vote of thanks to the panelists and proudly claimed how NSUers can excel in any sector, be in private or public and emphasized that the panelists are the incandescent examples of that. Furthermore, the Pro Vice-Chancellor expressed his wish to have the panelists come again and encourage more students to opt for the civil service and serve their country.