Katalyst , in association of Consiglieri Private Ltd., organized a two day long Career Fair in Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) on 17th and 18th of August to improve linkage between agribusiness industry and agricultural academia. This career fair was open for only students of agricultural universities with the aim of helping them get a good exposure to the relevant industries as well as helping the agribusiness companies to source the right candidates for their jobs.
The chief guest of the event was the Vice Chancellor of SAU, Professor Dr. M Golam Shahi Alam. Country HR Business Partner of Syngenta Bangladesh Limited also attended the event as the special guest. The event was chaired by acting dean Professor Jibon Krishno Saha, Chairman, Department of Agricultural Finance and Banking, Sylhet Agricultural University.
BRAC HR conducted a career counseling session on day 1 where they discussed about CV writing and interview techniques. On day 2 of the career fair, all the companies encouraged students to drop their CVs in the CV booths that were set up in the stalls. Some of the companies went a step forward and took ‘on the spot’ interviews of the applicants during the fair. Private companies who participated in the fair mentioned that they recruit many agriculture university students every year and this fair was a big recruitment platform for them. The companies that participated were BRAC, Syngenta, NAAFCO, Krishibid Seeds, Supreme Group, Quality Feeds Ltd, and Eminence Chemical Industries Limited.