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10 Mistakes a Fresher do as a University Student

New faces, new places, and no comfort zones. That’s what university as a fresher is all about. Your first year at university is about a lot of trials and errors. You will go through different experiences, incidents, and learn through the process. The more you learn from these over the years, the more intelligent you will become. Here we have showcased ten common mistakes that every university fresher makes, but you should not.

10 Common Mistakes a University Fresher Do

1. Choosing the Wrong Halls

When you first visit a potential university, you also visit all the different halls and hostels of residence. Most often you pick where to stay in your first year; based on the recommendation of other people and other factors such as distance from the university, grocers, and facilities available within the halls. But when the time comes, and you actually start living there, you might find that you hate your flatmates, or the halls are not as close to the university as you thought it was or it’s just plain hate to the place! So picking wisely and taking into consideration the things that may not be as your expected is a must selecting your halls.

2. Forgetting the Essentials

Packing is a daunting task, so sometimes in the hustle to get everything to fit in that moving box you might forget essentials – like that picture of your family that you love. When you’re packing, make a list of all those essentials you really can’t live without and make enough space to pack those things.

3. Over-packing Your Essentials

When you’re packing up to move away, you may feel like everything you own is a must-have at university. But you don’t really need every novel you own or those ten extra tops that all look the same, while you’re packing for university. Pack sparingly and you’ll have a much easier time when it comes to moving everything again in the future.

4. Not Socializing

When you’ve just undertaken the tiring task of moving in, and your family has just left you and goes back home; you’re tired and the homesickness may be hitting hard. It’s not surprising at all, if you want to hide out in your room or lonesome in a totally new place. At that moment take a deep breath, and please don’t do that. Just, step out and get to know your flatmates, attend a few freshers events to take your mind off everything else. You won’t regret it.

5. Missing Your Morning Lectures

When you’ve lived with readily available alarm that is your mother to drag you out of bed every morning, it’s hard to get used to doing it on your own while you are at university. So, set that alarm, and try to make it to your 9 am lectures as much as possible. Otherwise, you will regret it when it comes to exam season.

6. Annoying your Flatmates

Doing things like moldy dishes to rotten food will definitely disturb the flatmates you share your kitchen with. Being considerate of the fact that you share your space with other people and keep it clean is important when you are at university. Don’t make stupid noise or listen to the song in high volume, cause someone might be preparing for tomorrow’s exam.

7. Not Taking Care of Yourself

Between studying, chores, and having fun, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. Your health should be your first priority. Be healthy and don’t forget to eat and take care of yourself, everything else is sure to fall into place. Freshman year at university is all about living and learning, so the mistakes are made don’t matter its lessons learned along the way, that matter the most.

8. About your grades

As a fresher, you’re still learning the ropes of living alone, making new friends, and getting used to a new study environment. Trying your best is a good thing, but there is no need to stress unnecessarily about your grades. Cause you will need a combination of academic knowledge and practicality. Use your first year at university as a learning curve and use it to improve yourself in the years to come

9. Hiding in your Room and not Socializing

When you’ve just undertaken the tiring task of moving in, and your family has
just left to go back home; you’re tired and the homesickness may be hitting hard. It’s not surprising if all you want to do is hide out in your room and allow in your lonesome. But don’t do that, step out and get to know your flatmates, and attend
a few freshers events to take your mind off everything else.

10 Thinking you Have to Hang out

When you think of hanging out and be friends with every person you meet as a fresher, and it’s often said that you’ll make friends for life at university. This kind of statement often results in panic and disappointment. If you don’t need to meet these special friends within the first few days don’t be hurt or be in a hurry, cause it takes time to find a better friend; you’ll have the chance to meet many of these people throughout the years to come.


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Future of IT in Bangladesh

Information Technology ( IT ) has changed the world in modern days. IT is the special use of computers to store, extract, transmit and manipulate data or information. IT is considered as a subset of Information And Communication Technology. Humans have been storing, extracting, transmitting and manipulating data or information as a written format since Mesopotamia. Modern day technologies have upgraded the system and made unlimited storage. 

Over the last 7 years, the offshore IT market of Bangladesh has grown at a good rate. In fact Bangladesh has already become one of the best places for IT players in recent years. With the ability to operate at least 20-30% lower cost than any other countries of South Asia, Bangladesh gives a large entry-level workforce. 

The IT industry in Bangladesh helps the national economy a lot. This industry not only helps the national economy but also creates a prestigious position in the global market. The domestic market size was US$ 0.9-1.1 billion in 2017. But in 2020 the size is US$ 2.3-2.6 billion and the income is increasing. As a result the government of Bangladesh has given their interest in this sector already. Bangladesh has a large population and they are really interested to work in this sector. On the other hand, the cost of working in Bangladesh is really less than other Asian countries like India, Philippines, Pakistan etc. So the present state of IT industry in Bangladesh is really good. 

An IT based company wants a lot of things and Bangladesh is completing those wants. Supply of electricity is the first basic wants of a company. Bangladesh is producing as much as electricity. So there will be no load shedding in future. Then Bangladesh is connected with SEA-ME-WE 6 fibre cable. So the internet speed is good enough and increasing day by day. An IT company  needs that type of internet speed. 

Bangladesh is a country where anyone can build a business and carry on that. People easily get attached with those products. An IT company produces software, cloud computers, databases etc and people of Bangladesh always accept them properly. So the foreign investors are finding interest in investing in the IT sectors of Bangladesh. As we can see, the future is really bright for the IT sector. 

Moreover the government will make 100% corporate tax exemption till 2024 and 80% VAT exemption on rentals and utilities. The Bangladesh government is setting up 25 high-tech parks and software parks across the country.  The decision ‘50% personal income tax reduction for foreign employees for 3 years’ has given a wide range for the foreigners to work with this country’s people. 

Every year a lot of students are completing their graduation, post-graduation degree and trying their best to get a job. Unfortunately there are not enough job opportunities in Bangladesh. In this case the IT sector  is creating a big space. In an IT company an employer doesn’t need to be physically present. So he/she can work from a long distance. 

Bangladesh is mainly focused in the USA and the UK based IT sectors. Now the situation is changing and other rich European countries are also beneficial for the future of Bangladesh. So Bangladeshi IT companies are searching for the future market for Bangladesh in those countries.  

Bangladesh has limited liabilities but if the people utilizes these properly, the situation will improve. Bangladesh has the potential to play multiple roles in the service delivery portfolios of global companies. Bangladesh can be called a hub for the regional market. As the domestic market is poised  with remarkable growth, the government as well as private sectors will invest a lot in the IT industry in future. So the future of this industry is really on top of the mark. 

Bangladesh offers a compelling blend of quality talent at a lower cost with a risk profile much lower than commonly perceived. The proposition is further accentuated with sensible government support to boost foreign investments. Bangladesh has positioned herself as a strong contender for companies appraising locations for the next wave of cost arbitrage.  There are certain challenges regarding infrastructure, talent adjustability and data protection. However the government and industry have adopted bold measures to assuage their impact and create a harmonious ecosystem for the growth of the IT sector. It is important for companies to consider  Bangladesh to understand the nature of risks that exist and how they compare with other peer emerging locations in order to make an informed decision based on the ability to manage or mitigate such risks.    

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Md. Istiak Ahmed
Faculty Of Business Studies 10th Batch
Department Of Management
Session: 2019-2020
Mawlana Bhashani Science And Technology University, Santosh, Tangail.

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Career In Defence Sector For BBA Students In Bangladesh

Defence sector is one of the best career paths for anyone. Here one person will get a high salary as well as respect from society. Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA is a special degree in business studies. This degree can be in accounting, management, marketing, finance etc. A student who has completed his/her education and obtained BBA, he/she has a great chance to work in the defence sector. 

Military forces of Bangladesh (Army, Navy and Air Force) recruit warrant officers who have completed minimum graduation. Police also recruit Sub-inspector who has at least graduated. 

Warrant Officers Of Three Military Forces

The Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force recruit warrant officers. These warrant officers are like the bridge between ranked officers and the normal army. A student who has obtained his/her BBA can join as the warrant officer. He/she needs to get a high CGPA from any good university in BBA then complete all the formalities. After the training of 1 year, he/she can work as a junior warrant officer. The demand for CGPA is more in the Bangladesh Army, then the Bangladesh Navy and then the Bangladesh Air Force. 

A warrant officer gets a good salary with all the advantages given by the Bangladesh Government. 

Army Education Corps

There are many universities in Bangladesh which are controlled by the army. These universities are for the army as well as the civilians to complete higher education. Like Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Military Institute of Science And Technology (MIST), National Defence College (NDC). Here a lot of BBA students are recruited by the Bangladesh army as a professor. They will get a higher salary than other universities/schools/colleges teachers. This is a great chance for the BBA students. He/she needs to grab a high CGPA and complete all the formalities. Then he/she will become a professor. 

Police

 Bangladesh police’s officer rank starts from SI (sub-inspector). If anyone wants to become an SI, he/she needs to complete graduation. After all the formalities get done, he/she will become an SI. A person who has completed BBA will get a chance here. An SI of police get a good salary with ration. He is respected by all the people of the society. 

NSI

 National security intelligence or NSI is the detective agency under the ministry of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The NSI is the leading organized agency of the Government of Bangladesh in the field of internal security, counter-terrorism, counterintelligence and foreign intelligence. NSI is the largest among all the intelligence agencies in Bangladesh, the others being the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), SB, CID, PBI and intelligence directorates of armed and paramilitary forces. In NSI minimum graduation is required. A person who has completed BBA has a high opportunity to work in NSI.    

SP And OC

An SP or Superintendent of Police controls a thana. An OC or Officer In charge also controls a thana. But OC is under SP. Both of them have to complete BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service). After completing BBA one can complete the BCS (Police) and become an OC or ASP and then promoted to SP.       

PBI

 Police bureau of investigation or PBI is the security agency of Bangladesh. This agency is for detecting the higher-ranked officials of Bangladesh. At least a person has to complete graduation. If anyone completed BBA then this will be very grateful. 

CID

Criminal investigation department or CID the detective agency in Bangladesh. When police cannot solve any case then CID take over the case and try to solve that. CID recruits minimum graduated people for becoming a CID officer. So a person who has completed BBA has a high chance to work in this reputed defence sector.    

In the defence sector, these are the fields for a BBA student to work. They will get a high salary as well as respect for the people of Bangladesh through working here.

Written By

Md. Istiak Ahmed
Faculty Of Business Studies 10th Batch
Department Of Management
Session: 2019-2020
Mawlana Bhashani Science And Technology University, Santosh, Tangail.

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