The Department of Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized its Freshers’ Orientation on 06 March 2021 for Spring’ 21 on Zoom, a video conferencing platform, as part of its consistent efforts to adapt to the new normal.
The event started with a welcome speech by Dr. Jude William Genilo, the Honorable Head of ULAB’s MSJ Department. In his speech, he congratulated new students and talked about the challenges that they might come across to cope in New Normal. Prof Jude mentioned, “As I welcome you into the MSJ department, I would like you to enter into an agreement. You are here investing your time, your money, your energy for your education. You are putting your trust in us to provide you with the foundation necessary to achieve future milestones, especially getting a job after graduation. On our part, we are investing our time, effort, and expertise to bring out your best potential. So congratulations on taking the step in entering the MSJ department at the time of the pandemic. Be reassured that you have entered a university fully equipped to handle the challenges of the online arrangement. And you need to realize that we have both invested in each other”.
There was also a live interactive session conducted by Assistant Professor Dr. Sarkar Barbaq Qaurmal of ULAB MSJ Department where the newcomers were greeted and got the opportunity to share their aspirations.
The program also gave insight into various important topics. A session on introduction to the Department’s History and Mission was conducted by Nandita Tabassum Khan, Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Program Coordinator. Senior Lecturer Muhammad spoke about the significance of portfolio formation for the students.
The last section of the program comprised of a video screening session that displayed some of the excellent works of some current students of the department. The event ended with a closing announcement, which includes an invitation for the freshers to attend a live online meeting with their respective advisors.
The Spring’ 21 orientation session was coordinated on the digital platform by the Brian Shoesmith Media Lab and PR4U, one of the apprenticeship programs of the department.