DEH Student Workshop: Interview Skills

DEH Student Workshop: Interview Skills

Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Department of English & Humanities (DEH), Bachelor of Arts in English, Master of Arts in English

To help students smoothly embark on a new journey after graduation, the Department of English and Humanities at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh held an online Student Workshop on Interview Skills on December 7, 2023. The workshop, part of a series of mandatory student workshops designed to equip graduating students with guidance, was facilitated by Ms. Nadia Rahman, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the MA in English program at DEH.

The beginning of the workshop was marked by interesting anecdotes from a few students who had previously faced in-person interviews where they discussed their strengths and weaknesses. Ms. Rahman asked the students to write down their expectations from the workshop, to which the answers ranged from suggestions for overcoming interview anxiety, guidance on appearance and etiquette, and ways to answer complex questions professionally.

During the main part of the workshop, Ms. Rahman touched on a variety of topics in detail, such as knowing your purpose, reasons to attend an interview, preparing for an interview, what areas to focus on and know more about as a candidate, preparation for cultural exchange programs and what to expect there, interview etiquette (e.g., punctuality), etc.

As the session approached its conclusion, the students were reminded of important points to be kept in mind before attending an interview. They were given sample questions that they can expect at interviews as well as pointers to help them create proper answers and advice on how to deal with unfamiliar questions. Before the workshop ended, the graduating students were familiarized with common interview mistakes, as well as given further important and useful tips.

After a quick question and answer session between Ms. Nadia Rahman and the students, the workshop concluded with good wishes.

Report by: Sajia Afroza Khan (201013057)