The Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) Department of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) held the freshers orientation for Fall 2020 online as part of its relentless efforts to cope up with the ‘New Normal’. The programme took place in Zoom on 7 November 2020.
The program began with an inspiring welcome speech by the Head of MSJ Department Dr. Jude William Genilo. He welcomed all the new students and talked about the upcoming challenges and prospects. Dr. Jude claimed that ULAB is the right place to experience digital amenities under this new normal educational culture. ULAB is fully ready with its online teaching and learning strategies.
The event was graced with the advices from faculty members, instructors and admin officials.
In the introduction part, a fun poll game was led by Assistant Professor Sarkar Barbaq Quarmal on the zoom platform which portrayed the background and aspirations of the freshers.
The program also shed light on the various important topics like history of the MSJ department and its mission, vision and goal statement. This part was presented by Nandita Tabassum Khan, undergraduate coordinator of the department. Then, another faculty Muhammad Aminuzzaman explained the necessity and process of portfolio creation. Lastly in this segment, GED courses were well explained by a GED faculty.
Followed by the academic orientation, Alumni members also shared their experiences and accomplishments with new students. They shared their memories at ULAB and inspired the freshers.
During the last segment of the event, a few short films produced by some current students of the department were screened. After the show, the students joined the advising sessions with their respective advisors.