On Tuesday 13th March 2018, Education USA from the American Center presented an interactive seminar on “Higher Education in USA” which was organized by AIUB Community of Engineering Students (ACES) in room no 2209, Annex 2, AIUB. The objective of this seminar was to motivate the students to pursue their higher education in USA and broach forward a broad perspective on beneficial educational opportunities. The session involved participation of 95 students from different departments of AIUB.
The event initiated with an insightful speech from the first guest speaker Mr. A.Q.M. Mushfiq Hassan (Outreach Coordinator of Education USA) who continued sharing his views on the impact of foreign students in USA. He presented an informative presentation which encompassed valuable knowledge regarding the vital elements of application for applying in USA and discussed elaborately each criteria of an adequate application processing intended for both Undergraduate and Graduate students. In addition, he emphasized on the significance of fulfilling certain requirements of the university to ensure scholarship and financial aids. The second guest speaker, Ms. Rebecca Page discussed about the importance of diversity in the society and how foreign students are contributing to create a platform of vast ideas and solutions to numerous problems. Moreover, she also highlighted the worth of a quality education in USA which involved being a part of the best universities and various innovative and research works. She concluded her speech by stating the possible interview outcomes during visa processing and shared her experiences about interviewing Bangladeshi students. Lastly, the third guest speaker, Ms. Nushrat Nadia conversed about the SEVIS fee for the interview and discussed about the essential need of maintaining a specific financial scheme for foreign students during their study period. She summed up her speech by welcoming all the students to attend free seminars in American Center and distributed brochures among the students.
At the end of the seminar, a question-answering session was held. The event came to its conclusion with a motivational speech from Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman (Director, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) and gave token of appreciation to all the guest speakers. The seminar was graced by the presence of Mr. Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan (Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Special Assistant of OSA, AIUB & Mentor of ACES), Mr. Safayet Ahmed (Lecturer, Department of EEE, AIUB & Motivator of ACES) and Mr. A.M. Hasibul Islam (Lecturer, Department of Architecture, AIUB). ACES extends its sincere gratitude towards the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) for the support to organize this seminar.