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The Alumni Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online workshop titled “Techniques for Job Search” on Thursday, 14th October 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm. The main aim of the workshop was to prepare alumni and current students for the job market. Mr Shihab Al Alawi, HR Officer at Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Center, delivered the workshop. He briefed the audience about the latest platforms for job search and how to make a professional CV. At the end of the workshop, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, HRM Lecturer, shared his personal experiences with the audience on how to pursue postgraduate studies.
The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department organized an online session titled "Emerging Trends in Finance Education" on Thursday, 21 October 2021 from 12:00 p.m to 12:50 p.m. The session started with a welcoming address by Dr Mohammed Quadir Mohiudeen by introducing the resource persons. In the beginning, Mr Vinod Chandran, FCA, CEO of My Logic delivered a speech about the latest trends in finance education. The session was extended by Ms Shahana Sivakumar, ACCA Trainer, with an insight of ACCA, CIMA and IFRS. The session focused on the finance education trends and opportunities for career development. At the end of the session, the participants raised their doubts to the speakers about the discussed matters. The number of staff and students who attended the session was around 28.
The Staff Development Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online session titled "Interactive Apps for Teaching" on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 from 10:30 am to 11:40 am via MS Teams. The session was delivered by Ms. Al Hamdi, the head of Human Resource Section of the Business Studies Department. The purpose of this session was to enhance the knowledge and skills of the faculty members on how to make teaching more interactive with students using some applications and tools. The presenter explained first about class point and its creation with the features of Inkone class point, word cloud, MCQ, short answer questions, and slide drawing presented along with the faculties’ participation. As a part of it, the second tool of Thinglink was explained and presented and it included the interactive content with image and video link sharing. At the end of the session, some participants raised their inquiries to the presenter for further clarification. More than 65 participants from various academic departments attended the session.
The Business Studies department conducted its first meeting for the new academic year 2021/2022 on Thursday, 9 September 2021 at 12 pm. The head of the department (HoD), Dr Abdulrahman, started the meeting by welcoming back all the faculty members. He emphasized on different issues in the meeting, including preparation for online and offline classes, the operational plan of the department, departmental committees’ activities and staff appraisal. He also clarified some doubts raised by the faculty members. At the end of the meeting, the HoD presented certificates of appreciation to some staff members who made remarkable contributions to the department in the last academic year 2020/2021.
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department (EID) in collaboration with the Entrepreneurial Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an interactive session titled "Meet with an entrepreneur" on Monday, 7 June 2021 from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm. The session was delivered by Mr Mohammed Al Yaqoobi, the co-founder of Waffle and Donut Café, and was facilitated by Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, HRM Lecturer. The main aim of the session was to create awareness among students on the process of starting a new business. The session covered different topics, including the processes and procedures of commercial registration, preparing a feasibility study, marketing plan, opportunities and challenges of new start-ups, growth plans etc. Q & A session was conducted at the end to clarify the students' doubts and questions. More than 25 students attended the session. At the end of the session, a feedback form was distributed to the students and the average score of satisfaction is 4.5 on a scale of 5.
The Business Studies Department organised an online session on “Enhancing Well-being and Mental Health in the Workplace” on Sunday, 20th of December 2020, from 7:30 to 8:30 PM through MS Teams. The session was delivered by MsBalqees Al Hassani, the president of Knowledge Oman and head of Well-being Department at Al Sahwa Schools. The main aim of thesession was to empower UTAS-Ibri staff with new insights andtechniques to make positive changes and enhance their well-being and mental health. The speaker focused the definition and benefits of well-being, ways to improve well-being in higher education institutes and the current practices at Knowledge Oman and Al Sahwa Schools. At the end of the session, the participants asked the speaker some questions for further clarification. Then, the coordinator of the Staff Development Committee, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, thanked the speaker for accepting the invitation to deliver the session.
The Alumni Follow-up Committee of the Business Studies Department organized two activities to support Business alumni in finding good job opportunities. On Thursday, 2 July 2020, a workshop titled “Your Passport to the Job Market” was conducted from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Mr Saif Al-Azizi, Career Guidance Specialist, delivered the workshop emphasizing the secrets to a successful job, the art of preparing a professional CV, the art of self-marketing and job market trends. The number of alumni who registered for the workshop exceeded 50.
The Alumni Follow-up Committee has also allocated 15 free seats for Business alumni to attend an online workshop titled “The Art of Self-marketing” on Friday, 3 July 2020, from 3 to 6 pm. Ms Fatima Al-Balushi, a certified trainer in self-development and marketing, delivered the workshop. The workshop focused on the secrets of CV writing, how to prepare a professional CV, finding a job through recruitment agencies and the secrets of getting a dream job.
IbriCT, represented by the Dean, Dr Hamdan Al Manthari, head of the IEU, Mr Mohammed Al Sakiti, head of the HSAG, Ms Sumaya Al Jassasi, HSAG staff, Mr Ali Al Ghafri, three members from the Student Advisory Council, and three students from each academic department, participated in the 9th Students’ Forum of the Technical Colleges held at Al Musanna College of Technology from 1 to 4 March 2020. The key theme of the forum was “Where Technology is Invented”. The main purpose of the forum was to give students from the seven technical colleges the platform to exchange knowledge, thoughts, ideas and experiences to learn from each other.
IbriCT participated in three competitions as follows:
1-Markathon Competition: Students need to market an innovative product or service through new and advanced digital marketing tools.
2-Datathon Competition: Students need to utilize open data to develop an innovative solution for a major problem faced by the local community.
3-Robotics Challenge Competition: It is an event where a robot competes with other robots to be the best after completing specific tasks.
IbriCT students won three prizes as follows:
1-IT students won the first prize in the Datathon Competition and 1000 OMR prize money from Oman Arab Bank. The following students represented the IT Department:
I. Salim Ali Salim Al Badi
II. Akram Salim Hamed Al Shukaili
III. Haitham Ali Bati Al Yaqoobi
2-Business Studies students won the third prize in the Markathon Competition and 350 OMR from Omantel. The following students represented the Business Studies Department:
I. Noor Bader Salim Al Gharibi
II. Safiya Humaid Said Al Ghafri
III. Haneen Hamed Salim Al Kalbani
3-Engineering students won the third prize in the Robotics Competition and 350 OMR prize money from the National Bank of Oman. The following students represented the Engineering Department:
I. Usama Abdullah Zayed Al Shuaili
II. Al Basil Sarhan Nasser Al Yaqzeedi
III. Salah Al Deen Mohammed Ali Al Shuaili
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU) would like to congratulate Rouh Company for qualifying to the final stage of Injaz Oman Competition 2020 as one of the top 15 student companies in Oman. Rouh Company is the only one representing IbriCT in the final stage. There will be an assessment for the performance of all student companies by Injaz Oman and the first three winners will be announced in April 2020.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU) in coordination with the Industrial Link Committee of the Business Studies Department organised an industrial visit to Ocean Plastics Industry on Tuesday, 10th March 2020, for a group of 15 students. The main purpose of the visit was to give students exposure on how to manage a medium-sized business with emphasis on operations management and marketing techniques. Mr Ahmed Al-Mamari, the owner of the business, explained to the students the production process and different types of products supplied to local and international companies. The students were accompanied by the head of IEU, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti.