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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.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU) organised an entrepreneurial talk on Thursday, 5th March 2020, from 10 am to 11:30 am at the VIP room. Mr Abdulaziz Al-Ghafri and Mr Morai Al-Yaqoobi, the owners of Dexter’s Lab Café, delivered a presentation on the journey of their business emphasizing the business idea, unique features of the business, challenges faced by the owners, marketing techniques and future plans. They also drew 20 free vouchers for the attendees to visit the café. At the end of the presentation, the head of IEU, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, provided a certificate of appreciation to the speakers thanking them for their participation.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU), represented by three student companies, participated in the 5th Entrepreneurship Forum at the College of Applied Sciences, Ibri, from 25 to 26 February 2020. The three participating student companies are 9 Powers, Rouh and Path Cleaners. The forum gave them a valuable opportunity to show their innovative products to the public. They also got feedback and comments on how to make improvements to their businesses in the future. At the end of the forum, all the participants received a certificate of appreciation for their active participation in the forum.
The Students Research Committee (SRC) of Business Studies Department has organized a presentation on “Data Analysis for Business Research”, on 11th February 2020, between 12.00 PM to 2.00 PM at the A016B. At the outset, Dr.M.Tamilslevan gave an overview of the presentation theme and the resource person. The session was handled by Mr.Asif Mahmood, he demonstrated the importance of data analysis and how to perform the data analysis using Micro Soft Excel. Around 60 students from both Advanced Diploma and Bachelor levels and 13 Business Studies Department staff members participated in the presentation. Dr.Ansarul Haque and Dr..M.Tamilslevan – Project- Coordinators have organized and coordinated the presentation. The presentation was concluded with the vote of thanks to HOD- Business Studies Department, Department Staff and students for their active participation.
As a series of activities conducted in the Risk Management Committee of the Department of Business Studies, an awareness program for all business students was conducted on 19th February 2020 (Wednesday). The coordinator of RMC Mr. Enthiyaz Khan conducted a presentation by giving an elaborate meaning of risk management & its objectives at IbriCT. The speaker explained the Risk identification, different types of risks, such as Strategic, Operational, Financial, Complain and Reputation risks with examples. Students enjoyed the session with full interaction with the speaker. Later, the feedback was collected from the students for further improvement in RMC.
As part of the department operational plan, the OJT and Entrepreneurship Committee, has jointly organized “CV Writing Workshop” on 19th February 2020 at Venue: A016A. The session started at 1 p.m. and the speakers Dr.Syeda Zubaida Hashmi and Mr.Asif Mahmood Alizai have briefed the students on the importance of CV writing, contents of CV and Do’s & Don’ts in the CV. The students were actively involved and learned ‘how to build an effective CV’ through this workshop. The speakers also enlightened the participants on how to upload and display their CV on various websites. This will enable their CV to seek the attention of various employers online and helpful for them to build their professional career. Most of the participants were bachelor level students and both the speakers made the session more interactive with them. The workshop concluded at 2 pm with vote of thanks to the College Management, Head of Business Studies Department and both the committee members for their co-operation & active participation.