Jan, 2019

Interactive Master Class held at BUP
time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
map-marker Bijoy Auditorium

On 16th January 2019, students of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) had the opportunity to host an interactive master class by Ayman Sadiq, CEO of 10 Minute School. This unique learning experience was organized by BUP Career Club as the first event of the year for the freshmen, under their new executive panel. Ayman Sadiq, the inspiring youth leader started the session with a story about how usual plans or rules don’t work in warfare. He explained how much creativity is needed in this competitive world. There was a task directed at the audience, where they had to figure out and write down 10 uses for a piece of brick. The audience came up with uses ranging from using it in construction to eating bricks. This task was intended to make the students realize that going by the book only is not a good option as the opponent already knows the trick. Which leads to a lesser chance of success. The hack is being creative and innovative to multiply the tasks at hand. A person can do several tasks at the same time. For example, the whole Master Class was recorded to be shared later with anyone who couldn’t attend the live session. A piece of advice for the young minds, was to do things that make others smile. For instance, holding the door for someone else to pass. He mentioned that happiness doesn’t come strictly from material things or by spending money.

Ayman gave 10 important and inspiring suggestions to the freshmen. They were asked not to be frustrated by irrelevant things, rather trying to adapt with situation by being perseverant. Students have to start working and networking by joining clubs, doing internships to gather practical experience and develop their CVs over time. language and communication, software and technological skills, corporate grooming and proper body language are the most prominent elements to achieve success in someone’s career. Everyone was advised to figure out what they value in life and develop a strategy of reaching their goals.

Although he gave such effective advices, he asked the audience to not take anyone’s advice as a fact. Because people share their advice based on personal experience. So it is not a universal truth that will be applicable to everyone’s life.

Mr. Ayman brought the session to a close with one of his favorite quotes, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” - Eleanor Roosevelt.