Green Planet Club and EMK Center organize workshop on SoP Writing
The Green Planet Club of Independent University, Bangladesh (GPC IUB) and EMK Center, Dhaka jointly organized an interactive workshop titled "Environmental Sustainability Studies in the USA: Writing an SoP" on November 3, 2022 at the IUB Digital Classroom. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Razoun Siddiky Tohin, Team Leader of EducationUSA at EMK Center.
The workshop focused on writing effective SoPs for students and club members who plan to apply for postgraduate studies in the United States. It covered the basics of writing an SoP: introduction, conclusion, making personal and professional experiences relevant for the program of students’ choice, addressing gaps in the resume, and so on. The facilitator advised the participants on how to describe their academic achievements in an articulate way, especially how to avoid using jargon. At the end of the session, he shared some tips and tricks of drafting a strong SoP.
Ms. Farheen Khan, Director of International Programs and Relations of IUB, inaugurated the workshop. In her welcome speech, she emphasized the value of collaboration with prestigious external institutions such as the EMK Center to harness the benefits of sharing knowledge and exchanging capacities between IUB and the EMK Center. Dr. K Ayaz Rabbani, Head of the Department of Environmental Science and Management, IUB, also spoke on students’ extracurricular activities leading to more effective learning and skill development. Mr. Ekhtekharul Islam, Faculty Coordinator, Green Planet Club IUB, was also present in the workshop.
The session ended with a question-answer session followed by distribution of certificates among the participants. A total of 42 participants, mostly from the Department of Environmental Science and Management of IUB received certificates.