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“Essentials of ProQuest”

Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized Staff Development Program on “Essentials of ProQuest”, on the Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 for the staff members of BSD.

The facilitator for the Staff Development Program was Mr. Hatem Suwailam, Senior Lecturer Office Section, Salalah College of Technology.

During the session Mr. Hatem, presented valuable information on using the data bases available with ProQuest. He elucidated the staff members on different ‘ProQuest databases’ which provides a single source for scholarly information.

In addition to creating an account in ProQuest to access the e-library, Mr. Hatem, explained the staff members the following core aspects:

  1. Main Page of ProQuest: Arabic sources, Dissertation database, ProQuest Central and ProQuest eBook central and its uses.
  2. Printing options.
  3. Downloading of chapters and eBooks and the essentials related to downloading.
  4. Saving to the Book Shelf, and
  5. Basic search.

The session was demonstrative and participative, the participants were glad to learn the essentials of using the ProQuest databases to easily navigate scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, datasets and e-Books.

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General Assembly Held for Accounting Students

The Accounting Section of the Business Studies Department conducted its first General Assembly for all Accounting students on March 12th 2019, from 12:00PM to 1:30 PM in the SCT Multipurpose Hall. Dr. Nasser Salim Al-Kalbani, Head of Business Studies Department, delivered the welcome address to the students and Mr.Neil Raymond Saletrero, Head of Accounting Section, presented the goals and objectives of the general assembly.

The purpose of general assembly was to create awareness on the ACCA (Association of Charted Certified Accountants) certification and its integration in the Accounting program, and to inaugurate the Accounting Club. Officers of the Club were appointed during the session with a presentation of its objectives and plan of activities. An Accounting Quiz Competition was also held for the students to bring out their analytical skills and develop the values of teamwork and collaboration.

Mr.Pavan Kumar, a senior faculty of Accounting Section, enlightened the students with the highlights of ACCA Certification and its benefits to the students. The ACCA Qualification based on international standards is a prestigious qualification offering many benefits like flexibilityin choosing a career, comprehensiveness, and worldwide recognition. The presenter reiterated that there is higher demand for ACCA members due to the skills and knowledge imparted by the programme, all over the world. The informative session closed with the saying, “Behind every good Business is a great Accountant”

The ACCA awareness session was followed by the inauguration of the Accounting Club with the following appointed officers for the Academic Year 2018-19

President – Ms.Fatima Mohammed Al Mashani
Vice President -1 Mr.Mohammed Nasser Al Jabri
Vice President 2 – Ms.Laila Ahmed Said Al Shari
Secretary – Naswah Bakhit AL Mashali
Auditor- Mohammed Aqil Al Hafidh
Information Officer – Ali Salim Mahfood Al Kindi
Level Representative 1 – Muna Salim Al Amri
Level Representative 2 – Latifa Bakhit Hasan Tabook
Level Representative 3 – Mallak Mohammed Al Mahri
Level Representative 4 – Wajdan Ahoud AL Hadri

Ms. Fathima Mohammed Al Mashani, President of the Accouting Club, presented the vision, mission and objectives of the club.The vision of the club is to empower students with the relevant tools and knowledge in accounting and help them build connections and networks as they aim to become future successful accounting professionals in the global business environment.

The general assembly was attended by more than 200 Accounting students from Diploma to Bachelors Level. The success of the assembly was a collaborative effort of all Accounting staff and students.

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‘HOW TO BE JOB READY’

Business Studies Department in its continuous endeavor to provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills related to the job market, organized a guest lecture on the topic ‘How to be Job Ready’ on Thursday 14th March. OJT and Industrial Link Committee along with Student Development Committee organized the lecture. Ms. Eiman Said Al Malki- Assistant Specialist Business Support from Omantel was the resource person on this occasion.

Ms. Eiman started the session by discussing different stages of getting a desired job. She mentioned that a good CV is the first step towards anyone’s dream job. She introduced the students with different types of CVs for specific jobs. She insisted on being very systematic while preparing the CV. In this regard, she discussed some golden rules of building a strong CV and also shared her experiences as a recruiter, how they select or reject candidates based on their CVs.

In the second part of her lecture, Ms. Eiman spoke about the importance of communication skills during interview in getting the preferred job. She presented different types of interviews with some good examples from her own experience. This session was more interactive and fun filled as the speaker introduced the students some important and common job interview questions. Ms. Eiman encouraged the students to answer these questions and finally she corrected them with the right kind of answers.

It was a well-received lecture by the audiences. This lecture helped the students in knowing the basic tools and techniques of ‘How to be Job Ready’ after completion of their studies. Dr. Amit Sharma, Lecturer and Coordinator OJT and Industrial Link Committee thanked Ms. Eiman for sharing her valuable knowledge and experience with the students. He also handed over the appreciation certificate to the guest speaker. Dr. Anbazhagan Ajaganadam, Lecturer from Marketing section was also present at the session.

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Business Studies Department organized an induction program on “Information Management Systems (IMS)”

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program on ‘Information Management Systems (IMS)’ that is followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Dr. Suresh Esakki, Lecturer.

The induction program was scheduled on the Monday, 1st April 2019. The facilitator to the sessions was Dr. Ramanadh Kasturi, Probation Consultant, BSD, SCT.

During the session the facilitator presented the functioning of Marks Management System (MMS) and the requisites of using e-Learning. To orient the new staff member with the essentials of the advising task, the facilitator focused on the various aspects related to advising. The following aspects were emphasized during the session: ‘Student Academic Probation’, ‘Levels of Probation’, the ‘Role of Advisor in dealing with Academic Probation Students’, ‘Advising the Courses’ and ‘Preparation of Scenarios’.

This session was demonstrative, focusing on how to upload the course material in e-Learning and setting the grade book to enter the marks to the students enrolled for a given course.

Dr. Mohammed Nazeer Ahmed, HRD Committee Co-Chair, BSD, SCT, concluded the induction session with a formal thanks giving.

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