Dawood Khan share his experience learning with atomcamp
By Team atomcamp | 3 MIN READ
Keeping in view the current competition in the job market, the main goal of educational institutes should be to enrich the youth of the country with the skills that have high demand. However, educational institutes are producing fresh graduates every year with meager skills. On the other hand, the number of jobless candidates is increasing exponentially. Most of these jobless candidates are unskilled. Sadly, graduates are not acquainted with enough skills that can
make them earn reputable jobs in the market. The students ought to make good use of their time by learning skills on their own during their university life.
In today’s fast-changing world students should become self-learners.
Due to this reason, I decided to enroll in several courses offered by atomcamp which is a virtual learning platform for students of various levels. I had hoped to acquire several skills that were in-demand and valued by the job market.
I attended a workshop and a course at atomcamp. In November 2021, I attended the two-day virtual workshop on ‘International Climate Policy’ and the instructor was Miss Maha Kamal. The workshop was about COP26 and the actions of various countries toward climate policy. These sessions added to my knowledge about the burning issue of climate throughout the globe and its negative impact in developing countries like Pakistan. Learning this is particularly important because we are already declared a water-scarce country. By the end of the interactive session, every student submitted ‘writings’ on climate-related issues. Apart from the above-mentioned workshop, I attended the essay writing course (cohort 3). It was two months long and ended in March 2022. During this course, I learnt different
techniques of writing and ‘journaling’ – a technique effectively used to build writing muscles.
Additionally, the instructor taught us the skill of reading- a skill that improves writing. An important lesson that I learnt is that there is no shortcut to becoming a good writer. “Reading and then writing is the only panacea”. Overall, the two experiences with atomcamp boosted my knowledge about multiple topics: climate change, water scarcity, journaling, and writing. After completing these courses, I have learned a lot and these courses have significantly improved my knowledge. More importantly, the other students in the classroom belonged to different countries, diverse backgrounds, and different ages. This further added to the beauty and diversity of a classroom.
Notably, in the two-day workshop, I was the youngest student in the class. I was elated to be in the same class where the other students were pursuing Ph.D. degrees and higher learning. This way, apart from formal learning, I had informal learning from my classmates. Overall, it has been a good learning experience with atomcamp. I am glad to be a member of the atomcamp alumni family – an atom.