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H M Atif Wafik’s Inspiring Journey at University of Scholars

From Backbencher to Academician

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Published: 15:46, 1 April 2024

H M Atif Wafik’s Inspiring Journey at University of Scholars

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In the bustling city of Dhaka, amidst the vibrant halls of the University of Scholars, there exists a remarkable individual whose journey from humble beginnings to academic excellence serves as an inspiration to all. Meet H M Atif Wafik, a Senior Assistant Professor from the Department of Business Administration and the Additional Director of Brand & Communications at the University of Scholars.

Atif's story is about determination, resilience, and unwavering dedication to his craft. Born with a passion for learning, Atif's academic journey began as a backbencher, where he struggled to find his place in the classroom. However, armed with a fierce determination to succeed, Atif refused to let obstacles deter him from pursuing his dreams.

After completing his Bachelor's degree from the University of Asia Pacific, Atif embarked on a journey to the United States, where he earned his Master's in Technology from Pittsburg State University. Despite facing numerous challenges along the way, including working odd jobs as a library assistant and a student supervisor to support himself financially, Atif remained steadfast in his pursuit of knowledge.

Upon his return to Bangladesh, Atif's career took flight as he delved into the world of academia and brand management. Joining the faculty at the University of Scholars, Atif quickly rose through the ranks, assuming roles such as Assistant Professor, Department Coordinator, and Student Advisor. His expertise in branding and communication led to his appointment as the Head of Brand and Communication, where he spearheads efforts to enhance the university's image and reputation.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Atif is also a published author, with his research focusing on topics such as entrepreneurial orientation, market orientation, and employee motivation in service organizations. His contributions to the academic community have earned him recognition and respect from his peers and students alike.

In an exclusive interview, Atif shared insights into his journey, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and resilience in adversity. He expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to share his story with the University of Scholars community, hoping to inspire others to never give up on their dreams, no matter how challenging the journey may seem.

As Atif continues to make strides in academia and brand management, his story serves as a testament to the transformative power of education and the limitless potential that lies within each individual. From being a backbencher to a respected academician, Atif's journey is a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work, determination, and a steadfast belief in oneself. He ended up with one of his favorite quotes, “Teach to Learn, Learn to Teach”.