Providing opportunities: Karachi University students interact with the corporate world

Public administration dept organises two-day job, internship fair

Our Correspondent February 18, 2017

KARACHI: Hosting students from more than 30 universities all across the city to offer jobs in more than 50 companies, the University of Karachi (KU)'s department of public administration (DPA), organised a two-day event, Uni Corp Cricket Connect, 2017 (UCCC),  at the premises of the department which ended on Saturday.

"The second episode of UCCC is bigger and better," said the organiser of the event, Hasan Zia, who is also a visiting faculty member.

"This event provided students an opportunity to apply to different companies for internships while studying," informed Zia.

The two-day event was divided into training-specific activities and a job fair. Day one included training sessions, seminars, workshops and counseling on career growth and job interviews while a job fair was arranged on day two where companies set-up their stalls to guide students about the company, conduct interviews and even process the curriculum vitae's of students for internships and jobs.

The Express Media Group also set-up their stall at Hall A by the name of 'Talent hub' where the students could register for acting and anchoring skills. The stall provided information to students who were interested in adopting a career in media in future. The students registered themselves on the online portal at the 'Talent hub'.

The stall also conducted live auditions of students for singing and acting and the shortlisted students will be called in for final interviews within two months.

Not only did UCCC organise a job fair, but a cricket tournament was also organised as part of the event with 12 teams from different departments of the varsity and corporate sector as the participants. Five-over-based friendly matches were played in the backyard of the DPA.

A student of second year, Abu Bukar, hailing from Sudan, was happy that such events are held at the campus where students can learn how the corporate market works and what its expectations are of students after graduation.

"Such events at the campus ensure that we do not need to go different organisations and try our luck for obtaining a job or internship and rather, we get the best of the market under one roof instead," shared another student, Kanza Akhtar while appreciating the event.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2017.


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