Iqra University is among the top ranked universities in Pakistan that has been serving professional and higher education for almost two decades. It not only provides the finest quality education and cutting-edge skills to students, but also strives to facilitate them into their professional career.
Yet again, this year Iqra University held a successful Job Fair & Startup Expo 2019 on February 6, 2019 at its main campus, the EDC Tower. The purpose of such fairs is to seed capital for laudable startups and to connect students with prospective employers. Such Career Fairs provide a myriad of job and internship opportunities that are being offered by various public and private sector organisations.
The Vice Chancellor Iqra University, Prof. Dr Wasim Qazi said: “We like to link industries to our class and we want to turn the theory to commercial values.” The event provided a free campus interaction and it hosted about 300 national as well as international companies that translated into a potential of more than 300 placement opportunities.
Multinational and National Organizations included SSGC, PSO, PTCL, Standard Chartered Bank, SGS, Deloitte, KPMG, GfK Etilize, Agility, DHL, Ibex, Sanofi, Group M, Avery Dennison, Pepsi, Gul Ahmed and various others provided employment opportunities to students & graduates. Every organisation had set-up a recruiter’s booth to conduct on-spot screening interviews, collect resumes and engage with the students. The company reps also counseled the students regarding their career choices and job market requirements.
Along with this they have inaugurated their state of the art Business Incubation Center developed for Business Startups. Renowned personalities such as Minister of Sports Government of Sindh, Mr Muhammad Bux Khan Mahar, President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce (KCCI), Mr Junaid Ismail Makda, Chief Secretary Sindh Mr Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, Minister of Sindh for Local Government Mr Saeed Ghani, Minister of Transport and Mass Transit, Labour, Human Resources and Information, Mr Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, other FPCCI members and members of KATI graced the event with their presence and acknowledged the compassionate efforts of Iqra University.
The chief guest Mr Sardar Yasin Malik acknowledged the inauguration ceremony of the Business Incubation Center by saying that positive thinking should give importance in one’s life to succeed. He explained the students about the importance of education. Moreover, he motivated them to start their own business even if it is on a small scale. He inspired the students with his enthusiastic startup story about “Do Paisa” in which he narrated his journey of starting a small business with only two paisa’s.
Needless to say, this event was a colossal success and was profoundly appreciated due to the efforts of Iqra University. Their mission to give new meaning to the passions of their aspiring graduates prerequisites abundance of opportunities to graduates who have instigated their steps towards the corporate world and overtime, the growth of Pakistan.
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