IBA Career Fair 2018 - Largest Career Fair in the Institute's History
The IBA Career Fair 2018 was held on February 19, 2018. The event was hosted by the IBA Alumni and Placement Society, in collaboration with the IBA Career Development Center (CDC), is presented by Martin Dow as the title sponsor, Habib Bank Limited as the Platinum Partner, and Express Media Group as the exclusive Media Partner. Bogo and Pepsi supported the event as Bronze and Beverage Partners respectively.
More than 80 companies and organizations from various sectors such as Media and Communication, Banking and Finance, Social, Education, Retail, Food & Beverages, and IT participated at the IBA Career Fair 2018, making it the largest career fair in the institute's history.
Numerous well-known organizations such as Unilever, Mondelez, TPL Holdings, Daraz, Gul Ahmed Textiles Mills, JS Bank, Citibank, Bank Alfalah, OBS Pharma, Novartis, EBM, Standard Chartered bank, Novartis and Hilal Foods were a part of the fair. Around 4000 individuals from IBA including students, graduates, and alumni attended the event. The IBA Career Fair served as the perfect avenue for prospective employers to scout for the best talent and bring on board the best employees for their organizations.
For the first time, The Counselling Lounge Series was introduced in the event. Prominent CEOs and Directors from a diverse set of industries such as Usman Abid – Head of HR at Mondelez Pakistan, Syed Umair Maroof – Director Business Unit (Getz) and Karim Kabir - CEO BOGO, and many more conducted one-on-one counselling sessions with the audience over a coffee session. It aimed to bridge the gap between leaders of today and tomorrow by offering them mentoring sessions right on the spot.
Chairman, Martin Dow, Mr. Jawed Akhai while appreciating the event said: "We are honored to have had the opportunity to be the title sponsor for IBA's Career Fair. This fair not only provides students with the ideal environment to interact with various national and international companies but it also helps them in better figuring out their career paths."
Habib Bank Limited stall attracted the students where their senior management including Mr. Jamal Nasir, Head - Human & Organizational Development and Mr. Nassir Saleem, Head – Global Operations had one-on-one and group sessions with the students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in Banking and provided them career advice.
IBA takes pride in introducing the first paperless Career Fair of its kind, with all students and companies interacting through the online portal for CV/Profile access and downloading capabilities.
This event was a great opportunity for students to network and meet employees from various organizations. Towards the end of the event, participating companies were presented with shields as token of appreciation for thanks.