Career Counselling Clinics | First cycle of Fall'19

October 4 and 5, 2019: The Career Development Center organized and hosted Career Counselling Clinics at the IBA Karachi city campus.

The purpose of this counselling event was to connect amateur students with experienced corporate personnel in a personalized environment, where students could explore possible career options, discuss their aspirations, and receive advice on basics of job hunt such as creating resumes, tips for acing interviews etc.

Registrations for the event were open for students from all programs. Our experienced corporate partners and alumni were approached to counsel the students. In an individualized setting, students were given a chance to engage themselves with our counselors on one-on-one basis. Each interaction comprised of 30-35 min, successfully catering to around 65 students.

The following individuals from different backgrounds participated in the two-day event to counsel our students:

Mr. Arsalan Rabbani - Director Marketing and Communications, ICAP

Mr. Asas Arif - Head of Business Development, Executive Search Worldwide (ESW)

Mr. Farrukh Siddiqui - Manager Recruitment, WH Select

Ms. Junal Dcruz - HR Business Partner - Consumer Health and Radiology, Bayer Pakistan

Mr. Muhammad Bilal Khan – Finance Lead, Unilever Pakistan

Mr. Noman Khalid – Founder, Love for Data

Dr. Romana Azaz - HR Business Partner- Crop Science, Bayer Pakistan

Mr. Sana Rasheed - Manager OD & Talent Acquisition, National Foods Ltd

Mr. Sarwat Khan – Assistant Manager HR, TPL Corp

Mr. Syed Azeem Azhar - Senior Manager HR, Gul Ahmed

Mr. Wasif Ejaz - Talent Acquisition Partner, IBM

Ms. Zohra Ahmed - Asst. Sales and Marketing Manager, ANZO Chemicals

The event was well received by both, students and counselors as they shared their gratifying feedback:

"The adviser took keen interest in understanding my ambiguities and providing the most relevant and professional advice. Overall, it was an amazing experience." -Ashar Ali Khan, IBA student.

"The students were very enthusiastic and concerned about their career progression. The CDC is playing a vital role in connecting students to the corporate sector in this regard." – Asas Arif, Head of Business Development, Executive Search Worldwide (ESW)

We are thankful to all the counsellors for volunteering to coach our students in preparing them for practical life experiences.