ISLAMABAD, MAY 31 (DNA) — President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), H.E. Dr. Hathal Homoud Al-Otaibi, saying that higher education in Pakistan is evolving rapidly and expectations of society are also rising accordingly, stressed upon academia to come forward and play its progressive role to make the education truly relevant.
He shared his views during the inaugural ceremony of Job Fair organized by Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) held at Quaid-i-Azam Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus of the university.
He said that producing all round graduates along with professional development and preparing them to display true image of Islam is our main focus in the university. He opined that maintaining the quality of higher education in institutions must be the top priority to achieve sustainability and progress in the country.
Dr. Hathal inaugurated the Job Fair along with Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Dr. Abdul Raheman. The event was attended by as many as 25 organizations set-up their stalls for interviews of the students.
During the inaugural ceremony, Dr. Hathal Hamoud, President IIUI visited various booths established by various multinational companies and organizations and witnessed the interviews of the students of various disciplines of the Faculty of Management Sciences.
President IIUI maintained that opportunities play a key role for career development and polishing the talent of the students. President, IIUI appreciated the interactive activities of students and representatives of companies in the job fair and also presented shields to the representatives of companies at job fair and organizing committee on the occasion.
On the occasion, Dr. Abdul Rehman, Dean FMS also briefed the representative of companies about the university and its contributions for the development of the country while visiting various booths established by the companies.
Dr. Abdul Raheman, Dean FMS said that the job fair is aimed at providing an opportunity to employers and qualified youth to interact with each other. “We are providing employers with a perfect platform to interact with their prospective candidates one-on-one” he said. He added that the activity has been planned to minimize the burden of the government that it has been facing due to unemployment.
He added that FMS is committed to inculcate professional and entrepreneurial learning opportunities among students. Dean FMS said that during the day-long activity, female students of Faculty of Management Sciences would interact with representatives of companies till noon, while male students would interact with the Human Resource representatives at Quaid-I Azam Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus after lunch break.
Dr. Uzma Noor, briefing the purpose of the job fair said that the event is not only to provide jobs for the students but also building long-term relationship with the corporate, social and public organizations as Faculty of Management Sciences intends to create liaising with the participating organizations in research and including them in its corporate advisory board.
She also briefed that to prepare the students for the job fair, several pre job fair activities such as interactive sessions, CV making workshops and mock interviews were conducted during the last two months.
On this occasion representatives of the companies shared that setting up our companies both here at the campus is to induct qualified youth and train them according to the needs of the job market. It would certainly enhance the performance of the talented youth.
Participating organizations included State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, Shan Marketing, Alkhidmat Foundation, Trade Expeditors Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd., Meezan Bank, Pak Suzuki, Ternotech, AAA Associates, Vivo Electric (Pvt) Ltd., RMB (Right Medical Billing), HBL, (Pvt) Ltd., First Women Bank, PTCL, Silk Bank Limited, HBL Microfinance Bank, Airblue and U Microfinance Bank.
On the occasion, Dr. Kausar Fiaz Khwaja, In-Charge, FMS, Female Campus, Dr. Muhammad Faisal Rizwan, Chairman Dept., of Accounting, Dr. Tasneem Fatima, Chairperson, Dept., of Business Administration, Ms. Uzma Noor, Chief Organizer of Job fair, Dr. Fouzia Syed, In-Charge Dept., of Technology Management, Dr. Tahira Awan, In-Charge Dept., of Accounting and Commerce, Mr. Waqas Ahmad, Dr. Imran Qureshi, Dr. Hafiz Ghufran Ali, Dr. Ali Asghar,, Dr. Arshia Mukhtar, Ms Ayesha Jameel, faculty members coordinating officials from Faculty of Management Sciences and a large number of students attended the job fair. = DNA