Punjab Career Expo Held For Students To Explore Job Opportunities
Hundreds of graduates and final-year students attended the expo to look for job and internship opportunities with well-known international and national companies.
The Government College University (GCU) hosted a day-long “Punjab Career Expo” on Wednesday, bringing over 75 industrial employers to its campus so that students could explore job opportunities and career pathways and connect with the local industry to understand its skill-set requirements.
The event “Punjab Career Expo”, co-organized by Punjab University (PU) and GCU, drew an enthusiastic and overwhelming response from students at both institutions. Hundreds of graduates and final-year students attended the expo to look for job and internship opportunities with well-known international and national companies.
Aside from software companies and clothing brands, a large number of banks and student start-ups set up shop and interviewed students for various jobs. Special recruitment information stalls set up by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and the Pakistan Navy remained a draw for young people.
Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Vice Chancellor (VC) of GCU, stated that career expos are often undervalued and misunderstood in Pakistani universities, adding that such events have a broader scope than simply offering job and internship opportunities. “I encourage even my first-year students to spend time with their potential employers because they can help you network with people in the industry and become more aware of the skills your industry values in an employee,” he said.
He stated that multiple job fairs are held at the world’s top universities where students are encouraged to meet their future employers.
Dr. Sarfraz Khurshid, VC of Information Technology University, advised students to never fear rejection, especially in job interviews, claiming that many students do not even try or appear for interviews due to this fear.
Later, Prof. Zaidi visited various company stalls and discussed with executives their recruitment policies and criteria. He told the company executives that GCU focused not only on theoretical teaching but also on developing students’ confidence and character so that they could perform exceptionally well in their professional lives.