Rector stated that COMSATS students receive extensive training in variety of industry-relevant skill sets as part of their final year research projects to help them succeed in careers.
Over 150 companies attended today’s COMSATS Projects and Career Expo, which was organised by the Career Development Center at COMSATS University Islamabad.
The Projects and Career Expo was inaugurated in Islamabad by Prof. Dr. Muhammad T. Afzal, Rector, COMSATS University Islamabad; Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation; and Engr. Muhammad Raza Chohan, Advisor (Academics and NAHE), Higher Education Commission.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassum Afzal, Rector of COMSATS University, stated to the media that COMSATS students receive extensive training in a variety of industry-relevant skill sets as part of their final year research projects to help them succeed in their careers.
Internships and apprenticeships should be made an integral part of the curriculum to allow students to critically analyse situations in the industry while pursuing their degrees. COMSATS University Islamabad has created internship opportunities in various sectors to assist its students in finding the right career path for themselves.
Architecture and Design, Banking, Development NGOs, IT/Software Firms, Construction, Health Care, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Advertising and Media, Oil and Gas, Technology, Telecom, and Textile were among the industries represented at the expo.
Final-year students interact with industry experts from various sectors at this biannual event. Students from the faculties of Science, Architecture, Engineering, Information Science and Technology, and Business Administration presented their final year research projects. Every year, a number of businesses and aspiring startups participate in this expo to recruit promising young talents for their ranks.
CUI takes pride in the fact that hundreds of students are offered jobs on campus right before graduation each year.
Prof. Afzal, Dr. Baig, Engr. Chouhan, and other senior faculty members visited several stalls and were particularly interested in the students’ research projects on display at the Expo. The guests interacted with students, faculty members, and representatives from the participating businesses.
Representatives from local businesses expressed optimism and confidence in the prospective students and stated that such events should be held on a regular basis at all universities.