UMT Career Fair 2012, in collaboration with JANG Group, was held at the University campus,and witnessed an over-whelming response from job seekers and companies from across the region. The one day event witnessed over 4,500 job seekers walk-in to seek better jobs where more than 60 companies and their employers honored the fair. Most of them brought 3 to 5 job opportunities with them.
The Career Fair was held at main ground of UMT. Office of Career Services (OCS) was responsible for holding this job fair. OCS is already working towards bridging the gap between the job seekers and opportunity providers. It has already helped hundreds of talented UMT students to find the right career path. Similarly, many companies and employers have been blessed with perfect candidates by the efforts of OCS.
Netsol, a renowned software house, was kind enough to bring as much as 150 job openings to the fair. So this tremendous event brought more than 800 jobs to a single platform. This figure and number of opportunities make this event a very unique one. It has never happened in Pakistan before. The fair saved many job seekers from the hassle of going to different places and offices for interviews and formalities. Many people were interviewed by as many as 10 companies. This sounds amazingly convenient from a job seeker’s point of view. The fair became a physical platform for many avid job seekers to meet the professionals from the industry. This tremendously vast amount of exposure is rarely witnessed. Such opportunities seldom knock at the door!
The event was inaugurated by Vice President NetSol Ayub Ghauri along with worthy Rector UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad. Ayub Ghauri said “such events are very helpful for job seekers and an opportunity to meet with different employers. He further commented, “This is also an opportunity to create good and effective networking along with a fair chance to explore and test personal talent.
Rector UMT Dr Hassan Sohaib Murad said “At UMT we are very focused to place our graduates right after their graduation. He further added “this responsibility of good university to provide good linkages and opportunities, where graduates can interact with good employers both for jobs and internships. Our goal has been to assist graduates of UMT and graduates of other universities in finding their dream jobs and we hope this job fair will do exactly that.”
UMT Career Fair 2012 attracted more than 4500 people from all different universities of Lahore. Job seekers of all ages and varied professions were seen appreciating the event. There was hope and energy in the air! Many special, underprivileged yet talented individuals came with hope for employment. They were decently addressed and treated at all employer’s desks.
Majority of employers said that HR branding, strong trust and familiarity with office of career services were the major reasons for them to participate in this job fair, whereas few employers considered it because of the high volume of hires and the huge benefit of networking.
This Career Fair 2012 helped hundreds of job seekers from all over the city of various universities. It proved beneficial for many professional companies out there. We hope that future gives us the chance to witness more of such amazing and fruitful events
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