Habib University Career Connect was held on March 22, 2022 to help students smoothly navigate the transition from university life to a professional career. This year, more than 85 organizations from different industries such as energy, banking, media, manufacturing, development and technology sectors took part in the event. More than 300 Habib University students and alumni attended Career Connect with most of the alumni returning to the campus as company representatives to inspire soon-to-be graduates on the job market.
Recruiters conducted on-spot screening interviews, collected resumes, and familiarized students with exciting job opportunities and hiring processes. The company representatives guided students regarding their career choices and current hiring trends. Underlining the significance of Career Connect, Shoaib Khan, Head of Career Services, Habib University shared that the event is deeply connected with Habib’s institutional objective to ensure outstanding students outcome both within and beyond the University. He added that Career Connect plays an instrumental role in allowing students and alumni to learn about the expectations and requirements of the country’s leading employers.
Praising Habib University’s efforts to encourage students to indulge in critical thinking, Maham Faiyaz Siddiqui, Specialist – Talent Acquisition & Employee Experience at Dawlance remarked, “What we love about HU is how they have prepared students towards critical thinking. Promoting critical thinking, diversity and right set of values sets Habib University apart.”
The response to the event was overwhelming, particularly from industry leaders like PTCL, Aga Khan University Hospital, GulAhmed, Habib Metro Bank, Atlas Honda Limited, Soorty Enterprise, Alkaram Textile Mills, United Bank Limited, ICI Pakistan Limited, Astera Software, The Citizens Foundation (TCF), Bosch Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Limited, Daraz, Habib Bank Limited, Independent Media Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. (GEO TV Network), Siddiqsons Limited, Lucky Textile Mills Limited, Mehran Spice & Food Industries, Logicose, Dawlance, Indus Hospital & Health Network, amongst others.
The event was hosted at the Habib University campus, ensuring proper compliance with Covid-19 SoPs and maintaining appropriate social distancing protocols. Many organizations congratulated the Habib management on a very well-conceived and effectively managed event and endorsed such events where students were provided with an appropriate platform to evaluate employability prospects.