Islamabad (Muhammad Yasir) Ufone’s flagship Summer Internship Program for 2018, that on-boarded 40 interns from 15 universities across Pakistan and had commenced on June 18th, successfully concluded on August 15th. The internship program is launched once every year, through which a limited number of students are placed within the organization for 6-8 weeks after undergoing a competitive and merit-based selection process. For their exceptional performance, interns received awards and giveaways. The Ufone leadership team acknowledged academia partners’ contribution in building the leaders of tomorrow.
Commandant Brigadier Tariq and Dr. Mohsin Tiwana from College of EME NUST, Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan, Dean and Principal, School of Social Sciences and Humanities NUST were present at the ceremony among the attendees. Mr. Rashid Khan, President and CEO, Ufone applauded all interns during his address at the ceremony. He praised their dedication to learning and performance during the internship program. He told the interns that they as the youth are the future of Pakistan and advised them to pursue their professional journey with passion and hard-work.
The 40 interns, who were selected out of a pool of more than 1500 students assessed from universities and colleges including LUMS, NUST, FAST, SZABIST, BAHRIA University, IM SCIENCES, KSBL LSE and GIKI, were placed on properly planned and conceived projects across Ufone offices in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. These projects aimed to hone the interns on their technical and vocational skills with respect to the departments they were placed in. Interns were placed in different departments including Finance, Commercial, Technology, HR, Sales and Development, Contracts and Procurement, Customer Operations and were provided with experiential learning, professional and personal development opportunities via tasks and assignments that are part of working in a corporate environment.
A prominent feature of Ufone’s apprenticeship program is to actively involve interns in various CSR initiatives taken by Ufone. These included revamping walls of kindness across Islamabad, visit to the orphanage, recognizing real-life local heroes and tree plantation activities in which all the interns participated with great zeal and enthusiasm.
Ufone’s Summer Internship Program is a project-based internship initiative designed to help students who are ready to enter the job market by giving them the opportunity of working under supervision of experienced professionals. This program enables Ufone to help bridge the gap between industry and academia while providing the company with a pool of ready talent for future business needs.