Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)
The Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, hosted its Annual Career Fair 2024, at the IBA Main Campus. Organized by the IBA Career Development Center (CDC) in collaboration with a Student Committee, the event aimed to connect corporate entities and emerging ventures with the vibrant student body of the Institute.
This year’s Career Fair witnessed an impressive turnout, with over 170 companies and 40 career counsellors participating in the event. Representatives from various sectors, including banking and financial institutions, social and service sector, industrial manufacturing, and information technology, engaged with the diverse pool of talented students at IBA.
Inaugurating the ceremony, Executive Director, IBA Karachi, Dr. S Akbar Zaidi, expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, “The Annual Career Fair is a crucial platform for our students to interact with industry leaders, explore career opportunities, and gain valuable insights into their respective fields.” Additional remarks were provided by Head, IBA-CDC, Syed Atif Murtaza Qaiser; Registrar IBA, Dr. Asad Ilyas; Head Culture Enablement, Bank Alfalah, Rehan Naeem; and HR Leader, Ismail Industries Limited, Mr. Arif Hussain Nomani.
One of the highlights of the event was the inclusion of ‘Career Vista’, powered by Bank Alfalah. This platform facilitated interactive panel discussions and one-on-one sessions with 40 industry experts. Professionals from renowned brands including P&G, Z2C Limited, Oxford University Press, National Foods, Hilal Foods, Meezan Bank, and others provided personalized guidance to the students, assisting them in navigating their career paths.
The IBA Career Fair 2024 came to a successful fruition with the support of our sponsors. Bank Alfalah served as the Lead Sponsor, Ismail Industries Limited as the Platinum Sponsor, and Meezan Bank and National Bank of Pakistan as Silver Sponsors. Bronze Sponsors included Z2C Limited, Tafsol, and DP World, while Pepsi Co contributed as the Beverage Partner.