Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) After a wait of two years owing to the pandemic, the IBA Career Fair 2022 was brought back on campus physically in all its splendor and glory by the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi at the Main Campus for its students to explore the job market.
The Career Fair is held each year by the efforts of the IBA Alumni and Placement Society with the help of the management at the IBA Karachi, to help provide both corporate companies as well as emerging ventures with the chance to engage with the diverse community of the Institute.
The organizers were able to revive it with exponential zeal by bringing on-board 120+ companies and 50 career counselors. The companies that were in attendance this year were from a variety of industries including consumer goods, banking, e-commerce, software development, textile, food, and many more.
At the inauguration of the Career Fair, Executive Director, IBA Karachi, Dr. S Akbar Zaidi stated, “Today we have witnessed the largest number of companies and students we have ever had which is empirical evidence of the quality of education offered at the IBA Karachi.”
Additional Commissioner Karachi and IBA Alumnus, Syed Jawad Muzaffar, was also invited to speak on the scope of CSS in the opening ceremony of the event. He proudly mentioned that Civil Services had nine successful students from IBA this year belonging to different departments. He also encouraged students to join the Civil Services to get the opportunity to serve Pakistan in the public sector.
The event also featured career counseling which gave the students the opportunity to interact with 50 industry experts regarding their career exploration and development on a one-on-one basis. These counseling sessions were aimed at providing students the personalized support and assistance in nurturing their career growth and involved counselors from many renowned brands like Unilever, L’Oreal, CBL, Shan Foods, Engro, P&G, Khaadi, Swvl, Pepsi, and several others who aided the students to have a look into their future and inspired them to be more committed towards their career.
The IBA Career Fair 2022 featured Ismail Industries Limited as the Platinum sponsor, Friesland Campina as the Gold sponsor, and Meezan Bank and ICI Pakistan Limited as the Bronze sponsors. Other sponsors included: Diner’s as the clothing partner, KFC as the food partner, Pepsi as the beverages partner, Makstudio as photography partner, and Bogo and Bagallery as gift partners.