Pakistan Chapter: Workshop on Discovering The Abilities In Graduating Students

By Umair Ahmed Korai - MUET, IEEE ComSoc Karachi Chapter Vice Chair

The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Student Branch Chapter in collaboration with IEEE ComSoc Karachi Chapter, IEEE ComSoc Karachi Section, and QS World Merit organized a workshop titled as “Discovering the Abilities in Graduating Students Towards the Self-Assessment, Job Readiness and Job-Hunting Techniques,” on May 10, 2022, at U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) auditorium, MUET Jamshoro, Pakistan.

The objective of this workshop was to provide the career counseling and awareness about the possible job opportunities to the fresh graduates. This workshop aimed to develop the job hunting, self-assessments, and job readiness skills along with the career roadmap for fresh graduates. The guest speaker of this workshop was Mr. Waqas Soomro who is working as a CEO of Smart The workshop was formally started with the recitation of the Holy Quran and the national anthem of Pakistan. Afterwards, Dr. Umair Ahmed Korai, Assistant Professor dept. of Telecom Engg., MUET and Vice Chair IEEE ComSoc Karachi Chapter, welcomed the chief guest, guest speaker, organizers, and participants. Prof. Dr. Aftab Ahmed Memon, DEAN faculty of Electrical Electronics and Computer Engineering, MUET Jamshoro, attended the workshop as a chief guest. After the welcome address by Dr. Umair, the guest speaker Mr. Waqas delivered his lecture for 01 hour and 30 minutes.

Mr. Waqas made the students aware of general questions being asked during an interview. He also discussed about the main skills required jobs. He further gave directions for writing personal resume. In last, he shared his visions and ideas about emerging social media app, such as LinkedIn, and its benefits for developing career as most of the people have initially started their career through social media apps like LinkedIn.

The total number of participants in this workshop were 94 out of which 23 were IEEE members and 71 were non-IEEE members. As the capacity of USPCAS-W auditorium is more than 200, hence COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures were also followed. Before the end of the workshop many questions were asked from the participants and were answered very well by Mr. Waqas. The workshop was then ended with the special thanks to the guest speaker Mr. Waqas Soomro, coordinator, organizers, and participants by Ms. Hafsa Noaman, Chair IEEE ComSoc MUET Student Branch Chapter followed by a group picture with guest speaker and organizing team.