Under the auspices of the Directorate of Industrial Liaison and Alumni Affairs (DILAA) of Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) Karachi, the 6th Job Fair was organized on the main campus.

More than 60 national and international companies participated, these companies interviewed more than 2500 students and 200 students were offered Job or selected for the next stage of Interviews. The aim of the Job Fair was to create better employment and internship opportunities for university graduates and students, and also to facilitate networking with engineering and technology related industries and companies.

The job fair was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor of Dawood University Dr Faizullah Abbasi (TI) while Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Abdul Waheed Bhutto, Academic Coordinator Dr Dost Ali Khowaja, Registrar Dr Syed Asif Ali Shah, Director DILAA Dr Dawood Idrees, officials of private companies, faculty members were also present.

60 companies from various sectors including Engineering, Software Development, Computer Science, Information Technology, Education, Finance, Textile, Banking, Health and Social Sector participated and set up their stalls in the Job Fair. Former VC Punjab University (PU) and President Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Punjab Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar also visited the 6th Job Fair of DUET.

Speaking on the occasion, Dawood University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Faizullah Abbasi said that this Job Fair is a golden opportunity for students to establish links with relevant institutions and such job fairs will be held in the university in the future so that students can be provided better employment opportunities.

At the end of the Job Fair, the Vice-Chancellor distributed certificates of appreciation to the representatives and organizers of the organizations participating in the Job Fair. The Vice-Chancellor also appreciated the efforts of Director DILAA Dr Dawood Idris, Officer Jam Yasir, Mujeeb Naich, Asad Junejo and others for organizing the Job Fair in the best possible manner.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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