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UMT Holds Mega Career Fair 2017
Backpack to Briefcase

November 30, 2017

The Office of Career Services (OCS) at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) organized UMT Career Fair, under the theme ‘Backpack to Briefcase.’ This mega annual Career Fair brought 103 organizations comprising of; renowned consultancies, local and foreign institutes, MNCs, local and SME including Nestlé, VIVO Smartphones,, TCL Electronics Pakistan, Gooline Pvt. Ltd., Packages, Pepsi Cola – Riaz Bottlers Pvt. Ltd., Cotton Web Ltd., Crescent Bahuman Ltd, Stoneage, Descon Oxychemicals Ltd., Haier Pakistan, Jotun Paints, Wilshire Labs, The Urban Unit, SMEDA, Hyperstar, Joyland Ltd.,, HBL, Stylo Group, Hardee’s, Starlet, DWP Group, Bank Alfalah Limited, The Inksters, Allied Bank Limited, Mast FM 103, i2c Pakistan, Shahi Sawari, FiveRivers Technologies, Nextbridge, Mindbridge Pvt. Ltd., Cure MD, Dawn Bread, Varioline Intercool, PTCL, Zealcon Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Nagina Group, Fermrock Pvt. Ltd, ABN Overseas Education, Webster University, PFL Education, The Punjab School, Riphah International University, University of Hertfordshire, Queen Mary University of London, CCL Pharmaceuticals, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Sarena Industries, Kohinoor Mills, Careem, Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore, Hopscotch, Professional Employers Pvt. Ltd., Emirates Supply Chain Services, Virikson Travels, Ali Akbar Group, Unique Group of Institutions, IBEX Global Solutions, DGS and many more under one roof had set up their recruitment stalls. A large number of fresh graduates and students across Lahore thronged the venue, network and exchanged their data with the recruiters.

50+ Food and entrepreneurial stalls were also displayed during the event where visitors enjoyed fresh bites of traditional and fast food along with other activities. Apart from food items, attendees enjoyed the taste of all kinds of activities including dart games, singing competition, foosball etc. where a lot of prizes and giveaways were distributed.


The objective of this career fair was to make opportunity seekers aware of the work and study culture along while networking in parallel and taking a glimpse of what is the corporate sector looking for. Recruiters held talks with the fresh graduates and evaluated their knowledge, skills, and passion to learn in a working environment. Candidates delivered around 7,000 CVs directly to the recruiters and many of them were hired on spot.

Glimpse of few stalls at UMT Career Fair 2017

Prof Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin (Chairman - Punjab Higher Education Commission) along with Dr. Muhammad Aslam (Rector - UMT), Manzoor ul Haq Malik (Vice President & Regional Chairman - FPCCI), Sarmad Hussain (Regional Head-Lahore, Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited) and senior faculty and staff members of UMT inaugurated the career fair. They also visited all the corporate stalls and lauded OCS efforts to provide job opportunities at the doorsteps. Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin, who is a renowned advocate of industry-academia linkages, said such events should be organized by all public and private sector universities.

Chaudhry Muhammad Shafique (Minister for Special Education & Member of Punjab Assembly), Jamil A. Naz (Life Member FPCCI, Chairman WTO and Liaison Officer for Koelnmesse GmbH & Messee Duesseldorf FPCCI) and Ahsen Ud Din (Director Technology- Fatima Group) were the chief guests at the closing ceremony. Chaudhry Muhammad Shafique said that the government was taking a number of initiatives for youth engagement in the journey of national development. The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry should organize such events in educational institutes. He said that government was introducing many schemes for the youth in order to empower them so that they play an important role in the national economy. Mr. Shafique added that such an event was a great opportunity for both students as well as companies, as it helps meet the gap between academia and industry.

Mr.  Jamil A. Naz addressed the gathering and emphasized that the role of educated people was important for the economy of any country. He appreciated OCS-UMT for hosting such a beautiful event that is beneficial for both students and organizations.

Mr Manzoor stated that UMT students and staff members should visit Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries to give exposure to the students, make new connections and also network with the corporates under FPCCI so we can collaborate and work together for the community at large.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad (Chairman ILM Trust) said that UMT is fundamentally an entrepreneurial university, which supports students in searching out business opportunities by getting an exposure to the corporate sector. He further said that the career fair is organized every year to create jobs and networking opportunities for UMT graduates/alumni. Dr Murad also stated that UMT has become the number one choice for students due to its amazing corporate and research culture. UMT, through this annual career fair, creates employment opportunities for the students and gives them an exposure to deal with the organizations directly. He emphasized, “We are producing quality leaders keeping market demands in view so that they lead in their respective fields”.

Dr Muhammad Aslam appreciated the efforts of OCS team for organizing such a mega event and encouraged the participants to make full use of the opportunities available there. He further stated that UMT continues to provide such platforms for the promotion of quality academics.

During the Career Fair, OCS launched its most exclusive and core feature: Employer Portal, and released its access to the recruiters so they may create their account, post jobs and extract profiles. A cake cutting ceremony was held for the launch of the employer portal in the presence of Prof Dr. Mohammad Nizamuddin along with Rector UMT and other staff members.

Special talented students from Disability Resource Center – UMT participated at the Career Fair 2017 and presented a special performance on the National Anthem of Pakistan which was encouraged and thoroughly enjoyed by the attendees.

Expressing their views, some of the students said that the career fair was an exciting opportunity to interact with the companies of their choice. They said that the event had brought them opportunities to learn from the exposure and help in buffing up skills that are the requirement for securing jobs in a competitive environment.    

At the end, Mr. Khalid Naqi, Director Career Services and Mr. Aqeel Baloch, Chief Organizer and Manager Career Services thanked the participating organizations as they contributed towards the economy at large by exhibiting their recruitment activities and helping in eliminating unemployment. In their concluding remarks, OCS team, Ushers, Marshals and all the university management offices were praised for their support and timely execution of the event by effective management followed by the souvenir distribution ceremony and group photographs.



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