LUMS understands that once its students graduate, they are faced with a challenging and fierce job market. Without the proper guidance and counselling, the hunt for employment can be an unnerving and frustrating experience. In order to ease the transition of its graduates from student life to professional life, the University consistently organises events and information sessions that not only gives them the opportunity to interact with leading professionals from their industry but also familiarises them with the recruitment process. One such event is the LUMS Annual Career Fair, held every year for the past ten years; it connects LUMS students with prospective employers and introduces them to a myriad of job and internship opportunities offered by various public and private sector organisations.
This year the Annual Career Fair was held on February 2, 2019 and welcomed 120 national and international reputed organisations, representing multiple industries. Every organisation had set up a recruiter’s booth to conduct on-spot screening interviews, collect resumes and engage with students. The company representatives also counselled the students regarding their career choices and the job market requirements.
Commenting on the occasion, the LUMS Vice Chancellor, Dr. Arshad Ahmad said, “As Lahore celebrates another blessed season of marriages, LUMS hosts the Career Fair as its signature, milestone event for both students and employers. It is an exciting networking event showcasing reputable local, national and international companies as well as outstanding students from LUMS who learn about internship and full-time positions to explore future career opportunities. Employers recruit the best talent in Pakistan while our students consider life-changing prospects. This year 120 organisations from multiple sectors participated in the Career Fair. We are very fortunate to have our recruiting partners collaborate with our LUMS Career Services Office to make this event more successful than ever before.”
The fair has consistently grown, in terms of both students and prospective employer attendance and this year was no exception as the event provided the employers an opportunity to engage with a large pool of talented students while enabling the students to scout prestigious employment opportunities.