Career Counseling Seminar at University of Gujrat
“Know yourself and your worth.” This adage of Hazrat Ali is all about what career counseling is. It is directed towards intra-knowledge of self and its true subjectivity. It is a peep into the potential capabilities of a person. Each individual is a unique creation and holds immense potential of creativity and innovation. He can play an important role in some sphere of life. Career Counseling basically is a good matchmaking between objective reality of professions and subjectivity of talents and aptitudes. Different heads of the departments and academics have presented the pros and cons of their departments and faculties. I am pretty sure that this immensely useful information will brighten up your intuitive faculties and help you in matching yourself to an appropriate and more suitable profession. Nations are built in the academia. Our national youth constituting 65% of our population is our real asset. Unfortunately widespread poverty does not allow more than two percent of our population to reach the prestigious corridors of universities. It is a horrible situation, to say the least. In this scenario the efforts of charitable organizations like ‘Alflah Scholarship Scheme’ is no less than a boon for the nation. It is the need of the day that such charitable organizations mushroom and spare no Pakistani from the august task of getting educated. I am thankful to the students Services Center and the Alflah Scholarship Scheme for their joint collaborative effort in managing this seminar. I am especially thankful to Mian Mohammad Shakoor Chairman Alflah Scholarship Scheme and Vice Chairman S. Zaigham Mugheera for their valuable thoughts and their practical implementation; for their theory and practice.
These ideas were expressed by Professor Syed Shabeer Hussain Shah in a seminar as Chief Guest on Career Counseling; jointly organized by Alflah Scholarship Scheme and Student Services Center. The Seminar was jointly presided over by Mian Mohammad Abdul Shakoor and Mr S. Zaigham Mugheera. Ms Zaibun Nisa student of BS Statistics performed as stage secretary whereas Mr Kashif Shahid performed the administrative duties of the seminar diligently. Mian Abdul Shakoor in his address dwelled on the formation of Alflah Scheme and its aims and objectives. He reported about the various charitable projects running under this organization. Mr Zaigham Mugheera whose family in large numbers is working aboard; is the backbone of organization in managing donations and funds. He reported that the organization was formed in Kharian in 1998 to help the poor but talented students in pursuing their education. Denizens of Kharian Tehsil give an immense financial support to the organization and by the grace of God it has spread to every nook and cranny of Pakistan. It has also established its offices abroad in some countries. Speaking on the issue of Career Counseling Dr Atif Ali Jaffery Head of Economics Dept, introduced the pros and cons of social sciences faculty. Mr Abrar Ahmed who is a soft-ware engineer presented material on Computer Sciences and information Technology. Engineer Iftikhar Hussain presented an overview of engineering faculty. Mr Ghafar Mohiyuddin Assistant Professor Art and Design gave a comprehensive presentation on School of Art Design and Architecture (SADA) and its component departments. Rana Ahmed Shaheed talked about English Department and Mr Nasir Majeed Head of Law Dept. gave a detailed talk about the education of Law and its allied professions. Students jubilantly participated in the seminar, which speaks of its marvelous success.