Unleash your Potential – Choose the Right Career

Career Counseling Seminar by KSBL

KSBL organized the 2nd career counseling seminar “Unleash Your Potential – Choose the Right Career” on 14th June, 2013, where CEOs and Industry Experts shared their lifelong experiences, industry insights and highlighted why MBA could be a good career choice. The event was well attended by students from various institutions across Karachi. The evening was hosted by Dr. Rizwan Amin Sheikh, Professor and Director MBA, at KSBL. The panelists for the event were:

  Mr. Sarfaraz A. Rehman – CEO Dawood Foundation and Former CEO of Engro Foods.
  Mr. Abid Butt – CEO – E2E Supply Chain Management (Pvt) Ltd.
  Dr. Yasmeen Sabeeh Qazi – Senior Country Advisor, Population Program, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
  Mr. Noman-ul-Hassan – COO, Lucky Cement
  Dr. Fahim-ul-Islam – Associate Professor Marketing, KSBL

The session started off with a short video about KSBL and its MBA programme. The opening session by Dr. Rizwan Sheikh introduced the panelists which was followed by a discussion on women empowerment and leadership by Dr. Yasmeen Qazi. She further elaborated on the importance of doing an MBA by quoting “Managerial skills are equally important no matter which profession you’re a part of.”

Mr. Sarfaraz Rehman spoke about his life experiences and shared his thoughts on the significance of teamwork. He added, “If you lead a team full of passion and purpose, there is nothing stronger and successful than that”. He further spoke on the difference between a career and job, and how important it was to work for a good cause.

Mr. Noman Hassan shared insights on the advancement of technology and how it facilitated in decision making. He also mentioned, “Do what you want to do and you will make the most in it and more importantly, love what you do.” Mr. Abid Butt enlightened the audience about the importance of Entrepreneurship in terms of creating job opportunities and reducing unemployment.

Dr. Fahim-ul-Islam was the last speaker of the evening who shared his views on effective team building and how significant it was towards successful career growth. The speaking session was followed by a Q & A session where students asked various questions and their queries were thoroughly answered by the guest speakers. The audience response was truly commendable and this event turned out to be a great learning experience for them. Students further had one to one interaction with the panelists over tea.
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