Archive for June, 2009


Blogging 101


M. Zain Mustafa, DE 29, DCE

Blogging 101 was an initiative by ICTEC (Information Communication Technology and Entrepreneurship club) to expose emenents to the fast expanding web culture. The main attraction of the event was the guest speaker, Badar Kushnood, currently the country advisor to Google for Pakistan. So powerful were his words that by the time the event ended, every attendee had his mind set to open his own blog as soon as possible, myself included.

Badar started off with some videos and statistics on slides. Amongst the many statistics displayed, Pakistan was shown as the world’s 3rd largest country in terms of broadband usage, just above India and the 4rth largest in term of mobile phone usage, just below India. Badar then continued on to introduce ways for programmers to get projects off the web and earn money through them. He was very interactive with the audience, and involved them throughout the event. Continuing on, he departed various invaluable tips and tricks for bloggers to boost their popularity on the web. He comprehensively discussed how to use services such as Insight, Google Alerts and SCO to your Blog’s advantage, but perhaps his most meticulous discussion was pertained to the Google Ad sense service and the Pay per Click (PPC) concept. This was the focal point of the event, as Badar showed the audience how easy and simple it was to earn money off the web.

Along Badar, guests to the event were Haris Nadeem and Faheem Mumtaz. These two were invited by Badar as success stories for blogging in Pakistan for the event. Haris, a 1st year FSC student from Lahore is a blogger who owns www.sizzledcore.com, left the audience in awe just by revealing that he earns an average $4000 a month, and has worked for CNN as a reporter, all courtesy of his Blog. A minor as yet, Haris was a standing example of the outstanding potential within Pakistan towards development of media on web. The other guest for case study, Faheem was a professional in Search Engine Optimization from Islamabad. His Blog, www.paperpk.com, is a simple yet successful implementation of the idea of uploading paper Ads onto the web.

Blogging 101 was a Red Bull sponsored event. Halfway though the event, the Red Bull team served the addressees with a can each, stirring up more energy in an already enthusiastic audience.

As the event approached its end, all three guests positioned themselves onto the stage and invited queries from the audience, which battered them with questions ranging all over Badar’s talk. The event ended in an atmosphere of high energy and enthusiasm.


Registration for the Career Counselling Session


ICTEC in collaboration with Alumni Association brings to you a comprehensive Career Counselling event !images

Sponsored by RED BULL

Register at: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=ci1nSU1PWjJaSkltWlNwcG5oNmtJRFE6MA..

Whether you need advice on resume writing or want to improve your interview skills?
We have it all under one roof…CAREER ADVICE, RESUME WRITING, INTERVIEW tips and even MOCK INTERVIEWS by alumni of EME. Be guided by the best of the industry on what they look for when they are in the hiring seat. Know the first hand experiences of different people from different sectors of industry. Get the answers to your entire career oriented questions in one place.

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Tentative Event Schedule:

9:00 A.M. Career Advice session
10:30 A.M. Tea Break
11:00 A.M. Resume And Interview Tips
11:45 A.M. Mock Interviews
1:00 P.M. End of Event
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Event Details:

1) Career Advice session:

9:00 A.M. Presentation /Talk by panelists
10:00 A.M. Q&A Session                                                                                            Duration 90 minutes
Nature Semi-formal

Four/Five Panelists with expertise/experience in any of the following areas:
• Telecom Sector
• IT Sector (Software /Application/Web Development)
• Supply Chain Department(Product Industry)
• R & D Sector
• Energy Sector(Oil &Gas)
• Management in any services or product oriented company

Each panelist will be given 10/15 minutes to give an overview of career in his respective field. Half hour will be dedicated to questions and answers. Each panelist will answer questions asked from him/her.
2)Resume and Interview Tips:

11:00 A.M. Presentation /Talk by panelists                                                            Duration 45 minutes
Nature: Interactive
Two to three panelists who have had experience of short listing candidates and interviewing them

3)Mock Interviews:

11:45 A.M. Interviews                                                                                                  Duration 75 minutes

Four interviews from students representing each of the four departments i.e. Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Mechatronics, each of duration 10/15 minutes. At the end of each interview, the assessors will give a summary of the mistakes made by students during the interview.

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Guest Speakers/Panelists:

1. Muhammad Ali Khan -DE16 E- BE and MBA-working in Telenor Finance as Manager
2. Salman Malik -DE16M- BE and MBA.
3. Umair Afzal- DE18E…
4. Waqas Jabbar- DE18E- BE & MS,… self employed as well as working as consultants for some SW houses…. BE & MS
5. Shahzad Javed – 18M
6. Jehanzeb Khan – 18C.
7. Faisal Abdullah -DE18C ,working as CEO for an offshore R&D setup
8. Haris Anis – 21C
9. Tahir Abbas – 21E
10. Adeel ur Rehman DE19C
11. Muzammil Butt DE24C ,working in mobilink in RF
12. Syed Usman Ali DE-26E

We’ll be updating the list of speakers and their profiles.
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There is no registartion fee.Transport will be provided for pick and drop.

If you want to volunteer for mock interview ,kindly email to aneeqaishaq@hotmail.com with your name,degree,discipline and ur updated resume.

For any queries,please contact:

Aneeqa Ishaq(President ICTEC)
Uzair Sukhera(VP ICTEC)

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