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Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineers


Innovation and Entrepreneurship seem like alien words in the world of College of E&ME, where walking on the layed out (SOP certified) line is “siraat-e-mustakeem”. The lack of appreciation for different personalities and their ideas, coupled with the sole benchmarking based on GPA has turned it into a stagnant system. The immediate and evident consequences of this being that the top notch students of nation coming to this college are provided with a mindset (by default) to seek jobs. Starting a new business or a venture is out of their books! Or at least a lowest grade back up. Students would even prefer low income research jobs (even though they don’t have research aptitude). A brief study of stats shows that it was not until the recession hit market cut down vacancies, that the students started thinking of doing something of their own, otherwise doing own business is out of question. Not that the students aren’t capable enough or worst non-innovative, it’s the general mindset of society, educational institute and the family that first goal set for fresh grads is to find some “cool” job – which necessarily entails some famous multinational or a permanent government job.

Breaking this ice of stagnation, Society of ICTs arranged a lecture on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship for engineers”. The guest speaker was the well-known, Mr. Adnan Shahid (president EME Alumni Association, De 14EE Graduate, Director post paid solutions at Mobilink and an MBA from MIT). The speaker had a solid IT background polished by the studies at MIT. He has been lately talking to the college administration to promote new ideas and concepts in a bit to foster entrepreneurial ventures by EMEnets. These are the earliest attempts of shifting the excessive academic focus of the college administration though. It might take much time to develop an atmosphere conducive to innovative minds to break the conventions and take up new challenges – eventually to get spin out companies formed by college graduates.

Though the lecture was held at a very short notice, the simplistic yet inspirational speaking skills of the guest kept the audience alive, interested and at the same time calling their pals to come to ECR (through SMS). Sir Adnan presented several examples of small ideas which later on changed the technology or the lives of people. Through the brilliant examples and news report clippings (from Pakistani newspapers) he explained the terms Innovation and invention as well as their link. He presented several case studies to students e.g. Facebook, his target of research, and presented his analysis of the marketing techniques Facebook guys implemented to make it such a huge success. Mr. Adnan challenged the students to come up with ideas along with their business proposals and start their own ventures. He presented the examples of content development (applications, wallpapers, ringtones etc.) for Mobilink itself. The students look forward to more of such lectures by alumni to guide them and inspire them J Society of ICTs will be working with the Alumni Liaison Committee to hold more of such lectures. Next semester a series of lectures on software development are also planned with the alumni owning software houses.

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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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