Monday, August 29, 2016

Students Guidance Centre set up at SSUET

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, has established a Students Guidance Centre to facilitate the future engineers. 

“Guidance and counselling of students is an integral component of the educational mission of the university as they promote the personal, social, educational and career development of all students,” Siraj Khilji, Honorary Advisor of the Counselling and Guidance centre of the Career Planning department, remarked. 

According to him the focus of career counseling is generally on issues, such as career exploration, career change, personal career development and other career related issues and it supports individuals in understanding their situations, so as to take the issues towards solutions. 

 “The main functions of the department are to explore career options and guide the students broadening their horizon to choose the field of their work, to guide the students in writing cover letter techniques, resume writing and prepare them to face up interviews confidently besides guiding the students in finding best and most efficient method of searching for employment, helping them in strengthening skills and supporting them in professional development by giving personalized counselling to all graduates and advising them to enhance their skills by getting extra short qualifications and certifications, which will enrich their employability,” he explained. 

“In order to create new jobs/internship opportunities, we have started contacting employers to induct our students in their Internship and hiring programmes,” the SSUET official added. 

“Those having passed out from the SSUET are our assets as they are serving the country at many key posts. Keeping in view their positions in job markets we have reached some of them to guide the SSUET students about growing industries and job opportunities and career options they have in job market. Positive response has been received from the alumni,” Siraj Khilji stated 

“We are also utilizing social media as an online platform to help and promote the SSUET students to a wider audience, and avail more opportunities of updating the students with different growing industries and their promising opportunities, appraising the students of values of professionalism, which are not found in management books and also identifying different career options which are parallel to engineering profession and are adoptable by an engineer,” he concluded.