The Career Development Center (CDC), CUI, Wah Campus, organized a Virtual Open House & Job Fair - Spring 2021 event on July 15 – 16, 2021. A total of 114 final year projects were exhibited online by the undergraduate students of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Computer Science Departments. Complete projects brief with a video demonstration were available on CDC web page http://cdc.cuiwah.edu.pk/Event/OpenHouseAndJobFairSP21
On day one, July 15, 2021, students presented their project work online along with their project supervisor for an internal evaluation conducted by their respective departmental jury/judges.
On day two, July 16, 2021, the event started with the welcome speech of Dr. Usman Ghani, In-charge Career Development Center. In his address, he presented the effectiveness of the event and acknowledged the support that Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abid, Campus Director furnished in holding this successful online event, which will be a platform for students learning for the future as well as career building of passing out students of Spring - 2021. He thanked the entire organizers including HoDs, coordinators, and faculty from each department and IT Team especially Mr. Aqib Shabbir for all the great work done regarding coordination with focal persons for the completion of student's presentations to upload on the CDC website.
Alumni of CUI – Wah Campus contributed the main role in this event and they were well connected in order to make this event highly effective for the passing out student. Alumni of all departments including Assistant Manager, Mr. Ehtisham from National Logistic Cell, Chief Executive Officer, Muhammad Farrukh Mahmood from 11Values Pakistan, and Operations Manager, Talha Malik from ST Engineering Solutions gave an online talk. In their talk, they encouraged and motivated all the participants for their good projects and provided guidance related to career development. They guided students in shaping themselves to fulfill current diverse market needs to compete with other university students. Alumni appreciated the efforts made by CUI, Wah Campus for giving students an opportunity and platform to present their skills and projects to industry and academia.
More than 100 organizations related to academia, industry and research & development participated and attended the event and showed their keen interests. Online Interviews of shortlisted candidates were also arranged for different organizations, which showed their interests in specific projects.
Dr. Rameez on behalf of the CDC announced the first three best projects from each department and will be highlighted on the CDC website soon with their titles, students and supervisor details and certificates will be awarded to all winners.
The Director Campus in his closing remarks shared his appreciation for all the great efforts of CDC, IT, E&CE, CS, and Civil departments for their excellent teamwork jointly and in coordination with students, industries, and Alumni; hence making this online event successfully. He appreciated faculty members in guiding all students for such a unique opportunity of showcasing their projects and talent to a global community of their good work. Covid-19 has created a lot of restrictions on education but has also given different kinds of opportunities to have dynamic ideas to proceed with the pandemic situations. Director Campus thanked all industry and Alumni for their participation, encouragement, guidance, evaluation, and selection to the graduating batch students. He also mentioned other activities related to entrepreneurship and set up a student start-up business center at CUI Wah independently and in collaboration with PITB Plan 9 and Pakistan Software Export Board soon. He also mentioned the ORIC website, where research profiles of all faculty are available to attract graduates and industry for admissions in graduate programs. Describing his vision for CUI Wah, he said adopting Science-Technology-Society philosophy, Real-World Problem Solving will help and will produce Entrepreneurs.
The Director Campus congratulated the winner and runner-up teams of the FYP and offered to incubate in SSBC established at CUI Wah Campus.