September 30, 2004
Professor with doctorates to student ratio, admissions standards, and programs offered, and recommendations of the peers are some factors that help students to choose an institution. More than that, today alumni are ambassadors of their institutions: where are they working? What positions are they holding? And how are they doing?
The academic outlook at any institution of higher studies has an important complement in the broad educational framework that students find outside the classroom (exploration of diversity, artistic interests and talents; athletic skill, other activities on- and off-campus and so forth).
Sana Hassan (Bsc Honours), who has very ambitious but practical goals to start her NGO after graduating, says, “I have been hearing about the Lahore School from friends and seniors who are already working that the School students are much better in interacting with people (thanks to field works for the projects and presentations). What made my mind to choose the Lahore School for my studies from so many others its life on campus?”
Today, informed students believe that a broad and varied on-campus experience affords the best opportunity to introduce them to the work principles and life values. The context at the Lahore School purposely encompasses every aspect of students' experience during their years at the University: the classroom, the computer clusters, the residence blocks, the library, the sports complex, the range of activities on- and off-campus, the resources and the spaces are all understood as a rich and complex educational whole.
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September 29, 2004
During their MBA years, apart from study, they need to develop a vision like where they want to be five to seven years after graduation. This does not mean industry and function alone, but also geographical location, setting of life. They can then begin to work the job question backward. Those who are able to develop a vision for five to seven years out can decide about job, experience, and what knowledge do they need to be hired.
The Lahore School has a serious mission of training young executives, and the coursework here is rich and robust that inculcate in students analytical ability. The Schools teaches the finest business-management skills that prepare graduates to jump in and contribute on the job. Besides, there are a lot of things that students can do when they are at the Lahore School: They can identify people who come here as guest speakers or when students go out to visit different industries. Who they see as strong corporate leaders or simply whose job seems exciting. It is a great opportunity to network with those people and spend time with them.
But first, have the career vision!
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/29/2004 11:37:00 AM,
September 28, 2004
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/28/2004 09:17:00 AM,
From the Placement Office
September 27, 2004
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/27/2004 10:05:00 AM,
The format for their items is a short teaser -- typically one sentence -- and a single link, pointing directly to the source. Site search feature is also there. This site will not waste your time.
In addition to the meat of their content, they have handy link columns pointing to: "Breaking News", "Sci/Tech Publications", "Useful Media", and "Interesting Sites". They keep these lists small -- typically 20 or 30 links -- and the quality high.
Another, Arts & Letters Daily is also a fascinating clearinghouse of links to some of the best articles on the Web, with a strong slant toward the humanities. This too is updated six times a week in three main categories—Articles of Note, New Books, and Essays and Opinion -- the site is a lively collection of great reads across an impressive array of subjects and points of view.
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/27/2004 09:48:00 AM,
From Ahmad Shahryar (MBA class 1999)
September 25, 2004
Email from Ahmad Shahryar to Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, the Rector
It has been always a pleasure to think about good old days at Lahore School of Economics. I graduated in April 1999, and since then am progressing with the career while incorporating my experiences with all what we learnt at the Lahore School. I would like to congratulate you on the successful uplift of the Lahore School.
These days I am working with Malaysian Oil and Gas giant PETRONAS in Kuala Lumpur and am heading their Marketing and Commercial Department for the West Coast of Malaysia.
I am positive that the School will keep on producing successful business graduates, whom the School will be proud of.
I would also like to mention the names of professors who did great job in best possible professional and friendly environment: My deep regards for professor Viqar, Ayesha Raza, Shazi, Aamir Chughtai, Shehla Arfeen, Seema Omer, and Mrs Qaisar.
I shall definitely visit you to pay my regards when I come in Pakistan.
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/25/2004 01:50:00 PM,
September 24, 2004
In an ongoing Football tournament, MBA 2 has defeated MBA 1 (9-1) and BBA Hons (6-2), whereas Philips has defeated MBA 2 (9-3) and MBA 1 has won a match from MBA 2 (6-3). MBA 1 will play two more matches on Saturday (Sep 25), in the morning against Wu-tang Clan and in the evening against BBA Hons. Come back for the results.
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/24/2004 02:18:00 PM,
Film started at 11.30 a.m. and before that students had settled with their cold drinks, chips or sandwiches. It was 1 hour and 45 minutes long suspense and mystery, which captured and held the interest of the audience till the very end. The story was also brilliant. Thanks to good effort by the Movie and Music Club, especially Maleha Humayun and Muhammad Ehsan (Class MBA II).
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/24/2004 02:00:00 PM,
There is an internship opportunity at Abacus Consulting for Marketing (Females). The duration of Internship is 3-4 months that can also lead to job depending on the performance of the Internees. Any one interested!
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/24/2004 01:52:00 PM,
A look into the Lahore School’s Gym where aesthetic is youth.
In the Main Campus students gravitate toward all manner of nooks, niches, and crevices (and there are so many in the vast expanse of the Campus) in search of the non-reflective quarters most conducive to their needs. That's why many members of the Lahore School community (this one included), go to find physical ‘solace’ in the gym.
If you want enormous strength, tightly defined muscles, a massive chest, powerful arms and legs, or simply need to shed some extra fat, going to the gym is a must. Gym’s mirror panels reflect all this and other nook, niche, and crevice of the bodies; they also multiply the array of body-shaping fitness units, machinery which looks like an army of robots. The mirrors are easy to do the self analysis. The effect of the mirrors is overwhelming.
Of course, it is important to keep in mind that the gym-goers at the Lahore School are not just any members of the University community. They are a special class who cares about how their bodies look, and maybe are also aware of the needs of ‘muscle flexing.’ Adnan Shah, athletic looking young student of MBA 2004, who hangs around and work out in the gym, when ever he has time before, after or in between classes, says, “This is one of the best facilities I have been to. In the gym I work at Flying and Bench mostly.”
This is not to say that every student there looks fit, for that would be an overstatement. But the gym's aesthetic is youth. They all are young, vibrant and embody the determined optimism that accompanies their presence there. Close examination of the gym population reveals another class of gym-goers: girls.
Lahore School’s competitive spirit does not rest in the gym alone. But the prevailing spirit resonates loudly among the many gym visitors, particularly those who go there regularly.
What is it about the gym, and its aesthetic of youth, that makes people (like me) feel so very old? Despite the age, I am reminded of my own days when one physical training instructor told and I suggest here, if I may, “Always believe in yourself. If you start doubting your abilities, your workouts are not going to be effective and your efforts are not going to be fruitful. And, attitude is everything. Once your attitude changes, everything changes. When you know you can do it, you can and will do it.
So, go workout in the Gym!
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/24/2004 01:04:00 PM,
Track them . . .
September 23, 2004
Malik Sheryar has switched his job from NIB (bank) to Total Parco, Hassan Ahmad has gone from Standard Chartered Bank to PSO, Saquib Abbas has left Geo Logistics to join Citibank, and Fahad Baig and Waqar Usman have joined Citibank.
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/23/2004 03:26:00 PM,
Following companies are offering new openings as shown against their names: 1) AZGARD-9 Ltd., Marketing, Fresh 2) Suraj Cotton Mills, Marketing, Fresh 3) Aptic Worldwide, Marketing, Manager Fresh 4) Mobilink, Marketing, Fresh
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/23/2004 03:16:00 PM,
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Computer labs: Equal access
September 22, 2004
Today, accessibility of computing facilities is critical for any student. Everyone who needs to use labs (who doesn’t) should be able to do so comfortably -- equal access. Computer labs are an academic boost in this Digital Age. The labs work is really making a difference toward improving students’ skills.
To make our labs accessible, the Lahore School has deployed stat of the art machines powered by microwave connectivity and 128 k bandwidth at the Main Campus (and HDSL link and another 128 k at the City Campus). We have principle of universal design at our labs. Universal design means facility for the average users, design for students with a broad range of abilities and skills. In our labs, any student can get to the facility and maneuver within it, access materials and electronic resources including free access to a prestigious journal like JSTOR, and making use of other resources across World Wide Web.
The staff is trained to support students with their problems – fatal errors, illegal operations, freezes -- and also help shooting troubles they face at their home work stations.
Students and teachers say the secret to the success of the labs is the atmosphere that is very conducive for learning. Even peers are forthcoming with help. The point is education can't occur in any other environment.
Come and join us!
We sincerely think that this blog will become a truly useful 'portal' for students of the Lahore School because they will participate in shaping it into what they want it to be. To get off the ground, we've focused on your activities and other useful information that are readily available for you. Please give us feed back on this newsletter, and offer suggestions for what other kinds of information you'd like to see here [Ed: S A J Shirazi].
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/22/2004 10:42:00 AM,
No call bells here, please!
September 21, 2004
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/21/2004 04:56:00 PM,
Mangla Valley is the countryside one would like to get lost in. I, along with some others, explored, hiked some ridges and went around a few of the natural bowls in the pollution free environments of the valley while more adventurous type were busy boating. Away from humdrum of the city life. No hurrying up. We did not realize and the evening was upon us, earlier than usual and we headed back. No one in the group wanted the joyful trip to end but it did.
Journey back home is conventionally faster. But in our case it was not. We were back at the City Campus, thinking where the Excursion Society will take us again [Sabrina Afzal, MBA].
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/21/2004 01:56:00 PM,
September 20, 2004
The Lahore School was granted a Charter in January, 1997 by an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab: The Lahore School of Economics Act 1997 (Act II of 1997). The Charter vests the powers of an independent degree granting institution to The Lahore School.
This blog covers learning, teaching, research and extra curricular activities in the Lahore School.
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9/20/2004 11:21:00 PM,
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