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Lahore School of Economics invited alumni Associations of Entrepreneurs and Professionals and entrepreneurs Telecom/IT to a lunch with the Rector Lahore School and share their thoughts and experiences. Prominent alumni including Badar Khushnood (Class of 1997) Country Consultant for Google and Fatima Said CEO, ABACUS Consulting (Class of 1995) also participated in this lunch.


Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry welcomed the guests and appreciated their commitment to the Lahore School. He briefed the guests on growth that the Lahore School had undergone in the past few years. The Rector explained how Lahore School of Economics from a single building had grown to a purpose built campus, funded entirely with its own resources. He also informed the guests that Lahore School of Economics had recently become a part of the Global Business School Network. He added that the school would also accredit itself with Pakistan’s National Business Education Accreditation Council soon. Dr. Chaudhry said that this accreditation would help Lahore School in creating ventures with foreign universities for research and development. He also informed about the privileges and facilities Lahore School was offering to its Alumni free of cost.

The Rector invited the guests to collaborate with the Lahore School in hosting Annual Business Conference being held on May 30-31, 2014. He also said that Alumni were welcome to join Lahore School Academic Council to contribute valuable ideas for improving syllabus and curriculum.

Dr. Aamir Khan informed the guests about the recent launch of Lahore School's Executive Education program. Lahore School has conducted three executive education programs in the last month. "Business schools need to foster connect with industry, not only because it benefits the industry but also the business schools stay current," he said. 

On this occasion, Badar Khushnood suggested a new website for the alumni to connect and share contacts. He said that the introduction of digital marketing as a course was crucial as traditional marketing techniques were evolving continually. He also shed light on the importance of entrepreneurial spirit and encouraged the Lahore School to start incubators at the university in order to support fresh entrepreneurs. He proposed to create an online calendar of activities for alumni’s information. Several other guests welcomed his ideas and were willing to help along the way. He emphasized that the Lahore School’s student body needed to be more organized and active.
 
The Rector assured to consider all the suggestions made by Alumni and desired for interactive and extensive two way communication between the Lahore School and its ambassadors from all batches.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 4/11/2014 10:29:00 AM,

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