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JOB PLACEMENTS AND INTERNSHIPS

The sluggish performance of Pakistan's Economy over the last few years, and the devastation caused by the recent floods has resulted in a very tight job market. The few jobs which are available attract intense competition among graduates of leading universities in Pakistan. Under these conditions it was imperative that the Corporate Affairs and Placements Office adopt a proactive, aggressive approach to finding jobs for the graduating class of 2010.

The team has devised a strategy (both long and short term), to ensure a high success rate.


The objective is to arrange 100% placements both for jobs and internships for interested students.

Some activities undertaken in this connection are as follows:

ALUMNI

We have also written to over 350 alumni, requesting them to facilitate the job placement drive in their organization of employment.

A Karachi chapter is being organized to meet once a month, to actively promote the Lahore School of Economics in Karachi - the largest job market in Pakistan.

SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES

Seminars and conferences are a regular feature at Lahore School.

The following seminars and conference have been held in 2010.

  1. IMF Roundtable Discussion “View from Pakistan's Youth”. 
  2. Seminar on “Managing Marketing Strategies in Economic Downturn”. 
  3. The Fourth Annual Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy. International Financial Crisis and the Role of IMF: The view from Pakistan's youth was jointly hosted by the Lahore School and the IMF Pakistan Office at the Lahore School of Economics on February 22, 2010.
SEMINAR ON MARKETING

The Lahore School has always endeavored to create awareness among students about the concerns and challenges facing Pakistan's business community. As an extension of that effort, the business school arranged a seminar, the objective of which was to give students an understanding of the issues that marketing heads faced while managing marketing strategies for their organizations in an economic downturn. Four speakers spoke on “Marketing Strategies in Recession” 

Four speakers gave presentations on Engro Foods and one speaker gave a presentation on Pepsi International (snacks)

  1. Mr. Ahsan Afzal Ahmad, Marketing Head Engro Foods 
  2. Mr. Atif Shehzad Bhutto, Assistant Brand Manager Tarang 
  3. Mr. Ali Rashid Khan, Assistant Brand Manager Omore 
  4. Mr. Saad Munawar Khan, Marketing Head Snacks Pepsi International 

The concluding remarks were delivered by Mr. Tariq Saeed Saigol, Chairman Kohinoor Maple Leaf. He complimented The Lahore School for choosing such a topic and said that it was an absorbing session. 

CAREER FAIR

The Corporate Relations office plans to hold a career fair in January 2011. Companies from various sectors like financial, textile, pharmaceuticals, telecom, FMCG, manufacturing and IT will participate in this event. This event will provide an opportunity for students to interact with the representatives of participating companies to get first hand information on the companies and the job opportunities available. Students will get a chance to meet potential employers looking for talent from this platform.

ALUMNI DINNER

An alumni dinner is planned for end November, with the theme “Provinces of Pakistan”. Guests apart from alumni will include faculty, and the five best students from the BBA and MBA final class. Guests will be requested to don regional dresses of their choice. Dinner and entertainment will also highlight the culture of Pakistan's provinces.

LIST OF COMPANIES THAT VISITED THE LAHORE SCHOOL DURING THE LAST SIX MONTHS FOR RECRUITMENT

Standard Chartered Bank 12/01/2010

Standard Chartered Bank came for the International Graduate Career presentation on January 12, 2010 where they explained the online recruitment process at Standard Chartered.

Unilever 11/02/2010

The HR team of Unilever Pakistan visited the Lahore School on February 11, 2010 in connection with the recruitment of Management Trainee and Summer Internship Batch - 2010. They gave a comprehensive presentation to graduating students. The presentation was followed by aptitude tests for both programs. Over 400 students in total appeared for the test for both Management Trainee and Summer Internship programs.

P&G 16/02/2010

The team for P&G gave a presentation on the recruitment policy of their organization. The presentation was followed by an aptitude test in which over 300 students participated.

ICI 08/03/2010

The ICI recruitment team visited the Lahore School on February 8, 2010. The ICI team gave a presentation about the company that was followed by a question and answer session. The team also conducted three tests on campus.

Bank Alfalah 18/03/2010


A Bank Alfalah recruitment drive took place on March 18, 2010. Their HR Team came and gave a presentation followed by a test. Students of both Masters and Bachelors sat for their management trainee officer test.

Nestle 5/04/2010

The Nestle HR team gave a presentation which included the company profile and their recruitment process followed by a question and answer session. Lahore School alumni working at Nestle shared their experiences with students.

RBS 8/04/2010

The RBS team came in April for interviews for preferred banking officers posts; both Bachelor's and Master's students attended the interviews.

Lakson Tobacco 09/04/2010

The Lakson HR team came and gave a company presentation followed by an activity session. Lakson also conducted mock interviews where the entire MBA II was given a chance to give interviews to improve their interview skills. In second week of August a group of students chosen by the placement department also went and made a presentation at the Lakson Office in Defence. The presentation was on the Lahore School of Economics and was well received.

Telenor 20/5/2010

A Telenor career management workshop took place on May 20, 2010. The team explained their online hiring process. They also guided students on resume writing and job applications.

Dubai Islamic Bank 14/05/2010

A team from Dubai Islamic came for interviews at the Lahore School for recruitment purposes.

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