UET Peshawar Career Fair Attracts Hundreds of Graduates
On April 10, 2019, the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy at University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar organized its first Youth Employment Expo 2019 for the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), focusing on engineering, information technology (IT), and business. Held in collaboration with the KP IT Board, the World Bank Group, Sustainable Energy for Pakistan (SEP), Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE), ACCA Pakistan and Khawateen Rozgar Services, the event provided local students and graduates access to many career and employment opportunities.
Over 2,000 graduates interacted with representatives from about 60 private and public sector organizations at the expo. The event also provided two parallel sessions for youth to explore market demand and the required skillsets for successful careers. One session focused on resume writing, job search and interview skills while the second facilitated interaction with human resources professionals and interviews of potential candidates for jobs and internships.
Special Assistant to the Chief Minister KP for Science and Technology Kamran Bangash and Vice-Chancellor of UET Peshawar Dr. Iftikhar Hussain inaugurated the Youth Employment Expo 2019 and delivered motivational speeches to the audience.
A graduate shared, “This event was a great opportunity to connect with industry. I learned about the needs of the current job sector, and the capacity development sessions arranged here increased the young graduates’ confidence in themselves.”