International Closing Symposium on Higher Education Initiatives in Entrepreneurship & Career Services
Isra University Organizes International Symposium on Entrepreneurship & Career Services on 28th & 29th April, 2017
Isra University, Hyderabad hosted a closing symposium of its implemented project “Pakistan Work Force Development” in collaboration with Ball State University, USA and with the support of the US Consulate on 28th and 29th April, 2017 at Mövenpick hotel, Karachi.
The event was graced by the Chief Guest, Mr. John Warner (Acting US Consul General), Dr. Kenneth Holland (Director, Ball State University), Dr. Hameedullah Kazi (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Isra University), Mr. A. J. Jagelski (Cultural Attache), Dr. Qamaurddin Mahar (Chairperson Management Sciences, Isra University), Dr. Julie Lebo (Ball State University) and focal persons from various partner universities in KPK, Balochistan and Sindh.
These partner universities comprise University of Peshawar, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Kohat University of Science & Technology, University of Science & Technology Bannu, Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, University of Baluchistan, BUITEMS and SBK Women’s University, Quetta.
Dr. Hameedullah Kazi welcomed all the participants and expressed gratitude to all the stakeholders of this project for serving the community in the areas of entrepreneurship and career development. In his speech, Dr. Holland, expressed the vision of Ball State University in working together with Isra University for developing better prospects for the youth of Pakistan. The Chief Guest of the event, Mr. John Warner (Acting US Counsel General) congratulated all the partner institutions for their remarkable achievements and significantly, appreciated the role of Isra University in achieving the objectives of the project.
The main objective of this symposium was to reflect and share achievements and progress of all partner universities with the reference to the implemented project which has served community of Pakistan in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Career Services. The key note speakers of the event were Dr. Kenneth Holland and Dr. Julie Lebo from Ball State University, USA. They talked on the role of universities in expanding employment opportunities for the disabled and the importance of adding the ‘arts’ to ‘science, technology, engineering and mathematics’ as foundations for innovation in university education.
Organizing team of Isra University, Hyderabad was comprised of, Dr. Hameedullah Kazi Dr. Qamarudin Mahar, Mr. Zafar A. Siddiqui, Mr. Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, Ms. Wafa Pathan, Mr. Hunain Ansari, Mr. Ebbad Qureshi, Ms. Donia Bughio, Mr. Ahsan Ansari and Mr. Yasir Shaikh.