MAN, WHAT IS THIS CAREER FAIR!?

There is a new thing around TIP now days that what’s happening in this career fair. There are many those who know what it is but doesn’t know when it is happening then there are others who doesn’t  even have any frigging idea what it is.

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Zain Mustafa mesmerized TIP

TIP witnessed a great day of this leap year on a date we wait for four years to come. Apart from its importance, one of the most successful sessions of TIP Talk were held and organized by team TIES which had a turnout of about 150 students along with some dispersed faculty in the lecture theatre to control the discipline. Obviously, many didn’t know about the speaker they were about to listen and be surprised and inspired from.

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GIA pros visit TIP

 Another session of TIP Talk was held in the past week which was much more humor oriented for the students rather than informative. A group of people representing the firm GIA, roamed around the auditorium and spoke on various topics in which their firm holds excellence. Not much of us knew about them and the contribution they did for our Apparel and Fashion Department when it was being set up.

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Are business schools killing the entrepreneurial spirit?

‘Are business schools killing the entrepreneurial spirit?’, Kazim Alam explores this thought on Express Tribune Business Pages by building up on the results of a recent survey highlighting management students’ aversion from venturing into the entrepreneurial realm.

KARACHI: During an interactive session held in connection with the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011, the moderator asked a sizeable group of management students present in the audience if they wanted to be entrepreneurs after graduation.

Hardly 20% replied affirmatively. The rest of them said they would rather get a secure job, preferably at a multinational, which promised a steady income and growth.

Are our business schools turning out good employees while killing the entrepreneurial spirit of potential business leaders of tomorrow?

According to Haris Hamdani – who graduated from a private university in 2009 and now runs a clothing brand for men namely Red Tree – career counselling at the undergraduate level was more about getting a stable job instead of entrepreneurship.

“As such, there was no encouragement to be an entrepreneur. There was not even an entrepreneurs’ society at my university. I’ve heard now they’ve established one,” said Hamdani, who set up his first retail outlet at Dolmen Mall on Tariq Road in July 2010 in partnership with three of his classmates. Continue reading “Are business schools killing the entrepreneurial spirit?”

Salman Alvi visits TIP

Photo Credits: Saman Salman (TDT2)

 Another step towards the betterment of the students, another day at the auditorium in the presence of a multi-talented, diverse and inspiring speaker who on one hand is well renowned for his vocals in the classical genre and on the other hand, a marketing executive and the founder of a remarkable marketing firm.

The recognized ghazal singer Salman Alvi visited TIP and shared with us his diverse experience and knowledge regarding the pursuit of happiness that everybody seem to be participating in, especially in professional life. Along with some conventional inspiring content shown in his signature way, he also shared with us his passion of music and its importance along with some real life chemistry that relates to music being a remedy to a mature mind.

Following a brief introduction given by his former MBA classmate Mr. Fariq Mukhtar, Mr. Alvi was handed over the rostrum to continue with the session. He presented his mind provoking series of questions regarding the barriers of change and innovation referred by him as “E-Novation” followed by some relevant poetic phrases regarding the subject. This was succeeded by the urge of change with respect to the current time and the incoming future. Continue reading “Salman Alvi visits TIP”

This is not the End, it’s only the Beginning

On 29th January, 2012, Textile Institute of Pakistan [TIP] said farewell to yet another vibrant and extremely competent batch of students. It was the Convocation 2012, probably the last time the entire batch crowded the fields on TIP collectively as a single cohesive unit.

The basketball court was utilized to host this grand event, just like it had been so the previous year. A dairy white marquee, a bright glistening sun and a pleasant breeze set the perfect tone for the occasion. The proceedings began, the event being hosted by me, Asad Jafri of AMM2 and Komal Mustafa of TDT2. In synchronization with a classical Sitar tune being played through the speakers, the procession led by the Academic Coordinator Mr. Umair Saeed entered the arena, followed by the graduating students, faculty members, Board of Governors, President TIP Dr. Zubair Bandukda, Chancellor TIP Mr. Arif Hasan and the keynote speaker for the day, Mrs. Noorjehan Bilgirami. Continue reading “This is not the End, it’s only the Beginning”

“Think Positive” says the psychologist..

Picture Courtesy: Saman Salman, Photographer MAPS

The Textile Institute Entrepreneurial Society (TiES) was finally reformed and began performing its duties by inviting the first guest speaker for the fall 2011. Ms Faiza Mehmood, a professional therapist and a qualified counsellor and psychologist visited TIP on 7th December, 2011 to deliver a valuable lecture on, “The Power of Positive Thinking and Attitude.”

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