Charter Installation Ceremony

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development (CEID) at DSU has been proving virtual incubation and mentoring services to DSU community as well as budding entrepreneurs outside DSU. “Entrepreneur’s Den” (ED) is one such startup that has been groomed/mentored under CEID.

“Entrepreneur’s Den” (ED) is headed by Mr. Asad Ayaz Ansari, an energetic and passionate youth of our society. ED is purely a youth led non-profitable & non-political association providing a platform for Entrepreneurial development within our society at large. ED is on a mission to create a learning environment for aspiring entrepreneurs by bringing in experiences of successful entrepreneurs. Hence, ED aims to create a pool of leaders who can support the economic system of the country by their unfailing determination to learn.

ED has recently achieved a milestone and has collaborated with Rotary Club Karachi for promoting Entrepreneurial services for the youth and formed “The Rotary Club of Karachi Entrepreneurs” (RCKE). RCKE is an extended club under the Rotary Club of Karachi that is affiliated with Rotary International. The organization aims to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization open to all.

As the journey of a startup is never smooth. Despite seeing many ups & downs Mr. Asad remained consistent and under the umbrella of “Entrepreneur’s Den” have successfully organized many Entrepreneurial activates within their one year journey. Moving ahead Entrepreneurs Den, recently achieved a milestone and has collaborated with Rotary Club Karachi for promoting Entrepreneurial services for the youth and formed “The Rotary Club of Karachi Entrepreneurs” (RCKE). RCKE is an extended club under the Rotary Club of Karachi that is affiliated with Rotary International. The organization aims to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization open to all.

To celebrate this milestone DSU-CEID celebrated their “Charter Installation Ceremony” on 13th October, 2020. The ceremony was attended by leading business tycoons like: Hamza Tabani (CEO Tabani Group), Abdullah Akhtar (Chairman, Schole International Academy), Prof Dr. Farhan Essa (CEO, Essa Laboratory and Diagnostic Centres), Mirza Ishtiaq Baig (Vice President, Baig Grop), and Ambassador Jamil Ahmad (Former Ambassador UAE), Junaid Naqi (Vice President, KATI), Syed Turab Shah (Chairman, AZB Global Trade) who inspired and imparted their wisdom to young minds through enlightened discussions. The ceremony was covered by Radio Pakistan, Karachi, and Daily Ausaf.

The esteemed panelists discussed the challenges that a young entrepreneur face when they want to make their way in the business world and what are the necessary measures that they should take to overcome those obstacles.

Mirza Ishtiaq Baig emphasized that how important it is to have a specialized team when you want to start your venture. He said, “Most ventures fail as they lack team development. You cannot hire an unprofessional in your team, even though he’s your relative.”

Abdullah Akhtar was asked whether a person is an inborn entrepreneur, to which he replied,” You learn with time and though it’s something that a person has in itself, you cannot discourage anyone who wants to start their venture.”

Prof Dr. Farhan Essa advised the youth to take an active part in community service and make sure you spread happiness where ever you get a chance. Sharing his involvement in this direction he mentioned that, “We run an organization with the name ‘Make a wish’, the prime objective of this organization is to fulfill the wishes of children having terminal diseases. We recently organized a meet up of Engin Altan Guzyatan with two children who are fighting with cancer. I’ll like to encourage youngsters to be a part of such activities.”

The role of female entrepreneurs became a hot part of the discussion on how they have changed the corporate world, and now making mark in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The country needs their input and hard work to lift the status of the country across the globe.

The panel appreciated CEID and it’s hard work to change the core of studies from a conventional way to an entrepreneurial mindset where engineering and management students are jointly engaged in developing entrepreneurial projects that further turned into successful business.

The recent plan of setting an Incubation Center in the vicinity of DSU was applauded by the guests where students would be allowed to use the services free of cost so that they can settle their business with ease.

Along with this, the Rotary Club of Karachi Entrepreneurs under Rotary International held their oath-taking ceremony, where young enterprisers solemnly swear to work for the betterment of the entrepreneur’s sector in Karachi and Pakistan.

A journey that started with a single step is now taking leaps and bounds on a path to success. We wish Mr. Asad Ayaz Ansari success in his future endeavors.

 

 

 

 

Faculty Learning and Development Workshop

On Monday, September 28, 2020 the Department of Career Services and Corporate Relations (CS&CR) in collaboration with Management Sciences Department organized a Faculty Learning and Development Workshop for all the Faculty of DSU in the ELT of DHA Suffa University. The objective of organizing Faculty Learning and Development Workshop was for Lecturers to achieve teaching innovation, personal grooming, time management and personal development. The speaker for this session was Ms. Samia Asaad, Unit Head OD & Training, at Albaraka Bank. Her 16 years of experience in the banking industry helped her to gain rich exposure in the fields such as HR, Project Management, Compliance and Marketing. During her lecture she talked about Developing Future Leaders and the role of professionalism and corporate culture in the classroom.

The session was attended by 30+ faculty members from all the departments of DHA Suffa University. The participants actively took part in various discussions that took place during the session in full zeal. The Department of CS&CR concluded the session by presenting a token of appreciation to Ms. Samia. A shield and certificate was presented by Dr. Faheem Akhtar, HoD Management Sciences, DSU to the speaker.

 

Session on Role of Teachers in Nation Building

An interactive session on the “Role of Teachers in Nation Building” was held in the Executive Lecture Theatre of DHA Suffa University on September 30, 2020. The session was conducted by Vice Admiral (R) Syed Arifullah Hussaini, HI(M), President Nation Building Initiative, a society formed to unify the people of Pakistan through social harmony and economic growth.

Vice Admiral (R) Syed Arifullah Hussaini discussed the importance of teachers aligning their individual purposes of life with the purpose of their institutions, and ultimately the nation, in order to inculcate an altruistic mindset in students. He spoke about creating an enabling environment for the people, institutions and the government to work in synergy for a common purpose. He particularly emphasized on understanding, living by and promoting the Constitution and National Anthem of Pakistan by implementing it in our daily lives.

Sharing real-life anecdotes, Vice Admiral (R) Syed Arifullah Hussaini motivated the audience to implement the Constitution of Pakistan in true letter and spirit in order to build a prosperous nation. It was evident from the active participation of the audience that they found the session to be extremely beneficial. In the end, Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque, Vice Chancellor, DHA Suffa University, presented a shield and a certificate to the speaker as a token of appreciation.

 

 

 

 

Faculty Learning and Development Workshop

On September 24th 2020, the Department of Career Services and Corporate Relations (CS&CR) in collaboration with Management Sciences Department organized a Faculty Learning and Development Workshop for all the Faculty of DSU in the ELT of DHA Suffa University. The objective of organizing Faculty Learning and Development Workshop was for Lecturers to achieve teaching innovation, personal grooming, time management and personal development. The speaker for this session was Mr. Ali Yasin, Senior Manager, HR at PTCL. He talked about Developing Future Leaders and the role of reflection in the classroom by emphasizing the importance of feedback during his talk.

The session was attended by 30+ faculty members from all the departments of DHA Suffa University. The participants actively took part in various discussions that took place during the session in full zeal. The Department of CS&CR concluded the session by presenting a token of appreciation to the speaker. A shield and certificate was presented by Prof. Dr. Ahmed Saeed Minhas, Pro  Vice- Chancellor, DSU to the speaker.

Mock Interviews

The Department of Career Services and Corporate Relations (CS&CR) organized Mock Interview for the Final Year Students of MS Department at DHA Suffa University. The objective of Mock Interview for final year MS students was to prepare them for appearing successfully in job interviews. In order to maximize the efficiency of this session, mock Interviews were scheduled into two sessions, the first session was conducted on June 4 and the second session was conducted on June 11, 2020. These sessions were conducted online, using Zoom Video Communications.

The Interviewers for the 1st session were Uzma Hayat Khan, Head of HR at Greenstar Social Marketing and Shahryar Husain, Senior Manager HRBP at PTCL. The interviewers for the 2nd session were Sana Rehman, Deputy Manager Recruitment & Training (Talent Acquisition Lead) at Pak Suzuki and Sanaullah Munir, Group Deputy Manager HR at Binary Vibes. Reportedly, 30+ final year students of MS Department participated in Mock Interviews this semester. Muhammad Farhan, Executive Coach, Master Trainer Independent Consultant also joined the session on June 11, 2020 as a guest. He mentioned and suggested a few general HR practices which may help students in landing up on their dream jobs. The Department of CS&CR concluded each session by presenting a token of appreciation to the speakers.

Session on “Covid-19: Issues Faced by Students and Parents”

Professional Development Centre at DSU conducted a discussion on “Covid-19: Issues Faced by Students and Parents” with Mr. Ahmed Saya (Cambridge University Best Teacher Award Winner, Coach, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Co-Founder The Bridge School).

Mr. Saya talked about the physiological issues that may arise and what can be done proactively about it. He spoke about coping mechanisms parents and students may use while facing the current limited mobility/lockdown/ economic slowdown situation. He shared from his experience, and insight being associated with the teaching profession for almost 2 decades.

The issues discussed in the session resonated with the audience which ended with an active Q&A.

Full video of the session is available below.

Virtual Info Session

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Online Session on “Money Matters in Challenging Times”

Professional Development Centre at DSU conducted a discussion session on “Money Matters in Challenging Times” with Mr. Naqi Azam (President Mylynx, Senior International Banker, Entrepreneur).

Mr. Naqi Azam discussed about financial aspects for individuals and households, due to job cuts, salary cuts and uncertainty. He shared from his experience, and insights developed from decades of experience working in local and international markets. He also advised people on how to save in the current economic climate.

The session ended with a live Q&A round and was attended by professionals from all walks of life.

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Online Session On “Liberation In Limitation”

It wasn’t too long ago that we were all talking about strict lockdowns, staying home, and the confinement and fear that was overwhelming us with each passing day in the DSU Learning in Lockdown Interview Series. And due to the rapid increase in cases, the responsibility is on all of us to practice social distancing and act responsibly in these times despite the lockdown being eased by the government.

Take a look at our interview series video below from the initial days of the lockdown, where Ms. Asma Mustafa Khan (Coach, TV Show Host, Head of Community Engagement – Mobilink) tells us how one can stay positive in challenging times and how many good things may come out of adversity and hardships.

1st Virtual Info Session

Complete video of our 1st Virtual Info Session held on May 12, 2020, where we talked about our Business, Engineering, and Computer Science programs offered.