SSUET establishes students guidance centre

Karachi—The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has established a students’ guidance centre.
The guidance and counselling of students is an integral component of the educational mission of the university, said Siraj Khilji, honorary Convenor/Adviser of the Counselling and Guidance centre of the Career Planning department.
He said that guidance and counselling services and programs promote the personal/social, educational and career development of students.
According to him the focus of career counseling is generally on issues, such as career exploration, career change, personal career development and other career related issues, and it supports individuals in understanding their situations, so as to take the issues towards solutions. The main functions of the department are to: Explore career options and guide the students broadening their horizon to choose the field of their work.
Guide the students in writing cover letter techniques, Resume writing and prepare them to face up interviews confidently.
Guide the students in finding best and most efficient method of search for employment.
Helping the students in strengthening skills.
Supporting in professional development by giving personalised counselling to all graduates and advising them to enhance their skills by getting extra short qualifications/certifications, which will enrich their employability.
An official of the institution said on Sunday that in order to create new jobs/internship opportunities, CGCCPP has started contacting employers to induct SSUETIANS in their Internship and Hiring programmes.
CGCCPP has contacted some SSUET passouts who are serving the country in many key posts to guide their Junior SSUETIANS about growing industries and job opportunities and career options they have in job market. Positive response has been received from the alumni, it was further pointed out.
CGCCP is utilising social media as an online platform to help and promote SSUET students to a wider audience, and avail more opportunities of updating the students with different growing industries and their promising opportunities besides appraising the students of values of professionalism. —APP

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