STEP-UP Stepping into The Future

Event: STEP-UP: Stepping into The Future

Date: 3rd Nov 2022

Venue: ZUFESTM Link Road Campus

 

The Ziauddin University Student council in collaboration with IEEE Young Professionals Karachi organized a one-day event entitled as “STEP UP: Stepping into the future” on 3rd November 2022 at Link Road Campus of Ziauddin University.

The purpose of STEP was to help students who are about to graduate and enter the professional world by facilitating the transition from student member to young professionals. This was done by introducing opportunities and benefits of IEEE membership at the start of their careers.  The event started with a short welcome note by the Prof. Dr Irfan Hyder-Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin University. It was followed by the speaking sessions from our guests which included, Dr. Razia Maroof-Assistant Professor at Sir Syed University, Dr. Muhammad Faisal Khan-Student Activity Committee Chairperson, Mr Adnan K. Chishti- CEO of Health Engineering Solutions Pvt Ltd and lastly, Mr. Mumtaz Hussain Soomro- Chairman IEEE Young Professionals Karachi Section.

In the speaking sessions, the guests mainly focused on how to transition from student to professional. They enlightened the student with many tips and tricks. Not only that, they spoke about the benefits of joining IEEE as well and how one can access variety of affinity programs by just simply becoming a member.

The event was concluded by Dr. Fahad Azim- the Dean of ZUFESTM with a thank you note to all the guests. He also appreciated the students and for organising and taking part in such informative event. He also lauded the efforts of Sir Ashfaq Baloch – branch counsellor IEEE student ZU branch and hoped that he will continue to hold such educative events in the future as well. 

 

NCEAC Accreditation Visit

In accordance with Higher Education Commission (HEC) requirements, the Department of Software Engineering at Ziauddin University Faculty of Engineering, Science, Technology and Management (ZUFESTM) facilitated an accreditation visit from the National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) on Thursday, 17th November 2022. The objective of the visit was to achieve accreditation for the recent batches of our BS Software Engineering program. It was carried out by the following esteemed members of the Council: 1. Dr. Faisal Ahmed Khan, BUITEMS, Quetta 2. Dr. Bakhtiar Khan Kasi, BUITEMS, Quetta It was attended by the Vice Chancellor of the Ziauddin University, Registrar Ziauddin University, Dean of the ZUFESTM, Chairperson of the Department of Software Engineering, as well as the Faculty Members of the Department of Software Engineering.

WORKSHOP ON NEXT GENERATION OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Department of Software Engineering, ZUFESTM organized a Workshop on “Next Generation of Software Engineering” by Mr. Saad Abbasi, Workshop facilitator. It was a very informative workshop for students as every student should know the market requirements so they can prepare themselves accordingly. Workshop started by Mr. Saad Abbasi with a warm welcome to all the participants in the hall. Then he gave a brief account on the agenda items to be discussed. After that he discussed the core areas and application that every student of Computer Science relevant field should have command, and shared all his experience. The workshop ended with the long QNA session. At the end Dr. M. Yousuf Irfan Zia, Chairperson Electrical Engineering Department, ZUFESTM also appreciated the efforts of Mr. Saad Abbasi and presented the token of appreciation to him.

Strategical Career Guide for Beginners in Food Science and Technology

NAME OF EVENT: Strategical Career Guide for Beginners in Food Science and Technology

DATE OF EVENT: 23.09.2022

TIME OF EVENT: 11:30AM – 1:00PM

VENUE: ZIAUDDIN CAMPUS NORTH NAZIMABAD

 

On the 23rd of September, 2022 North campus’s student council body organized a special seminar for the betterment of Food Science and Technology batch 1. The speakers of this seminar were Ms. Nusrat Zehra and Dr. Natasha Abbas Butt. Both gave a very interactive and informative session in order to make them aware of what the beauty of this field is and where an individual graduate can go. Both were given equal time limits and talked about specific topics like:

  1. Field Introduction
  2. Direct and indirect Food Science field applications
  3. Skills that will be polished
  4. Think right from today
  5. How to set realistic career goals
  6. Do’s and Don’ts while choosing any field
  7. Types of industry with career opportunities
  8. Strategies while building up your network
  9. Food Science as an emerging field

In a nutshell, this seminar was a real success, the hosting, done by Neha Ashfaq (Biotech batch 1) was great, our volunteers were all synchronized in what to do and what not to do, our speakers were very knowledgeable and kept the audience awake and interested. There was also a very successful question and answer session that removed many queries about this field. Lastly, our honorable dean Dr. Fahad came to give a compassionate speech and presented out shields for our esteemed guests.

IMPORTANCE OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN THE FIELD OF PSYCHOLOGY

Venue: North Campus, Ziauddin University

Date: 30.09.2022

Speaker: Ms Anum Zulfiqar Zafar,

Clinical Practitioner,

The Institute of Mind Sciences, Karachi

This seminar was organized by the efforts of IEEE ZU Student Branch, ZUFESTM Council and Ms. Lalarukh Jamzadi from the Architecture department and hosted by Ms. Shiza Ali of BS Biotechnology, Batch-2. Ms. Anum Zulfiqar Zafar, who is our esteemed guest, is a clinical psychologist/counsellor who has extended her services for 4 years in the field of Psychology. Her expertise lies in counselling, psychotherapy, mainly CBT, REBT, CCT. She also deals with anxiety, depression, stress management, social counselling, and a range of other various mental illnesses. Currently she is affiliated with Institute of Mind Sciences and giving services as a Clinical Practitioner. In conclusion, the seminar was a good event where Zufestm students learned about why counselling is important especially in this time, where everyone is struggling with anxiety and depression. Also, they got a good understanding about the importance of psychotherapy in the field of psychology. The faculty members Dr. Saad (Chairperson Biomedical Engineering Department), Engr. Ashfaque Baloch (Patron Student Council and IEEE ZU Branch Counsellor), and Ms. Lalarukh Jamzadi (Lecturer Architecure Department), also attended this seminar. By the end of the seminar Dr. Saad presented the token of appreciation to our guest speaker Ms. Anum Zulfiqar Zafar.

Digital Awareness Workshop

Department of Software Engineering, ZUFESTM organized a “Digital Awareness Workshop” by Mr. Faraz Hussain Khan, Workshop facilitator, Co-founder of Monet DT Pvt. Ltd. Indeed, it was a very informative workshop for students with practical knowledge. The Chairperson Software Engineering Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Munaf extended a warm welcome to all the participants in the hall. Then Mr. Faraz Hussain Khan gave a brief account on the agenda items to be discussed. After that he discussed the benefits and

application of topics which are:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Facebook Ads
  • Google Ads
  • Crypto Currency

At the end Dr. Munaf, Chairperson Software Engineering Department, ZUFESTM also appreciated the efforts of Mr. Faraz Hussain Khan and presented the token of appreciation to him. The department would also like to thank Dr. Munaf Rashid for his guidance and support to conduct this workshop successfully.

IEEE DAY

Inauguration of ZU IEEE Student Branch

On the 15th of October 2021, Ziauddin University held an official inauguration of their new IEEE student branch at their ZUFESTM, North Campus. Conducted along with the global IEEE Day, the event was hosted by the students of ZUFESTM and the IEEE Student Activity Committee (SAC).

The event was attended by counselors and chairpersons of many other student branches in Karachi and included interactive sessions with the Dr. Muhammad Shahab Siddiqui Chair, IEEE Membership Development, Dr. Muhammad Faisal Khan, Chair, IEEE SAC, Mr. Rafay Shaikh, Section Student Representative followed by team building exercises and speeches from the Dean Dr. Fahad, the heads of departments Dr. Saad and Dr Munaf, the counsellor of the IEEE Ziauddin University Student Branch Engr. Ashfaque Baloch and the Student Branch Chair Ms. Batool Khan. At the end, along with a networking session, dinner was served and an inaugural cake was cut.

GLOBAL UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE PROGRAM GUIDANCE SESSION (LinkRoad)

REPORT OF UGRAD SEMINAR

NAME OF EVENT: GLOBAL UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE PROGRAM GUIDANCE SESSION

DATE OF EVENT: 13TH SEPTEMBER, 2022

TIME OF EVENT: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

VENUE: ZUFESTM LINK ROAD CAMPUS

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES: 100+

On the 13th of September, 2022, the Student Council of ZUFESTM had conducted a seminar at ZUFESTM Link Road Campus, for all the potential students that aspire to go the United States as an exchange student. This event was held under the leadership and efforts of the Patron Engr. Ashfaque Ahmed and IEEE council members of ZUFESTM.

The speaker, Miss Myra Aslam Qureshi student of BS Biomedical Engineering, currently, in semester 6, inspired many students from semesters 1-6 to take part in the GLOBAL UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (UGRAD) program in Pakistan which is administered by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program offers cultural and academic exchange through a non-degree program for a semester at a university in the U.S.

She applied for this program when she was still in her 4th semester and was amongst the 138th fortunate students that got selected applicants out of the 16,000 applicants from across the globe.  The session had all the important details such as who can apply, when to apply, what documents are needed, what are the facilities and benefits of the Global Undergraduate Exchange program. More importantly, she motivated female students to apply for this program because for Myra, this program changed her life and gave her a true experience of being independent in a foreign country. It was a fully-funded exchange semester, making her the first student to be accepted from Ziauddin University, North campus.

She attended the University of South Dakota (USD) in Spring 2022 as an international exchange student and cultural ambassador under the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD), sponsored by the U.S Department of State. Over there, she studied Introduction to statistics, Introduction to research, United States History II, and Technology in care delivery at USD and achieved straight A’s (4.00/4.00) in all four courses. She also completed 21 hours of community service as a part of the program and traveled to several states in the US. In addition to that, she took part in different STEM-based activities at USD. As the cultural ambassador, she represented the beautiful and vibrant culture of our beloved country at the Vermillion Rotary Club and cleared their doubts about Pakistan.

She wishes this opportunity to come true for other students as well. Moreover, a very interactive Question and Answer session occurred after the presentation. Proving that it was a great initiative for students because this seminar gave them a good understanding of what an international exchange program looks like.

GLOBAL UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE PROGRAM GUIDANCE SESSION

NAME OF EVENT: GLOBAL UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE PROGRAM GUIDANCE SESSION

DATE OF EVENT: 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2022

TIME OF EVENT: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

VENUE: ZIAUDDIN NORTH NAZIMABAD CAMPUS

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES: 70+

 

On the 12th of September, 2022, the Student Council of ZUFESTM had conducted a seminar at ZUFESTM North Nazimabad Campus for all the potential students that aspire to go the United States as an exchange student. This event was held under the leadership and efforts of the Patron Engr. Ashfaque Ahmed and IEEE council members of ZUFESTM.

The speaker, Miss Myra Aslam Qureshi student of BS Biomedical Engineering, currently, in semester 6, inspired many students from semesters 1-6 to take part in the GLOBAL UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (UGRAD) program in Pakistan which is administered by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program offers cultural and academic exchange through a non-degree program for a semester at a university in the U.S.

She applied for this program when she was still in her 4th semester and was amongst the 138th fortunate students that got selected applicants out of the 16,000 applicants from across the globe. The session had all the important details such as who can apply, when to apply, what documents are needed, what are the facilities and benefits of the Global Undergraduate Exchange program. More importantly, she motivated female students to apply for this program because for Myra, this program changed her life and gave her a true experience of being independent in a foreign country. It was a fully-funded exchange semester, making her the first student to be accepted from Ziauddin University, North campus.

She attended the University of South Dakota (USD) in Spring 2022 as an international exchange student and cultural ambassador under the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD), sponsored by the U.S Department of State. Over there, she studied Introduction to statistics, Introduction to research, United States History II, and Technology in care delivery at USD and achieved straight A’s (4.00/4.00) in all four courses. She also completed 21 hours of community service as a part of the program and traveled to several states in the US. In addition to that, she took part in different STEM-based activities at USD. As the cultural ambassador, she represented the beautiful and vibrant culture of our beloved country at the Vermillion Rotary Club and cleared their doubts about Pakistan.

She wishes this opportunity to come true for other students as well. It was a great initiative for students because this seminar gave them a good understanding of what an international exchange program looks like.

TUG OF WAR’22

NAME OF EVENT:  TUG OF WAR’22

DATE OF EVENT: 5th SEPTEMBER, 2022

TIME OF EVENT: 10:00am-1:00 pm

VENUE: ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY NORTH NAZIMABAD CAMPUS

On 5th September 2022, ZUFESTM Student Council held a tug of war competition at Ziauddin university north campus. This event was held under the leadership and efforts of the Patron Engr. Ashfaque Ahmed, Executive body and other council members.

The teams from different programs of ZUFESTM took part in the competition included; biomedical engineering, food sciences technology, BBA, Electrical engineering, Software engineering and Civil engineering.

From each department separate teams of boys and girls were created, in which each had a minimum of 8 students.

The final match for female team was against the Biotechnology and Food Science department resulting in a quick victory for the Biotechnology team.

On the other hand, after a series of tough competition between the boys team of Electrical Engineering and BBA made it to the final. It was a very tough and interesting round in which Electrical Engineering team won. The event ended on a high note as it was graced by the presence of ZUFESTM Dean Dr Fahad Azim, who distributed awards to the winning and runner up teams. He also appreciated and encouraged the other teams who participated.

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