Highlights from the Successful Student Development Program 2024

PSTD successfully conducted its first cycle of “Student Development Program” for 2024 (January). In this iteration, 80 students from 11 universities enthusiastically enrolled in the program, demonstrating a keen eagerness to refine their skills and equip themselves for the challenges of a competitive job market.

SDP’24 aimed to provide comprehensive courses and sessions tailored to the demands of the professional landscape. With a focus on empowering students to excel in their careers, the program covered essential topics. Renowned industry professionals served as guest speakers, sharing invaluable insights to ignite students’ professional growth.

Participating students were from different educational backgrounds like Medical, Engineering, Business, Computer Science, and Arts. This time, 11 universities joined the program, bringing together a mix of students from various fields.

MiTe University, KASBIT, INDUS University, SBB Dewan, IQRA, KSBL, Textile Institute of Pakistan, Habib University, DHA SUFFA, SZABIST and Federal Urdu University

The program has been a big success, with important professionals from different industries joining sessions:

  • Haider Malhi, CEO – Sika Pakistan Pvt. limited conducted session on Work lik entrepreneur act like CEO.
  • Ahsan Mankee, Learning Head – BAFL conducted session on Navigate Life’s Challenge & Build Bridges with Others.
  • Zainab Hussain, conducted session on Exploring career options abroad.
  • Ali Habib, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer – HBL conducted session on Ethics and Integrity
  • Muhammad Tabish, HR Business Partner – Jaffer Brothers conducted session on Transition from student to professional
  • Farhan Aziz, Cluster Director People Experience – Pfizer conducted session on Career Planning
  • Ayesha Saleem, Country HR Director – Schneider conducted session on Interview skills
  • Ali Asim, HR Head – Lucky renewable energy conducted session on Critical Thinking and its importance in progressing in the corporate sector
  • Ahmed Muhammad Arif, Senior General Manager Commercial – Puma Energy Pakistan conducted session on Professional resilience