The student branch of IEEE in Ned University of Engineering and Technology once again came up with its tradition in bridging the gap between corporate and academia by organizing its opening ceremony with ‘IEEE Xplore’ seminar. This seminar was intended to educate the young minds of NED apart from familiarising them about the prolific activities of IEEE. It very effectively conveyed the benefits of being a part of IEEE and how it would help the beginners in the corporate world beyond the walls of graduation. The event which was held on the 30th of January 2015 started off by remembering the Almighty through reciting a few verses of the Holy Quran followed by videos of IEEE innovations and a brief introduction of 2015 ExCom. Then the chairperson of IEEE NED-SB, Mr. Khwaja Nabeel Ahmed gave his opening words, warm heartedly welcoming all the audience and explained the purpose of this event.
The first session of the seminar was led by the esteemed Mr. Ahsan Saeed- Board member , IEEE Pakistan WIE Forum ; Committee member for IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals and Coordinator, South Asia Cluster. He encouraged the students to become a member of IEEE as apart from how IEEE helped all the students on various topics from FYPs to making CVs. He also emphasized the recognition and appreciation IEEE gave to its active members from around the world. In the next session, Mr. Amir & Mr. Bilal from the Human Resources Department of Cyber Internet Services Private Limited gave explanation about the job market in the corporate world. They also explained how the hiring of fresh minds took place and what a company looks for in an individual. The session was highly helpful for final and third year students who will be stepping into a different world after their studies in the university ends.
IEEE ExCom members also invited Miss Ifra Moid, chairperson of IEEE WIE NED SB (Women in Engineering) who presented the activities conducted by IEEE WIE. She encouraged women to join engineering as a profession and pursue such careers. She introduced her guest Ms. Nimrah Hashmi, a graduate of NEDUET who had worked for IEEE WIE NED SB immensely. She described the benefits of this division of IEEE and its growing association. Closing the chapter, Dr. Khurram, the respected branch counselor, presented tokens of appreciation to the guests and thanked them for taking time out of their busy routines and providing guidance to all. In the future, IEEE NED SB aims to conduct more inspirational sessions to refresh the young minds, keep them motivated and train them to be innovative and confident.