The Career Development Center (CDC) at the IBA is dedicated to facilitate students and graduating classes in the overall process of creating awareness about career opportunities, conducting career assessments and guidance, assisting in career development and job search, increasing the employability of IBA's graduating students and developing strong and tangible linkages between employers and the IBA graduates. Its main focus lies in building long-term relationships with corporate, social and public sector organizations all across the world.
Our services and works
The CDC hosts multiple on-campus recruitment activities throughout the year where different employers visit the IBA to conduct orientation sessions, interviews, online and written assessments along with other miscellaneous interventions.
Generally, on-campus recruitment activities are scheduled from January to May every year which compositely target the batches of December and June.
IBA Job Portal
The IBA Job Portal is the most effective tool in connecting students and alumni with employers. It serves as an online repository for the graduate directory and helps students and alumni to create their profiles and jobs/internships, while employers post vacancies and view and save profiles for hiring purposes. For more details, please visit: https://jobportal.iba.edu.pk/
Experiential Learning Projects (ELP)
ELP is a mandatory 4-month program which involves final semester BBA and BS Accounting and Finance students working in the form of groups to conduct primary and field research, analyze the issue that warrants investigation and propose effective solutions for partner organizations. All projects considered under this program are credited and graded; equivalent to 2 courses (6 credit hours). For more details, please visit: https://elp.iba.edu.pk/
Responsible Citizen Initiative (RCI)/Social Internship
Responsible citizen initiative commonly known as Social Internship is a 6 weeks' mandatory social internship required for all students enrolled in their undergraduate programs. The students need to work in a social sector organization, NGO, community-based organization or any charitable institute in Pakistan ideally during summer break or during the course of their study.
Corporate Internship is a mandatory requirement for students of all undergraduate programs and MBA program (only for students with a non-BBA background) at the IBA. These internships are required to be carried out right after the junior year for undergraduate students, and after the completion of first year by the MBA students.
The CDC organizes informational career trips to help students meet employers and the IBA alumni working in many organizations across Pakistan. These career exploratory trips let the visitors learn about the culture and diversity at the visiting company and explore internship and job opportunities.
A number of employers participate in an exclusive event held every year in spring where they meet and talk to graduating students. This event brings major IBA recruiters under one roof, and has a proven track record of facilitating students and alumni in joining hands with the employers of their choice.
Workshops and seminars
Throughout the year, the CDC hosts a variety of career-specific workshops, seminars, panel discussions and talk shows for students. These programs help students learn about a variety of career options and to choose a career path that is compatible with their academic discipline, skills, interests, values and personality.
Corporate Connect Series
The CDC organizes guest speaker sessions in collaboration with our faculty members on different career and academic themes under the banner of Corporate Connect Series. This segment aims to bring corporate acquaintance to our curriculum and connect the students with the corporate sector.
The IBA is associated with more than 13,000 well-established alumni who are always available to support their alma mater. Mentoring Matters is a comprehensive coaching program that offers students an opportunity to link with the prominent IBA alumni and industry experts for helping them out in their personal and professional development.
Career Counselling Clinics
Career Counselling Clinics are one-to-one sessions with experienced corporate personnel aiming to facilitate the students in their career exploration and development. The personalized sessions guide students to explore possible career options, discuss their aspirations, and receive advice on the basics of job hunt such as creating resumes, tips on acing interviews etc.
Mock interviews, a segment of Career Counselling Clinics, are individualized conversational exercises resembling a real-time interview. The basic objective is to prepare the students to better deal with the job interview anxiety under the mentorship of industry experts.
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