LAHORE – the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) organised first ever job fair here on Wednesday.

The job fair was inaugurated by Punjab governor’s wife. She visited various stalls along with LCWU Vice Chancellor Sabiha Mansoor. On the occasion, she said, “Empowering women means assuring the benefit of underdeveloped, underprivileged and downtrodden segment of the society. Women empowerment basically relates to their sense of self worth and it is also associated with their right to make choice and crucial decision making at different junctures of their lives. Job fair proves very helpful to interact and guide graduates for employment”.

Head Centre Career Counselling and Job Placement Deans Mehr Agha,  Dr KJ Cheem, Dr Farhat Saleemi, Prof Riffat Saqlain, Prof Noshaba Farooq, Dr Aisha Roohi, admin director Ali Rizwi and other staff also present on the occasion. National and multinational companies set up their stalls at job fair and briefed the graduates about their profile and provided them the guidance how to get jobs. The companies collected CVs from the students.

LCWU VC said the university was not only educating the students but also focusing on their capacity and confidence building. First LCWU job fair is a giant leap in women empowerment, she said.

Mehr Agha said the job fair was organized for the purpose of enhancing industrial linkages, identifying gaps inhibiting employability of women graduates as well as promotion of economic empowerment. The fair was a great opportunity for LCWU to market and promote its disciplines, achievements of the students and to enhance corporate relations. About 30 corporate sector companies participated in the job fair.