LAHORE: In an environment of joblessness and widespread unemployment ratio in the country, University of Management and Technology (UMT) hosted its Annual Career Fair on Wednesday with the theme of “Your career, our passion”, which attracted a good number of students to find meaningful connections with local as well as multinational employers and get hired by them. Being held for seven consecutive years under UMT’s Office of Career Services, the annual career fair, this year welcomed over a 100 local and international well-reputed companies and brands, representing multiple industries. As many as 3000 students flocked to the career fair and participated in on-spot screening interviews, gave resumes and engaged with the prospective employers in a friendly and relaxed environment. Among the well-known brands that set up their stalls included: Allied Bank, Coca-Cola, Al-Baraka Bank, Stylo, hardeez, Zameen.com, Urbansole, Starlet, Betapipes, Pack tech limited and others. The employers gave an overview of their businesses, company structure and the qualities they look in the candidates during recruitment process. Upon special invitation, international wrestlers Tiny Iron from UK, Mila Smidt from France and Badshah Khan from France also visited the annual career fair and appreciated the varsity management for hosting such a big event for youth. The wrestlers also briefly addressed the audience and said that they were delighted to see such a wonderful gathering of university people. They encouraged the students to take part in healthy activities, be independent and work hard to build their careers in whatever fields they wanted to join as professionals. Speaking on the occasion, Director General of University of Management and Technology (UMT) Abid HK Shirwani said, “The UMT Career Fair 2018 offers a great opportunity to university graduates and connects them with a pool of national and international organizations who would like to employ talented, passionate and hardworking individuals to meet their expectations. UMT students are very creative-minded who would really make a difference in people’s lives by the knowledge and skills they have mastered up here. Published in Daily Times, December 6th 2018.