The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Career Fair held on 4 November 2015 at the AIT Conference Center brought together a record number of 42 companies, 17 of which were first-time participants. Nine companies including Pylon, Maxim, Inteqc, DSGAP, MFEC, Agoda, Thunder Oilfield, Chuchawal-Royal Haskoning, MACkerel conducted campus interviews to recruit AIT students.
Calling the event one of the most important activities on the campus calendar, AIT Vice President for Academic Affairs Prof. Sivanappan Kumar welcomed all the participating companies, and thanked the representatives for recruiting at AIT. In his opening remarks, Prof. Kumar emphasized on the numerous benefits AIT graduates can offer to employers, such as AIT grads’ high-end technical skills, English-language fluency and Asian cross-cultural awareness. He said that the Institute’s internationality, as reflected by its students, is a key strength that companies can take advantage of when hiring new staff.
The event also provided a platform for an exhibition of current students’ research, organized by the AIT Student Union’s Academic Affairs unit. The SU Research Exhibition August 2015, directed by Anil Aryal, Chairperson, AIT-SU Academic Affairs, showcased prototype, exhibit or poster of students’ original research or project from all three schools: School of Management (SOM), School of Engineering and Technology (SET), and School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) of AIT. Respected jury comprise of the faculty from SOM, SET, and SERD Dr. Sangam Shrestha, Dr. Vishnu Pandey, Dr. Naveed Anwar, Dr. Deepak Sharma, Dr. Ram C. Bhujel, Dr. Indrajit Pal, and Dr. Ahmad Mokbul Morshed visited the research exhibition and judged the poster presentations. Nipuna Wickramanayake, Adnan Nawaz, and Fawad Ahmed Najam, all representing School of Engineering and Technology (SET), won top three ranks.
AIT Consulting was also among the companies that joined the Career Fair to recruit future employees and showcase the organization’s projects, activities and expertise to the broader AIT Community.