Mrs. Atiya Zulfiqar
Deputy Director, Career Development Centre
Versatile career Mentor at NUST with over 9 years experience working in a student-focused learning environment developing students and graduates interpersonal and communication skills by using creative teaching methodologies and skilled in working with diverse student classrooms including military personnel and implementing instructional best practices.
Expertise in developing course outlines for interpersonal and communication skills
Managing classroom for diverse populations of over 20 Schools and Colleges of NUST
Teaching, tutoring and counseling under graduate and graduate students
Innovative lesson planning
Tailoring curriculum plans
Positive learning environment
Established and developed an institutionalized Career Development Centre with three department’s i.e.Soft Skills, Industrial Relations and Alumni office NUST from a small Internship Placement office with a work force of 6 officers and focusing on teaching modules for improving student personnel.
Created and written Entrepreneurship and Internship Placement policies, approved by 22nd Academic Council of NUST targeting students and graduates to create an engaging educational experience to focus on developing business opportunities.
Delivered over 100 training modules on Soft Skills across all campuses of NUST to ensure smooth adoption of career enhancement skills by students and graduates.
Introduced new learning methods like video aids and activities to ensure total comprehension for all students.
Developed new strategies to help graduates be better equipped for job market like holding career fairs, recruitment drives, employer sessions and talent hunt expo’s.
Employed special educational strategies and techniques like Alumni talk series, industrial mentors and mock interviews to help students and graduates understand the industrial market needs.