Opening Doors, Creating Opportunities

 The British Council organized a college tour of an interactive mentoring session aimed at facilitating young people who wished to go abroad for academic and career prospective. This tour aimed to educate the youth about do’s and don’ts of applying abroad for employment and education purposes through an interactive session with Youth Mentors and Youth Icons.

Starting from the last week of September, Karachi’s tour took off from Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, City School A-Levels Gulshan , Bahria University, Greenwich University, Lecole School for Advance Studies, PAF KIET, Dow University of Health Sciences and culminated at SZABIST.

Engaging the student body of the respected institutes posters announcing the seminar were put up all over the campuses. Clad in the red and black IELTS T- shirts provided by the British Council, Student Ambassadors created pre-event hype through social media and word of mouth. The two hour seminar aimed to educate the youth about avoiding the common mistakes which are made while planning for going abroad. Through a special ‘real life scenario’ documentary based on a student’s dilemma of going abroad, the audience was educated about the scope of IELTS, and process of registration.

British Council representatives were present at all the seminars to answer questions and clear away any doubts regarding IELTS. The audience was engaged in a fun filled quiz in which prizes were awarded by the British Council. Students showed interest to avail opportunity for advanced education from abroad and learning about diverse cultures. Haya Abbasi, of DUHS stated that the seminar had helped in making her evaluate what she has really wanted to do in life. Maroof Butt of Bahria University stated that it was a great learning experience for the students and the one on one interaction with the British Council representatives have further helped in clearing away ambiguities.

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The seminar included a panel discussion appropriately themed as “Opening Doors, Creating Opportunities”. An eminent panel of professionals with diverse international work experience enlightened the audience.  Ali Haider, Head of Marketing at British Council Pakistan stated that students who wish to explore opportunities abroad do not have a proper channel through which they can get guidance. The purpose of this college tour was to educate, inform and clear ambiguities regarding foreign application for individuals seeking foreign education of undergraduate or post graduate level and for those seeking professional registration.

He further added that through these seminars, they have connected with the youth and provided them with a platform through which they can directly approach British Council Representatives regarding any problems or any information on IELTS.

British Council has provided this exciting avenue for the Pakistani youth to achieve a prospective future and after the  tremendous response in Karachi, British Council’s college tour will now take the road towards Islamabad and then to Lahore.

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