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March – The Month of Opportunities

Hi, I hope your exams went awesome 😛 and your life is going smooth and even if its not going the way it should, nothing to lose friends. Don’t regret anything, there are hell a lot of opportunities and as I say always, there is always a reason for whatever happens. Anyways, I think I am going bit out of context so let me converge myself to this very special topic, which I am calling “March – The Month of Opportunities”. Yes! This is the month in which you can show your talent, or skills, or you can impress anyone you want.

Let me ask you a very simple question. Assume that you are a boss of some ABC Company and you are in a recruitment process. In front of you, two smart people are sitting. One is damn good in C++ and fluent English speaker and other one is not only good in C++ but he also knows PHP, and ASP, and got some designing and animation sense. In short, he is all-rounder. Which one will you hire? (Think about it)

In this modern and fast world, multiple skill sets are very important. What If a company hires you as a C++ developer because you are good in C++ and suddenly recession comes and Company thinks to fire those who are not all-rounder (Job Enrichment), which means they are gonna fire you. And believe me that happens often so, having multiple skills is essential if you are either going to do job in some ABC Company or thinking to start your own business.

So, never restrict yourself. Obviously, you have to do specialization in something but try to learn subset of everything. Thats what all-rounders do. They are perfect developers but they also know designing or animation or blogging and list goes on and on. If you ask them to work with game developers, or with animators or with anyone, they would be happy to join them until and unless they have that skill set.

Now, what a smart person would do? He would definitely think of how to expand his knowledge, perhaps by participating in various different kinds of events or by assigning subset of time to different skill set on daily basis or by exploring the world of geeks.

I called this month (March 2011) the month of opportunities because I believe this month is going to give you hell lot of opportunities. You have so many things to do so wake up, prepare yourself and participate, show the world that you are the best developer, designer, animator, blogger, and you are simply the best all-rounder. Don’t think because its time to do something.

March 04, 2011 – March 07, 2011 (72 Hour GameDev Competition)

4th March starts from this Friday, Its a 72 hour game development competition. This is a great head-start for those who are interested in game development and even for those who are not interested at all. You can’t judge anything unless you taste it.

3 Week Training Program (Nucleus & Webwave) – Starting from March 07, 2011

This program will teach you variety of skills i.e. PHP, HTML, PHOTOSHOP, CSS, PHP Frameworks, Security, Search Engine Optimization and what not. Yet again, great head-start for all students.

Developers Day – March 16, 2011

If you are a true Innovator, then this platform would give you an opportunity to show the world that you are not just a piece of crap. Prove the world, and convince them by showing that you are the best developer, or hacker or anything you are good at. Show the world the projects you have made so far. Attend Tech Talks and If you are ready to graduate then there is this Job Fair, which will help you in finding job.

Phew! So many assignments, quizzes and now these events… Tired?? Don’t worry a most awaited event, a great wonderful night with perfect dinner and entertainment is waiting for you.

Annual Dinner – 19th March

If you are interested in meeting with Alumni Or If you want to see real, smart FASTians, wearing formal suit? 😀 then you must attend this wonderful, memorable night, which you are definitely going to remember in your life.

Unilympics – This March

The Unilympics is an all Karachi Mega Sports Event. FIVE sports to battle for, FIVE gold medals to die for; Futsal, Volley ball, Basketball, Throw ball, Table Tennis.

So, prepare yourself and participate in every single event. Don’t think, just do it.

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Categories: Career
  1. March 2, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    I feel like a freshie who can’t wait for all those goodies to come up 😀 … nicely written

  2. tasmay
    March 2, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Awesome and motivational =D

  3. akif khan
    March 2, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    good one …but some things sre missing like UNILYMPICS and a DAREDAY at FAST …but nice effort to cover each thing 🙂

  4. March 2, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Very well written 🙂

  5. March 2, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Like (Y)
    Usama bhai back. Yay!=P

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