US Consulate officials train UIT students in art of presentation

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Continuing its efforts to impart best in class education and training to its students, Pakistan’s leading science and technology institution, Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) organized a two-day workshop for its students in collaboration with the United States Consulate General, Karachi. The theme of the workshop was ‘Overcoming stage fright and giving effective presentations’. It was conducted by Mr. Raymond E. Welch Jr., Vice Consul, and Mr. Anthony M. Tranchina, Cultural Attaché, US Consulate General, Karachi.

The initiative was taken in continuation of UIT’s consolidated efforts to train its students in order to enable them to excel in their professional career after graduation. Over 120 software engineering students of Usman Institute of Technology participated in the workshop with great enthusiasm and tried to make most of the rare opportunity to learn from the expert presenters.

Sharing her thoughts on this, Ms. Maliha Rao, faculty member, UIT and coordinator of the workshop said: “Excellent presentation skill is a major driving force in one’s professional career. It is one of the most sought after skills in the industry that employers look for in candidates. This two-day workshop was in line with Usman Institute of Technology’s pledge to provide the best and able professionals to the industry. The institute is leaving no stone unturned in educating and training its students at par with global standards. I thank Mr. Anthony M. Tranchina, Cultural Attache, US Consulate General and Mr. Raymond E. Welch Jr., Vice Consul, US Consulate General, on behalf of UIT for sparing their precious time for providing insights into the art of presentation”.

Following the workshop, certificates were distributed among the participants. Mr. Anthony M. Tranchina also presented a souvenir to the students. Students and the consulate staff mingled at high tea and the students used the opportunity to discuss matters of common interest with the staff.

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