On behalf of the Institution of Business Administration, Karachi and its Alumni, I congratulate you all on successfully completing your degrees and for achieving a milestone in your life.
"Per aspera ad astra"; through hardships to the stars ― Seneca
It is indeed through difficulties you reach stardom; with one phase of your life now completed, it is time for you to step into the world with your visionary ideas that will no doubt make a progressive impact. But the path taken by a leader is not always easy and this is where the alumni family which consists of more than 14,000 alumni comes to assist you.
Graduating students often refer to their time at the IBA as the best years of their lives, not just because of the friendships that they make, but also because of their personal growth. We are here to help you as you step out in the world. No doubt that there may be some difficult times to overcome, and a few disappointments, but this is the time that your IBA family will be there to assist. As Steve Jobs said "Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith." It is important to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being and an IBA graduate. You are the IBA's flagbearers and torchbearers.
Your alma mater has taken measures to support you in your career through the Career Development Centre and the Job Portal. We have also developed Degree and Transcript Portal so that you can access and apply for your degrees and transcripts from anywhere, anytime.
The Alumni Department will be happy to take your inquiries at:
Room 302, Fauji Foundation Building, Main Campus
+92 (21) 3810-2002
You can also apply for your Alumni Card by visiting your profile on the Alumni website.
The Alumni Department and I shall be very glad to assist you in every possible way, whether through mentoring, career planning, introductions and in every possible way. The IBA Alumni family is spread all over the globe, and goes out to help wherever and whenever it can.
Please keep in touch. I wish you the best of luck for your career and future aspirations.
Alumni Representative on the Board of Governors (BoG)
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi