“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."
Cohort 1- Year 2014 (Summer Internship Program)
Cohort 2- Year 2014(GBC Region) Cohort 3- Year 2014(South Punjab Region)
Career Counselling & Mentoring Services for Youth:
Career Resources (Kamyabi.co)
Testimonials by career development officers:
“A very encouraging experience, overwhelmed with professionalism. From the very beginning till the end, my colleagues were very helpful ensuring that we did not only enjoy ourselves, but are also taking away valuable learnings. It was a great pleasure of being involved with and I will definitely recommend HRDN internship programs to other students. This exposure made us think about achieving a desired result as a team, building within ourselves leadership qualities. The whole experience was challenging, fun, relevant – and yes, great!” Reena Ibadat
"I feel like without this internship I wouldn't be the person I am now. The experience also taught me to be more open to different ways of life and to just embrace the differences that exist in a foreign environment." Asim Saeed
"My time so far, as an internee at Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, has been very beneficial, as it provided me with an opportunity to apply parts of my theoretical and practical knowledge and to get my mental abilities tested. Through my time here I have gained new skills and experiences and I can definitely say that this internship has set me up nicely for future employment.” Ramla Shakil
“I have learned during my internship experience that if we keep endeavoring and be consistent there is nothing we can’t do; if we probe for the things we desire and be hopeful we ultimately find those things” Sahar Abbas
"After completion of my masters I have choose HRDN internship program. It was best choice I have ever done. As an HR Intern, l learned here more than during my studies. All of this helped me to put my theoretical knowledge into practice and realize what from my knowledge is important and what is not. Now I am working as a HR officer is one of the leading company" - Nadia Yar
“The internship under the banner of HRDN has enabled me to learn self-discipline – it helped me to learn to organize myself where I can choose to do what I feel is right and getting myself to do what I really need to do. The fruit being reaped in the form of employment in one of the reputable private organization in Pakistan.” Muhammad Tashfeen
When disappointment turns into hope
“We had lost hope and even our survival …. in the wave of terrorism and conflicting situation,” says Muhammad Muneeb Hassan, who is also an intern at HRDN Multan office. Conscious Muhammad Muneeb said he was worried enough about his future stating that how he will earn and start breeding his family…. I see no help on the part of the government while there is no such opportunity for people like us instead of those who have power and wealth. I am obliged to have such enormous opportunity of internship, and gained a lot while doing my work. He said that he was very upset when he completed his education and he did not get any job according to his calibre, but after when he has completed his internship, he is now happy and got his losted confidence back, and his is very thank full to HRDN. He is currently working as monitoring and evaluation officer in Befare organization.
Dedication, Hard work heals the pain
HRDN became a light of hope for me when I got job during my internship. My supervisor selected me just because of my hard work and commitment with the organization and now I am working as a finance assistant in Sycop organization.” These were the views of Muhammad Rehan who has started his career successfully in the organization he has done his internship. He thanked HRDN for considering him for this internship and providing him opportunity to some practical experience to start a successful career later on.
He was working with HRDN Multan team and supported in the successful implementation of the project activities. He volunteered his services even after completing his internship period. He got selected in Dare foundation Multan as assistant project coordinator. “Working with HRDN and observing this project more closely helped me to understand it’s worth in a different way when I came to know the hardships of different people while starting their careers and fortunately I didn’t have to face any such difficulty because I had a chance to work in a very supportive environment and I learnt professional skills and team work. I consider myself to be prepared for starting my professional life and a proof to this is my selection for job”, He said.
Hope revives among Youth
Thanks to Almighty Allah…finally some people took care of students… says Sobia Jameel, a graduate from Jinnah College Bahawalpur. She said that project deliverables really put a lasting impact on the students and communities alike. The training imparted to the students and universities Career Development Officers and the forum provided to the students to speak their minds would go a long way in addressing and learning about careers. Sobia was optimist about the future of the new generation saying that these kinds of programs and supports for youth are effective and seems determined to defeat the extremist elements once for all for a better world. She shared that as she had completed her study she was afraid that she will not get opportunity to work anywhere but after struggle of many years. It was moment of happiness for her when she is being selected by HRDN as internee in a reputable organization. She said she is confident enough after completing her internship period that she can manage administration affairs.
Parents get relief, hope
Muhammad Abdullah a graduate from university was all praise for the HRDN for starting youth empowerment project in South Punjab saying that it is a big relief for him as he has got the job to assist his family. Muhammad Abdullah in a broken tone told that he was rejected by many organizations just because he has not having experience in his relevant field. He said that his concept changed as soon he was selected by Human Resource Development Network as internee and was placed in Toyota Motors. He started his work with determination and dedication and proved himself as best employee and later he has been selected for permanent job just because of a model developed by him for their upcoming projects. He said my job has provided a good relief to the family in meeting the day to day expenses and he is really thankful to HRDN for such, wonderful services to youth.