KIRAN ZAHID, BBA
From a young age, first- year BBA student, Kiran Zahid, knew she wanted to start her own business. "It's my dream to be an entrepreneur," she says. "I want to start a fashion design business."
This fascination led her to KITE, where she is learning something new every day. She credits the environment, the way of teaching, and the cooperative faculty members. "They help us out in whatever problems we have," she notes.
She believes two-way communication between students and teachers allows for a thorough understanding as students are not hesitant to seek out help.
"You can ask anything at any time you want, " she says.
She also raves about the small student-teacher ratio at KITE, allowing for more interaction -- something which isn't available in other colleges across the country.
Zahid says that KITE prepares her for the challenges she may face as an entrepreneur as she gets opportunities to interact with industry professionals many times a year. "We get trainers from the corporate world... they give us practical tips."
Though she applied to other institutes, KITE exceeded her expectations. "KITE gives you what you really want," she says.
ARIF HUSSAIN, BBA
Twenty-one- year-old BBA student Arif Hussain has set the bar high for himself. "One day, I want to have my own foods business like Engro Foods and K & N's"
Since he's been at KITE, he's gained significant practical knowledge which he believes will equip him with the challenges of the working world. Among other skills, he's learned "risk-taking, how to promote and how to build a business," he says.
After visiting the campus he was so satisfied with what KITE had to offer, that he didn't look into other universities.
Hussain wasn't prepared to comprise on a good university environment and experienced teachers, and believes KITE has the best of both. "The teachers are very friendly," he says.
When asked what advice he would give to prospective students, he says, without hesitation, that KITE has everything one would want in a university.
"Experienced staff, teachers, good environment and a hostel for students."
SALMAN FARUKH, BSCS
As a child, 18-year-old Salman Farukh was fascinated by computers. "I always wanted to rip my computer apart."
But only four months into the BSCS program,
Farukh has developed a newfound passion for computers.
"I've learned to like physics and maths and computers," he says. "I liked them before, but not to this level."
He calls KITE "student-friendly," noting the student-teacher involvement at KITE is phenomenal. Farukh applied to other universities, but wasn't happy with the course pattern, and felt it wasn't student friendly.
When he came to KITE for the admissions test, he was quite impressed with the environment, believing that it's conducive to learning.
His future plans include studying neurosciences; Farukh hopes to go abroad for his graduate studies.
HAMZA NAJEEB, BSCS
Being at KITE for almost a year, Hamza Najeeb, a BSCS student has nothing but good things to say about KITE.
He credits the multidisciplinary teaching at KITE, believing that it helps students become more well-rounded individuals. "KITE believes in diverse thinking," he says. Besides studying core subject courses, students at KITE are required to study courses outside their designated area of study. "I did a course in microeconomics, business studies, and history," says Najeeb.
Prior to joining KITE, Najeeb attended another university. However, after only three days of attending, he felt the university wasn't a fit for him. Besides not being able to mingle well with the students, he felt opportunities for student-teacher interaction were minimal. "There were too many students in one classroom," he recalls.
His advice to prospective BSCS students entering KITE is simple: "If they want to come to KITE, they should be ready to work hard."
His career aspirations include studying further; he plans to pursue a MSc from abroad. "I would also like to do some business in software architecture," says Najeeb.