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uzair commented on MedTech Innovation Course

Interesting idea Jawad.

Dear Madiha
These are interesting thoughts. I've worked for past 7 years with my Alumni Association as a member of the core team and have observed the challenges of Engineering University in Pakistan first hand. After living and working in USA for several years I've moved back to Pakistan and we have started working with our university on similar lines as suggested by you. We are trying to connect Alumni in Industry with students in a manner where students can work part-time (along with their academics) on something interesting which can be of mutual value. These part-time jobs will bring additional skills to the students, build their personal networks and also earn them some extra income to support their studies. We have also reached out to a few institutions such as hospitals where the students will spend their community service credits. We are working to build a framework where students are trained on Design Thinking so they spend their time with purpose: immerse themselves into the community, learn about the challenges of hospitals and identify opportunities where they can bring a difference through their problem solving or technology skills. Would you be interested in exploring some collaboration on this shared cause?