After the high school some follow their dreams, others do what their parents want them to do and then there are those who find themselves stuck into fields they really have no interest in or aptitude for! There are schools which offer career counseling but only for the students studying there. And yes, there are many others paid career counselors who will rob you of your money! So don’t bother! instead we will show you a better option which will save you time and money-Meri Taleem.
Launched on 19th May 2014, Meri Taleem is a result of a dedicated team of individuals. Faisal S. Khan,C.E.O of Ovex Technology and Advisor on IT Policy to Government, is the Chairman of meritaleem.com. Usama Shahid Khan, co-founder of Cloud9 startup, is the Project Manager. Other team members include Farhana Fatima(Content Manager), Arsalan Raza(Business Manager), Qurat-ul-Ain Ghazali(Design Manager) and Farrukh Jamal(Technical Manager).
It is an online portal for Pakistani students where they can have all the information needed to make an educated choice. Finding the right university and programme was never being so simple! Now You don’t have to go to individual universities, bear the mood tantrums of those receptionists and stand in long queues just to buy a form. With just a few clicks at meritaleem.com you can apply to the universities of your choice, collect all the info of programmes and get the perfect guidance from the counselors.
In the information section of the website you can have a detailed info of all the Pakistani universities! All you have to do is type in the degree level, the program you find interesting and the city you want to study in-and the website will search the universities in that particular city, offering that programme. You can directly apply online for the university(thank God, its such a pain to stand in line just to buy a form!) There is a huge list of subjects,clicking on them will display the universities where you can enroll for them. Say for example you want to go for Zoology, click on Zoology and you will be directed to the list of universies offering it-in this case University of Malakand and University of Peshawar.
The section you shouldn’t miss is that of Student Handbooks. There you will find all the information regarding what a student of FSc/A-level do, what options are available to him if he wants to go abroad for undergraduation, what are the student visa requirements he should fulfill and what options are available for him within Pakistan. The scholarship section is one which provides you info about several stipend options you can avail in order to finance your studies and the deadline to apply for the scholarships. If you can’t decide for yourself, you can always seek a counselor on meritaleem.com from Mon-Sat from 9a.m. to 6p.m! Honestly speaking, you wont find a better way than this!
So if you did sit your A-level or Intermidiate exams this summer, save yourself the pain and check out their website, afterall you are the future of Pakistan, your energy shouldn’t be wasted in queues but studies!