Wow. This is a first for me.
I write a post with a few claims … people respond with attacks … but they all prove those claims.
Yesterday I wrote that I had heard from a number of reputable IT companies — whose names I will not disclose as a professional — that they had found the LUMS people they hired to be hotheaded, living in utopia about their worth, looking down at companies and refusing to fit into organizational goals.
The commenters gave a first hand demonstration of all of those traits!
It may be great to think that ‘I choose my own path’ and ‘I have vision, that’s why I dont stick into any company longer than 3 months’ and ‘no company can afford to sustain me’ but really, kids, the world doesn’t accept those types of professional ethics.
What’s more, most of the same companies that cannot afford to hire LUMS grads find a justification to hire people from Stanford. I wonder why….
I must say I am sorely disappointed with the professionalism and constructive behavior demonstrated in the comments. Rather than denying and challenging the basic fact — why not sit down over coffee to figure out a plan? That too with someone who’s been an Operations Consultant with IT firms and could probably influence them more than rants would?
Why not find out who this coffee person is in the first place — maybe he is the decision maker in the hiring process of 3 companies?! [companies that have not yet banned LUMS]
I personally really had higher standards from the professional graduates from LUMS.
All of you is what our industry is looking towards to be the visionaries that bring social welfare and change to our society. Taking that responsibility should be your utmost priority.
I sincerely hope you take this advice, that a good mentor gave me a long time ago:
Dont live your life assuming the world owes you a favor. Nay, it is you — with your superior education and privileged experiences — you owe the world and your society your dedication to the betterment of their lives.