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Alumni Interviews
 
Yousaf Pervaiz

1. Tell us about yourself.
I'm Yousaf Pervaiz from the Class of 2009. I went on to do my BSc in Economics from the University of Bath, UK. I am in my final year and will be joining Morgan Stanley to pursue a career in investment banking in London.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
It has to be shifting to the new campus on the Motorway. It was an exciting place and the best part was the bus trips back and forth.

3. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I did an 11-month placement at Morgan Stanley in the investment banking division. I also completed a summer internship at Ernst and Young as a Financial Adviser. During my degree, I have worked part-time at Marks & Spencer, Oxfam and cooperative stores.

4. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
Enjoy school life as much as you can but remember to keep your academic results the priority, because once you leave school that's the only thing that will help you achieve your goals. Make the most of the opportunities available to you and start planning your career at a young age.

5. What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
I am in touch with most of them but it would be great to find how people are doing in general. A reunion would not be a bad idea either!

Laila Kasuri

1. Tell us about yourself?
I am graduating this year as an Honours student from Harvard, with a degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering and a particular focus on water and natural resource management. I am also a Hoopes Prize Winner at Harvard, an award for undergraduate achievement given to the top 5% - the most prestigious award at Harvard.

2. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I have worked with the Asian Development Bank and the US Army Corps of Engineers on water sustainability. Next year, I will be working as a Water Strategy Consultant at the World Bank, before going to graduate school.

3. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
Some of my most memorable moments at BSS have been with the close friends I made there; the times I spent growing and learning from my teachers, who I became extremely close to by my final year.

4. What advice do you have for the current Beaconites?
My biggest advice to all Beaconites is that there are many opportunities out there, so they should all take risks and apply themselves fully. Apply to programmes they think they won't be able to get into, or won't be able to fund. The worst that can happen is rejection, but it's worth taking a shot. There are just so many opportunities in the world. They should take personal initiative to research and find out about the educational opportunities available to them.

5. What would you think about your fellow alumni?
I am surprised by all the amazing and outstanding things that my batch mates are doing, and I am so happy that my class was the one that took risks because many of their dreams were realised!


Zain Irfan

1. Tell us about yourself.
Well, my name is Zain Irfan. I graduated from BSS in 2005. I went to California State University, Fresno for my Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Structural Engineering and graduated cum laude. I wanted to help the community and help the students in Pakistan achieve their academic goals, so I started working with EducationUSA.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
The cricket matches and the water fights in the summer to cool off.

3. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I have worked as a teaching assistant at California State University, Fresno. I'm currently working with EducationUSA/United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). USEFP administers the biggest scholarship programmes in the world, including the Fulbright Scholarship.

4. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
Do what you are good at and always strive to learn. If you mess up, don't whine about it, learn from your mistakes and accept responsibility for your actions. The world expects you to accomplish something before you can actually feel good about yourself.

5. What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
I would definitely like to meet up with them and know what they are doing now.


Zainab Abaid

1. Tell us about yourself.
Budding researcher/academic, dreamer, writer, devout Muslim, part-time philosopher - and of course an ex-Beaconite! Once a Beaconite, forever a Beaconite!

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
Too many to count -- finding friends and wonderful teachers; growing pains and embarrassing memories; learning and laughter and tears; running for head girl; O Level Farewell. Tough, tough A Levels. And the best moment: the world distinction and the award ceremony - a fitting end to a wonderful school life!

3. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I haven't worked much, except in research in network security. I was just hired by one of the best research labs around, and am now planning to build an academic career out of it.

4. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
OK, number 1: grades are cool. Yeah, call me a nerd. But get good grades, please! Too many students think it is OK (and cool) to just pass through school with minimal grades, but trust me, it's not. If you got a good academic record no one messes with you, ever. It's respect forever. If you're an academic failure, you suffer forever. Second: sure, studying gets torturous, but this too shall pass! Hang on to that thought. Third (this is the last, I promise): do keep an eye out for good universities nationwide and abroad. Dream big. Aim high. Aim good. You do get what you want eventually. Don't shut yourself up in a little box!

5. What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
Where they are, what they're doing, what they aim to do, and the lessons that life has taught them.


Ayesha Amir Fazal

1. Tell us about yourself.
I am Ayesha Amir Fazal, currently studying at Barnard College in New York City. I'm a proud Multani and a proud Beaconite. I went to Beaconhouse for my entire primary and secondary education. I enjoy travelling and exploring new places.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
School life itself is very memorable but some of the unforgettable times at BSS would definitely be in Class IV and A Levels, where we would study, but it did not feel like a burden as we were given the freedom to choose our subjects.

3. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I interned at Fazal Cloth Mills in the summer of 2009 and I'm currently not working.

4. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
My only advice would be to do what you are most passionate about and put your heart and soul into it because that is the only way you can achieve your goals.

5 .What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
I would like to know where they are and what they are doing and how Beaconhouse has shaped their life.


Hirra Faisal

1. Tell us about yourself.
My name is Hirra Faisal and I graduated from BLL in 2012, having received my primary and secondary education there, leading up to O and A Levels. I am currently pursuing my ACCA qualification at Skans.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
My entire student life that I spent at BLL was full of countless memories that I cherish and will hold on to for the rest of my life. In particular, attending my O Level graduation ceremony, my O and A Level farewells, as well as organising the first-ever mega debates competition at BLL comprise my most memorable moments at BLL.

3. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I am currently studying and have not started working yet.

4. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
Cherish this school life that you have and enjoy it to the maximum because once you start college, you are going to remember and miss your school life and school friends tremendously and wish to be at school all over again.

5. What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
I would very much like to know in which colleges and universities my fellow students have ended up and any achievements and laurels that have come their way pursuing their respective careers.


Sameen Salman

1. Tell us about yourself.
I am Sameen Salman. I did my O and A Levels from BLL and scored straight As in both. I am currently a student at Kinnaird College.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
BSS has given us infinite memories to cherish. Among the best and most memorable ones are spending time with friends, the farewells and our first-time saris, the final trip to Kalar Kahar, as well as all the other field trips we had.

3. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
They must work hard in the educational and extracurricular arenas to discover their hidden talents. Their efforts will help BLL reach new heights as well. However, morals should never be forgotten.

4. What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
Where they are currently placed and what they are doing.


Aneeqa Zohair Mustafeez

1. Tell us about yourself.
My name is Aneeqa Zohair Mustafeez and I graduated from Beaconhouse Liberty Campus with my O and A Levels. I am currently doing my BSc from LUMS.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
BLL has made tremendous contributions to my life. It was, and still is, a second home to me. BLL and its red-bricked building have given me so much: amazing friends, inspiring teachers and beautiful memories that I will cherish forever! The break times as middle school students, the stressful yet fun-filled O Level years and best of them all, the two years of A Levels that were spent organising events and chatting away in the common room during any free time that we had. Those were all the best of times!

3. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
You all are extremely lucky to be part of the Beaconhouse family. Enjoy this period of your life and make these years memorable. Have fun but don't forget to study hard and make your parents proud!

4. What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
I would really want to know what they have all achieved in life. I would like to know where they are currently pursuing their higher studies, and I would like to know where they have settled down. I would really appreciate if an alumni network was established for us so that we could all keep in touch!


Kaleemullah Dogar

1. Tell us about yourself?
My name is Kaleemullah Dogar. I studied at Beaconhouse Defence Campus from 1986 to 2000. I did my O and A levels from BDC and then went on to do BBIT from Beaconhouse Informatics in 2006.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
BSS has always been a second home to me. I was part of the student body that organised concerts and bonfires at BDC. I will always remember the teachers who spent time and effort to make me a well-educated and well-rounded human being.

3. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I have worked for BSS for five years at the Head Office. I spent two years working for Telenor Pakistan before that, spent a year at BSS Regional Office North and now I am serving as the ICT Coordinator at Beaconhouse-Newlands, Lahore.

4. What advice do you have for the current Beaconites?
I would just like to say that the school years are something we always carry with us. Enjoy your days at school, study hard and play harder. Never let anyone tell you that you can go on in life without being well-educated.

5. What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
I've lost touch with some school friends over the years; it would be nice to know how they are getting along in life.



Nadia Hussain

1. Tell us about yourself?
I did my A Levels from BSS, after which I pursued a Bachelors in Dental Sciences. During that time, I also started modelling and have been doing it since. I finished my house job, got married and have three children now. I also do some acting whenever I find the time to.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
Oh, being at Beaconhouse was the best part of my life! The teachers, friends, office staff, domestic staff and lala! The best moments were singing in the choir, performing as Shylock in Merchant of Venice, playing throw ball matches and travelling with Sir Zaki for the regional games! Two of the best principals, under whose supervision I was lucky to be, were Mrs Shaheen Qayyum and Mrs Rubina Naqvi. The list is endless!

3. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I work for myself!

4. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
Always believe in yourself and be confident.

5. What would you like to know about your fellow alumni?
Where they are, what they’re doing now, etc.



Mohammad Owais

1. Tell us about yourself.
My name is Mohammad Owais, born on September 8, 1989 in Dubai. I received my early education in Dubai then moved to Pakistan in 2003 and joined Beaconhouse Johar Town Branch, where I did my O Levels in 2006. I then joined the Canal Side Campus and did my A Levels in 2008. I was admitted to the National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences and completed my BBA from there in 2012.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
There are many memorable moments to be listed down. Selecting a few from the list would be unfair to the rest!

3. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I have worked at DOMASCO as a Watch Sales Executive from September 2012 to April 2013 in Doha, Qatar. I will be joining Lexus, Dubai as the Assistant Sales Consultant in June 2013.

4. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
Everyone studying in Beaconhouse, trust me, this is one of the best institutions in Pakistan. Once you complete your studies, you will be an alumnus of Beaconhouse and hence, whatever you do reflects on the school. Enjoy your time in school and do not ignore your studies. Later in life, when you go for a job interview, a frequently asked question is ‘which school did you go to?’ When you say Beaconhouse, no further questions are asked as the name says it all. To sum up, I would say school isn’t always fun, but neither is life. If you want to have fun in life, take school seriously.

5. What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
I am in contact with almost all of my classmates and teachers. I would want to get in touch with the students whom I have no contact with, and I’d like to know where they are and what they are doing.


Tamour Zubair

1. Tell us about yourself.
I'm a 3rd year Electrical Engineering student in University of Ontario. I took a year off and am currently employed with RIM (BlackBerry) as a Hardware Parametric Engineer.

2. What are some of your most memorable moments at BSS?
Every break, every class I bunked, every little memory while playing in the grounds and all the events.

3. Where have you worked in the past and where are you currently working?
I used to work with Student Association as a party organiser, now I work for BlackBerry as a Hardware Parametric Engineer.

4. What advice do you have for current Beaconites?
Live it! Life just gets harder, so enjoy it as much as you can.

5. What would you like to know about fellow alumni?
I'd like to know what they are all doing well in life.

 
 
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