Muhammad Zahid Riaz (S08-10)
It only takes one person to change your life: YOU
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I will like to start my story way back to high school.
After failing my 9th class I was desperate and decided to leave the school and stop my education there. After encouragement from my parent I decided to go back to school.
There I met one of most amazing teacher of my entire life, “Mrs. Ather” She changed the whole perspective about lifestyle, education and learning methodologies, by pointing out very little and specific details about everyday life activities.
Finishing high school, and starting the intermediate with confusion, which path to choose, Not have any clue about career path, I choose to do F.Sc Pre-Engineering, but due to lack of chemistry teacher, I was proposed to do I.C.S instead.
Like a dangling kite in the sky, changing direction with the force of wind, I choose to do I.C.S, and at that point I discover that I am better at Computer than any other subject. Again, even after clearing my Higher Secondary School, I was still unaware of the which path to choose.
Engineering at one hand, Management at other, I decided to go with simple B.Sc at “Govt. College Asghar Mall”, an easy way out.
Finishing up my graduation the journey of passion, joy and success started when I joined the M.Sc program at Quaid-i-Azam University. I was one of the brilliant student in my batch (S08-10), I secured second position.
After graduating from QAU, I joined “Advanced Communications” as a junior software engineer, and after spending 8 months there I joined “Numetrics” along with my friend Muhammad Javeed.
There we decided to start our own little venture and provide Software services on our own, so we started “SolutionXtreme Technologies”. We were very successful at that, then we were presented an opportunity to join another startup and develop a product. We joined the team “Cricout” and created first Pakistani application to provide live ball by ball commentary and scorecard app. Spending three years at “Cricout” we decided to do software services again
“Bitsol Technologies” is our latest venture, where we implemented all of our previous experience of Software Services and Product oriented venture, we excelled well and now we are one of fast growing software company in town.
During all my life till now, I’ve learned that sometimes it’s not important to foresee/plan your career, you can excel and prosper by being disciplined to that field and make it your passion, but if you find that you are in wrong profession, you can develop new skills and mold it to align with your goals.
Posted By Muhammad Zahid Riaz (S08-10), 06 May 2018
What I express is my own opinion, others may differ.
Really nice story and thanks for sharing your experience
Great story 👍