My Last few Years Struggle, Side Hustle and Community Contributions 🚀

Fahad Ashiq ⚡
3 min readFeb 1, 2022


🚀 My Last 5 Year Struggle, Side Hustle and Community Contribution Since October 2016 to August 2021!

I started, by taking participation as a GRAPHIC DESGNER, in IEEE GCU BRANCH LAHORE right while starting my Bachelor’s degree started. 👾

2. My First Internship was in UI/UX back 2018 for almost 3 (three) months.

⏱️ At that time, I got the Internship in CureMD for three months but at that time I don’t have an IDEA that CUREMD is one of the Great environment for someone work for. I rather JOIN a Game Studio which was closed unfortunately right after my internship.

💡 I learned a lesson never go what seems right and good. Take RISK and give yourself a second chance. Than I Joined a Local Startup called HERSTELLAR as content strategist, which is KIND of internship where I get a chance to work in startup culture and to get to know what is happening in startup world.

3. First time, then I represented Government College University (GCU), Lahore at International Level and Selected as a CAMPUS AMBASSADOR Hultprize from GCU, LAHORE 🎌

4. After spending first & second year of my University along with developing my dev, communication & networking skills I have secured first Internship as WEB Engineer at VU Solutions Pvt. Ltd 😃

5. After brushing my Dev skills in 6 Months I got my first paid Internship as Software Engineer Intern during my last year of Bachelor’s degree. 💪

6. In all of this during time , I have worked along with @hultprize @herstellar @IEEEGCU @dotlinks @techtology1 @DSCGCULAHORE @plan9incubator as a volunteer & representative.⭐

7. Few Organizations, I feel proud and much grateful to be the part of are @TheNestiO @airschoolonline @StacksPakistan @MLSALahore @dotnetfdn @TedxGCULahore @Plan9incubator @arfakarimfndn & one and only Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador Community. 🔥

8. These organizations made me who I am today. Co- Leading a community of 3000+ students, professionals and tech enthusiastic. Also Leading my own communities where I market, scale and build the local talent of PAKISTAN 🎖️

9. Also our communities partnered with @COLABSPK @deveningsGlobal @StacksPakistan & @devsinc, in this whole process of redefining the meaning of community work we have done in last few years!

10. The whole journey of 5 years is worth to experience for. I am super excited of what lies ahead — The most Important part is the Supportive Community I got for this after hustling is quite grateful! 🎉

11. I worked with @BitsClan for 6 moths as a Junior Web Engineer after my degree completion. 🔥

11. I graduated in Oct 2020, I have worked as a Software Engineer @Enghouse Interactive in their R&D Department.

12. Now I am working as a Software Engineer Development — I in @Calrom Uk Base Company.

🥳 Much thankful to all of you! I am always there to help, open to relevant opportunities.

That’s all for this Article. Keep growing Everyone ❤




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Fahad Ashiq ⚡

MCT and GOLD MLS Ambassador @ Microsoft ⚡| Ex SDG Lead @ Stacks Pakistan ✨ | Software Engineer 💻| Tech Enthusiastic 🚀 | Mentor @ MLSA Community Lahore 👨‍💻