Career Fair 2017
UP Visayas, in partnership with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the Province of Iloilo, conducted the UPV Career Fair 2017 on May 10 and 11, 2017 at the GCEB Training Rooms, Iloilo City.
Various government agencies freely gave their time in introducing their agencies’ functions and possible job opportunities to the participants. These government agencies werethe folloowing: Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA), National Economic Development Agency (NEDA) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Prof. Ruben M. Gamala, Director of the Office of Student Affairs, welcomed the guests during the Opening Program. Mr. Kenneth Lerona, a UPV alumnus and Arthaland Marketing Communications Manager, was invited as a keynote speaker. He talked about his early years as an employee, and how he was able to rise through the adversities.
Different private companies were also invited to talk about their companies and the job opportunities they offer. On the second day, the private companies were also given a chance to interview UPV’s graduating students. The participating companies were the following: ABC360, SEAFDEC, Teach for the Philippines, Santeh Feeds Corporation, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Reed Elsevier, SunLife Canada, Metrobank, Coca-cola FEMSA, Transcom Worldwide Inc. and Philippine Airlines.
There were 139 attendees during the opening program on May 10, 2017 and a total of 183 participants were interviewed and assessed during the second day of career fair, May 11, 2017.
The event garnered an average of 3.52 out of 4 in the evaluation that was conducted on the participants. Moreover, the companies gave an average of 3.60 out of 4 in their evaluation of the activity. Both of which were descriptively tagged as “Excellent”.
The conference was organized to guide the graduating students as they transition to career persons. The Office of Student Affairs, headed by the Guidance and Counseling Services Unit organized the careers fair in coordination with PESO Head Mr. Francisco Heler. (Source: OSA)