The Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office (IPPO), in partnership with Philippine Daily Inquirer, Diplomazee, RD Zen, Hallo-Hallo, Kalibrr, and Jobs180, organized a job fair from March 22-24 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Innovation Center. Dubbed, A Shoe In: Miriam College Job Fair 2018, it was held in collaboration with the three colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Entrepreneurship and Accountancy, and College of Education.
The title is a reference to the expression “a shoe-in” which means “someone who is predicted to easily win a competition.” This year’s job fair aims to provide the necessary services to ensure that our graduates all become winner in their job hunt.
Engaging talks and plenary sessions, featuring professionals and MC alumni from various industries opened each day of the event. They were Arlyn Fausto Head of Corporate Recruitment, ABS-CBN; Connie Kalagayan Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Philippine Daily Inquirer; and Kristine Lesaca-Saludez, Assistant Principal for Student Affair, Miriam College Lower School unit.
Over 60 companies, organizations, and schools were represented. Top companies include Coca-Cola, Johnson and Johnson, ABS-CBN, Bank of the Philippine Island, and Rockwell Land Corporation, to name a few. Organizations and schools present during the College of Education Job Fair included UTP Beyond Borders, Reedley International School, Ateneo Grade School, Poveda College and Assumption College San Lorenzo. To further give students a “shoo-in”, they were oriented about the different government benefits and services once they secure a job. Representatives from the BIR, PhilHealth, SSS, and PagIbig through the assistance of our Human Resources Office, were present to answer questions from new job seekers.
Unique to this year’s job fair were the simulated interviews conducted by representatives of companies, organizations and schools. During the exercise, students were given the chance to feel how an interview is conducted and at the end were given instant feedback using a rating sheet. Over 130 students participated, while others attended skills workshops.
Among the speakers for soft skills workshops were MC graduates Faye Yuingco, now CBEA Faculty, and Renee Gamboa of Inquirer Academy.
The event was a great success and achieved its goal of providing each College with a tailored job fair for the specific employment needs of their students. Student participants showed appreciation for the services provided and found the event very meaningful.