AGSB Career Fair and Career Forum 2015
November 24, 2015
Students and Alumni troop to the AGSB Career Forum and Job Fair
Interest in practical career advice and job opportunities from top recruiters in the country was seen in the Career Fair last October 17 at the AGSB Atrium. Nearly 300 students and alumni participated in the event by attending the career forum, sending their CVs online and applying through the companies’ onsite recruitment portal.
The event with the theme, “Fly High to Greater Heights!” was organized by the Student Council and sponsored by top companies in the country which include Nestle Philippines, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Rebisco Group of Companies, JP Morgan Chase and Co., Viventis Search Asia, Accenture, Capital One and Ateneo CCE. Top HR executives from these companies shared their insights and perspectives on the evolving skills set and qualifications that recruiters are looking for in today’s market. They also shared practical tips on nailing job interviews and gave some points on what turn them off. Specifically, Ms. Hannah de Lumen, HR Head of Nestle Philippines stressed; “We know when the applicants are insincere and are not taking their application seriously. You have to know the job and company you’re applying for. Do your homework. Do some research.”
Current student, Mr. Patt Soyao and alumnus, Mr. Aaron Ngui also left some valuable insights on the MBA advantage and how passion and grit can help in advancing one’s career. They also shared that individual’s profession can also be a great instrument to help others and make a difference.
The job fair also drew hundreds of students, filling the company booths that were set up at the Atrium. This gave them an opportunity to learn more about the company and their openings. Ms. Mica Abao, the Career Fair Project Lead said, “We had to extend the time to accommodate the students who were still lining up and were eager to explore career options. The jobs that these companies are offering are targeted to business students and graduates and it is a rare opportunity to gather all these top companies in one event with that specific objective”.
Flyers on job vacancies and freebies were also given to and delighted the participants. On the other hand, participating companies showed their appreciation for the huge turnout and enthusiasm by participants. One Recruitment Head shared, “Thanks to AGSB for having us. We have been trying to get into this kind of circle. I look forward to a sustained and more engaged partnership.”