SPU Manila participates in Career Fair

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Contributed by Prof. Lalaine Vitug-Mallari, MA

Date: October 17, 2017Posted by: Marionette Martinez

St. Paul University Manila participated in the International Education Specialists’ 27th Career Consultation and Guidance Fair, which was held in the Philippine Trade Training Center on 14-15 September 2017.

The activity was attended by thousands of Senior High School (SHS) students from different schools. It was a rare chance to promote one’s school to prospective enrollees under one venue with other institutions. Each participating school in the exhibit was given the opportunity to showcase its best features.

SPU Manila’s booth was well-visited by SHS students eagerly waiting in line to get brochures and play the roulette, where anybody could win prizes, including free snapshot print-outs.

On the first day of the event, St. Paul University Manila provided two seminars during concurrent sessions.

In the morning, Mr. Roel Supendio, Chairperson of the Tourism Management Program of the College of Business and Management, delivered a talk entitled, “How to earn dollars while on OJT.”

In the afternoon, Dr. Jerome Cleofas from the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, shared his knowledge on the topic “HIV: Prevention and Care.”

The Theatre Arts students from the College of Arts and Sciences-Bachelor of Arts Program highlighted the closing of Day 1 with a presentation of excerpts from the musical play, Once on this Island. They were accompanied by Mr. Oliver Rodriguez and Ms. Lalaine Vitug-Mallari as their mentors.

Day 2 of the said event was formally opened by the SPU Manila Chorale with the “National Anthem” and “Let us be your light” as Doxology.

They also performed excerpts from the musical play, Wicked, such as, “For Good” and “One Short Day.”

The resource person from SPU Manila on Day 2 was Dr. Arsenio Bignotia, who facilitated a workshop on “Dream It, Do It: An Activity on Self-Discovery.”

Students from the HRM Program presented a culinary demonstration in the Philippine Trade Training Center lobby.

Other faculty members who were in attendance during the 27th Career Consultation and Guidance Fair were: Dr. Brian Bantugan (Center for Research, Innovations and Development Director), Prof. Lalaine Vitug-Mallari (Marketing and Public Relations Manager), Ms. Emily Mones (faculty of the Bachelor of Arts Program), Mr. Oliver Rodriguez (from the College of Music and the Performing Arts), and Dr. Mary Grace Leongson (Chairperson of the HRM Program). Also assisting during the event were: Ms. Loti Abad (Marketing Assistant), Engr. Mervin Cequena (Custodian from the AB Program), and the 3rd and 4th year Advertising students.

Some Paulinian Ambassadors from the AB, Psychology, Business and Management, HRM, and Tourism Programs (photo left) were also present.