The University of Santo Tomas held its annual Job Fair entitled “UST JOBS 2015: The Annual University-wide Job Fair” last March 18-20, 2015 at UST Practice Gym.

    On its 20th year, UST JOBS continues to provide strong manpower to the world. With this year’s theme of “Exemplifying the Thomasian Identity for World Class Employability”, Thomasian graduating students and alumni were provided a chance to inquire with various Human Resource professionals about their job and internship opportunities in different fields such as I.T., healthcare, business and broadcasting.

    Participants took advantage of this opportunity. “Natulungan ako sa paghanap ng company in a sense na di ko na kailangan isa-isang mag-email or walk-in sa offices nila para i-pasa and aking resume,” said HR student, Michelle Uy. “We also got a chance to talk to the HRs of the companies. May mga na-submitan ako na resumés na di ko naisipan na pwede pala yun applyan.”

    While some employers look at the credentials of the applicants, some choose to see the potential even if the applicant did not graduate in the field they were applying to. “Minsan kasi wala naman talaga yan sa tinapos mo eh,” a representative from one of the company exhibitors said. “Nasa dedication mo yan sa work.”

    Aside from submitting her resumes to companies, Incoming 4th year Human Resource Development Management student Joanne Claire Tan sees the job fair as a sneak peek of what she will be doing in the future. “As a student, this was an essential experience for my continuous learning as I will have my internship soon,” Joanne said. “And it also made me realize that in the future, if I continue to pursue and work in this field, I will be the one accepting resumes from others.”

    Apart from the job and On-the-Job training opportunities, company exhibitors gave participants some of their products and other freebies through a raffle draw.

    Over 140 companies from various industries participated in the job expo. Some of the companies that graced the event included Department of Labor and Employment, Social Security System (SSS), Robinson’s Bank, Eastwest Bank, Inspira, British United, Automobile Inc., Factset, Walker, Sunwalk Inc., Del Monte, San Miguel Brewery, ABS-CBN, Manila Bulletin, Security Bank, and more.

    The event, sponsored by Security Bank, was organized by the University of Santo Tomas through the Office of Alumni Relations, in partnership with the Thomasian Junior Association for People Management, UST Behavioral Science. Manila Bulletin and Summit Media were the official media partners of JOBS 2015. -Emyfer Mae V. Flores-

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