Baliwag News Service





Baliuag University in partnership with the Public Employment Service Office held its annual Job Fair and One Stop Shop Service on March 23, 2018 at the Baliuag University Cultural Sports Center, Baliwag Bulacan. This event was spearheaded by the Center for Career and Counseling Career and Placement Service Office and aims to help university graduating students and alumni to land a job.  Prior to this event, a Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar and Labor Education for Graduating Students was held last  March 21, 2018 in preparation for the Job Fair.

Dean Elizabeth R. Roxas – VP for Academic Support and Co-Curricular Affairs gave her opening remarks and welcomed this year’s batch of graduates. She is delighted to see all the participants of this annual event. According to her, the objective of this event is to provide practical step by step assistance for the students to explore various employment opportunities and with updated and relevant information on labor and employment. “In preparation with your next endeavor after graduation for your career path, it is important for you to have qualifications being assessed together with the matching skills and experience required for the position you aspire to have and shape your future.

Ms. Jennelyn G. Marcelo – OIC PESO Manager, who happens to be an alumna of the university, gave her words of encouragement to all the partcipants. Ms. Marcelo also advice them to find a time to reflect on the career path they plan to take. “Mind you, aptitude can help you find a job but attitude can help you build a career” – she added.

Twenty-three (23) companies participated with their respective representatives. There were also four (4) government agencies such as PhilHealth, Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and PAG-IBIG for those students who would like to secure their employment documentary requirements.

A total of 102 applicants (22%) were hired on the spot. Here are some interviews with the successful hired applicants:

“Yung job fair na ‘to sobrang nakatulong kasi siyempre for us na one month na lang ga-graduate na, so hanap talaga namin ung agad-agad after naming grumaduate mabawi lahat ng investment ng magulang, so ayun sobrang helpful and napakagaling and napakaganda ng event na to na inorganize ng BU and PESO.” – Jeremy Bumanlag, BSBA Major in Management Accounting.

“Fortunately, bigla po kaming natanggap. Sobrang efficient po nung ginawa nilang pag-oorganize po ng Baliuag University at ng PESO, siyempre pressured din po kami na after graduation kung saan po kami mag-aapply, kumbaga yung pressure po naming nabawasan na po dahil dito.” – Patricia Mempin, BSBA Major in Financial Managament.

“As a job seeker siyempre may kaba tayo na baka hindi tayo matanggap pero first of all dapat magtitiwala ka sa sarili mo na kahit papano kaya mo yan, na mairaraos mo din ‘tong araw na to. Napakaganda nung job fair, yung opportunity na binigay samin ng Baliuag University, PESO, at ni Mayor Ferdie Estrella.” – Ms. Jeannior Joy Cruz from the College of Business Administration and Accountancy.

Indeed, a successful Job Fair by Baliuag University with the assistance of the Public Employment Service Office.

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