Creating future global leaders with UP career fair
In the midst of a year-long pandemic, new and innovative measures have been taken for students under such unprecedented circumstances. From distance learning to now virtual career fairs, times really have changed.
While (soon-to-be) fresh graduates are expanding their options online when it comes to job hunting, prominent student-led organizations like the UP Career Assistance Program (UP CAP) have served as a bridge between students from the campus and even different universities across the country, and professional institutions to provide a holistic approach towards personal and career development.
Inkompass: The World Awaits, which was held last March 22 to 24, is the largest university-wide career fair of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. The fair attracts over 4,000 university students and fresh graduates each year. This year’s much awaited Career Fair turned virtual, adapting to the new normal, highlighting various corporate partners like Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young, Ayala Land, Inc., Uniqlo Philippines and L’Oréal.
Top Human Resources managers and students-turned-professionals led each 15-minute talk held during the 3-day period. They delivered insights on various local, and even global, structured programs students and fresh graduates can partake in to develop a corporation’s greatest asset, their people. Also in the spotlight: great leadership, and how it can impact both individuals and communities. From internships to full-time programs, these act as a pipeline for future leaders through exposure and support.
To catch up on the event and to learn more about the UP Career Assistance Program, visit upcap.ph.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver