seeking DLSU graduates
the country’s economic slump stemming from the recent political
crisis, more employment prospects await De La Salle University-Manila
graduates as 138 companies visit the campus this week for
Job Expo 2001.
St. Miguel Febres Cordero
from birth, Francisco Febres Cordero had to overcome
family opposition to realize his vocation to be
a lay religious, the first native of Ecuador to
be received into the Institute. Brother Miguel
was admired by his students for his simplicity,
his directness, his concern for them, and the
intensity of his devotion to the Sacred Heart
and the Virgin Mary.
to the junior novitiate at Premia del Mar in Spain
during a revolutionary outbreak in 1909, he supervised
a dramatic evacuation of his young charges to
the safety of Barcelona across the bay. Shortly
after, he contracted pneumonia and he died at
Premia, leaving behind a remarkable reputation
as scholar, teacher, and saint.
Born at Cuenca, Ecuador 7 November 1854; Entered
the novitiate 24 March 1868; Died 9 February 1910;
Beatified 30 October 1977; Canonized 21 October
weeklong activity is held twice each year for graduating students
of the six colleges—Business and Economics, Computer Studies,
Science, Education, Liberal Arts, and Engineering—to discover
job opportunities and to meet people they would like to work
Sponsored by the Office of Career Services (OCS), this year’s
job fair is an indication of the business community’s confidence
in the Lasallian graduates. OCS Director Ma. Aurora Bernardo
said the turn out of participating companies was a big surprise,
considering that many companies were downsizing in the past
“Compared to previous JobExpos, we have the biggest
number of participants this year,” Bernardo noted. An average
of 28 companies each day will put up their respective booths
at the Students’ Plaza. In previous years, only about 10 to
20 companies each day scout for their prospective employees
attributed the positive response of recruiting companies to
DLSU-Manila’s continuing efforts to produce graduates who
are highly qualified in their own fields.
companies have seen a lot of reasons to hire La Salle graduates.
For one, they know that Asiaweek ranked us the top
private university in the Philippines. They are also impressed
by our research efforts that earned us ten Centers of Excellence
from CHED (Commission on Higher Education),” she said.
from exhibits, Job Expo 2001 features company talks
to give students the chance to learn more about the organizations.
The different participating sectors include manufacturing,
banking, information technology, software development, investment
house, insurance, government, and academe. Sponsors of the
event are Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Phils
of the event are Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Philippine Geothermal,
Inc., Lexmark, Security Bank, Solid Cement, United Laboratories,
E-Telecare, Azeus Systems, ABS-CBN, Ciscare Technology, and
the week, there will also be a professional development seminar
dubbed “Fashion at Work” on February 7 at the William Shaw
Little Theater. Co-sponsored by Seventeen and Watercolors,
the seminar will give tips on professional grooming and proper
the culminating activity, there will be a night of networking,
which will allow students and graduates to engage in informal
discussions with representatives of the participating companies.
The activity will be held at the M. Gaerlan Conservatory on
Friday, February 9.
noontime Thanksgiving Mass will also be held at the last day
of the activity, at the Pearl of Great Price Chapel.
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