Career Fairs – Local Markets for Global Talents in the Philippines


FRIENDS Career Fair at the University of Cebu: Local Markets for Global Talents

A limited face-to-face career fair took place at the University of Cebu students. Under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Business Development and Innovation, the university organized the FRIENDS Career Fair 2022: Local Markets for Global Talents on June 2-3, 2022 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  It was held at the University of Cebu – Banilad Senior High School Building.

With the theme, “Navigating the Local and International Market Amid the New Normal,” the event featured a variety of booths, talks, and presentations by professionals for students and attendees to help learn more about job opportunities. At the FRIENDS career fair, students were exposed to a diverse range of jobs to suit their equally diverse fields of specialization, and provided the invited national and multinational companies with competent graduates who are willing to transform the lives of the Filipino people.

The FRIENDS career fair was held in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Manpower Development and Placement.  It was a university-wide activity that inspired and motivated the students, built teams and networks, upheld public service values, and exhibited the University of Cebu graduate attributes. 35 employers, and 668 job-seekers participated in the 2-days event with more than 75% satisfaction rate. (Career Fair News Article on May 23rd, Career Fair News Article on June 6th, Event Poster, Career Fair Evaluation Report by Companies, Career Fair Evaluation Report by Students, Career Fair Webinar Report (Evaluation), UC Venue Layout, FRIENDS Career Fair Theme, FRIENDS Career Fair Navigation Card, FRIENDS Career Fair Invitation, FRIENDS Career Fair List of Employers, Career Fair Students’ Guide, Career Fair Procedures for Students, FRIENDS Career Fair Agenda)


Career Fair at the Cebu Technological University – June 2022

The Career Fair, part of the FRIENDS Project activity Career Fairs – Local Markets for Global Talents was held at the Cebu Technological University on June 24th, 2022. The event was attended by employers and 559 students in hope of finding employees and jobs.

Both local and overseas employers and partner agencies attended the online career fair. Despite the Covid-19 related restrictions, CTU managed not only to host this online event but also to organize it in such a way that both employers and students were able to communicate directly online and offline.

The Career fair began with the welcoming note of Dr. Jerlito A. Letrondo, VP for Administration and Finance.
The welcome speech was followed by an inspirational message from Mr. Victor A. Del Rosario and Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta, Jr. Formal presentations of the participating employers continued the online event. The event evaluation showed that more than 75% of the respondents said the event was excellent or very good in terms or organization, presentation and employers’ line up. (Career Fair Agenda, Summary Report, FRIENDS Career Fair List of Companies Registered, FRIENDS Career Fair Dissemination, CTU FRIENDS Career Fair Poster #1, CTU FRIENDS Career Fair Poster #2, Video Recording of the Career Fair)


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