At a Crosswords: Enderun Career Fair 2018
By Reena Llanillo
There is a degree of complexity in discovering and choosing career opportunities that may be compared to solving a word puzzle. From crosswords and word search to scrabble, the key to winning lies on the player’s ability to respond to the complexity in producing connecting words with limited letters. This was recognized by Enderun’s Office of Career Services, who recently held an annual Career Fair on the 19th of April at their McKinley Hill campus.
The event was entitled, ‘Connecting Opportunities,’ with a theme that revolved around word puzzles. The office sought to connect students and graduates with a vast array of opportunities by welcoming 15 of the largest partners from both the hospitality and business industry. In attendance were the school’s parent and sister company, the Udenna Corporation along with Phoenix. Other participating partners were from the FMCGs such as Nestle, Coca-Cola FEMSA and Del Monte Philippines; Canon and Accenture from the technological sector; and financial institutions Maybank, Philam Life and AIG.
From the hospitality industry, the fair was joined by the school’s newest local partner, the Conrad Manila from the Hilton brand as well as the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn from the Intercontinental Hospitality Group (IHG), Wine Story from the Healthy Options Group of Companies and The Moment Group. Career opportunities within Enderun Colleges and the Enderun Hospitality Management (EHM) were showcased as well.
The Career Fair was also graced by three notable speakers. The floor was first taken by Atty. Anthony Abad, CEO of TradeAdvisors and host at Bloomberg Philippines, who tackled determinants in choosing the right career field. Ms. Patricia Malay, Vice-President and General Manager of FleishmanHillard Philippines then followed and provided insider-secrets on pitching and winning an idea. Mr. Jun Famatigan, Executive Vice-President of the Udenna Corporation concluded with an in-depth discussion on the company and insightful tips on becoming successful.
Atty. Anthony Abad, CEO of TradeAdvisors and Host at Bloomberg Philippines
Ms. Patricia Malay, Vice-President and General Manager of FleishmanHillard Philippines
(From L-R) Ms. Jackie Faust, Director for Education Sales, Mr. Jun Famatigan Executive Vice-President of Udenna Corporation and President Ed Rodriguez
Each participating company’s booth had a unique charm through its decorations. Attendees were not only treated to the opportunities with the companies but to souvenirs as well, which came in the form of merchandise or food and beverage as they visit a booth. A total of 200 attendees had flocked the fair, many of which had found a career opportunity or built their network.