On August 18, 2023, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) opened its doors to a crowd of jobseekers looking to explore career opportunities with a total of 50 industry partners at the second career fair of the year. Organized by the Office for Strategic Partnerships and Global Engagement (OSPGE), this event aimed to serve as a vital bridge between aspiring professionals and companies looking to harness talent.
The event attracted approximately 800 jobseekers, among them around 500 graduating students eager to take their first steps into the professional world. Meanwhile, about 200 alumni returned to their alma mater in pursuit of new career opportunities, and more than 100 were visitors, including local community members and students from neighboring institutions.
The career fair showcased the diverse range of industries that have partnered with Mapúa MCL to nurture the next generation of professionals. The participating companies spanned sectors such as technology, engineering, finance, media, and more, ensuring that attendees had access to a broad spectrum of career paths.
The companies present were as follows:
- Ecolab Philippines
- TDK Philippines
- Toshiba Information Equipment Philippines
- Asia Brewery Incorporated
- Microchip Technology Operations Philippines
- Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
- Manila Broadcasting Company
- Analog Devices
- Fluor Daniel
- Kooapps Philippines
- Air 21 Holdings
- Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines
- Continental Temic Electronics (Phils.), Inc.
- Deloitte Philippines
- Monark Equipment Corporation
- AF Payments Inc.
- Integrated Micro Electronics
- Malayan Insurance Company, Inc.
- Ayala Property Management Corporation
- Jollibee Worldwide Services
- Monde Nissin Corporation
- Furukawa Electric Autoparts Philippines, Inc.
- Gardenia Bakeries Phils. Inc.
- Leslie Corporation
- AIA Philippines
- Ionic EMS Inc.
- Keansburg Marketing Corporation
- DLR Local Manpower Agency Inc.
- GDE Integrated HR Management Solutions, Inc.
- Juntec Corporation
- Topserve Service Solution Inc.
- Fastech Advanced Assembly Inc.
- Serbiz Multi-Purpose Cooperative
- Excelitas Technologies Philippines Inc.
- Mirof Resources Inc.
- Emperador Distillers Inc.
- Inoac Philippines Corporation
- Alcabasa Enterprises and General Services, Inc.
- Ace Hardware Philippines, Inc.
- Right Goods Philippines, Inc.
- Star Appliance Center, Inc. (SM Appliances)
- Wilcon Depot Inc.
- Amkor Technology Philippines
- Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc.
- Royal168 Services Inc.
- FAST Logistics Corporation
- Nippon Sanso Ingasco Philippines, Inc.
- Fastech Advanced Assembly Inc.
For graduating students, this career fair was an opportunity to engage with potential employers, gain insights into industry trends, and secure internships or full-time positions. The alumni benefited from the event as well by discovering new career avenues and networking with professionals who could provide guidance and mentorship.
Participating companies found the event to be an excellent platform for talent acquisition and brand visibility. It allowed them to connect with individuals who are well-prepared to contribute to their respective fields. Furthermore, it provided an opportunity for companies to showcase their corporate culture and values, making it easier to attract candidates who align with their mission and vision.
The success of the second Mapúa MCL Career Fair 2023 reaffirms the institution’s commitment to empowering its students and alumni by connecting them with reputable industry partners. Besides organizing an event that would benefit jobseekers, OSPGE also aimed to strengthen the ties between the institution and the industry.
As Mapúa MCL continues to foster these partnerships and provide opportunities for students and alumni to excel, the future looks promising for those who pass through its doors, ready to embark on their professional journeys.