AIM’s Career Services Office successfully concluded its 2-day hybrid AIM Business Graduates Career Fair last October 18, 2022.

November 03, 2022
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Makati, Philippines (17-18 October 2022) — In celebration of its 10th year, the Career Services Office (CSO) conducted its first hybrid career fair entitled “AIM Business Graduates Career Fair 2022” (BGCF2022) as a concluding activity of the Championing Your Career Program. The event was held in collaboration with the Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business and over 30 partner employers from a variety of industries.

Event Partners:

  • Aboitiz Group
  • Accenture Inc
  • F(dev)
  • Jeverps Manufacturing Corporation
  • MegaXcess IT Solutions Inc.
  • SGV & Co.
  • Shell Shared Services
  • Spiderhook, Inc.

 

Major Sponsors:

  • Energy Development Corporation
  • ING Business Shared Services
  • Lazada
  • Philippine Batteries, Inc.

 

Minor Sponsors:

  • Citi
  • Maya
  • Thakral On
  • Universal Robina Corporation

 

Other participating Companies:

  • Energy Development Corporation
  • ING Business Shared Services
  • Lazada
  • Maersk
  • Philippine Batteries, Inc.
  • ABS-CBN Corporation
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Araneta Group
  • Asia Select
  • Deloitte India
  • Embiggen Group
  • GenerationHope
  • GMI Post
  • Investree Philippines, Inc
  • Italpinas Development Corp.
  • Lica Land Lica Management Inc.
  • Qwote Marketplace Tech. Inc.
  • Robert Walters
  • Santos Knight Frank
  • Support Ninja
  • Viventis Search Asia

 

The BGCF2022 opened with messages from AIM’s Associate Dean, Prof. Michelle Antero, PhD, and Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business Head, Prof. Felipe Calderon, CPA, CMA, PhD.  Both professors highlighted how AIM adapts to the needs of these changing times, encouraged the attendees to take advantage of the career fair opportunities, and emphasized the power of networking for personal and professional gains.

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Prof. Antero shared, “No one can deny that the pandemic posted a lot of challenges.  Yet, AIM readily adapted by continuously building skills academically while the Career Services Office stepped in to provide the intrinsic non-academic component.”

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“I did it the hard way: connecting to many banks, knocking on doors and introducing myself, pitching sustainable finance and how I could contribute to implementing the idea.  This snowballed into many opportunities such as being invited to speaking engagements and conducting research,” added Prof. Calderon.

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Coming back to AIM was nostalgic for Keynote Speaker Arch. Romolo Nati, Chairman and CEO of Italpinas Development Corporation and AIM Executive MBA 2018 alumnus.  Romolo reminisced about his tremendous student experience, and how the program transformed him as an Italian entrepreneur in the Philippines from a businessman having no management skills to an award-winning design-driven developer of sustainable properties focused on emerging cities in the Philippines. “My experience in AIM was great! I did not finish Management at university. I just learned how to conduct my business on my own.  However, at a certain point, I realized that to do things properly, I needed to learn from the best graduate school.”

On Day One, the CSO On-campus Recruitment (OCR) program screened and shortlisted AIM candidates via face-to-face or virtually through the AIM-REACH platform for interviews with corporate recruiters and hiring managers situated throughout several campus venues. On Day Two (2), several fora held on building business connections through speed and career networking.

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“The success of this event validated our provision of alternative communication platforms to enable our students and alumni to network with the business community for effective recruitment and placement.  Our recently-launched AIM-REACH program was instrumental in this regard.  The CSO continuously seeks innovative solutions to fulfill the needs of our partner corporations and enhance career opportunities for our graduates.  On the heels of this event, we are already gearing up for next year’s career fair,” CSO Head Jade Galvan concluded.

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