Graduating students told: Seek growth in choosing first jobs

“Don’t just work for the money.”

Prof. Kurt Espinosa, chairman of the University of the Philippines Cebu computer science department gave this advice to graduating students in a career talk dubbed “The World of Work and What It Takes” organized by the Office of Student Affairs Jan. 30.

Espinosa, one of several alumni at the talk advised students gathered at the Audio Visual Room 2 to “grab the job that will give you the opportunity to grow.”

Other speakers at the talk were mathematics program coordinator John Titus L. Jungao, management alumnus Merchenito O. Fernandez and psychology alumnus Genry Christian Gabayan.

Biology graduate Dr. Jovelyn Tan, fine arts alumna Sonia Dela Torre-Yrastorza, mass communication alumna Charisse Gay G. Ursal, political science graduate Karla Marie Tumulak and mass communication graduate King Anthony Perez also spoke in the program.

The career talk is an annual university event to provide graduating students with the necessary information before they enter the workforce.

The career talk also featured a seminar on entering law school. Lawyer Ian Anthony Sapayan, former president of the UP Alumni Association Cebu chapter was the resource speaker.

Management graduate Benjamin Yap delivered a presentation on entrepreneurship.

Office of Sexual Harassment Coordinator Anabelle G. Maglasang gave an orientation on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, while Debra Estero, sourcing leader of JP Morgan Chase and Co Cebu talked about work ethics.

by Justine Raphael Luis Balane
Correspondent, UP Cebu Public Information Office