1. PUP is on Top
Just as how the university’s roar goes, “Iskolar ng Bayan, ngayon ay lumalaban”, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) top notches the JobSreet.com Fresh Graduate Survey among the country’s prominent universities.
Can you imagine how do they bagged gold in trainability, communication skills, competence, willingness to learn, initiative, honesty and integrity among fresh graduates? And how do they bumped off the Eagles, the Tigers, the Archers, the Falcons, the Tamarraws, the Warriors, and even the Fighters among Maroons?
2. Dose Pesos per unit
PUP, well-thought of its 12 pesos (now 0.00) per unit tuition fee, is one of the best academic institutions in the Philippines because of its affordable yet quality education. Many youth heads attempt to get through with the entrance examination but still, it’s the finest thread that will get into the needle. So, dare to wonder why they will do the same uphill struggle on the corporate world.
3. You will be a goal digger
How come those sweaty and dank graduates from that school besides a strident railway got on top as a choice of employers?
PUP graduates have a goal-driven life and are very hardworking. Their intelligence in different disciplines is independently molded. They gash the streak of poverty using their sharp minds. They have the drive to succeed and they do not easily give up on tasks given to them, thus having the tendency to stay longer in a company.
4. You will be resourceful
Most of the time, I think, it’s the scarce facilities and equipments that shove them up on top. Moreover, encourage them to be individually competitive and service-oriented entities racing up harder on the verge of inspiring others to be more, to give more and to do more despite of the circumstances in learning. So, they don’t usually display an attitude of self-entitlement.
Resourceful students as what employers knew about them. What they want to see is not what they always get so, finding a way to get what they wanted, regardless of the danger of the job, will always be the name of the game. Primadonna and a spoon-feed learner will never have a place on the university.
5. PUPians are Priority
JobStreet.com Philippines country manager Philip A. Gioca says, “More than the preference for particular colleges and universities, employers prioritize applicants who show the willingness to be trained and to learn.
6. You don’t need much money to survive
Tapsilog and siomai rice — any will set them up to accomplish tasks from a strenuous day of work. Unlike those students with Yellow Cab, Army Navy, and Big Guys buddies who will never be satisfied so will look for Venti Caramel Macchiato on Starbucks to finish just a pinch of work.
7. You have the edge upon graduation
Companies need new employees, like PUP graduates, who can easily adapt to their processes and systems, learn their products and services, the dynamics of the industry that they are a part of, and what drives their success. What will the nation do with those who think they don’t need training to get hired.
8. PUP is a standard
Seek Asia Regional Marketing Manager Yoda Buyco’s verdict on the survey said that graduates don’t need to be bothered of the preferred schools. He added that even though they didn’t attend from the said universities, there is an assurance as long as they are qualified, 9 out of 10 companies will still hire them and will disregard their preferred school.
The same survey showed that the University of Santo Tomas was the second most preferred school, followed by Ateneo de Manila University which tied with UP for the third spot. The rest of the top 10 are Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Far Eastern University, De La Salle University, Technological Institute of the Philippines, Mapua Institute of technology, University of the East, and Adamson University.
Maybe, the survey must also take into consideration that PUP graduates do not only show the epitome of an employee’s qualifications but the epitome of Filipino’s qualification for country’s progression.
Article by: John Emmanuel Tatunay
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