JobStreet.com holds biggest student career congress; rolls out career adventure
09/23/2011

Career Congress for student leaders 2011 by Jobstreet.com held in Manila

Online PR News – 23-September-2011 – – The No. 1 Job Site in the Philippines, JobStreet.com, holds the biggest campus career event for students anew – the Career Congress 2011 for Student Leaders—on September 20, Tuesday, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Themed “Leadership plus the Power of Three,” the event is envisioned to gather thousands of student leaders from over 100 participating colleges and universities. Esteemed speakers and trainers will discuss how student leaders should practice and maximize their leadership skills while honing other most sought after skills by employers based on the study conducted by the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). These skills that have been highlighted in that study are communication skills, critical thinking skills and initiative.

Aside from the talks, the event shall be capped by a Choose Your Own Adventure which allows
participants to have first-hand experience in resume screening, mock interviews and on-the-job training
applications with more than 100 employer representatives and key sponsors of the event.

“This segment is an innovation… We would like the event to be a combination of theory and application
at the same time… With this in mind, the Career Congress 2011 becomes a full-packed career event that
will definitely prepare students for the workplace,” says Yoda Buyco, marketing director of
JobStreet.com.

But the adventure will not stop at the Career Congress. Even after the Congress, student will get the
chance to share their learnings with their fellow students through a project which will be launched by
the host job site also on September 20.

Maricar Estrabo, marketing specialist for campus segment explains, “We want the student leaders to realize that they are in a better position to help out their peers. They are role models in schools and being such, much is given and much is also expected of them. We want them to bring home the key
learnings and share them with other students through the Project: Career Congress Shout Out
Challenge which will be launched during the event.”

The Career Congress 2011 for Student Leaders comes after the successful staging of the Career Congress
2011 for Administrators in Manila last August 26, Friday at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City where almost 500 school deans, practicum and career placement heads, guidance counselors and HR practitioners met at the said event which also marked the launch of a new program spearheaded by
JobStreet.com in partnership with the National Youth Commission, the Department of Labor and Employment- Institute of Labor Studies and the Commission on Higher Education. Called the National
Internship Movement, the project is the first in the Philippines and aims to increase the employability of graduating students via creating impactful, creative and sustainable internship programs.

The said program was likewise launched for Visayas and Mindanao through the Cebu Leg of the Career
Congress last September 2 which was graced by over 100 employer and school representatives in the said region.

Another highlight of the Administrator’s legs in Manila and Cebu was the “matching exercises” between employers and academe representatives. For the past three years, JobStreet.com, has been instrumental in creating industry and academe linkages through the Career Congress. Last August 26 and
September 2, the said leading job site once again conducted this activity to pave the way for the forging of new partnerships between schools and companies.

“JobStreet.com’s mission is to improve lives through better careers. But we also understand that we have to spread this mission to others. We are very fortunate because the government, the employer and the academe sectors have seen our sincerity in the mission through our projects and they continuously support us in all these endeavors,” Grace Colet, the job site’s country manager says. She further adds, “We hope that by being an instrument for these partnerships, we have become an agent of meaningful change in the country.”