To kickstart the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) On-Campus Recruitment Season 2021, a virtual career fair—the first for AIM—was organized by the Career Services Office last 23 June 2021.
A total of 35 companies joined the event as exhibitors and opened over 180 job opportunities in various industries, exclusively for AIM students and alumni.
“We organized this virtual career fair to help address the daunting task of job hunting during a difficult time like this,” said Lucille Jade Galvan, AIM Career Services Director. “It was a way for us to connect our students with some of the country’s leading companies and organizations, and vice versa, to enable companies to tap into AIM’s pool of world-class talents.”
The whole day virtually event was formally opened by Jikyeong Kang, AIM president and dean, and followed by a series of webinars and breakout sessions featuring local and international industry experts and mavens.
To highlight and address the needs of job seekers in the midst of a pandemic, two (2) major panel webinars were hosted by the AIM Career Services Office.
JOB HUNTING: ARE YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK?
Amber Wigmore Alvarez, PhD, Chief Talent Officer Highered Global
Atul Harkisanka, Head of Sales, LinkedIn
Mario Biscocho, SVP & Managing Director, John Clements Consultants
Michael Angelo Viray, Industry Analyst, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)
Nikhil Kamath, President, AIM Alumni Association, India Chapter
Prof. Richard Cruz, Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Management
THE BIG FOUR PITCH
Jochebed Claridades, Senior Manager in the Financial Crime Unit, PwC
Jallain Manrique, Head of IT Advisory Services, KPMG
Mr. Christian Lauron, Sector and Account Representative, SGV & Co.
Katrina Igtiben, CSO
With more than 3,000 visits, and almost 250 on the spot job applications, the successful run of the virtual career fair was echoed by the participating companies and students alike.
“This Virtual Career Fair is a good experience for a first timer like me. I am used to attending Virtual Conventions thus might my expectations came from. All in all, this is activity is two thumbs up for me.”
– Charlene Mercado, Recruiter, OODC
“This experience with the platform and interaction with students from AIM is wonderful. Thank you to the career service officers for ensuring that we have a smooth webinar on our booth and making sure all our requests are met.”
– Angel Van Vivas, Recruiter, SGV & Co.
“Their support and guidance take away doubts and improves confidence in applying back to the workforce.”
– Christopher Lou Sumalinog, MBA Class 2021
AIM’s 1st Virtual Career Fair was made possible by the support of the following partners:
Watch out for the next AIM Virtual Career Fair and other On-Campus Recruitment activities within the year.
To know more about AIM Career Services Office, visit https://wsgsb.aim.edu/career-services/