Pointwest goes to UST: Thomasian Has Guts!
January 5, 2017
During one of its Campus Tour stops, Pointwest takes its sharing about the IT Industry to the University of Sto. Tomas’ (UST) Thomasian Has Guts.
Over five hundred Junior-year Computer Science and IT students of UST witnessed first-hand information about the industry they will eventually enter upon graduation. Held last 16 and 17 November 2016 at the Engineering Conference Hall, it was aimed to prepare the students for their internship and eventually employment in today’s IT workplaces.
Some of the topics discussed were on professional ethics, job hunting, and the skills and roles of software engineers. Pointwest’s Bernadette Magmanlac, Talent Management Specialist, and Java Software Engineer Lawrence Michael represented the Filipino-owned IT-BPM company.
Engagement with the students were not an issue as they raised good questions during the forum. They asked about internship experiences, meeting the challenges of transitioning from school to workplace, and the relevance of their subjects for their work.
A UST alumnus who took up BS Computer Science, Lawrence shared his internship experience along with his employment experience at Pointwest. He graduated in 2015 and joined Pointwest on August of the same year.
Pointwest was founded on the belief that the Filipino IT professional was at par with the best of the world. The respect accorded the company as vendor-of-choice by Fortune 500 companies. Pointwest’s numerous awards both locally and abroad bear witness to the truth of this ideal.
Given the demands of a rapidly-expanding IT outsourcing industry, Pointwest has ramped up its recruitment efforts by going on Campus Tours (Read: Pointwest Brings Career Opportunities to Mapúa). It aims to not only find the best talent out there, but to also talk about how Pointwesters have contributed to the growth of the industry in the company’s 13 years of existence.
With mentoring from pioneers of Philippine IT, and the chance to contribute to the growth of the local industry, Pointwest hopes that Thomasians will look to Pointwest as their workplace of choice upon graduation.
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