The University entered into partnerships with JobStreet.com Philippines and East West Educational Specialists Co. Inc. to provide career development, mentoring and certification programs to students, graduates and faculty members.
Under the memorandum of agreement with East West, the company will provide certification programs in partnership with Bloomberg LP, a financial software, data and media company based in New York, and with Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment in preparation for the ASEAN and Global integrations.
East West is a leading institution that aims to provide fully-loaded outcomes and competency-based seminar, training and review programs.
The company will be conducting certification programs in the areas of Finance, Business Administration, Psychology, Education, HRM and Tourism, Nursing, Engineering, and even some programs for Grades 11 and 12.
BU President Dr. Patricia Lagunda said the partnership is timely in order to strengthen the University’s finance-related programs and to provide additional skill-sets for its faculty and students.
President Lagunda said East West’s connection with Bloomberg will work well to instill a global perspective to students and program applicants.
“We have to think global. It is ASEAN integration and if we do not up our game, we are going to be left behind. The certification programs are designed to give the students extra arsenal aside from the training they are receiving here in BU,” President Lagunda said.
East West will be conducting certification programs in and through the University catering to students, graduates, faculty and professionals from Baliwag and other neighboring municipalities including Bustos, Malolos, Angat, Calumpit, Marilao, Plaridel, Pulilan, Bocaue, Guiguinto, San Ildefonso, San Miguel and San Rafael.
The certification programs range from 48 to 240 hours and includes travel and accommodation for courses that involve training or practicum.
Meanwhile, Jobstreet.com, which is one of Asia’s leading online employment marketplace, has also expressed its intention to provide career talks and school-wide promotion of jobs in its memorandum of understanding with the University.
The agreement with JobStreet involves launching Project JumpStart, a career guidance learning module for fresh graduates given during placement seminars and through online trainings.
There is also the Career Congress for Students happening soon that will gather top companies and speakers in discussing career development and placement of graduates in Central Luzon and nearby areas.
“Partnering with JobStreet puts a local twist to our career development strategy. Here, students and fresh graduates concerns are given more emphasis. They are given a voice before they enter the workforce and are prepared with its demands early on,” Lagunda said.