On Ateneans, Unemployment, and that Rantbox Thread

Last night, my timeline was alive with my friends’ reactions on a topic I feel strongly about. Atenean graduates and the difficulty they have of getting a job.

For those who need an update, someone posted this into ADMU Rantbox, some anonymous confession site thing. Then a friend posted this status prompting a debate online about entitlement and jobs, with comments and perspectives coming from the Philippines’ startup scene. And somehow, this rant’s opinions on BPOs blew the topic wide open for everyone to comment on.
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I Went To RISE 2017, Here’s A Rundown of What It’s Like

I got a free ticket to RISE 2017 (I’ll talk about how I did that in a future article) 3 days before it kicked off. So, I took it as a sign from the universe and in 18 hours, I moved everything in my life around so I could fly out for a week and attend RISE, since this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A free #RISEconf media ticket for a 21 year old college student from the Philippines? How many other people can say they have that? Continue reading “I Went To RISE 2017, Here’s A Rundown of What It’s Like”

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Intern-view: Nicole Wong on Christian Dior

Welcome to another episode in Intern-views, where The Border Collective interviews former interns of interesting and cool places! This is our segment where we ask them what they did, how’d they get there, what’s their advice for the next batch of interns. Today we’re interviewing someone who took a Dior internship.

!! Please note that any company featured in this series is in no way endorsed by and from TBC. No one’s advocating that you should go intern at our featured places. We just thought that these people had stories and projects that were great to share. !!

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#WorkLifeGoals: Francis Simisim on Startups, Business Partners, and How to Get Up from Failure

What’s it like to have, not 1, but 3 (I think. I’m not sure. There’s just so many.) full-time jobs in the startup world while being a partner in a venture capital firm? Find out in tonight’s #WorkLifeGoals post with Francis Simisim, multi hyphenate pillar in the Philippines’ startup community and one of my bosses at Blogapalooza!

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Intern-view: Earl Viray on Nestle Philippines

Welcome to another episode in Intern-views, where The Border Collective interviews former interns of interesting and cool places and where we ask what’s their advice for the next batch of interns. Today we’re featuring someone who took a Nestle internship, proving that internships are a great way to find full-time employment afterwards, whether it be with the company you interned at or anywhere else for that matter.

It’s why people intern in the 1st place: to grab transferable skills you can bring with you wherever you go.

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