The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy – through the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and its volunteer arm, the CSSP OSA Peers; and in cooperation with the CSSP Student Council (CSSPSC) and the UP Profession and Career Enhancement Program (Pro CSSP) – hosted “The B.I.G. Career Talk: Building Communities, Innovating Systems and Generating Systems” last March 22, 2017 from 4:00 in the afternoon until 7:00 in the evening at the Palma Hall Room 400.
The talk is a supplement to “The B.I.G Career Fair: Pursue your Passion, Serve the Nation” which began on March 21 and ended on March 24. The acronym stands for Build, Innovate and Generate, highlighting the capacity of the social sciences to build indigenous systems of knowledge, innovate on existing frameworks of thinking, and generate solutions to timely and relevant issues. The subtitle highlights the role of the youth in nation-building, while simultaneously acknowledging their potential for growth and service.
The program began with opening remarks given by the dean of the college, Dr. Grace H. Aguiling- Dalisay. Dean Aguiling-Dalisay congratulated the organizers of the career fair for their success in managing the weeklong event. She also reminded all CSSP students in search of whatever career in the future to continually imbibe the spirit of Haraya 2020.
Three resource speakers were then introduced to talk about one aspect of the theme. The first speaker, Ms. Jessica Sta. Isabel, from Teach for the Philippines talked about “Building Communities”. Ms. Isabel shared insights from her excursions as a teaching associate in far-flung barangays and communities. The second speaker, Mr. Franz Magallanes from Taylor Nelson Sofres Philippines talked about “Innovating Systems”. Mr. Magallanes detailed his work in market research through a survey of commercials across countries. The last speaker, Ms. Jemima Cabanlong from the Office of the Vice President talked about “Generating Systems”. Ms. Cabanlong explained the nature of her occupation as part of a team which researches on and writes about various issues for the Vice President of the Philippines in so that the national leader’s stands and platforms are well-informed. An open forum then followed the talks of the speakers.
After the open forum, the closing remarks were delivered by the OSA Coordinator, Mr. Jairus D. Espiritu. Mr. Espiritu reiterated the passing sentiments of the speakers regarding finding meaning in work despite the insufficient monetary compensation, especially in government institutions. He encouraged CSSP students to search for meaningful and worthwhile jobs without forgetting to be of service to the nation.
“The B.I.G. Career Talk: Building Communities, Innovating Systems and Generating Systems” officially ended with the awarding of certificates for the speakers and a picture-taking of all those in attendance.
The audience of “The B.I.G. Career Talk” Dean Aguiling-Dalisay giving her opening remarks
Ms. Sta. Isabel delivering her talk on “Building Communities” Mr. Franz Magallanes delivering his talk on “Innovating Systems”
Mr. Franz Magallanes delivering his talk on “Innovating Systems” OSA Coordinator Espiritu giving his closing remarks