COLLABORATING WITH PARTNERS THROUGH THE YEARS

UMak’s philosophy centers on the principle that education must lead to employment, hence a strong bond with
the industry and the private sector is necessary. Early on in his term, President Lopez realized that education
cannot be the sole responsibility of the formal education system so a long-term strategy was set into motion after
several reputable companies in Makati were invited to collaborate with the City and the University during that
historic first “party” many years ago.

UMAK SEARCH FOR THE HAPPIEST STUDENT, EMPLOYEE, AND SERVICE PROVIDER

The institutional search for the Happiest Pinoy: UMak Edition was launched in September 2018 in partnership with Cebuana Lhuillier Group of Companies.  A total of 11 entries from four categories (Youth Category for students, Employee category for administrative employees, Lingkod Bayad Category for academic employees, and Manggagawang Pinoy for service providers) were submitted.

“IT STARTS HERE” INDUSTRY AWARENESS FAIR PARTICIPATION OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY/EMPLOYEES THROUGH HSU, CCS, AND OPSC

UMak students and faculty/employees from the Higher School ng UMak, CCS, and OPSC participated this month in the first ever IT-BPM industry awareness and career fair at the SMX Aura, organized by IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines.

TCM LECTURE FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES AS PART OF UMAK CIVIL SERVICE CELEBRATION

As part of its Mid-Autumn Festival, CI-UPD held a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) lecture series bringing TCM practitioner and Xiamen University professor, Dr. Qian Xiaoyan, and University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center TCM lecturer Dr. Qiming Zheng as resource speakers to UMak last September 2018. The lecture was participated in by more than 120 employees and students from COAHS, CTHM, and CBFS. The lecture was part of the UMak Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration through UMak HRMO.

MANDARIN LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES

Both students and employees have been introduced to the Mandarin language since the second semester of Academic Year 2017-2018 through CI-UPD teachers Joan Ping Zhao and Winnie Zhang. A total of 10 academic and administrative employees completed the short-term practical spoken Mandarin language 40-hour training from March to May 2018.Follow-up training will be done next year, as well as intensive Mandarin lesson for faculty who intend to teach Mandarin. This training series is conducted through CTHM and HRMO.

UMAK DELIVERS CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS OF CI-UPD

Not too many UMak students, faculty and other personnel know that since the last quarter of 2017, Chinese language and cultural learning are being offered by the University. This is made possible through the University’s three-year partnership with Confucius Institute at University of the Philippine Diliman (CI-UPD) signed with the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM). 

CHINESE SPRING FESTIVAL EVENT AS PART OF UMAK’S FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY

One of UMak’s active partners, the Confucius Institute at University of the Philippines Diliman (CI-UPD) participated in a different kind of opening for the UMak Founding Anniversary last February 2018. CI- UPD provided a dragon dance performance and facilitated various Chinese-themed activities which included photo exhibit, and demonstrations and workshops on Chinese calligraphy, dumpling making, paper cutting, mask painting for students and employees. This was part CI-UPD’s Spring Festival

INSTALLATION OF FACEBOOK APPLICATION FEED JOBS FOR ALUMNI AND STUDENTS THROUGH UMAK CENTER FOR ALUMNI AFFAIRS (CAA) FACEBOOK PAGE

The inferface of the ServeHappy.PH Job Feed in CAA Facebook Page

ServeHappy.PH is a Filipino corporation in the Job Board Online Marketplace platform business dedicated to the hotel, restaurant and tourism Industry. They have installed their job feed app in the Center for Alumni Affairs (CAA) Facebook page beginning January 2018 for internship and direct hiring opportunities to UMak graduates and students.

 

NAVIGATING THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD THROUGH SMARTER INDUSTRY-ACADEME ALLIANCES

Innovation of academic programs and responsiveness to the industry are crucial to empower graduates to be truly employable.  This is the essence of the theme for this year’s Industry Partners Recognition Day (IPRD).

IPRD 2016: FROM “SACRILEGE” TO HIGHER HORIZONS FOR UMAK GRADUATES

“We recast all our courses [and] called them “courses with specific specialty” para yung bata alam niya kung anong alam niya; yung mag-eempleyo alam niya yung aasahan niya sa mga batang ineemplyeo niya (so that the students know exactly what they know; the employers know what to expect from the students they are employing) and we began to develop partnerships with most of you guys who are here today. We called it the Dualized University Education System (DUES) at the time when ladderization was a ‘sacrilege’ in tertiary education.”

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