Dec 23, 2022

Pathway university partners engage with local entrepreneurs

Pathway university partners Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), Benguet State University (BSU), Saint Paul University of the Philippines (SPUP), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), and Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas (LPU – Batangas) engaged with local entrepreneurs through the 100/20 enterprises activity.

The 100/20 enterprises is an activity that each university partner conducted in order to provide students an opportunity to understand and interact with the enterprise leaders and learn more about the world of work. The target was for each university partner to have 100 students interact with 20 enterprises, thus the name 100/20. The activity generally aims for engagement between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and industries.

AdMU held its 100/20 activity on July 25, 2022 with 137 students engaging with 20 industry representatives; BSU on August 2, 2022 with 165 students, 266 live viewers and 20 industry representatives; PUP on June 28, 2022 with 100 students and 21 industry representatives; SPUP on July 13, 2022 with 100 students and 20 industry representatives; and LPU-Batangas on June 24, 2022.*

The 100/20 activities covered a range of topics. Industry representatives from the fields of hotel and restaurant services, ICT, engineering, finance and health services were the invited resource speakers. Each university partner came up with their activity designs. Most have conducted plenary sessions and some did the hybrid of face to face and online plenary sessions.

After the activities, one of the university partners observed that most students still don’t have the confidence of introducing themselves and asking questions, however, one student participant wrote in the feedback section that the activity helped students realize what their passion so that they can decide earlier what they want to do in the future. Another student wrote that the activity was packed with information about different jobs and that is really helpful.

*data to be updated