Far Eastern University’s Career and Placement Office (CAPO) conducted a special industry event with Century Pacific Food, Inc. last Nov. 9.

The CAPO leverages on the mastery and competency Century Pacific Food can impart to Tamaraws, specifically for Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance graduating students, being one of the leading multinational food processing companies in the country.

“Seek, seize, and never be ashamed. Love is such a strong force. Accept failure and prepare to be miserable,” said Atty. Alvin Manuel, assistant vice president for employee relation and labor relations at Century Pacific Food.

Comprised of two seminar series, namely Personnel Management Experts and Work Ethic, the students were able to gain insightful career advice on how the corporate world operates and what are the sought-after workplace ethics from seven reputable leaders of the business. Among them was Manuel, who is an alumnus of FEU. He shared how career life can be imperfect but emphasizes that those are paramount to success alongside resiliency.

One of the highlights of the event was the dialogue with Century Pacific’s top executives–Edwin Africa, Executive Vice President-Corporate General Manager and Group Business Unit Head and George Leander Wang III, Vice President for Human Resources under CAPO’s program, Conversations with Executives and their Organization’s Successes.

Afterwards, a signing of memorandum of understanding between the institution and the company transpired. The university views Century Pacific Food as an industry partner whom they can collaborate with in the fields of internship, job placement, recruitment, and learning partnerships. They shall both faithfully and promptly fulfill their roles in the anticipated joint actions and projects.

Signed by the university president, Juan Miguel R. Montinola and Century Pacific’s vice president for human resources, a momentous partnership came about, which demonstrates FEU’s purposeful existence to ensure quality education through securing limitless possibilities for its learners with strong alliances. (Abrielle L. Bato)