JOBS FAIR! 1st NDMU Alumni -Manila Jing Ureta NDMU Alumni Coordinator

Out of concern for the alumni and graduates seeking employment, Janice Fano and the officers of the Manila Chapter suggested to hold a jobs fair exclusive for ndmu graduates.  It was tough to host one outside of the school campus and away from Koronadal but the impossible was made possible. There was a problem on venue and the companies  who would  take part of this project.  I guess BELIEVING in something very noble was the key.  We were discussing where to hold one since Manila is an expensive place to be.  Just when we were about to give up, the  venue at St. paul University Conference hall was offered by  Sr. marivic Estrella , SP University Admin VP  and also an NDMU alumni.  A huge conference hall fully airconditioned?  what more can we ask for.  The  companies and recruiting firms under my own online community -hrphilippines and hrphilippinesJOBS confirmed their attendance.   It was overwelming how we were able to handle the first project even without  fund support.  Senior Alumni like EX ESTANDARTE, NEM BLANCO, LILY MORTEL, SONNY JAVIER AND GEL SONICO brought food and drinks for everyone.  It was a time to fellowship with one another, it was good to see  alumni like Cocoy Ruiz taking a time off from his work  in Barcelona Spain, Marlon Viejo promoting Fellows from UP diliman, Jilven Amar bringing with him Alumni job seekers to attend the activity .  Indeed it was a time to build bridges to create more opportunities for our graduates and it was a time to reflect on how the manila chapter alumni can help their alma mater. 

What now Manila?  The next activity is scheduled on July 4 and 5.  A 1 and 1/2 day for fellowship and annual planning.  Everyone agreed that there should be a series of activities to increase awareness of the Alumni chapter in manila, what is its mission and its goals.   

Until the next activity!






NDMU Manila Chapter Fellowship


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What makes the alumni fellowship in Manila extra special that requires  the presence of the President of the University and myself  as the Alumni Coordinator?   Well, it is important if you talk about 42 alumni gathering   for an alumni event in Marist School Marikina last July 29.  Actually, I was worried that we might not hit 20 but  with 42 attendees?  not bad huh.    The text brigade and  emails did work its magic.  In order for the younger alumni to get to Marikina , I  had to  wait for them  at SM Megamall building A.

It was fun especially when group B (the 80s and 90s graduates) rendered an almost perfect tune of the NOTRE DAME MARCH.  Guys, next time make sure you also learn the lyrics of the Marist Hymn.  What about the more senior ones?  they tried and tried in vain to follow the steps made by the 2000 graduates of the song BOOM TA RAT TARAT..  I didnt know that  Sister  Marivic Estrella, SPC could bring the house down with her charming description of where she works.  Oh lala.

The pledges of the NAJA  group(Javier, Lacia, Sunico and Nem)  is highly appreciated.   We shall wait for  your donation before the year ends.   The P2,745.00 shared by everyone is now deposited to a common fund called NDMU LEGACY FUND  under your chapter.  Let it grow people!

I met Congressman Dodo during the Rotary club meeting wednesday evening at Celemas.  He insisted that he and the boys of batch 75 didnt know of the gathering in Marikina.  He and his classmates  were in Antipolo two days earlier for a get together  at  Boy Rebosurra’s  private resort.  It was an exclusive night out with the girls and the boys of batch 75.  Well i told my sister to inform them of whats going to happen in Marikina.   Are they having senior moments already? 

I am sure everyone who attended the alumni gathering can not wait for the next activity.  Let us not just stop from there, let us move forward  and see how we can be of service to our alma mater and to the younger generation of graduates.  Just remember how we  we used to sing our tune..WE STAND TODAY FOR OUR NOTRE DAME..

Jing Ureta
NDMU Alumni Coordinator