Friday, November 26, 2010

PMAP, Dingdong Dantes, SEAIR and the High Flyer Campaign

We were invited to a press conference for the PMAP High Flyers campaign. PMAP (People Management Association of the Philippines) together with Dingdong Dantes and SEAIR seeks to engage the youth to show how a student is the embodiment of initiative, communication skills and critical thinking. I believe this is a worthy cause. It is an honor to be able to guide students, while they are still in school, of the situation they will be facing once they leave their alma matter. There are others who want to enlighten young bright minds that the technical skills you learn in school and being booksmart are not enough when faced with companies who are looking for behavioral skills during a work interview. Don't you agree? I realized this from the moment I sat in that very first interview when I already graduated and I felt a tinge of regret that school was over and I could not do anything about the co-curricular activities portion of my resume. What I do realize now is that there are other organizations out there and other things you can do to help society. It is not as easy to get into though as student life. Plus, parents would still cringe at the idea of you doing extra-curricular activities. Newsflash: it might just help you and your kids to land that job or to succeed in their adult lives.