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LIST: Top 10 Schools as Source of Fresh Graduate Hires


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MANILA, Philippines - The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) topped the schools for employers' main source of fresh graduate hires, Jobstreet announced in its 2017 Fresh Graduates Report as released on Wednesday, March 15.

Top 10 Schools as Source of Fresh Graduate Hires

According to Jobstreet's employer survey, most of the graduates hired in 2016 were from PUP at 56%.

It was further revealed that PUP graduates have dominated in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), retail, real estate and manufacturing industries and second on food and beverage, tourism, materials and construction.

Based on Fresh Graduate Survey last year, PUP graduates possess the most traits many companies look for in applicants. Respondent-companies state that PUP graduates, in general, are very hard-working, often going the extra mile in their job, do not tend to complain about tasks and do not give up on assignments given to them.

The University of the Philippines (UP) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) ranked second and third, 46% and 44%, respectively. UP is the school of choice for technical and corporate employers particularly in the Information Technology (IT) and Education.

The list is followed by De La Salle University (DLSU) and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), both with 39%.

In terms of employers' assessment of performances of fresh hires, UP grads scored highest, followed by alumni of PUP and ADMU.

FULL LIST: Top ten sources of fresh graduate hires, according to Jobstreet

RANK SCHOOL % HIRED IN 2016
1 Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) 56
2 University of the Philippines (UP) 46
3 University of Santo Tomas (UST) 44
4-5 De La Salle University (DLSU) 39
Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)
6 Far Eastern University (FEU) 38
7 Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) 37
8 Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) 36
9 University of the East (UE) 33
10 Adamson University (AdU) 27

Jobstreet Philippines country manager Philip Gioca said it doesn't matter which school you came from when it comes to being hired after graduating. "I think it doesn't matter anymore which school you go to because of the industries are so diverse."

Here are the highest paying jobs for fresh graduates based on Jobstreet recent report:
  • Law/legal services – P27,124
  • Healthcare-related – P23,216
  • Journalism – P21,777
  • IT-related – P21,703
  • Education – P21,457
  • Actuarial science – P21,048
  • Training and development – P20,838
  • Banking/financial services – P20,092
  • Public relations – P20,055
  • Advertising/media planning – P19,960

Gioca added that 3 factors affect a fresh graduate's chances of getting hired. This includes attitude, field of study, and asking salary.

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