STI Global City recently invited PTC representatives through the PTC Talent
Acquisition Group (TAG) to participate in their Mockup Job Interview Session as part
of their National Career Fest last May 11. Over 500 graduating students from various
courses which include BS in Information Technology, BS in Business Administration, BS
in Hospitality Management, and BS in Tourism Management attended the half-day event.
The event served as a preparation for STI’s actual job fair on May 12 where employers
and recruiters were invited to conduct interviews and hire future employees for their
Participating as interviewers and giving valuable feedback to the students were PTC
Group representatives Normie Hernandez, PTC Family and Crew Relations Manager; Hector
Brizuela, Pipeline Engagement Program (PEP) Manager; Arlene Ramirez, Sea Mariners
Program Manager; and Kathleen Banaria, PHILCAMSAT Admin & Special Projects Asst.
"I was glad to be interviewed by a professional because their comments and advice were
really helpful. I'm happy that I got to learn about PTC and was recognized for my
skills, talent, and experiences. It was also helpful that I was given feedback
regarding the areas that I can still develop in the future."
Ariel Jericko Gacilo
"I was kind of nervous because it’s my first time but I was able to calm down with the
pointers that they gave me. It feels good knowing that PTC mentors are here to help
prepare us for the real world by giving us an opportunity to better ourselves in
preparation for our future careers."
John Paul Garcia
Computer Engineering student
"I gained valuable insights and learnings, expanded my knowledge, built my confidence,
and helped me be more prepared for future job interviews."
Accounting Information System student
"The activity helped me become more confident for real interviews as the tips that the
PTC mentors shared are very helpful. They were very open and welcoming and I can see
that they really listened and were sincere in helping me."
Zaira Mae de la Pena
Accounting Information System
Representatives from The PTC Group were also honored to be part of STI’s school event.
Normie Hernandez, Manager of PTC Family & Crew Relations, said, I'm happy that I took
part in the mock interview for STI graduating students since it gave me the chance to
assess a possible employee's experience, talents, and professional background once
more in a short amount of time."
"STI graduating students are privileged to have Mock Interviews included in their
curriculum. This gives them the advantage of preparing themselves before their actual
interviews with their prospective employer. This experience has given me satisfaction
in giving guidance and tips on how and what the students should do and avoid doing
their interviews. We hope in our small way we can help and guide them in pursuing
their dreams," said Arlene Ramirez, PTC-TAG Sea Mariners Program Manager.
Kathleen Banaria, Admin & Special Projects Asst. Manager of PHILCAMSAT said
that she had a meaningful and fulfilling experience interacting with these graduating
students. "I was able to share tips for their actual job interviews and at the same
time, I had a chance to hear the students' aspirations and of course introduce the PTC
Group's diverse job opportunities! I could feel the students' enthusiasm during the
interview, and they really asked for tips on how to prepare for job interviews or what
usual questions are asked during these interviews," she said.
PTC-TAG's Pipeline Engagement Program Manager Hector Manuel Jon Brizuela said
that this activity is a good opportunity for the students of STI to have a feel of how
an actual job interview would be like. "As PTC, we are also able to learn and interact
with fresh graduates, some of which also would like to enter the maritime industry and
pursue maritime careers. This is a learning opportunity both for PTC and STI in
ensuring that quality careers are matched with prepared and skilled talents," he said.
Ms. Ma. Gretchen D. Bautista, Alumni & Placement Officer of STI College Global
City, thanked The PTC Group for joining the mockup job interview and providing
valuable insights and learning opportunities for their students. "Doing this mock
interview with representatives from The PTC Group gave our students the opportunity to
meet other people in preparation for their job interviews. That's why we are very
thankful for giving us time and providing our students with the experience that they
will need to prepare them as they seek jobs," she added.