HC conducts "You – Version 2.0: Preparation for work day" workshop at San Beda College



We want to be distinctive in the way we attract talent and give aspiring CPAs a better chance at landing employment where they will shine their best.  With this in mind, our Human Capital (HC) team along with some our managers and staff from across the firm, conducted a half day workshop for CPA Board exam reviewees at the San Beda College Mendiola campus  last 31 August 2013.   

"This event is a first run and we hope to make this a regular program that we can conduct for graduating students or CPA board reviewees all over the country," said Emy Castro, Assurance Partner and HC Leader. Emy opened the program last Saturday and welcomed the participants.  

Learning & Development (L&D) Manager Ron Melendres started the workshop proper with a very rousing talk about the Power of Networking. He discussed the different strategies in connecting and meeting the right people, ability to connect and strong relationship building.

You –Version 2.0, headed by HC Director Pam Gregorio, gave the participants an overview on how to make the most out of one’s self. She gave pointers on the participants’ strengths and areas of growth, how to apply for jobs, what the employers look for, and how to act and look professional.



A total of 117 aspiring CPAs from different schools all over the country attended the said event. They also participated in a mock interview activity where they were paired to act as interviewers and interviewees. This gave them the experience on how to handle and carry themselves well during a job interview. Some of our managers, senior associates and staff facilitated the activity and gave tips and feedback to the participants.

A question and answer portion between the participants and our firm representatives capped the day.

The Junior Philippine Institute of  Accountants (JPIA) of San Beda College (SBC) provided logistic support through out the activity.  

Congratulations, HC team for this innovative way of reaching out to potential recruits!

Also in photo: (Top) Assurance Partner and HC Leader Emy Castro, HC Director Pam Gregorio, L&D Manager Ron Melendres, HC Manager Geri Gaffud, and CPA Board Exam reviewees. (Bottom) Interview demonstration, practicing mingling over pizza during the break, and posing for the group shot.

(Story contributed by Chrissie Roque, Business Development Assistant II)