Ateneo de Manila University

Quezon City, Metro Manila
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Reviews of Ateneo de Manila University graduates

I. F.
Studied AB in Political Science
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 2012

Why did I choose this school:
Ateneo is know as one of the most prestigious University here in our county specially in fields of Law, Medicine, Technology and etc.

About Ateneo De Manila University:
Of course it is expected that we have the leading innovation in Education and our facilities and administration are great. No doubts in paying the high tuition fee. Because adMu provides holistic and superior education.

My current job:
I'm Legal Associate Clerk Director In a Court (I'm not allowed to mention it) and Currently studying Bachelor of Laws in UP Diliman to pursue my dream.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
During my OJT I took the opportunity to become a permanent employee and because our director considered my High grades and saw my determination after few months after graduation I got the high position.
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B. P.
Studied Bachelor of Laws
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 1992

Why did I choose this school:
If there is any law school that I believe will help me become a good lawyer, this is the best school. This college of law trains it's students by “case method”. A case of the Supreme Court is used to elaborate the application of a particular provision of law. It develops the didactic reasoning of a student to clearly analyze a case in a very logical and methodical way.

About Ateneo De Manila University:
The school is situated in a secured village. It is centrally air-conditioned, and this includes the classrooms, library, audio-visual, canteen, and even the chapel. The teachers are among the best in their fields. Their personal biodata enumerate an awesome list of experiences and further studies in the law colleges of the U.S.A., where most of our laws and jurisprudence emanated.


My current job:
I am now a lawyer both in the Philippines and in California, U.S.A. I took my Philippine Bar exams in 1992 and my California Bar exams, after self-studying, in 2006. By God’s grace, I passed the two Bar exams. I am now practicing in the State of California while specializing in U.S. Immigration laws.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Immediately after graduation, I worked in a prestigious law office in Makati City. I handled corporate matters.
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A. S.
Studied B.S. Management
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 1987

Why did I choose this school:
My father studied in this school since elementary to college and graduated from this school as a very proud “Atenean”. He wanted me to also finish my schooling here. So the same thing happened. I studied and finished my elementary, secondary, and college in this school.

About Ateneo De Manila University:
This is an expensive and exclusive school with a very high standard of education in the Philippines. Anybody who studies here is considered as coming from the elite and the rich. This is not true because the Jesuit Fathers, who manage this School provide scholarships to poor but deserving students. Its faculty is composed of the top and the best in their fields, come of who came Ivy League universities like Harvard University, UCLA, Yale, University, MIT, among others. It is a Catholic and private educational institution that excels in the fields of business and law. It has a graduate school for business and some of those who finished their doctorate and masters become teachers of this school. It becomes, therefore, a policy of this school to make the professors give the best that they could share with the students in terms of knowledge and experiences. As a result, the graduates of this school brings with them that distinct honor and glamour of the school.

The school compound is a very huge area consisting of more than 10 hectares of land. It has concrete buildings and air-conditioned classrooms, faculty rooms, offices, library, gym, chapel, canteen, and laboratory.

My current job:
I am now a part-owner of a restaurant in California, U.S.A., which I manage with my elder sister. Our Filipino delicacies and recipes are the favorites among our clients, both Filipinos and non-Pinoys. I handle the marketing, client relations, and other matters. I earn in dollars and the income is not limited I feel self-fulfilled and happy.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Since graduation I had already a work in the food business established by my mother in Metro Manila and in the industrial zones in Laguna. My mother let me handle various work so that I would have a well-rounded knowledge and insight of our business.
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C. B.
Studied Bachelor of Laws
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 1985

Why did I choose this school:
I was still young when I already dreamed of being a good trial lawyer. I never thought of studying this course in this school. I guess I am one of the lucky ones to be accepted into this very well-known university.

About Ateneo De Manila University:
During classes I always had a mix feeling of fear and joy - fear because I might be called and I could not answer the questions propounded to me by my professors and I felt joy whenever I am not called or if ever I was called I was able to correctly answer the questions. There was a “terror teacher” who would ask two or three students to simultaneously recite a provision of law verbatim and like a concert conductor he would let each student recite interchangeably or alternately; he asks one to start reciting by memory a law provision, then he stops him before he could finish and asks another student to continue and again he calls another student until the entire law is correctly recited. It was a scary test of one’s presence of mind and ability to remember each word of the law.

The relationship between the teachers and students was purely professional. This was for the purpose of avoiding the student getting to pass the subject just because he is a friend of the teacher.



My current job:
For more than 27 years I have been a practicing and trial lawyer in the Philippines. I handle the legal cases of my clients. Most of the time I am in the courts litigating their cases and trying my best to win them.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After passing the Bar exam I was immediately hired as a lawyer by my relatives and close friends. It was a very good feeling of being called “attorney”. It was the culmination of my dream.
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S. V.
Studied Bachelor of Laws
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 1988

Why did I choose this school:
I had to study in this school after passing it's entrance exams. It was a great privilege to be accepted here. My husband and other relatives also graduated here and all of them had only one common advice, “it is the best law school in the Philippines.”

About Ateneo De Manila University:
This college of law is well-known for producing topnotchers in the Bar exams. Most of it's graduates are children of the upper echelons of society and are holding high positions in government. But it is very difficult to graduate here. Only one-fourth of the total first year population reach the fourth years.
This school has a centralized air-con building and has a library, chapel, audio-visual room, classrooms, faculty rooms, and a canteen.

My current job:
I handle the legal side of our family businesses. I work on the legal matters pertaining to the corporation. Being a mother, I do not wish to be burdened with much legal work.
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Y. L.
Studied B.S. Management Engineering
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 1994

Why did I choose this school:
It is only natural and logical for me to choose this school. I already finished my elementary and ld secondary in this same institution, my one and only alma mater. I am a genuine blue-blooded Atenean.

About Ateneo De Manila University:
I have witnessed the continuous progress and evolution of this school since my grade school. Every year the school facilities are improved or new ones are put in place. The population of the school increases every year since there are new courses being offered. The school adjusts itself to the needs of the market and the society. There are certain needs that need to be addressed and given proper solutions. The new courses, like Management Engineering or Legal Management are examples of this innovative approach on this regard. This school has one of the biggest campuses with modern facilities. The professors and teachers in this school do less in teaching and do more in inspiring. I learned from them so many expert and great perspectives of business concepts and practices which cannot be learned from the books or from ordinary men. This makes this school different from others.

My current job:
My current job is as head of a marketing division in a company based in the Philippines. I have to inspire and encourage my sales team to be able to push and sell our products and hit a certain quota of sale every month.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Even before I graduated there were already offers of employment. Immediately after graduation I accepted a position in a multinational company.
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V. Y.
Studied B.S. Management
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 1981

Why did I choose this school:
My parents wanted me to study here because this school provides that great opportunity to have very good connections and to find high-income employment after graduation. Tycoons in big businesses, even the current President of the Philippines, some members of the Judiciary, Congress and the Cabinet, and other very successful professionals graduated from the august halls of this school. The trademark of the “blue eagles” is indelibly etched in their personal profiles.

About Ateneo De Manila University:
Ateneo de Manila University is managed and operated by the Catholic Jesuit Fathers. The missionary Order of the Society of Jesus started it's foray in the field of education in the 18th century in Europe where they established the elite schools where the members of the royalties, the rich, and the upper middle class brought their children to study. The schools were located strategically in the urbanizing areas which became the centers of commerce and political power. In due time, the studying in the Jesuit-run schools became the trend among the people of wealth, elegance and the glamour. Today, the educational institutions of the Jesuits anywhere in the world have become the bastion and the gauge of the standard of excellence in the academe.

Ateneo de Manila University has consistently continued this tradition of providing education par excellence. The proof can be seen in the in the high economic, political, and social status of it's graduates.

My current job:
I am now holding an executive position in the Philippine government. Our office is mandated by law to collect government dues and fees.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Immediately after my graduation I studied law and finished only in 1987. It was only then that I worked in the Philippine government.
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A. A.
Studied B.S. Political Science
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 2010

Why did I choose this school:
This school is considered in the Philippines as the most elite and number one in the areas of law, business, and advocacy. Although my parents are evangelical we all prefer this school as the location is near our condominium residence. There is a great opportunity to make friends with those who are in the status of the rich and the powerful in this society.

About Ateneo De Manila University (admu):
ADMU has a huge campus covering many hectares of land and this gives a good feeling of much space, fresh air, glamour, wealth, and exclusivity. The facilities and buildings, especially the basketball court, where the tournaments are held, are maintained well.

Most of the teachers are the best in their own fields because the school can afford to pay higher salaries compared to other schools because the tuition and miscellaneous fees in this school was about P100,000 per semester in 2010. One can expect that the quality of the education and training in this school should be the best.

My current job:
I am now a tutorial instructor and teacher of English in Columbia, even if I did not finish education or the English course. The Columbians are not proficient in English and there is a prevalent scarcity of English teachers in this country, maybe due to the bad image about the abundance of illegal drugs and drug lords in this country.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
In a month’s time I was hired as an English teacher in India.
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K. D.
Studied AB Social Sciences
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 2012

Why did I choose this school:
Ateneo de Manila is one of the best universities in the country and the university assured me of a good education that I could use to better myself and society.

About Ateneo De Manila University:
The university is simply amazing. The overall culture encourages to a student to think outside of the box and embark on a journey to discover oneself in different aspects such as political, sociological, psychological, philosophical, etc. The university opens the minds of students to see not only their own reality but the plight of the poor, the sick and the unfortunate in the country as well allowing students to grow out of their shells and experience all walks of life. One enters the university thirsty for knowledge and peers but then graduates a learned person who is part of a motivating community.

The facilities are well-maintained and top-notch. Not all classrooms have air-conditioners as the school promotes friendliness to the environment. Several areas exist that are conducive for learning as well as releasing stress, studying and interacting such as the Rizal library which boasts of several floors full of books, articles, media content, archives, computers, lounges and so on.

Professors and staff can be quite tough on the students but they are certainly experts in their respective fields.

My current job:
I am a market researcher and this is really what I am passionate about. First, for a British market research company and now for a German market research company. We deal with research studies that aim to answer specific business-related issues of our clients such as before they launch a product, the profile of their customers, what their customers want, need and will need in the future, their sales and strength as a brand, their positioning against competitors, etc. Market research aims to help clients grow their brands and sales through fact-based research straight from the market that answers their business issues.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Actually, I signed my first job contract 2 weeks before my graduation.
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A. A.
Studied A. B. Interdisciplinary Studies
at Ateneo de Manila University , Quezon City
Graduated: 2014

Why did I choose this school:
The ADMU is the school that first offered this novel course and it has an excellent track record of producing graduates who are now working in various capacities and becoming independently wealthy and finding self-fulfillment in their respective endeavors. This is the standard that I desired to have and to apply in my own job and lifetime career.

About Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU):
The ADMU in Quezon City offers a wholesome ambiance of youthful glamour amidst a disciplined academe in a very spacious campus with modern facilities that are well-maintained and secured. The social interaction of the students, who are children of rich and famous parents coupled with the rigid campus rules and regulations, strictly enforced by the Jesuit Fathers create the aura of an expensive, exclusive, and well-disciplined school.

The professors, who are holders of masters and doctorate degrees, provide the level of excellence in the academic, sports, and cultural aspects of college education which the students of this school are bound to emulate and comply with.

All the classrooms, faculty rooms, library, gym, canteen, auditorium, and other school offices are air-conditioned.

My current job:
I am now a freelance consultant to clients who are engaged in different businesses. One client of mine is in the business of making garments out of indigenous raw materials only grown and cultivated in Mindanao; I helped in making the designs and in promoting the finished product. As a freelance consultant I get paid for every contract of engagement for a specific work within a certain time frame.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Immediately after graduation I accepted a few jobs for consultancy, with good pay, offered to me before I graduated. These are contractual jobs with a contract price.
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