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C. B.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy 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.

list bulletAbout 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.



list bulletMy 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.

list bulletHow 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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R. S.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
ADMU is a very exclusive and prominent law school in the Philippines. Anyone who graduated from this institution is well-respected, admired, and is easily hired in both the government and private sectors.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
The ADMU Law School was previously located at Fr. Horacio de la Costa Street in Makati during my time but now it is located at Rockwell Mall near the Rizal Avenue.

The teachers and students treated each other with mutual respect and courtesy. However, there were a few “terror’ teachers who enjoyed making fun of a student who failed to give the right answer during oral recitations. The freshmen were the victims of this initiation into the legal world. The written exams were done in the same classrooms.


list bulletMy current job:
I am now a government retiree but I attend to a few legal cases, especially those to customs and tariffs. For more than twenty years I worked in various capacities such as Collector of the Bureau of Customs in Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Clark Airport. As Collector I was the tasked to make money for the government by exacting the right custom duties and tariffs in the ports where I was assigned.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Two months after passing the Bar Exams I was hired by a law office in Makati City.
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A. A.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
ADMU is by far the most respected, expensive, and the most exclusive law school in the Philippines with the highest topnotchers. It has the elite and ambitious students coming from rich families. However, this school allots about 20% to deserving students from the middle and lower class of society.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
ADMU Law School is separated from the main campus in Katipunan Avenue Quezon city, and, during my time, it was located in Horacio de la Costa Street in Makati city. It has only one 3-storey building housing the law college and the graduate school. There was a chapel, a library, an audiovisual auditorium, and a canteen. There was no area for rest and recreation. Most of the time a student has to be in his classroom, the library, or the canteen. This helps in making the student be focused in his studies. The environment is very academic and professional.

All of our professors hold masteral degrees in Law from Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and some from the University of Sto. Thomas. Other professors are topnotchers in the Bar, Justice of the higher courts, and very distinguished and highly-respected officials in the Philippine Government and Legal officers of the top corporations in the Philippines.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a Member of the Board of Directors of Philippine Veterans Investment and Development Corporation (PHIVIDEC), a government-owned and controlled corporation with the primary purpose of handling the funds and assets of the veterans and the Philippine government for investment purposes and to make the corporation earn much from such investments. Also, I am a trial Lawyer and a Law partner of one of the most respected lawyers specializing in land acquisition and conflicts.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
1 month after graduation I worked in the Law office of my father in Dumaguete City.

While I was studying law, I also worked past-time in my father’s law office. So I learned how to make pleadings and the legal writings. There were also instances when I had to assist my father in following up and facilitating his court cases in Metro Manila, I learned the proceedings and processes that happen in the courts and the offices under the Court Appeals and the Supreme Court.
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N. T.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
Ateneo de Manilia University is the best private school in the Philippines.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
The Ateneo de Manila College of Law is located at the elite and high-end suburban area in Makati City known as “Rockwell”.

Our school has a centralized air-conditioning system, equipped with a law and business library, a chapel, a cafeteria, and audio-visual theatre. The building houses the Ateneo College of Law and the Graduate School of Business.

The teachers and professors of this law school are all Bar topnotchers, the best trial and corporate lawyers, and Justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, with most of them having higher degrees of Master or Doctor of Laws from U.S.A., especially from Yale University and Harvard University.

list bulletMy current job:
As of now, I do paralegal work and provide legal advice. Furthermore, I make pleadings and other legal writings involving land conflicts.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Before I graduated, while I was yet in my 3rd year of law, I was already working in a prestigious law office in Makati City.
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B. P.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1992

list bulletWhy 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.

list bulletAbout 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.


list bulletMy 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.

list bulletHow 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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S. V.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1988

list bulletWhy 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.”

list bulletAbout 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.

list bulletMy 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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I. F.
◈ Studied AB in Political Science
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy 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.

list bulletAbout 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.

list bulletMy 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.

list bulletHow 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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A. A.
◈ Studied BS in Political Science
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2010

list bulletWhy 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.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
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.

list bulletMy 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.

list bulletHow 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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Y. L.
◈ Studied BS in Management Engineering
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1994

list bulletWhy 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.

list bulletAbout 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.

list bulletMy 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.

list bulletHow 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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F. R.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
ADMU was the best law school in the Philippines. It is the best because it has produced the highest number of topnotchers in the Philippine Bar exams and most of it's graduates are in the top echelon in both the private and government sectors. Those who graduate would have the advantage over others in securing juicy positions in the corporate world and the government by merely tapping the connections and influence of the current network of Ateneans already in place in all sectors of our society.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
It was in this venue where I underwent and experienced the fear of reciting in front of the professors and teachers who were all very good lawyers, some of whom were Justices of the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. The student had only one chance during oral examinations of impressing his teachers in every subject. It was either “failed” or “passed’. Usually, if the teacher were a “terror”, the atmosphere in the classroom was rigid, tensed, and electrified. Since all the classes were scheduled in the afternoon and evening, the students would fill up the air-conditioned library to read their law books during the morning hours.

Some students joined the exclusive law fraternities and sorority of this school and they found fraternal support and comfort in each other whether in studies or in recreation.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a practicing lawyer and I handle many high profile clients. I make the pleadings and attend the trials of these cases. The main objective is to win the cases. I also advise the clients on what are the legalities and options in a particular case. I helped the clients come up with a good decision on whether or not to purse a certain case.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After graduation I immediately reviewed for the Bar examination and I passed it. In a few months my own law office was inaugurated and opened to the public. Then and there I became a full-time practicing lawyer, the fulfillment of a dream.
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Kristine Anne Monte
◈ Studied BS in Biology
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2010

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
My school has probably the safest, cleanest and greenest campus in Manila. The buildings have very good architecture. We have a church which is pyramidal in shape. The environment feels like you are not in the city because you can still have fresh air around you due to the abundance of plants, especially trees. It is also safe because of CCTV cameras present in buildings and security guards who always roam around to check for your valuables or for any suspicious looking individuals. You can even have your jogging exercise at night.

Making friends is not so hard because of school organizations which could cater to your hobbies and interests. It is where you meet people with same passion and likes as yours. Sometimes, it is also where you find love.

As for the facilities, I could say that they are always up to date. In my course, we have facilities for Polymerase Chain Reaction, Electrophoresis, and DNA extraction. The reagents and other culture media used in Microbiology are also complete. In addition to that would be the very friendly laboratory technicians who can help you on your laboratory work especially on your thesis.

As for the professors, they are all graduates of prestigious schools not only here in the Philippines but also abroad. Most of them have PhDs, some are medical doctors and we also have a veterinarian.

list bulletMy current job:
I am currently a 2nd year medical student in Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines. I went to medical school immediately after graduation.
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M. K.
◈ Studied BS in Computer Science
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2010

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
The professors are very professional and friendly. They actually care about you and your learning. The atmosphere is very conducive for learning as well since we have a lot of greenery and there is enough peace and serenity in the campus. The facilities are also topnotch - you can find almost everything that you need to do schoolwork (be it a laboratory, printing services, and what have you) .

list bulletMy current job:
I am a project manager for an IT company.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I already had an offer before graduating which was quite nice :)
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S. R.
◈ Studied BS in Psychology
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2014

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
I heard it was a good school.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
The atmosphere is great (other than the heat). The people there make you strive to do better, to push yourself to heights you would never have imagined, to embody magis.

The professors are brilliant - they are the very best of their different fields. Some teach well too, which is an added bonus. Some, on the other hand, are too smart and have a difficult time teaching what they know in a manner that will allow us to understand easily. That being said, the professors and the lectures all challenge you to do more and to be more, to be men and women for others. In that sense, Ateneo "brainwashes" you. I wouldn't have had it any other way. I'm truly grateful for the holistic education I have received from the school and it's brilliant professors.

The facilities are okay. No AC and labs aren't sufficiently equipped (but better than other schools I suppose - I heard that we're the only school in the country that gets to actually perform electrophoresis in the labs? not sure though). The library, however, is incredible (electronic and non-electronic), truly incredible.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a junior HR officer in the Human Resource Development department of a multinational company. I organize and facilitate training programs, I do research, I do career planning, and I monitor the company's employee engagement programs.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I was offered a job while still in school, (maybe around Feb 2014?) but I turned it down.
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K. P.
◈ Studied AB in Communication
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
I was once told that the Ateneo de Manila University is "the closest you can get to an Ivy League education". Certainly, the atmosphere of the University is a definite plus. It is entirely conducive to learning, giving each and every student various opportunities to grow as individuals and with fellow peers. The sense of being a "man for others" is highly regarded within the campus. There is an atmosphere of innovation and excitement that can be found daily within its halls.

The campus is surrounded by a lot of greenery, allowing an environmental feel to the University. The facilities are top-notch and very well kept. Though not technologically advanced and/or fancy, the facilities are more than enough to provide the students with the support they need for their studies. The professors are certainly tough but they are encouraging and enlightening, sharpening and shaping each student's mindset and leaving a lasting mark.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a Community Manager and Social Media Specialist for McCann Worldgroup Philippines.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I entered law school for two months after graduation. Succeeding that, it took me two months of active searching to finally land a job.
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Ryan Joseph D. Torres
◈ Studied BS in Biology
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2011

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
Honestly, it was a choice between UP Diliman and Ateneo. At the time, I had little idea of the reputations of universities. My decisions were based on what schools my older brothers chose. However, my parents and an older brother pressured me to go to Ateneo instead arguing that it was superior.

Retrospectively, they were right.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
For the atmosphere, it was fun and very open. At first, it can be very intimidating because almost all are smart but as you get used to it; you'll see that the competitive atmosphere can bring out the best in you.

The professors really know what they are talking about. For the faculty of the Biology department, they are really passionate about their subject matter. For the professors of the core subjects, it is to them I owe my ability to think. And more than that, my current maturity level.

The facilities are world class. The library is well-equipped. There is even a study center where there are numerous desks. Either you sleep on them, for those well-deserved in-between class breaks, or you study because it's a quiet place.

Being a graduate of BS Biology in Ateneo is a privilege. Not only do you get to learn from well-respected faculty, you also get formed as a person.

Because Ateneo requires all it's students to study courses not related to their respective majors, it brings out ideas and perspectives you would not have gained had you stuck with only courses relevant to your program.

For instance, not only do I have the analytical skills of a biologist; I can speak and write well because of the core subjects not related to my degree. Who can forget facing oral exams under Fr. Dacanay?

One instance in medical school wherein I can say Ateneo has an edge compared to other schools is when we were required to write essays for our Medical Ethics class. Out of my batch, my essays were graded high.

Beyond writing essays and speaking well, I can say what I am as a person right now would not have been possible if I had gone to another university.

list bulletMy current job:
I'm currently a 2nd year medical student at SLCM-WHQM. I didn't have a hard time getting into medical schools. Out of my 3 choices, I got accepted into 2.
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K. D.
◈ Studied AB in Social Science
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy 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.

list bulletAbout 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.

list bulletMy 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.

list bulletHow 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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F. E.
◈ Studied BS in Management major in Communications Technology Management
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
Considered as one of the best schools in the country, Ateneo was my #1 choice because of the campus, the promises it entailed post-graduation, majority of my family having studied there (who had nothing but great things to say about the school) and most importantly - it was only Ateneo that offered the course that I deemed as perfect for me.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
Just like Jose Rizal, I can honestly say that I spent the happiest years of my life in Ateneo. The professors inspire you to think critically and beyond what you know, while the ambiance, though relaxed, provides a competitive but friendly environment with your fellow-students. To add to that, the facilities are well-equipped as well; but my only complaint would have to be almost 90% of the classrooms are not air-conditioned.

One thing that I can say I enjoyed the most about Ateneo is the people. Not only was I able to earn a wonderful circle of well-rounded individuals, but also connections that have helped me search for opportunities post-graduation. More often than not, most of your fellow-graduates aim to be in the biggest companies in the country and a high percentage gets to do so. Through this, Ateneo graduates are able to establish a strong network of promising individuals who end up in different industries and careers, but are of great help to each other throughout.

list bulletMy current job:
Currently, I am in Merchandising.
In particular, I plan for commercial developments wherein we zone the areas according to food & retail categories and choose which tenants are appropriate for the market; to make such decisions, we thoroughly research on and study the surrounding areas to know what the market really needs. Aside from this, one of my main roles is screening and evaluating concepts; wherein client management comes in.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I received job offers after having a few interviews here and there, but had to decline because I knew that it wasn't for me. It took me four months, however, to find the job that I have now. In a nutshell, it was rather easy for me to find a job.
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Joanna Carpio Carlos
◈ Studied BFA Major in Creative Writing
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2010

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
The professors were among the best and most competent in the country. They are often graduates themselves of the Ateneo.
Remember that Ateneo de Manila is indeed a university for people who respect the Humanities. Being in this school was perfect for me because everyone in sight was into what I loved.
The facilities are the best I have ever seen. The Rizal Library is somewhere I treasure. It is a beautiful well-circulated system that enhances student performance and encourages a wide field of interests.
The professors were among the first members of the intelligentsia I had encountered close hand. What an honor to be influenced by their thought, ideas, and experiences. Everyone here speaks English fluently, and so will you. You'll soon get over you terror teachers. The benefits inundate those, and so you grow in love.

list bulletMy current job:
I am a writer. I do freelance on my niche topics, and I can attest to the advantages of learning through progress. It is a great way to a better person, and you accomplish more when this happens. What a gratifying feeling.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I started looking for a job immediately after graduation. I am a freelance writer. It was a period of heightened sensation, which I embraced to the best of my artistic ability and inclination.
It does matter, in the long run. What you do after graduation will lead you from one way to another. Be the person, the best you can, and watch all the benefits spill through you.
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A. A.
◈ Studied AB in Interdisciplinary Studies
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2014

list bulletWhy 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.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
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.

list bulletMy 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.

list bulletHow 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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J. B.
◈ Studied BS in Legal Management
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
I chose this school because it is the most prestigious school in the country. It is known to only accept students with brains and those from good families.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
The ambiance was great. It’s very relaxing, and conducive for learning. There are open areas full of greenery that helps us relax and think more clearly. Our campus is the most beautiful out of all the colleges.

The professors are talented, knowledgeable and caring. They are good at teaching, and genuinely care about their students. They are open to new ideas, and promote thinking outside the box. They also do everything in their power to make learning more fun such as incorporating jokes in discussions, and making fun activities. They have a holistic approach to learning. They try to make us well rounded, to be good not only in academics but as a person as well.

The facilities are nice. Although not every room has air-conditioning since our school wants to save energy for the environment, the classrooms are adequately equipped with fans. There is also wi-fi available in the school. There are also computer rooms available for students. They are up-to-date but are not enough to accommodate everyone. There is a recently built library with new hi-tech facilities such as, a self-check out counter. It also has an elevator, and is air conditioned. There are many places to rest and socialize, and to study such as, the zen garden, the matteo ricci building, the MVP building (building for organizations), etc. There is even a bench area that serves as the headquarters of the LGBT community in our school.

list bulletMy current job:
I work as an assistant manager at our family business, which is in the fabric and furnishing industry.
I manage the store, ensure that it is presentable, and that the employees are doing their jobs.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Within two months, around 3 to 4 companies had given me job offers. But I had to decline all of them as I am already set to work in my family business.
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A. S.
◈ Studied BS in Management
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1987

list bulletWhy 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.

list bulletAbout 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.

list bulletMy 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.

list bulletHow 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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R. T.
◈ Studied BS in Management Engineering
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
Because aside from being one of the prestigious universities in the country, it is also known for it's management courses.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
The school is relatively sheltered and goes an extra mile to keep it's students secure. Some of the classrooms were air-conditioned, depending on the building. However, necessary tools for learning are always complete.

list bulletMy current job:
I manage the end-to-end customer experience of broadband subscribers.
It delves deep into business policies and operational efficiency.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Just 1 month after passing my 1st resume
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A. C.
◈ Studied BS Communications Technology Management
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2007

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
I passed the entrance exam of three universities - UP, Ateneo and DLSU. I chose Ateneo because of the following reasons:
1.) My college assurance plan was good for exclusive schools like Ateneo.
2.) Ateneo is nearer my place as compared to DLSU.
3.) The best course that I chose was in Ateneo.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
Ambiance - cozy and peaceful. Once you're inside the campus, it's like you're in a whole new world. You won't hear the noises outside the campus (along Katipunan area).

Professors/teachers - you can see that some of the professors are really good in what they're teaching. Some are just so and so. They may have the necessary degree and experience in the industry; but as educators, they're not that passionate enough in teaching their craft.

list bulletMy current job:
I'm currently working as a Career Coach and aside from coaching, we facilitate training programs, do research and take part in the Philippine workforce development.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I graduated March 2007. I landed my first job August 2007. I only started applying two months after graduation.
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V. Y.
◈ Studied BS in Management
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1981

list bulletWhy 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.

list bulletAbout 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.

list bulletMy 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.

list bulletHow 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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C. T.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Computer Science
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2014

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
Dream school.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
Great facilities. Awesome professors. Elite atmosphere. Sometimes a little too elite and isolated from the rest of society.

list bulletMy current job:
Systems Developer

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
2 months
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D. C.
◈ Studied BS in Biology
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
It is a school with good scholastic records.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
Atmosphere - conducive for study and reflection.
Professors - experts in their subjects, at least most of them.

list bulletMy current job:
Physician.
I studied medicine after my Biology degree.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After studying medicine and passing the physicians licensure exam, I was hired in less than a year. I have also served this same hospital I was hired years ago as a department training officer and department chairperson.
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D. B.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2014

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
It offered the program, and the class sizes were relatively small so that attention could be paid to each and every student.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
The atmosphere is very professional, with the right faculties, mentors and references available easily. The professors are the best in the field in the Philippines, and the library is one of the best.

list bulletMy current job:
I am taking a double major in Theater Arts, but I have applied to jobs around and have received offers from companies.
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Cyrus Angelo Selga
◈ Studied BS in Mathematics
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2004

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
Professors are friendly and competent.
Atmosphere: relaxing outside environment, but a bit intense in the classroom (which is quite expected).
Facilities: just right, though nothing superlative.

list bulletMy current job:
Data mining analyst

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
6 months
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H. B.
◈ Studied AB in History
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2006

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
I chose this school because Ateneo has developed a reputation as a superior higher-education institution in more ways than one.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
The schools was very well maintained. It has a lot of personnel who maintained it everyday class of students.

The professors were very professional, good leader and amazing teachers as well. They were all respected in the whole campus.

list bulletMy current job:
I am an Archivist.
Archivists help acquire, catalog and maintain historical documents and records intended for displaying or storing in a museum or other facilities.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Only one week after the On-Job Training.
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M. L.
◈ Studied AB in Political Science
◈ At Ateneo de Manila University
◈ Graduated 2009

list bulletWhy did I choose this school:
Ateneo is known for it's excellence. It offers a holistic education and it boasts of it's very competitive professors and state of the art facilities.

list bulletAbout Ateneo de Manila University:
It has a very friendly atmosphere and students will feel at ease to learn and explore. The professors help their students to be the best that they can be. And most importantly, the facilities are superb. The facilities are high class and up-to-date, ensuring that the students will be able to reach their full potential and be able to learn through hands on experiences and not just pure theories.

list bulletMy current job:
Corporate Analyst

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
9 months
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