Jobstreet identifies universities where most employers’ new hires come from

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) has again topped the overall list of universities that most employers in the country hire fresh graduates from. The state-funded university first dominated this list in 2016, during the third year of Jobstreet.com Philippines’ annual Fresh Graduate Survey. In 2017, it ranked second, next to the University of the Philippines (UP) System.

When most of those employers were asked why they hire fresh graduates from PUP, their responses could be summed into three: 1) most applications to job posts were from the school; 2) they believe in the school’s reputation in producing quality graduates; and 3) they acknowledge the positive attitude and work ethic of employees and applicants from the school.

Employers who hire fresh graduates from the UP System attribute their decision mainly to their confidence in the university’s reputation in producing quality graduates. They also think that the Iskolar ng Bayan have outstanding profiles and resumes (aside from performing best in pre-employment exams and interviews) and noted that they associate those graduates with positive attitude and work ethic.

Ateneo de Manila University placed No. 3 on this year’s list. Employers gave these reasons for hiring fresh graduates from the Catholic school: 1) they believe in its reputation for producing quality graduates; 2) they commend positive attitude and work ethic of employees and applicants from the school; and 3) their management prefer graduates from the university.

The following is the complete list of the top 10 universities (for 2018) where most of the fresh graduates employed via the website came from. For the first time, two universities from Cebu made it to this roster:

  1. PUP
  2. UP
  3. ADMU
  4. University of Santo Tomas (UST)
  5. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)
  6. Far Eastern University (FEU)
  7. De La Salle University (DLSU)/ Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP)
  8. University of San Carlos
  9. University of Cebu
  10. University of the East

Here is a tabulated summary of the top 3 universities that ruled the same list from 2014 to 2018:

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

1

UP UP PUP UP

PUP

2

UST

UST

UST PUP

UP

3

DLSU

DLSU

ADMU

ADMU

ADMU

 

This year, Jobstreet.com Philippines also released specific rankings of universities based on the particular industry of polled employers:

 

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO):

  1. PUP
  2. UP
  3. UST

 

Retail:

  1. ADMU
  2. UP
  3. DLSU

 

Manufacturing:

  1. UP
  2. PUP
  3. ADMU

 

Education:

  1. UP
  2. DLSU
  3. Philippine Normal University

 

Information Technology:

  1. DLSU
  2. PUP
  3. Mapua University

 

Banking:

  1. UST
  2. PUP
  3. ADMU

 

Engineering:

  1. FEU
  2. TIP
  3. UST

Jobstreet.com Philippines’ 2018 Fresh Graduate Report was based on results of a poll of 503 employers that post vacancies on the online job portal. The survey was conducted across the country in February.

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