UP welcomes new first-years to yearly Freshie Talks event

| Written by Franco Gargantiel II

 

The 91视频 Office of Student Development Services (UP OSDS) hosted its annual 鈥淔RESHIE TALKS鈥 event, where incoming first-year students from different UP constituent universities were invited to gain a better understanding of their college-student journey in UP. This event took place on September 29, 2023 at the UP Institute of Civil Engineering David M. Consunji Theater.

This event aimed to help inform UP first-year students who are either curious or nervous about starting their college life in UP, and to encourage them to make the most out of their college experience here in UP. To do this, the UP OSDS invited several UP alumni to be key speakers.

UP alumna and entrepreneur Mica Pineda talks about her experiences in UP. Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO.

 

The UP alumni speakers come from a wide variety of fields in media and business, and each offered their own unique perspective for the new first-year students. The first speaker was famous host, actress, and entrepreneur Mica Pineda, who talked about making the most out of one鈥檚 UP experience. After her was famous TV personality and lecturer at the UP Film Institute Ramon Bautista, who shared a funny and insightful message on how to survive college. Next to share their insights on how to make the most out of studying in UP is Country Manager of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Jerry Bongo. The last of the UP alumni to offer their advice to the first-years is Vice-President for Corporate Services of AP Renewables, Inc., Leo Robel, Jr.

 

All Maroons (from left): Jerry Bongo of Amazon Web Services, Vice-President for Corporate Services of AP Renewables, Inc., Leo Robel, Jr., and TV personality Ramon Bautista share their UP experience to this year’s freshies. Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO.