Last September 2, 2023, University of the Philippines Los Baños Society of Chemical Engineering Students (UPLB SChemES) held an annual, one-day career orientation webinar entitled “Pathfinder 2023: Defying Dogma, Empowering Inquiry, Engineers and the Alchemists of the Modern Era” for junior and senior high school students interested in pursuing engineering-related careers.
Along with the invited speakers from UPLB College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT), Pathfinder’s main goal is to give an overview of the engineering programs offered in UPLB, namely BS Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (BS ABE), BS Chemical Engineering (BS ChE), BS Civil Engineering (BS CE), BS Industrial Engineering (BS IE), BS Electrical Engineering, and BS Mechanical Engineering (BS ME) and the newest addition to the slate, BS Materials Engineering (BS MatE).
Assoc. Prof. Butch G. Bataller, Assoc. Prof. Ramon Christian Eusebio, and Dr. Jey-R Ventura shared their valuable experiences as engineers, the overall experience of what it is like to be an engineering student in UPLB, and gave helpful tips in navigating or finding the students’ path after high school graduation. After the speakers gave their own talks, the webinar had an open forum to entertain inquiries and satisfy the curiosity of the students.
After an informative and fruitful discussion on engineering fields, the event ended with an icebreaker to ease the students, for which they won various prizes. Tokens of appreciation were given to the esteemed speakers for their dedication of time and effort towards the success of the event.
Continue pathfinding your way to the top, future engineers of this nation!