Fresh grads from Top 4 schools still favored by most employers

By , on April 14, 2015


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MANILA – While employers are also considering factors other than educational background when hiring an employee, most of them still prefer those from the top 4 universities in the country.

A survey conducted by Jobstreet.com Philippines showed that 77% of employers admitted that they favor fresh graduates from the country’s top 4 universities.

The top 4 universities listed in Jobstreet.com Philippines’ Fresh Graduates 2014 Job & Salary Report presented on Monday, April 7, include:

  • University of the Philippines (UP)
  • University of Santo Tomas (UST)
  • De La Salle University (DLSU)
  • Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU)

“There are a few companies that would always go for the top 4 schools,” said Eileen Camarillo-Go, marketing communications manager of Jobstreet.com Philippines.

However, 94% of the employers asked in the survey said that they will still hire fresh graduates from other schools including:

  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)
  • Philippine Normal University (PNU)
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).