The Industry-Academe Cooperative Education Program, also known as the I-ACE Program, is an internship program of the Asia Pacific College, where students on their senior year are assigned to work full time for a company for a period of two consecutive terms.
The objective of the program is to link industry and academe. This program is envisioned to be a good venue to expose the school to the relevant and changing needs of the industry. The industry sector, on the other hand, absorbs the intern and is encouraged to be involved in the education and development of future Information Technology and Business professionals from their respective courses and specializations.
On their senior year, APC students enter the Industry-Academe Cooperative Education Program. They are assigned to work for a pre-identified company (assigned during the internship placement period), for a duration of two (2) consecutive terms of APC’s tri-mestral school calendar.
During the Internship Program, the Interns are not expected to enroll in any academic courses in school for they will be working full-time (eight hours a day, Mondays to Fridays) at their respective companies. Interns are invited to attend once a month Saturday sessions with the Career & Placement Office to discuss updates, issues or problems encountered.
As interns, they are expected to strictly follow office policies of the company they work for and abide by the principle of confidentiality with regard to any information / restricted materials on their assigned projects.
In fulfilling its duties and responsibilities, the Career & Placement Office provides relevant services to all its interns, graduates and alumni to help in improving and developing the students and the APC Institution.
Job Placement. The office is responsible for the placement and evaluation of work performance of all interns. Some responsibility includes monitoring the work performance and progress of Interns. The office provides career opportunities and gives assistance by matching the students’ skills with the network of job openings provided by APC’s Industry Partners.
Training. The office provides the senior/ graduating students training & development seminars, lectures, symposia and workshop conducted in APC during Saturdays and CPO Events.
Resume Database. The CPO maintains a database of resumes of graduating students. These documents will be available to companies who wish to hire graduates and alumni of the college.
Graduates / Alumni Directory. The office maintains a list of names, courses and majors/ specializations, complete addresses and contact numbers of graduates, who wish to be referred to companies for possible employment.
Job Invitation File. The office posts and maintains a compilation of job invitations / openings received from various companies in marketing and industry.
Company Profile Bank. The office maintains a file of company profiles for students and alumni who wish to know the background and nature of business of companies they wish to apply for.
Career Counseling Sessions. The CPO provides career counseling sessions to undergraduates, graduating and alumni and provides referral services for job openings to industry partners.
CPO Events & Activities. It takes charge of various Career and Placement Activities such as Annual Job Fair and other alumni services.
Career and Placement Office (Rm. 514)
Trunkline: 8529232 local 413
Ms. Jona Alongongan
Career and Placement Officer
Ms. Jona Alongongan
CPO is open from Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.