University of the Philippines

UP ADS takes a closer look at communication through Flash Forward

UP ADS takes a closer look at communication through Flash Forward
PRESS RELEASE: Join the UP Alliance of Development Communication Students' career orientation program on October 16, at 7 pm

This is a press release from the UP Alliance of Development Communication Students.

The UP Alliance of Development Communication Students (UP ADS) will conduct an online career orientation entitled “Flash Forward: Stable Bridges” on Saturday, October 16, at 7 pm via Zoom and Facebook live.

Flash Forward is a career orientation program that aims to guide BS Development Communication students on the various careers and opportunities available to them as DevCom professionals in the future by introducing them to development communication as a field of study and a profession.

With the theme “Stable Bridges: Connecting Passion and Purpose,” this year’s Flash Forward will be taking a closer look at the fields of gender communication, family communication, mental health communication, and government communication.

Four DevCom alumni and professionals will be invited as guest speakers to talk about their respective fields:

  • Edgar Daniel Bagasol Jr, an HIV advocate and a counselor at Love Yourself, Inc., for gender communication;
  • Jeanne Nicole Grageda, a licensed professional teacher at MovEd.Org, for family communication;
  • Veronica Quintana-Arioder, founder of Instant Reader and The Learning Place, for mental health communication;
  • Evelie Serrano, an associate professor and director of the Institute for Governance and Rural Development at the University of the Philippines Los Baños’ (UPLB) College of Public Affairs and Development, for government communication.

Now conducted online, Flash Forward also caters to BSDC freshman students from across the country as well as senior high school students who may be interested in the field of development communication.

UP ADS is the first duly recognized academic-civic organization in the UPLB that aims to build and train fellow DevCom students to become mobilizers of change while maintaining academic excellence. 

Amid the challenges, the Alliance remains steadfast in forwarding development through impactful projects resulting in positive change not only in the university but also in the marginalized communities we are meant to serve. –