It was the last IPED party/event for the school year and the last party for our batch before the new batch of IPeeps comes in. The IPED Alumni Night brings together the current batch of IPED students and the program's alumni. It gave us students the chance to learn where we might find ourselves a year or two from now in terms of career. It was very interesting because IPED alumni are in very different industries. Some are working for non-profit organizations, others are in government service while some are into finance.
We also got to hear about the different strategies they used to get the jobs they have now - from interview skills to networking techniques. This was helpful considering how jobs are really difficult to come by nowadays given the crisis. So here's part 1!
This is my plate of food. Don't look at me like that. I was very hungry okay? Obviously, I could've cared less about presentation.
There's John, Elizabeth, Bea, Xiaoli, Ramon, Michelle and Heather. Last year, I couldn't even remember half the names of these people. Now they're good friends. Boy, we've come so far, haven't we?
Liz! Seriously, one of the funniest (and smartest, which in my book, usually goes with being funny) people I know.
Speaking of names I can't remember.
Tita Alma and Bea.
Dr. S chillin with Matthew or Mateo since he's doing a tour of Latin America now.
Talking about how she was able to work in NYC after IPED.
Some more of the alumni.
Me making an awkward face while Bea flips her hair.
Blurred photo of people doing the language courses in France and Egypt.
Hello Jakk and Pei!
Yuichi who is now in Israel. On a sidenote, did you know that if your passport gets an Israeli stamp, you won't be able to go to countries like Lebanon,with which Israel is in conflict.
Everyone looks so happy.
Mae Mortel, Filipina IPED alumni.
Thanks Erin and Matthew for organizing!
Andra, Mahwish and Anne.
Part two will be where we move on to a bar from some hardcore SOBER partying. Till then!
Man, I miss NYC.