Thursday, May 16, 2024

Next generation of leaders: SM Group connects scholars to opportunities

The SM Foundation, the social good arm the SM Group, continues to ramp up its scholarship program by setting up its scholars for success in their future careers.

The SM Group provides SM scholars with internship opportunities, exclusive job offers within SM (during holidays, breaks, and upon graduation), and valuable exposure to the professional world.

Partnering with SM Retail and SM Supermalls, the foundation hosted the fifth leg of its general assembly at the new SM City Sto. Tomas for scholars from South Luzon. This follows the successful assemblies in NCR, Pampanga, Davao, and Cebu.

SM Scholars from South Luzon connect with fellow scholars and alumni, allowing them to create networks and gain insights from those who are now thriving in their respective fields.

At the assembly, the SM scholars further learned about program perks, including internship opportunities, exclusive job offers within SM (during holidays, breaks, and upon graduation), and valuable exposure to the professional world.

SM Retail Vice Chairperson Harley Sy delivered an inspiring address to the SM scholars and alumni.

The said gathering also aims to connect scholars with peers and mentors, allowing them to create valuable networks and gain insights from SM scholar-alumni who are now thriving in their respective fields.

This focus on practical experience equips scholars with the tools they need to land their dream careers after graduation.

SM Retail and SM Foundation (SMFI), led by Mr. Harley Sy (center), SMFI trustee Engr. Chito Macapagal, Executive Director for Education Programs Linda Atayde (2nd row, 4th and 5th from left), SAVPs Eleanor Lansang and Victor Chan, and SM Retail AVP Niña Salcedo cap the SM Scholars’ General assembly with a commemorative photo.

SM Foundation’s Scholarship Program has been empowering deserving Filipino youth from vulnerable communities by supporting the educational aspirations. By prioritizing a well-rounded student experience, the foundation moves beyond financial support, raising the next generation of Filipino leaders—scholars who are prepared to tackle real-world challenges and spread social good. (PR)