by Kattryn Erryc Sayo
Booths of affordable grilled goods, pastries, desserts, clothing, various accessories, nail art, henna tattoo and bike rental services filled the grounds of BulSU’s Heroes Park as the College of Business Administration (CBA) launched its 4th Entrepreneurial Trade Fair.
29 sections from the CBA participated in the exposition this year, including five more from the College of Social Science and Philosophy (CSSP), showing their special innovative thinking and skills.
According to CBA Dean Helen Baesa, the participation in the fair was not handed as a requirement to their students. It was merely the sense of support and taking part in the college annual project that encouraged the students to join the event.
“Hindi requirement ang pag-join sa Trade Fair. Not projects, talagang cooperation and support lang, kasi para sa kanila [estudyante] rin naman 'to, nai-a-apply nila kung ano ‘yong natutunan nila, at natututo pa lalo. Wala ring incentives.” she said.
Baesa also pointed out that the college did not benefit from the proceeds collected from the Trade Fair. In fact, 3% from the total gross sales acquired in the entire expo were given to the winners of their college’s other contests and events, and also for their gift-giving project in Bethany.
“Walang napunta sa college. ‘Yong pinaghirapan ng mga estudyante, nabalik rin sa estudyante,” Baesa continued.
Meanwhile, participants shared their experiences and means of work during the Trade Fair.
Cavin Ventura, a third year Entrepeneurship student and was from the Amalayer booth said, “Actually third time nang sumali ng section namin, ever since first year pa lang kami, kasali na kami. Ngayong third year ang naka-assign sa’min products, dati no’ng first year food, second year service. Share-share kami, contribution, tapos araw-araw may in-assign na magbabantay ng booth.”
For a first timer, Jordan de Guzman, a first year Accountancy student and was from the Coffee Pastries Atbp. booth, “Hindi siya requirement, talagang gusto lang naming na maki-join. Bilang first year pa lang kami, nangapa pa pero naka-adapt naman.”
Aside from the Trade Fair, the CBA also pioneered other activities such as Cosplay Contest, Declamation Contest, Bingo, Boodle fight, and X Factor.