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MINT College returns to CCGF 2018

The Meridian International College (MINT College) hit a homerun, coming back this year from a two-year hiatus to the annual Career Consultation and Guidance Fair (CCGF), at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, last September 4 and 5.

Students from various visiting high schools flocked MINT’s booth for two days. The school showcased its musical talents with performances by Syd Hartha, MINT Music Business Management student and one of Spotify Philippines’ top OPM artists, who sang her rendition of the OPM classic, “Ang Huling El Bimbo” by Eraserheads, and her own original song, “Tila Tala.” 

Meanwhile, MINT Multimedia Arts students, calligrapher Louise Anog and Andy Dimagmaliw pulled in awestruck students who watched them paint a colorful mural at the back of the booth, which then turned into an eye-catching backdrop for the students’ group photos.

The two-day affair is hosted by the International Education Specialists. Top colleges and universities in the country participate in the said event. Since 1988, the convention offers career orientations on various academic fields and career consultations to incoming senior high school and college students. 

MINT COLLEGE

Established in the Philippines in 2010, MINT College provides tertiary and secondary level education that is relevant, engaging for students, and taught by industry professionals. MINT offers programs in business, arts and technology with a cross-disciplinary approach strictly adhering to internationally accepted standards. MINT students thrive in a collaborative environment immersed in creativity and engaging activities that prepare them for real-world application. 

College programs currently offered are in Business: Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, Music Business Management; Design and Visual Arts: Multimedia Arts, Film, Theater Arts; and Technology: Computer Science, Information Technology.  Senior High School tracks are currently offered in Arts and Design; Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM); and General Academic. MINT has recently launched the School of Fashion, which offers a 1-year and 2-year Certificate Program.

 

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Lope Navo talks Fashion Photography at MINT School of Fashion

 New York-based fashion photographer, Lope Navo

New York-based fashion photographer, Lope Navo

Established fashion photographer, Lope Navo, shared a glimpse of New York and Brazil’s fashion landscape through his camera lens on his lecture at MINT School of Fashion with renowned fashion designer, Lesley Mobo, last August 29. 

Navo is an established fashion photographer based in New York who did various photo shoots for renowned fashion houses and modeling agencies. Lively and all-smiles, he began his talk by sharing his “passion for magazines.”

The glossy print was his catalyst to take the leap of faith and pursue fashion photography after taking up Fine Arts at Far Eastern University here. “I remember leaving for New York after college, only bringing with me my savings and my portfolio,” he shared.

The Manila-born shutterbug engaged MINT students by showing a sample of his work on a cover of L’Officiel magazine and a slideshow of his notable shoots for various magazines such as Vogue, Digital Photographer, and many more. 

Navo also dished about working with famous models and well-known portrait photographers in fashion while abroad. Besides New York, he also considers Brazil, specifically Sao Paulo, as his other home. He also presented to the class the behind-the-scenes of his famed Dior shoot in Brazil for the Lady Dior collection. 

He also shared that his profession is not only limited to capturing the aesthetic of the model. Being an educated visual artist too, he chose to call his fashion photos as “portraits” instead. 

Intense, candid, and passionate—his portfolio reflects the models as people rather than just mannequins. “Connection is needed. You must be able to work with people to grow in the industry,” he said to the class.

He described the fashion industry today as “very competitive.” Still, he believed that with passion, it is possible to thrive. 

“We have a lot of talented Filipinos here [...] I believe that we got the talent and skill to thrive in the industry. A proper program should be available for us to guide our passion in this craft,” he said. He also asked students to “keep an open mind, be curious and never be afraid to experiment” to be able to make it in the fashion world. 

Industry adviser, Lesley Mobo, explained that MINT’s Fashion program would focus on “treating our students as if they are already active in the actual industry.” Their classes would mainly involve projects that will showcase the students' skills. He also added that fashion as an art, is all about “creation” and that he planned to instill this perspective to MINT students. 

MINT COLLEGE

Established in the Philippines in 2010, MINT College provides tertiary and secondary level education that is relevant, engaging for students, and taught by industry professionals. MINT offers programs in business, arts and technology with a cross-disciplinary approach strictly adhering to internationally accepted standards. MINT students thrive in a collaborative environment immersed in creativity and engaging activities that prepare them for real-world application. 

College programs currently offered are in Business: Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, Music Business Management; Design and Visual Arts: Multimedia Arts, Film, Theater Arts; and Technology: Computer Science, Information Technology.  Senior High School tracks are currently offered in Arts and Design; Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM); and General Academic. MINT has recently launched the School of Fashion, which offers a 1-year and 2-year Certificate Program. 

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DENNIS MARASIGAN OFF TO RUSSIA FOR INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY THEATER CONGRESS

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Dennis Marasigan, Theater Arts program head, is bound for Moscow, Russia to present his study in the Scientific Conference at the 12th World Congress of the International University Theater Association on August 20-24.

He is the Philippines’ representative along with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and CCP’s resident acting company, Tanghalang Pilipino. 

The World Congress of the International University Theater Association is a culminating activity for theater educators and theater youth from partner countries to discuss university theater developments and challenges. It holds debates, round-table discussions and presentations of experiences in the theater education.

He is to present his entry titled, “The Practice of Theater as Therapy in the Philippines,” being one of the chosen educators from the Congress’ participating countries in the said event.

MINT College is proud to have Marasigan, who is a decorated screenwriter, actor, director and producer for both theater and cinema, as both faculty and head of the Theater Arts program.

MINT COLLEGE

Established in the Philippines in 2010, MINT College provides tertiary and secondary level education that is relevant, engaging for students, and taught by industry professionals. MINT offers programs in business, arts and technology with a cross-disciplinary approach strictly adhering to internationally accepted standards. MINT students thrive in a collaborative environment immersed in creativity and engaging activities that prepare them for real-world application. 

College programs currently offered are in Business: Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, Music Business Management; Design and Visual Arts: Multimedia Arts, Film, Theater Arts; and Technology: Computer Science, Information Technology.  Senior High School tracks are currently offered in Arts and Design; Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM); and General Academic. MINT has recently launched the School of Fashion, which offers a 1-year and 2-year Certificate Program. 

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TONY MELOTO HEADS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT MINT COLLEGE

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Having spent a lifetime dedicated to uplifting the lives of countless Filipinos through education, livelihood programs, and the spirit of “bayanihan”, Tony Meloto is taking on the role as Head of Social Entrepreneurship at MINT College.   “Tito” Tony will be teaching Social Entrepreneurship classes under the Entrepreneurial Management program as well as advising the Entrep, Marketing and Technical programs.  It is MINT College’s initiative to infuse social responsibility in these specific programs through select projects and activities involving a diverse makeup of students from the MINT community. 

Tito Tony has experienced tangible successes in building homes and providing livelihood programs for millions of Filipinos.  His partnerships with socially-minded local and international entrepreneurs provides a significant network that enhances his program at MINT.  He is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including:

  • Social Entrepreneur of the World – World Entrepreneurship Forum, 2012
  • Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, 2012
  • Japan’s Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth, 2011
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst and Young Philippines, 2010
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year – Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, 2010
  • Top 4 Most Trusted Filipino – Reader’s Digest Asia, 2010
  • Filipino of the Year, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2006
  • People of the Year, Philippine Star, 2006
  • The Outstanding Filipino Award (TOFIL) Awardee for Community Service, 2006
  • Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Community Leadership, 2006

MINT College is excited and privileged to partner with Tony Meloto.  His experience, ingenuity, and overall warm personality is a welcome addition to the MINT family.    

MINT COLLEGE

Established in the Philippines in 2010, MINT College provides tertiary and secondary level education that is relevant, engaging for students, and taught by industry professionals. MINT offers programs in business, arts and technology with a cross-disciplinary approach strictly adhering to internationally accepted standards. MINT students thrive in a collaborative environment immersed in creativity and engaging activities that prepare them for real-world application. 

College programs currently offered are in Business: Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, Music Business Management; Design and Visual Arts: Multimedia Arts, Film, Theater Arts; and Technology: Computer Science, Information Technology.  Senior High School tracks are currently offered in Arts and Design; Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM); and General Academic.

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THOUGHTFUL MEDIA PARTNERS WITH MINT COLLEGE

 Thoughtful Media Philippines Network Operations Head, Trissy Perfecto and MINT College EVP,  Hendrik Kiamzon, sign MOA at MINT.

Thoughtful Media Philippines Network Operations Head, Trissy Perfecto and MINT College EVP,  Hendrik Kiamzon, sign MOA at MINT.

Thoughtful Media and MINT College recently partnered to offer specialized classes in Influencer marketing this June, 2018.  Based in Burbank, California, Thoughtful Media operates in the Philippines through Thoughtful Media Philippines. The new partnership provides customized modules taught by MINT faculty and features Influencers from Thoughtful Media Philippines. 

“Whether you are an internet personality looking to enhance your reach, or a budding startup looking for the opportunity to gain an audience online, this class opens the door to a whole new digital world that wants to hear from you,” mentioned Hendrik Kiamzon, EVP of MINT College.  The pilot class is currently ongoing but will be offered again during the new school year 2018-2019 as an elective under the Marketing program.  It is also open to students from other MINT programs interested to learn about Influencer marketing.  The new school year starts this August 8, 2018.

THOUGHTFUL MEDIA

Founded in 2010, to service the demand for influencer based branding, Thoughtful is a global media and technology company focused on providing solutions powered by influence.  Thoughtful has focused on identifying opportunities in growing global markets. At the core of Thoughtful's ethos is the philosophy that to be truly effective you need to be local. Today, Thoughtful operates locally in China, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

MINT COLLEGE

Established in 2010, MINT College provides tertiary and secondary level education that is relevant, engaging for students, and taught by industry professionals. MINT offers programs in business, arts and technology with a cross-disciplinary approach strictly adhering to internationally accepted standards. MINT students thrive in a collaborative environment immersed in creativity and engaging activities that prepare them for real-world application.  Official enrollment starts July 16 until August 7.

 

 

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Lesley Mobo’s Mother Teresa moment

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Lesley Mobo’s Mother Teresa moment

MOBO found that the Meridian International Business, Arts and Technology College, on McKinley Hill, Taguig City, to be receptive of his idea of a four-year fashion program.

“Mint is already doing a great job with their other colleges that teach film, music and theater. The Mint fashion school is what we have created together. The purpose—the bigger picture, the mission—is to have something like a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund or the [British Fashion Council’s] NewGen initiative,” Mobo explained over an intimate dinner he hosted at Blackbird restaurant for his personal contacts in the local press, with each having a paper doll and stationeries of their likeness.

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MINT College holds annual Portfolio Show

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MINT College holds annual Portfolio Show

Last May 31, select MINT students from the Multimedia Arts, Music Business Management, Marketing, Film, and Computer Science & I.T. programs gathered to showcase their work at, Show + Tell: The MINT Showcase and Professional Review.

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