As an annual tradition, the Psychology Department of the School of Liberal Arts held this year’s pinning ceremony for their third year BS Psychology students last 14 April, 2018 at the University Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The rite is a prelude as the 40 students are set to undergo at least 250 hours of psychology-related internship in more than 10 private and public agencies outside Ateneo but within the city. Partner agencies for this program include City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD), Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD), The Fortress Psychological Center, Human Resource offices of Brent Hospital, West Metro Medical Center, Ciudad Medical, and Universidad de Zamboanga.
The Psychology internship program aims to propel the students apply classroom lessons in their internship which will include psychology testing and assessment, counseling, training and development and other Human Resource-related tasks.
The ceremony started with a mass officiated by Fr Michael Moga SJ. This was followed by the pinning ceremony proper where Jayson Sabdilon, department chair, challenged the students to find balance between theories taught in the classroom and their work experience. Putli Monaira Amilbangsa II, one of the third year students about to go on the internship, delivered the response in behalf of the interns.
In attendance were Psychology Department faculty members Jose Francis Llenado, Emmanuelle Bantay, and Patricia Eloise Amelda. Sarah Ismael (Information Officer, School of Liberal Arts)