OrCom 180 {Practicum} Summer 2010

Course Requirements You must submit, by the last day of classes for Summer 2010, a practicum presentation folder that contai'ns the following:


The evaluatlon form accomplished by your practicum supervisor sign-sealed in a'n envdoff. Your supervisods evaluation of your practicum performance will be 50% of your grade in OrCom 180.
A case report focusing on any OrCom theory, concept, or model that was an issue at the practicum site. The case report, which must protect the identitJ of all parties. must pr€sent


quantitative and qualitative evidence that will enable its readers to identify the issue, rnake a clsssroom/acadernic assessment of it and systematically recommend its resol'ution. Communication climate and similar questionnaire-based research in NOT acceptable as case report. The case report will be 30% of your grade in OrCom 180.

3. A condensed
4. 5.

diary-format account of your practicum experiences.

The original or a certified copy of your work/service contract.

Original or certified copies of your major works and accomplishments. Other items that you deem worthy of inclusion in your presentation folder. ltems 3,4,5,anc1 6 will be 2O96 of your grade in OrCom 180)


The,presentation folder's cover must be of transparent or clear plastic.
The title page (or cover sheet) of your presentation folder, which must be legibly visible through the plantic cover, must state ALL of these information: the name of the organization where you did your practicum the unit where you were primarily assigned


the practicum period your full name the date the folder was submitted

A grade

of INC in OrCom 180 is subject to the university rules on completlon. But do take note of the last to clear deficiencies for graduating students. day

College of Arts and Sciences University of the Philippine Manifa Padre Faura St, Ermita, 1000 Manila

Depar&nent of Arts and Communication
Room 307 31F Rizal Hall Telephone/Fax 532- 1628

Additional Information on OrCom 190 (Practicuml May 24,2044

The following information is being provided in response to the May tB,2AA4, memorandum from Chancellor Marita VT Reyes:


€rganiaational Communication 180 (Practicum) comprises 200 hours of supervised internshipi*t ane private or public organization of the student's choice. The internship program varies from company to company, but the student is advised to seek training in an organization where his academic preparations in the BA OrCom program will be put to use, especially those in technicalwt'iting, research, and interpersonal relations. The student is discourageJ from accepting primary clerical internship contract.
The practicum is conducted during regular office hours in a formal organization in Metro Manila. Among the popular choices of students are advertising agencies, event organizations, broadcast and print media firms, hotels, banks, public relations companies, NGOs, and government officas.
is ultimately that of the subject. Almost all organizations require parental


C. The choice of organization

consent and/or formal recommendation from the department and stlpulate the absence of employer-employee relationship with the student-intern. lt is a must, hourever, that the organization be wlthin Metro Manila, has a specific location, not to be owned or rnanaged by the student-trainee's family. There is no known case where the student-trainee had to pay for the cost cf tf€ifring; in fact, many organizations provide student-trainees with training allowance al$,**er



The student's final grade in the course is derived from as follows: 50% from the practicum/internship supervisor on site, 30% from the written case report on aR organizational communication-related issue at the practicum site as observed and documented by the intern, and 3S% from the practicum presentation folder. The practicum on-site supervisor's numerical gfa# is contained in a sign-sealed evaluation form sent by, and returned by the company to, the department. The presentation folder contains all the documents pertinent to the conduct of the practicum te.g., application and recommendation letters, service contract, waivers, tirne card, certificate of completion), company profile, a diary-type account of the practicum experience, work sarnples, photographs, and the case report.


Two secticns of OrCom 180 are opened every summer and are usually handled by Professor Rafael Vl{lar. However, the orientation for the practicum is conducted in January and the processing of application and other requirements takes place immediately after the orientation.

Prepared by:


Associate Professor 2

Alice Adeva Chair

Coflege of Arts and Sciences

University of the Philippines Manila Padre Faura St, Ermita, 1000 Manila Department of Arts and Communication Room 307 3/F Rizal Hall Telephone/Fax: 523-1680

Information on the Conduct of Organlzatlonal Communlcatlon 180 (Practic*rnl
as Requested by the Committee on Communlty Health and Development Program
CAS ReBresentative Dr

Joelyn del Mundo


Department of Arts and Communication,


2. Program: BA Organizational Communication tBA OrCom)
Subject: Organiaational Communication 180 tPracticum)

4. Pre-requisite{s}: OrCom 109.1 (Technical Writing l}
Yearstanding: Incoming Senior

5. Number of units required before practicum class: 90 units
Duration in the field: 200 hours of supervfueO internship

8. lfilhere actually conducted: In a company (government or private) of the student's choice


No. of students per area: Maximum of 30 per section; Maximum of 2 sections per summer

10. No. of faculty per area: One faculty member handling the 2 sections each summer 11. Rafingsystem: Followsthe UPgradingsystem. SAYaat thegradecomesfromthepracticum site supeillsor and 50% t'mm the faculty handling the course. 12. Evaluation tool: Practicum supervisor's rating = S}%Case report= 30% Practicum talder= 2O% 13. Methodology: Orientation, Supervised internship, Case Report, Writing, Presentation Folder
14. Training module: Varies according to the module of the company chosen or preferred by the student, but clericaltasks are disallowed

t5. fttrer lnformation:

P. Faura St. Ermita. 1000 Manila

Depafiment of Arts and Communlcation
Room 307 Rizal Hall, Telephone 52316?8

February 9, 2010

Accounts Management Department WeThink Worldwide lnc, Ayala Avenue cor Pa$eo de Roxas Makati City
Re,cofnmending Ms Alvan na dela Cruz tor:-l nt?Fr g"hip

The Department of Arts and Communication is pleased to recomrnend Ms Alyanna dela Cruz ior intemship in your company.
Afycr*fi€ *rs an incoming senior in the BA Organizational Communication program of the University of the Philippines Manila. Part of the program's requirement is a 200-hour internship in an organization of the studenfs choice. Alyanna has apptied to do her internship in WeThink Worldwide Inc. ready to start her senior year in the university, Alyanna has acquired adequate writing, spmking, and relational skills to enable her to meet the demands of your company's intemship prograffi at the same tirne that she remgnizes that the workplace is as challenging a veRue for learning and sharing competencies as the University.

We are grateful that WeThink Worldwide Inc. is a generous partner in ensuring that the business leaders of tomorrow are imbued with the right work values today. We are confident thst Alyanna rrill be an asset to your organization as the trsining that you will provide will be to

Forthe Department of Arts and Communication:

Rafael Villar
Aseaaiate Professor

Padre Faura St.,

Ermit4 [4trtila


Depafiment af Arls and C.ommunication
Room 302 Rizalltall" Tele,phonelfrx 5231628

20 May 2009

VP Mikrela Llamas
Account Management Director WeThinkWorldwide hrc. Ayala Avenue cor Paseo de Roxas

Mekati City
On-thg-iob traininq sf Ms Alvanna dela Cruz Thank you for accoilxrlodating Ms Alyanna dela Cruz, an Organizational Communication major, as an on-thejob trair,ree in you company. As Ms dela Cruz might have told yor.r" this summer she is enrolled rn OrCmr 180 (Practicum), a course which requires her to undergo 200 horns of practical training in an organization of her
choice. The course OrCom 180 requires two sets of evaluation: one from her immediate supervisor in the organization wherc *e is ffaining, and another from the professor who supervises the course. hr this regard, we wish t*

solicit, at the end of the practicum perioq your evaluation of the performance of Ms dela Cruz. Your descriptive evaluation will be a truly important consideration in our assessment of the grade to give her; it will also servs {ls {ul invaluable feedback toward the improvement of the courso OrCom 180 in particular and of the degre; program in general.
Please do not hesitate to tet us know both your positive and negative evaluations of the perfiormance

of of

Ms dela Cruz. We will cerhainly be most grateful if you could help us identify the sFargths and weaknesses our students and our degree program.

Enclesd is our student evaluation form; please feel free to use additional sheets as you might require. Upon completiotr of the evaluation, please seal it in the snclosed envelope and sign your name across the flap for confidentiality. Ms dela Lhrz will pick-up this fonn ftom your omce in his last trafuingday in your company
Once again, thank you so much for allowing o{:r student to train in yorn organization and for taking time to csmplete this evaluation. Youhave been of much help to us.

Rafasl Villar





Name of Student: Narne of Evaluator:

Designation: Complete Mailing Address

Telephone & Fax No.: For ltetns 1 and 2, please check your choice.


Overall perforrnause rating of student:

tl n n tr n tr





(1.5) (2.0)

Cood Pass Failure

Satisfactory Q.5)
(3.0) (5.0)

The professor in-charge of OrCom 180 may

n tl


not discuss

with the student trainee the content of this evaluation.
Please state your descriptive evaluation of the perfiormance of the student trainee. (You

may type or hand-ranite your evaluation which may be in English, Filipino, Taglish.)

College of Arts and Sciences University of the Philippines Manila Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila


Name: Student Number: Residence Address: Telephone & Other Numbers:

Name of Company: Date Practicum Starts: Date Practicum Ends: Dr*ies:

Contact PersonlEvaluator: Position: Complete Mailing Address :

Telephone & Other Numbers:

Signature of Adviser: Date Signed: Signature of Coordinator: Dat€ Signed:

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