According to a report by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company, the Philippines e-commerce industry is poised to reach a gross market value of $22B by 2025.
Given the sustained growth potential of the industry, Shopee partnered with the De La Salle University (DLSU) Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) department to educate graduating students on the current industry landscape and generate studies to further improve the field.
Shopee and DLSU designed capstone and thesis projects for senior IE students. These projects revolved around conceptualizing ideas to increase productivity and maximize the current infrastructure to improve overall efficiency.
Students who participated were able to directly consult with Shopee leaders to gather data and insights for their research.
To educate even more students across the Industrial Engineering department, Shopee also took over a Retail IE class to facilitate a session on the e-commerce landscape, evolution, and ecosystem in the Philippines.
Empowering young tech talent year-round
This academic partnership with DLSU is among the e-commerce company’s many initiatives to train young tech talent. Late last year, Shopee opened applications for its 2023 Graduate programs, which aim to fast-track the growth of fresh graduates and young professionals and prepare them to take on key leadership positions upon program completion.
Earlier in November, Shopee also wrapped up its first ever Ultimate Case Challenge, a business case competition widely participated in by undergraduate Filipino students from across the globe.
The company also frequents universities to engage students and spark their interest in exploring a career in E-commerce.