Why did I choose this course:
When I was in High School, I was fond of Writing, Public Speaking and English Subjects so I thought Mass Communication was the best program to enhance my Communication skills.
About my college education:
Because AB Mass Comm was my choice, I had a very fun, interesting, and fruitful college life. In this program, one should be confident because every student taking up this course is competitive. I was overly confident and competetive that I was one of the top students in my class. There were things that I wasn't so good at, worse, things I've never had an idea, but I would always challenge myself to continue learning whether I already knew it or not. I never meant to be on top all the time, but I have earned everyone's trust because they saw how hard I studied and worked to achieve my goals.You don't have to be the best but you should be able to work under loads of pressure because there will always be battle of ideas, deadlines, and healthy competitions. A Mass Comm student must have a "deep interest" in all or any of the following: TV productions, Radio productions, Journalism.
My current job:
I was offered a position in the School Publication of LPU-B High School department and I'll be starting this June. In addition, they recently asked me to be a part-time English teacher.
Am I using what I learned in college:
I believe I have used the skills and attitude I have acquired from college when I stepped to the business world. I have mastered the art of working under pressure. With this new opportunity given to me, I am certain that I'll be using everything I've learned. I know my educational background was the main reason they hired me for that position. I have always been an excellent communicator, be it oral or written, and even after graduation I have been an active writer by wrting blogs. With my oral communication skills, English is not rocket science for me so when I went to the UK, I was at ease talking to Brits.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Before I graduated from College, I was already hired as a Customer Service Representative in Convergys.
Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication:
I would recommend this course to people who have the same interests as me or who are into Media because that is what this program is all about. If you are sure that you want to be a communicator, or that Media world is where you belong, then I can say that, by working hard, there will be unlimited employment opportunities because there are so many people needed in this tough world. You can be a journalist, newscaster, radio presenter, scriptwriter, advertising staff, English teacher, editor, personal assistant, etc...
Lastly, in terms of salary, I guess we all know everyone starts with the basic pay so don't expect too much and just like any other job, as you stay longer, you get better, and you go higher, automatically, your salary will increase.But it's more than just the salary, it's the experience that matters in this kind of job.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
For aspiring Mass Comm students, always be prepared because we are the "always on the go" type of people; adventurous and creative.
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