About my college education:
All courses are difficult meaning going to college isn’t as easy. So whenever someone used to say that “madali lang ang Mass Comm”, I would sort of get mad. I think it is an unfair comparison when you are comparing Mass Comm with Engineering or Nursing for that matter. In what course do you get to learn about journalism, radio, acting, film production, advertising and television all in one? An arts student will have the time of their lives creating shows, writing scripts, memorizing lines and conceptualizing big ideas. One doesn’t need to be the smartest but one just needs to be willing to learn, hard working and has to be willing to go outside their comfort zone. Skills like time management, analysis and confidence follows once one is able to juggle acting in a production, writing a newspaper, directing a movie or a play all together.
My current job:
I am currently a trainee Copywriting and Strategic Planning at Gallardo and Associates Inc.
Am I using what I learned in college:
Theoretically, I was prepared for everything that I learnt from college. Applying them was the major challenge. When it was back in academics, it was all being taught and more or less applied as concept. But when it came to work, it was the test. Although some of what I learnt aren’t being applied, the ones that I am using now are being maximized.
Copywriting, critical thinking and time management are my most important skills that I am using right now.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
It took me 3 months to land me my first job that lasted for 3 months also. It took me 3 months again to finally land my dream job.
Do I recommend studying AB in Mass Communication:
As long as the person is into the arts, I would suggest and motivate this course. There is so much to learn about the media today especially in the digital realm and only in a communications perspective can this be best analyzed and view. There are also so many careers to flow right into after graduation. The pay may not be as high but eventually, it all pays off. Big time.
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