About my college education:
I graduated from high school unsure of what to take up in college. At first, I thought I'd like to major in Philosophy. But come enrollment time, I decided to take up AB Mass Communication. This was mainly because I strongly felt that I could develop my writing skill through it. Sure enough, I was able to accomplish what I expected to receive from my course. Although at the start, it was not exactly smooth sailing for me.
Before, I was quite a shy person and found it hard to mingle with other people. The Humanities Department where Mass Communication was classified under had students who are generally open, talkative, and outgoing. I quite found it hard to fit in.
But as days passed, I was able to know new friends and eventually come out from my shell. I excelled in most of my subjects and I helped my friends review our lessons every time exam week is approaching.
Students in this course must be fluent in both written and spoken English and Filipino. A lot of writing will be done, a thesis is required to be written and defended before a student can graduate. One must also be diligent enough to study since the minor subjects include the basics such as history, algebra, trigonometry, statistics and the like.
My current job:
I am Retail Operations Manager of the exclusive sub-distributor of Havaianas in Southeast Mindanao. My job requires me to oversee store operations, and think of strategies on how to grow the business.
Am I using what I learned in college:
One thing that is very good with Mass Communication is that it enhances your interpersonal skill, and technical skill in writing and speaking. These skills are very practical and will get you wherever you want to go. These are basic skills that all private organizations, non-profit organizations, media establishments, and government institutions are looking for in every applicant.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Even before graduating, I already got accepted in my first job.
Do I recommend studying AB in Mass Communication:
Yes, I certainly recommend this course to others in terms of employment opportunities. The skills you learn from Mass Communication open a wide variety of career paths to choose from. You are not only limited to do media work.
I have always believed that the sense of fulfillment in one's career is dependent on the person's attitude and perspective in life. A person with the healthy and optimistic attitude will always find meaning regardless of what he or she does.
In terms of salary level, the companies I've worked for have all paid me above the minimum wage.
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