Why did I choose this course:
When I was a 1st year student, I took up BS in Accountancy but did not pass the qualifying exam for 2nd year BS in Accountancy. So, I choose to study BS in Accounting Technology instead. I think they’re the same, it’s just that BSA have a cut-off grade and qualifying exams. I wanted to work in the office so I choose this kind of course.
About my college education:
I learned what accounting really means, what it's opportunities and what it's use for every business and establishments. It taught me how everything works like businesses, government’s taxes, non-profit organizations and commerce and trades.
The subjects that were the most difficult for me was Law subjects like Law on Obligations and contracts and others. It was hard for me to study because there’s a lot of things to memorize. I understand them but there’s a problem for me to memorize things.
The most useful things that I learned from this course is that I know how to compute many things. I know how a business works and terminologies that I didn’t know of if I didn’t get this course. Knowing this will not make me ignorant from many things and people won’t treat me inferior to them.
Many students shifted from this course because even if it does not have a cutoff grade and qualifying exam like the BS in Accounting students, they still find it difficult to study this course.
The traits and attitude that are required to succeed in this course are hard work, patience, diligence, positive mind, self- motivated, attention to detail and discipline of the self.
My current job:
I currently work in a government office. I’m in a lowest officer position. I only do clerical works.
Am I using what I learned in college:
I didn’t have a chance yet to use my knowledge in my course. I hope I will get promoted and get to a higher position in Finance division so that I can use it. There are basic skills that I used in my job like interpersonal skills, data entry, classifying and sorting of files. I also learned that building a Personal relationship to others even if they are inferior or superior to you, is a good thing to make your career easy and smooth sailing.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After I graduated, It took me only two months to have a descent job. It’s hard to apply in a government but I was very fortunate to get in sooner.
Do I recommend studying BS in Accounting Technology:
I am very proud that I graduated this course. Of course, I would like to recommend this to students because it has a many employment opportunity even if you’re not a CPA. Employers are likely to hire you rather that Business Administration students. There are many field to choose from like teaching. You can also work in a business or in a government office. Accounting Technology can work anywhere so there’s no problem with employment opportunities.
In terms of Salary level, I think it depends on where and what establishment you would like to work. As for me, my salary is little higher then salary in private entities. I would not say that it's high but it’s enough and fair to my work. I hope it’s higher though.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
One must endure all the obstacles in spite of difficulty and do it with energy and commitment. Acquire positive attitudes and practice your computation and analytical skills. This skills are the common skills that will be useful to start the course. Also, make a lot of friends, it will help you to relieve your stress and don’t forget to have fun sometimes. Don’t stress yourself too much and believe that you can do everything with the help of our God. Pray!
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