Why did I choose this course:
It was the primary course also considered to be the most practical to take. During my time, accounting technology was among the top in the list of college courses regardless of which school you enroll. I guess almost everyone who took it thought accounting always had a special spot; though, I have to confess that I really hated accounting back then. When I was younger I used to think that it would give me a hard time, since it’s all about calculations. So maybe it was a face-to-face with my worst enemy kind of thing when I finally decided to go with this course.
About my college education:
PE and NSTP classes were so boring for me. I wasn't the athletic type so I really didn’t appreciate all those days running under the sun for some school requirement or necessary physical fitness.
I’ve got too many interesting things I have in mind but my favorite hangout area was the library. It was cozy, peaceful and very inspirational.
I enjoyed school a lot, even if I frequently felt that there was a huge pressure on my back. Probably because I took hardships and shortcomings positively. No kidding but I actually enjoyed cramming. Oh right. I loved the mock boards especially.
My current job:
Currently I am an administrative assistant in a private company. It’s not a very big and profitable one, but there’s still a lot of things to do for business.
Usually I handle the transactions concerning money coming in and out of the company, some accounting - like monitoring cash flows and minor auditing, scheduling appointments for my boss, attending to clients and visitors and basically almost everything. It’s both amazing and confusing how I’ve come this far knowing that I could handle all these.
Am I using what I learned in college:
Accounting in itself is the most practical of all courses. The techniques, skills and mindset taught in accounting are the most essential when it comes to business. Even in one's daily life, accounting is used in the simplest sense as in budgeting. So studying accounting is I believe essential for everyone. Because of accounting, I'm proud to say that I've enhanced my memory as well as computing skills, more importantly on practicing mental math and being focused on details.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
While I was still in college, I was already working. I was a working student. From then on, I always had a job and from that moment on, I never became unemployed because I’d just be asked to move from one department, or office to another. I guess I was really lucky.
Do I recommend studying BS in Accounting Technology:
Finding a job after this course is fast, or least not that long. It applies to business-related courses as well. The problem is, you will really start low, like how everything starts from the bottom. But it will pay off in time.
In terms of salary, it’s also good. Depending on what company or sector you’ll be working for, salary is higher than the minimum wage. It usually comes around P15,000 or more per month.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Prepare yourself for the analytical problems, they will probably be the major cause of your headache. But no worries, if you study well, you'll feel yourself getting smarter just answering those kind of problems. I repeat, study. When I was in college I didn't take it seriously; I was more inclined towards my personal motives which caused me some trouble along the way. Never let anything distract you from your real purpose in going to school and that is studying in order to have a bright future.
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