Why did I choose this course:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) was not my first choice actually neither my parents choice, I wasn't also aware that the university was offering that course. After I passed the entrance exam, we were required to fill up form for aptitude exam, that was the time that I discovered about BSBA. To my surprise, it was the first time for the university to offer the course under the Institute of Management department. Right there and then, I've decided to take that course.
About my college education:
I have learned a lot in my course. Honestly, we didn't only experience enjoyment all the time, there were also ups and downs. I have learned a lot of management techniques especially when dealing with people. In our first and second years, we have learned theories mostly in the four corners of the classroom but from time to time we were sent to outside activities like comparing establishments and businesses which I enjoyed most. I have learned that lessons were less difficult if you will learn to love them. Take for example our accounting class, most of us were so bored because we're purely dealing with numbers but I've learned to like it especially when I can answer the 'why' and 'how' that makes me excited to learn more.
There were assignments and exams that were difficult and others were not, it depend on the availability of your source. It's easy when you already know the answer or you have an idea on where to get it. At this time, information are highly available in the internet and in the library or even in our phones so it became fast and easy to answer assignments. There are cases that activities and assignments need a creative mind, in times like this I ask help from others but it is important to nurture your own skills.
Being the pioneer class, we started with 54 students. No one of us failed but two of our classmates transferred to different schools, one stopped for a mission of their church, and the other one died. So, fifty (50) of us graduated this year 2014.
My current job:
Right now, I'm so blessed to be hired in a great company, Universal Robina Corporation, as a Junior Management Trainee under Corporate Planning.
Am I using what I learned in college:
My learning in college greatly contributed in order for me to land a job. Since I will be working under corporate planning department, my learning in strategic management, total quality management, accounting will be useful in my job.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I have graduated March 28, 2014 but I started job hunting in the month of May. I applied May 7, 2014 at JG Summit Group of Companies, the mother company of URC, via jobstreet and had been through with a lot of interviews. The day of my first and final interview with URC, I was called that I was chosen by the manager and director as their management trainee, it was in the 3rd week of May. It takes a lot of faith and prayer as well as knowledge & confidence.
Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Science in Business Administration:
If you're a BSBA graduate you will surely have a lot of job opportunities especially when you graduate with honors. Actually, I was a working student when I was in college but I managed to graduate with honors by making my weaknesses as my strength. BSBA is a very flexible course, you can actually work in any industry and business is everywhere.
If you will be working with companies in the cities you can have a salary of around P12,000-P25,000/month as a fresh graduate. Surely, if you are an experience individual you can have a higher pay.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
The following are my tips for students who wants to be successful in BSBA course:
1) Learn to love BSBA
2) Make sure to learn with excitement and be updated with daily news especially the ones which are related to business.
3) In every exam, reporting, activity, and assignment, make sure to do your best, do not settle for less.
4) Maintain a harmonious relationship with your classmates and teachers.
5) Before going to school, make sure that you are comfortable with your dress, shoes and other things to make you face your lessons and activities with confidence.
6) Review your lessons before going to sleep so that you can fully understand the details and you will do minimal review when exam came.
7) Follow school and classroom rules and regulations to avoid bad records.
8) Engage in school and other extra curricular activities especially in leadership for you to improve your skills and will help you land a job in the future.
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