About my college education:
My education in UP is both enjoying and challenging at the same time. All subjects, whether major or minor, require extensive efforts for you to pass them. This is a research-oriented university, so I already expected that there were a lot of research works and written reports to be submitted.
The things I learned from my subjects were very interesting for me and it feels like everyday is indeed a learning experience. A Psychology student, in order to be successful, must have the following skills:
1. Writing skills
2. Analytical skills
3. Critical thinking
4. Math and English skills
5. Interpersonal skills
Apart from the mentioned skills, a student of Psychology must be diligent and responsible for him to meet the requirements of this course.
My current job:
Currently, I am working as a freelance writer. I write articles on different niches and I am also into academic writing (primarily in the field of Psychology). I chose this career while I am waiting for the first Psychometrician Licensure Exam in the Philippines.
Am I using what I learned in college:
Yes, I apply the things I learned in college. Since I write articles on different topics, I was able to make use of the knowledge I gained even from my minor subjects. Aside from the field itself, my professors were able to instill the necessary skills and values that I need to be competent and succeed in my chosen career. My course didn't just teach me WHAT to think, but rather taught me HOW to think (critically and creatively).
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
It took me less than a month to find a job and start working after graduation.
Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Arts in Psychology:
Yes, I would recommend this course to anybody. There are a lot of job opportunities in the Philippines as well as in other countries that require graduates of Psychology.
You can work as:
1. An HR professional
2. A guidance counselor in school
3. A psychometrician
4. A clinical psychologist (although additional units might be requred)
The entry level salary for Psychology graduates ranges from PhP12,000-PhP15,000.
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