My current job:
I am currently working as a City Link Officer in Malaybalay City, under the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) poverty-alleviation program on Conditional Cash Transfer commonly known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program
Am I using what I learned in college:
If the computer has this so called WYSIWIG (what you see is what you get), then what I learned from the university is WILIWIG (what I learned is what I get). Indeed I'm so blessed to learn specifically the social work skills, knowledge and values which are of essential use in my current work now in Malaybalay City.
Social Work techniques are also vital in the current work I have now since dealing with people is our utmost activity. Learnings I got on Case Management are also practical in my work today since we also took in our priority the situations of every household beneficiaries/clients whom we are working with and strategizing ways with them in order that at the end of the 5-year contracted term of helping relationship, the clients are helped to see and perceived that they are able to help themselves in whatever circumstance they may find themselves in. I couldn't express more about the details of my work, how we, with my other co-workers, are struggling with the challenges of the many tasks. Yet Im so thankful now that sometime during my college life, I once became a student of the profession in Mindanao State University Main Campus.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After knowing the result of the Board Exam for Social Workers given last June 2012 (from which I fortunately passed) I started applying for job last July 2012 and hired sometime in August 2012. So it took me four months before I got my first job as a City Link Officer in DSWD Field Office 10.
Do I recommend studying BS in Social Work:
Basically, everyone of us must be engaged on certain tasks which are of great helped to those who are in need, that's given. But my recommendation is for those who have even a little passion to render service and give quality time to serve the needy individual, groups, or communities. Yes, I'm highly recommending this profession distinct to the cause of engineering our society thru the use of social work methods. This is indeed a fulfilling career on top to the expected benefits one can get upon his/her actual engagement in the profession.
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