Why did I choose this course:
I tried various programs before reaching export management. I've tried the education track, but I realized that I don't have a knack for teaching. I've tried the hospitality management track, and felt that I wanted to study something more academic in nature. I've tried the IT track, and once again realized that I have minimal interest in sitting in front of a computer all day. It really is just a matter of discovering yourself. I can say that I've discovered a whole new range of possibilities and honed my skills far more than I would've if I had just sticked to one course. The study of supply chains and export procedures fascinated me the most as I went through each class. I believe that the export industry is one of the richest untapped industries in our country that we have yet to develop in order to achieve globalization.
About my college education:
It was difficult for me at the beginning, learning all these new terms that weren't present in everyday conversation. Terms like arrastre, wharfage, bill of lading, makes one scratch his head in confusion. But through our patient and well-versed professors, it became bearable. Soon, I came to like the lessons they bring and understood what it all meant for the country. One needs skills such as team work, as teams are utilized most of the time. Time management is also a must, as one can easily get caught up with the numerous requirements.
My current job:
Part of the Export Division at Maersk Philippines.
Am I using what I learned in college:
I have definitely used what I've learned in college in my current job. I talk to clients regarding their accounts and shipments, talking about different kinds of export terms that is expected of me to understand.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Science in Export Management:
Employment opportunities are varied. One can enter public service and apply for the Bureau of Customs. One can also enter a shipping company or even start one. Salary level is same as the other tracks for starting levels.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Have patience. You won't understand these lessons at first--no one can--but you can try.
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