Why did I choose this course:
I was influenced by my aunt who was then and is still working as an international flight attendant at Philippine Airlines. I believed that when I graduate with a Tourism degree, I have a higher chance of being hired in the airline industry.
About my college education:
At first, the program courses were very easy but as we move a year higher, the courses became difficult. I really liked studying Philippine and world geography where we learned about the different tourist attractions, IATA codes, airlines, and other important information about Travel/Tourism. The religion subjects were also helpful in forming our values and character.
Leadership, discipline, interpersonal skills, and ability to work under pressure are some of the characteristics necessary in succeeding this course. One of the possible employment after graduation is Travel Consultant or Agent. Good organization skills are required since the job requires you to arrange a flight itinerary or package tour for an individual or group of people. Each courses in the Tourism program instilled different values and skills that I am able to use now in my current job.
My current job:
I am currently working as a Tourism/HRM instructors in a state university in Batangas.
Am I using what I learned in college:
I have applied almost everything that I have learned in college. First would be interacting with people. There's a saying that you cannot please everyone but while earning a Tourism degree, I learned how to deal with people who really do not like me even if it's the first time we've met. My organization skills were also improved together with leadership. Being elected and appointed in different clubs or organizations, I was able to utilize the skills I've learned in the different courses I've taken.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
It took me two months before getting employed. Though it is in the BPO industry, I was hired for a travel account so it's like working in a travel agency but you're dealing with clients over the phone.
Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Science in Tourism:
I would recommend this program to others since we are in constant need of flight attendants, travel agents, tour guides and other jobs in the Tourism/Hospitality industry here and abroad.
If you love what you're doing, any job would be an interesting career. When you enter the industry, do not expect for a really high salary since you're fresh graduates. But once you've established your position in the company or industry, everything would follow - salary, promotion, networking, etc.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Almost everyone thinks that when you are a Tourism student, you are tall, beautiful and sexy. Well, yes it is a plus factor if you have this qualities BUT pleasing personality is not just about physical attributes. Intellect is also a MUST. Do not enroll in Tourism just because you think there is no Math subjects or Sciences here. You will be mostly dealing with people of different nationalities and personalities so a good physique plus well-stocked head is necessary.
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