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Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina

Marikina City, Metro Manila
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Reviews of PLMAR Marikina City graduates


About Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Marikina:
Our school was primarily located at Marikina, it was a bit small compared to other universities. It is a three story building governed by the government. The professors are so nice, but there are some that are quite considered terrors but made us study more and challenged me to strive hard to get a high grade.

About my college education:
My college days are so memorable for me, it was hard but luckily I still manage to finish it. I actually took Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at PUP (Polytechnic University of the Phils), unfortunately, problems arise that forced me to stop my studies. It was 2006 then, when I finally made up my mind and took up Bachelor of Science in Bus. Administration at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina. During my 3rd year, I became a working student to support my educational needs. I became a scholar on my second year. I worked hard for me to finish my studies. Luckily, I graduated as Top 2 among all the graduates from our batch.

My current job:
I am presently working at S.J. Roxas & Company, a stock broker company as an accounting assistant.
Not really related to Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Entrpreneurial Management


Am I using what I learned in college:
Yes. I can apply what I have learned on my college days. During my On the Job Training (OJT) we are trained to do clerical things like photocopying, sorting of documents, staffs like that. On my college days, we had an accounting subject which I apply here in my present work.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After graduation, I became a private secretary at Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Entrpreneurial Management:
I recommend my course to those people who are business minded. Those who dream to have their own business. For my personal opinion, I highly recommend Accountancy course because it is in demand to companies. All companies needs an accountant. Much better if you pass the board exam.
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Jose Mari Enciso
Studied BS in Nursing
at Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Marikina , Marikina City
Graduated: 2007

About Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Marikina:
The professors - I am a graduate of first batch, a pioneer. Back then professors are literally unprofessional and unethical. I cannot rely and trust to everything they say and end up teaching myself to read, read and read.

The atmosphere and facilities - Very poor learning atmosphere. Rooms are dark, unpainted and hot. No good facilities, Outdated library; everything comes from donations of other schools - from simple microscopes to books. Its really up to the students to create a happy and workable atmosphere

I would suggest:
(1) take a TOUR of your target schools. Most schools offer walk-tours and show you around the university/college.
(2) make a research about the University/College and be particular with their Passing Rate

About my college education:
Difficult? Always. Studying was never easy. Getting along with other people is another thing and so is dealing with gossips from immature people. Strengthening your personal core will surely help to stay focused.

Enjoyable and personally rewarding. Knowledge with Health is irreplaceable.

Financially challenging; it has remained one of the top reasons of school drop-outs. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMar) caters to youth of the lower class and so financial issues remains a big threat to continuing education.

My current job:
Back Office Staff for a Cable Company in the US.
Totally not related to BS in Nursing


Am I using what I learned in college:
Partly yes. I worked for a Medical Records Company (EIS Express) and after which, in a US-based Pharmacy (MedCo) ; both catering to Doctors and Patients.
Currently, I work for a US-based Cable Company (Time Warner Cable) and not using any medical related knowledge.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
6 months; Nurses need to pass the Board Exam before they can get a "training spot" for a hospital in which newly licensed nurses has to pay for and will need to count approximately 6 months before being considered as Contractual Workers by the Hospital. Took me a more than a year to find a stable job, not as a nurse but as a medical records personnel for a private company

Do I recommend studying BS in Nursing:
Employment opportunities:
Very poor local employment opportunities of the same field

Fulfilling / interesting career:
Yes. Knowledge over health is never wasted effort

Salary level:
No (locally) . Local nurses get paid for only 7500/month (back in 2008)
Yes (internationally) . If you have international connections, relatives, friends, USE IT!
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Andy
Studied BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management
at Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Marikina , Marikina City
Graduated: 1998

About Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Marikina:
Very credible school and very outstanding.

About my college education:
My course focuses on cooling, bar tending, baking, table setting, and hospitality management. This was fun and interesting.

My current job:
Call Center Agent
Totally not related to BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management


Am I using what I learned in college:
Yes

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
3 months

Do I recommend studying BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management:
Yes. It is in demand abroad. You will like it.
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Heidi Miralo
Studied BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management
at Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Marikina , Marikina City
Graduated: 2003

About Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Marikina:
PILMAR is one of the state universities, providing good and affordable education. I'm very thankful that I came from this school because it trained me a lot to be become a better man and a productive citizen. When it comes to facilities I think the school needs more support from the government. During our time, we lack facilities and materials for our laboratory.

About my college education:
I love cooking and baking. I was so excited when I graduated from high school because I had chosen HRM as my field of study in college. When I entered college, I was nervous because everything was different from high school set up. Everybody should have to be independent and competitive. HRM is a study of handling business, related to restaurant and hotels. It's not about cooking and baking and mixing alcoholic beverages. The major thing for this course is proper handling of business. So you have to expect a lot of accounting subjects.

My current job:
Hotel Manager
✓  Perfectly related to BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management


Am I using what I learned in college:
Yes

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
6 months

Do I recommend studying BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management:
Of course it’s fun learning and cultivating your skill in cooking.
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Mary Grace Fernandez
Studied BS in Information Technology
at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina , Marikina City
Graduated: 2007

About Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina:
PLMAR doesnt offer any healthcare course. But my professors were very competitive and good in teaching. They have their own specialization. Unlike to other school they dont have specialization that's the advantage of studying in the state university.

About my college education:
I can say, I have a little disappointment. This was not my first choice I wanted to study nursing, but my family was having a financial problem so I had no choice.
In my first year I didn't put any effort because I was planning to shift my course into any health care related course. But mMy father told me to continue to study BS in IT. They say that IT is very in demand not only in the Philippines also to abroad.

My current job:
Technical Support Staff.
Not really related to BS in Information Technology


Am I using what I learned in college:
Yes it is.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Seven months

Do I recommend studying BS in Information Technology:
They like computer why not, but interest is the most important.
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