Why did I choose this school:
University of the Philippines Los Banos is the center for Forestry in the country. It was the first school to offer Forestry course under the College of Forestry and Natural Resources. It offers quality education and training on forestry courses through different fields. The University also uses up- to- date technologies and promotes scientific researches to students. Another feature of the University is the Mt. Makiling (field laboratory of the university) where students are train to do field activities and examinations.
It trains students in their specializations to combat specific issues in the country. It also exposes students on various events like international conventions and seminars. It also let students to study abroad through student exchange programs.
About University Of The Philippines Los Banos:
The university is located adjacent to Mt. Makiling and the college itself is located on the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve thus you will truly feel the what it meant to live in the forest. It's very relaxing and very suitable to study in. You can also visit botanic gardens near the school proper even in the dormitories.
You can be sure that professors and instructors offers a quality teaching skills. Professors/instructors are engaged in researches where they exposed the students. They give fair and good judgement on students. They help students improve on their specializations through laboratory experiments, field visits on places where you can be exposed to indigenous people, forest technologies and others.
The university uses up-to-date technologies and facilities. Most of the rooms are well ventilated and air conditioned. Courses on mapping are all computer- based and uses advance instrument. Every college has their own library and a main library are opened to all students even to the other students and researches outside the university. The university is also adjacent to the IRRI (International Rice Research Insitute) where there are libraries too. There are lot of places to study, you can be in botanic gardens, libraries, reading rooms and others.
My current job:
I am an Extension Officer II at the National Greening Program Coordinating Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in charge of coordinating to different regions in the country regarding monitoring and evaluation of NGP in their regions. Conducting field visits and monitoring on different regions.
* NGP is a national program of President Aquino aiming to plant 1.5 billion trees on 1.5 M hectares in the country.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I graduated on April 2014, then I took a review class for the board exam in May. Then in the start of June I started applying and after a week and I'm working.
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