University of the Philippines Los Banos

Los Banos, Laguna
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C. S.
Studied BS in Agribusiness Management
at University of the Philippines Los Banos , Los Banos
Graduated: 1980

Why did I choose this school:
It was the best agribusiness college during that time. Still considered the best but quality gap is no longer that large.

About UPLB:
Ambiance was friendly, group effort, you know everyone and everyone knows you. Its an academic barangay. Professors were approachable (most). Some were terrors. All are intellectually competent. Most are very fair.
I had a professor who was my roommate at the dorm.

My current job:
Started as a community development worker, then worked for my parents in our farm then returned to government service.
Now a director in government but not related to the course.
I love my job!

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
My last class was on a Friday and had to report for work on Monday.
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E. G.
Studied BS in Biology
at University of the Philippines Los Banos , Los Banos
Graduated: 2010

Why did I choose this school:
We were kind of short financially so my parents opted for uplb because it was way cheaper than private schools as well as prestigious too.

About UP Los Banos:
UP was definitely hard. Getting in is hard, but graduating is way harder. When I was in highschool, I wouldnt even study but I still have high grades. In UP, I would study all night and my exams will still be rolling on 3.0. UP was definitely not for the faint hearted. It really required a lot of hardwork and brain power to graduate. I think thats the most important lesson I got from there, to be a survivor.

My classmates were nice, though, I was kind of an introvert so I dont usually socialize with them. Teachers were great, although there were a few who werent exactly my type.

As for the environment and the setting, UP offers the best. What can be better than having fresh air and long stretches of grass. It was a nice community. Food was great too. I usually eat siomai during my lean period or go to Sulyaws.

My current job:
Ive always wanted to do research but I'm still looking for an opportunity. Right now, I'm an analyst for a bpo company. Although I love working inside the lab, I had to be practical because my current work pays double than being a lab microbiologist. I was a microbiologist before for manufacturing companies.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
3 months, I had a vacation first before job hunting.
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R. L.
Studied BS Forestry
at University of the Philippines Los Banos , Los Banos
Graduated: 2014

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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B. B.
Studied BS in Agriculture
at University of the Philippines Los Banos , Los Banos
Graduated: 2010

Why did I choose this school:
I chose UPLB because it's one of the top universities in the Philippines and in Asia. And during that time, the tuition fee is very low compared to other state colleges or universities. I remember what my mom told me before graduating in college. She said, "It's UP or never. I will not send you to college if you will not pass the UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test). It's very expensive sending you to other schools."

About University Of The Philippines Los Banos:
My university is really big. I'm very proud that I was able to study in one of the best schools not only in the Philippines, but also in Asia. When you enter the campus, the air is very clean and the surrounding is very green because of the trees that you will see around. The location of our campus is a part of Mt. Makiling and the environment is really maintained. I can tell that it's a good place to study at.

The professors are really great. They are not terror teachers nor too kind. They were just fair with grading system and policies. They follow the same policies when it comes to grading system for all subjects. They don't instruct you to wear what they want (aside from Speech Communication class). We don't have uniforms. We are so free.

The rooms are well-ventilated and most of them are air-conditioned. They use PowerPoint presentations and projectors during lectures which make learning easier. They have a very big library aside from libraries built per department or colleges. In terms of quality education, I suggest UP is really the best.

My current job:
I'm currently working as an enumerator or a field researcher in my university. An enumerator is the one who conducts house-to-house survey in certain communities. I gather data from my respondents based on the questionnaire given to us by our superiors for research purposes.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Immediately after my graduation I easily got a job because it has been my part time job since I was in college.
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G. A.
Studied B. S. Nutrition
at University of the Philippines Los Banos , Los Banos
Graduated: 2006

Why did I choose this school:
Because this school is the front runner in the area of nutrition and agriculture among all the colleges in the Philippines. The campus in Laguna is also the biggest in land area for any state university. It is an honor and a privilege to be a student of this school.

About University Of The Philippines, Los Banos:
UPLB was strategically located outside of Metro Manila to be more conducive to the students taking up agriculture-related or food-related courses.

As a Nutrition student I marveled at the hybrid plants or HMO being displayed in the demo gardens and greenhouses. The ingenuity of the Filipino agriculturists made me wonder why, wth all the creative ways of making the rice, corn, and other plants grow faster and bigger, the poor Filipino families still constitute more than 50% of the total population, equivalent probably to about 50 million Filipinos as of now. It is just frustrating why, in spite of proven ways of increasing food production, the Philippine government cannot provide enough food for all Filipinos or make the cost of food affordable to the poor..

This school has brilliant professors in the various sciences of agriculture, agro-economics, or nutrition areas who shared and imparted their knowledge and wisdom to the naïve students like me. It was really a great privilege to be learning from them.

My current job:
As of now, since the pay in the government is very low and I am about to be a mother, I decided to accept the online work of teaching tutorial English to some Japanese students. The income is sufficient to support our family. The work is most convenient in the sense that I am earning while I work inside my house. This way I can take good care of my child.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Within six months after graduation I worked in an NGO for awhile. But the pay was not enough for me to stay in Metro Manila.
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M. L.
Studied BS Computer Science
at University of the Philippines Los Banos , Los Banos
Graduated: 1993

Why did I choose this school:
1. The University of the Philippines' reputation as one of the premier educational institutions in the country.
2. I am a resident of Los Banos and it made sense for me to choose a school close to home.
3. Cost of education is relatively cheap.

About University Of The Philippines At Los Banos:
During my time, UPLB was a campus that is relatively peaceful and is isolated from other distractions (as opposed to Manila universities), which helped me focus on my education.

I had very knowledgeable and dedicated instructors and professors who have provided valuable guidance during my 4 years.

Additionally, I credit UPLB with providing me with language/communication skills that have been invaluable in the latter stages of my career.

My current job:
IT Consultant/Testing Manager.
I work for a technology consulting company that provides custom software solutions for their various business needs. As part of completing the software development process, testing teams are engaged to make sure that requirements are met and that the need is satisfied. I manage teams that perform that testing (across different methodologies - functional, performance, automation, etc).

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
About 3 to 4 months
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A. F.
Studied BS Chemistry
at University of the Philippines Los Banos , Los Banos
Graduated: 2013

Why did I choose this school:
UPLB is a prestigious school and the center for excellence in many academic fields.

About University Of The Philippines Los Banos:
Studying in UPLB was a great experience. The atmosphere is very conducive for learning. I was able to focus on my studies because I was far away from the noise and pollution as well as the temptations in the city. And it was really great to be around people with intellectual minds.

There are different kinds of students, teachers and staffs inside the campus. But each and everyone has their own unique characteristics that can make you are break you. So it will be wise to choose your crowd carefully. Sometimes there are professors who are, as they say, terrors that students should be weary about.

My current job:
Laboratory Technician. I test using gas chromatography, HPLC and spectrophotometry.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
7 months
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Why did I choose this school:
It had a high standard quality of education and the chances of studying in other countries after a bachelor degree on a scholarship was really high.

About University Of The Philippines Los Banos:
The ambiance is very nice as it is located on the foot of Mt. Makiling. The weather is cool because of the big trees and plants around the campus. It is conducive to studying.

The professors are expert in their fields because most of them had postgraduate studies.

My current job:
I was a university researcher until last year when I retired from UPLB. As a researcher, I did agricultural policy research work and part of it is to go out on the field, visit agricultural institutions and talk to stakeholders of the research I am doing to gather data and information to analyze. I was also given the task of teaching the course on data analysis for public affairs. After working in the university, I continued working at home on projects of the university by analyzing survey data which I love to do and so I enjoy doing it until now.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
After graduation I was hired immediately. As employers already came to us before our graduation and were told that we were already hired in their institution.
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J. R.
Studied BS Chemical Engineering
at University of the Philippines Los Banos , Los Banos
Graduated: 2008

Why did I choose this school:
UP Diliman is my first choice, however, I did not meet the required UPG. But I was able to make it to UPLB's Chemical Engineering program. At first, I was planning to transfer to UP Diliman after a sem or two. But students there told me that there is something in UPLB that will keep me from transferring. I did not believe them. Of course, I was really determined to go to UP Diliman since it was my dream school. And then, something happened that changed my mind. I fell in love with UPLB. They were right after all. UPLB has it's charm... UPLB is irresistible. And I decided to stay. And I had the best college experience!

About University Of The Philippines Los Banos:
UPLB is situated at the foot of the famous Mt. Makiling. The surroundings are lined up with big and amazing trees. There is also a wide field with very green grass. And a lot of other amazing things that nature has to offer. The ambiance is very relaxing. And although the academics are really toxic and stressful, it is very easy to unwind. Whether you are a nature lover or you like indoors or you like partying, there are a lot of options you can do to relieve all the stress.

The professors and the instructors have proven themselves to be good at their field. They motivate and push their students to also be the best that they can be. Spoon feeding is not an option at UP. Students have to work hard to get a good grade and to pass the subject. Some professors are tough and what you can call terror, but some are a little lenient too. Some are fun and some are boring.

My current job:
I am a cadet engineer working in a petrochemical company.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I had to prepare and pass my board exam first. It took me almost a year before I got the job.
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C. E.
Studied BS Mathematics
at University of the Philippines Los Banos , Los Banos
Graduated: 2012

Why did I choose this school:
UP is the national university. In particular, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics of UPLB is a CHED Center of Excellence in Mathematics Education.

About University Of The Philippines Los Banos:
The UPLB campus brings you closer to nature. Besides Mt. Makiling, UPLB houses the Makiling Botanical Garden and the Museum of Natural History. The university offers prime instruction and research in Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine. The professors would teach you to be proactive and independent in your courses. They allot consultation hours to maximize student learning. Facilities may not be at par with global institutions but you will definitely become a resourceful student, so long as you really want to learn.

My current job:
I am a Credit Risk Officer of a local commercial bank. I draft and propose policies to manage the credit risk exposures of the bank and I also make reports on the loan portfolio of the bank for the consumption of a Board of Directors committee.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
1 week
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