My Own School to Work Transition

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A presentation I prepared for graduating students of DLSU-D on January 23, 2009.

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My Own School to Work Transition

  1. 2. Remembering the college years <ul><li>Walking back and forth on Lake Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>Hanging out at Square Canteen </li></ul><ul><li>Being late for curfew at the dormitory </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom romances </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopying classmate’s notes before an exam (hey, almost everyone does it.) </li></ul>
  2. 3. Remembering the college years
  3. 4. Remembering the college years
  4. 5. Remembering the college years
  5. 6. Remembering the college years
  6. 7. Remembering the college years
  7. 8. GRADUATION IS ABOUT ACCEPTING CHANGE. One chapter closes, another one is about to open!
  8. 9. MY STORY IN COLLEGE <ul><li>Started on my Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Joined VPAPU but later pursued being a workaholic for Heraldo Filipino. </li></ul><ul><li>Spearheaded BJPC in 2005 - 2006 :) </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite subjects: Cinematography and Electronic Newsroom II </li></ul><ul><li>Disliked subject: College Algebra </li></ul>
  9. 10. MY STORY AFTER COLLEGE <ul><li>Graduated in March 2006. We were the 2nd batch of JOU graduates (2 sections). </li></ul><ul><li>Applied at where I had my practicum: ABS-CBN News Channel </li></ul>
  10. 11. MY STORY AFTER COLLEGE <ul><li>But FAILED. </li></ul><ul><li>Received a call confirming I was accepted into my first job (July 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>It took me FOUR MONTHS to get a job. </li></ul>
  11. 12. MY STORY AFTER COLLEGE <ul><li>FIRST JOB (which I love and keep till now) </li></ul><ul><li>Promo Producer for Studio 23 </li></ul>
  12. 13. THE FACTS ARE THESE… <ul><li>PINOYS are picky when choosing their jobs. </li></ul>
  13. 14. THE FACTS ARE THESE… <ul><li>Most COM/JOU graduates do not work in broadcast media. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives: Call centers and real estate </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue Law or Master’s Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Many choose to work abroad </li></ul>
  14. 15. BIG QUESTION: STARTING SALARY The truth of working for broadcast media
  15. 16. BIG QUESTION: STARTING SALARY “ It’s really basic.” SOLUTION: Raket! (for Broadcast Media) “ If you want money, you need to work extra jobs.”
  16. 17. Graduating COM/JOU to experience TV is OK. (But you must realize later on that EXPERIENCE does not pay for the bills.) SOLUTION: Tamang diskarte
  17. 18. BREAKDOWN OF EXPENSES CASH ON HAND -- Php 15,000.00 (comprised of salary + “pity” cash) (for Fresh Grads who work for broadcast media) RENT -- Php 3,000.00 BILLS -- Php 2,000.00 FOOD -- Php 6,000.00 TRANSPORTATION -- Php 1,500.00 LUXURY EXPENSES (Shopping, Travel, Hobbies) Php 2,500 LEFT
  18. 19. If you want a big starting salary, consider working for a call center. In order to survive financially while following your passion for TV, you need to work extra jobs “raket” . It’s a necessity.
  19. 20. TIPS FOR THE TRANSITION <ul><li>PRIOR TO GRADUATION </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve your issues with friends! </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy every last minute of college. </li></ul>
  20. 21. TIPS FOR THE TRANSITION <ul><li>GRADUATION </li></ul><ul><li>Take lots of pictures and videos even if peers say its not allowed. </li></ul>
  21. 22. TIPS FOR THE TRANSITION <ul><li>POST-GRADUATION - Finding a job </li></ul><ul><li>Polish your RESUME! </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare your PORTFOLIO (if applicable) </li></ul><ul><li>BEST FOOT FORWARD </li></ul>
  22. 23. TIPS FOR THE TRANSITION <ul><li>POST-GRADUATION - Finding a job </li></ul><ul><li>ATTEND JOB FAIRS! </li></ul>
  23. 24. TIPS FOR THE TRANSITION <ul><li>POST-GRADUATION - Finding a job </li></ul><ul><li>UTILIZE JOBSTREET.COM </li></ul>
  24. 25. TIPS FOR THE TRANSITION <ul><li>POST-GRADUATION - Finding a place </li></ul><ul><li>Use Internet Classifieds on: </li></ul><ul><li>PinoyExchange.com / Friendster Classifieds / Online Forum [make sure legit] </li></ul><ul><li>Buy and Sell </li></ul><ul><li>It’s time to leave home and live in the big city! </li></ul>
  25. 26. TIPS FOR THE TRANSITION <ul><li>POST-GRADUATION - COPING </li></ul><ul><li>Plan outings and get-togethers with your friends from college. Whoever has a job first should treat the rest. </li></ul><ul><li>ACCEPT that college is over. </li></ul>
  26. 27. PREPARE TO CLOSE THE COLLEGE CHAPTER AND START A NEW ONE.
  27. 28. SPECIAL MENTION: HERALDO FILIPINO
  28. 29. SPECIAL MENTION: BROADJOURN PROGRAM COUNCIL

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