[Trending Now] Your Success Is Not Because Of Your Tuition, It's Your Character That Matters Most!
Life after college is both something to look forward to and a scary situation. In the real world, your parents won't be there anymore ...
Life after college is both something to look forward to and a scary situation. In the real world, your parents won't be there anymore to talk to your advisers or professors whenever you screw up or miss a quiz. The unending demands and pressure of the corporate world are all on you alone.
Right now, most of the students' goal is to get that diploma and find a job. We all know it doesn't sound and it won't also appear easy, that's why the struggle is real. Our parents, knowing how hard it was for them to provide just for you to be educated, will surely be on us as soon as we graduate.
The misleading belief some carry is that: students who graduate from private schools and pays higher tuition fees are the ones most likely to get hired. However, this data gathered by Jobstreet.com.ph proved it wrong.
Factoring in work experience, extracurriculars, grades, and school, the Polytechnic University of The Philippines came out on top for churning out the choice graduates. UST came in at second, while Ateneo and UP are gnawing at each other for third. DLSU didn't even make the Top Five.
Grabbing the top spot based on statistics, Polytechnic University of the Philippines is a state university that caters to students and scholars who are less-fortunate and can only pay an affordable tuition. The tuition fee in PUP is Php12/per unit. Yes, you heard it right.
The outcome of this survey has made rounds on social media and people are getting mixed reactions over it.
Some parents are worrying that their investment for their Atenista, Lasalista, or Thomasian children, will all go away. Meanwhile, students from PUP are rejoicing with pride.
This finding of Jobstreet is an example that the notion that was perpetuated before about employment only accessible to elite universities will be a slap in the face. Several companies have been asked why they are not prioritizing applicants that came from top tier schools,
“The nature of a BPO job can be perceived as mundane. We find that graduates of top tier schools don't have the patience to last in the job. It's not because the job is too easy, it might actually be surprisingly complex and they quit to find other less stressful options.” —Hiring Manager, Multinational BPO IT Company
“They feel entitled to higher pay, especially fresh graduates who came from ‘the schools.’ What they don’t realize is they all have the same value because they all lack work experience.” —Hiring Manager, Multinational Telecommunications Company
“One word: entitled. Alam mo kasi yang mga yan tingin nila porke't pinag-aral sila sa best schools eh di na sila pwede sa mga measly jobs. Para silang millennials times two.” —CEO, Local Events Company
Despite the remarks, they all admit that there is no generalizing when it comes to their employment. They all maintain a respective and equal oppurtunities given to aspiring applicants, and made it clear that their criteria for hiring are not based only on schools but of course, in character.
In a competitive society like ours, students must take note of this at an early time in their lives. Your success does not depend on how much you paid for your education, but on how much you've learned to apply such knowledge in your day-to-day experiences with life.