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The Starting Line

First I would like to tell something about myself. I am a student of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. I believe that I am a responsible student, proof is that I would be graduating on time this July with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management. HR is actually a very good course, you will be able to learn a lot if you take it seriously, unfortunately not everyone appreciates it and some even think that they have no choice and just wants to get it over with. I hope that someday we would be able to fill our professors' shoes since they are among the best practitioners in the industry.

As I mentioned earlier, I am a graduating student so I need to finish 400 hours of on the job training. It was easy to find a company who accommodates trainees especially since CSB has partnerships with other companies - you could easily be hired. But the puzzle was in deciding which company to choose for my training, like the factors I had to consider in order for me to say that I would be happy with the company I chose for my OJT. I believe it is a crucial, since it will be the time which will open my mind on what I really want to focus on after graduation.


First is, to have in mind what you want to learn.
One of the best ways is to set a goal. Make a list before applying from different companies. Jot down what you expect to learn at the end of your OJT. You should also consider what would be the things you expect to see, experience and learn.

Second, is to consider the right source for OJT.

School would never leave you to be all on your own and will surely help you to find a company to apply for, but schools have a limited number of companies to offer and you’re not the only student who needs it. There are lots of ways to apply: It can be online but I suggest that it would be better to submit it personally so the company can see the effort that you are really into it. Lots of companies are generous in providing training with pay but you should not consider it to be the most important.

Third, be ready to commit to your chosen job and go out of your comfort zone once in a while. You’re no longer a student wherein your teacher spoon feeds you the lessons. It is the real world now. You are an employee now that is working for the company. Do your best.

Lastly, enjoy it.
Remember the people whom you work with, you share your experiences with and learned with that was gained from the training. Who knows, your company might want to absorb you. It would be a good break. Competition is getting tighter, you might as well become one of the most coveted employees due to your training.



  1. Blogger Bong C. Austero | January 31, 2010 at 9:43 PM |  

    nice inputs. with a little more organization, this piece could really be valuable to those doing ojt.