did you get the job thats connected to the course you graduated?

@daryljane (3437)
Philippines
April 10, 2007 9:29pm CST
you go to college, earn your way to get that degree, after graduation, welcome to the world of unemployed..strive ahrd to get a job..did you get the job connected to the course you graduated? for me? nope! i graduated with a couse in Nutrition and Diet, i can either be a teacher, working in the hospital diatary dept or in restaurant and hotels businessess..but im landed in one of the biggest call center in the Philippines troubleshooting internet connection problem.. its not that i dont like my job, in fact it pays me better then working as a Nutritionist or in some hotels and restaurant...so no regrets..
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@julaqq (141)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
I graduated and earned a degree in Computer Engineering. Although I'm overqualified to the job I have right now but at least I have put to use what I've learned in college so it was not at all wasted. Because the job was too easy for me like abc, I was bored easily until I completely become disintered in my course. There's not much opportunity for my course here and even If I found one, I'm not compensated the same with my job so I rather stick to it even if it kills me.
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@Jamian (2604)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
hi, me too, I am a computer engineer, but my job here is really related to my course. I do networking here and troubleshoot the computers when there are viruses and i also design some graphics and layouts for tarpaulins,
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
julaqq...even if our jobs kils us right now...the most important thing is that, it pays us right...lolz! have fun taking calls girl!
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
i'm a computer science major and lucky for me i landed a job that is connected to my course. my first job was in a bank, i did not quickly land a job in the IT industry. however, my banking stint has paid off. because i'm involve on a project with financial applications and doing some customize programming.
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
yeah youre right..your lucky to land the job thats related to your course...keep it up!
@barnkinney (1343)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
i haven't graduated yet. i took up computer engineering. i'm currently working in a call center. and if and when i graduate it would be easy for me to get a job in line with my course. i would just move to the i.t. department here and viola! i'll be able to use what i've learned in college. i'm most of the time surprised by officemates who graduated from courses that are really far off not related to what we do. but i guess, that's life..
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
wow..same world huh...so youre also from a callcenter...
• Netherlands
20 Apr 07
Me neither. Most of job I got has really nothing to do with my degree. But for me finishing study is very important. You'll never know how handy your diploma can be or your future. Anyway, I'm kinda open and want to learn and find new things. So, I just grabbed job opportunities that I found it interested along the way, because sometimes you just got an offer once in a life time. And so far, I haven't regret any single of it. It even made my CV more interesting and more flexible. I can say to people....been there, done that.
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
the job i have right now as i said is not related to what course i finished...that was the time in my life when i get bored and needed new things..and thats where it landed me..
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
I worked even before I graduated and the Dean of College where I graduted asked me to teach in college after I graduate even if I'm not finished with my studies yet. So, my first real job as a gradute was being a College Instructor. Yup, I guess teaching Computer Engineering students is connected to my course (i'm a Computer Engineering graduate). And I started working 16 days after graduation! No rest! Now, I'm a Software Engineer, still connected to my course, I don't think I wanna deviate from my course anyway. But if I won't have any choice at all, I'll be grabbing any job as long as it's not hurting other people.
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
id quote as long as its not hurting people..i guess were the same, as long as its a healthy environment..then y not..
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
wow.. you're also in a call center industry daryljane? i, as well landed in the call center industry because my friend refer me there. i'm an undergrad of mapua, and i'm an industrial engineering student. i think it's still connected because there is a QA position in the company that i'm working for. i want to apply for that position in the future. we have Quality control subject back in college so i think it's still connected somehow.
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
yeah..been in this company for almost 3 years now..
@daistar8 (68)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
Good for you. Nowadays, its not improtant that you get jobs in line with your course you graduated. But the important thing was that you have a job.you have a earnings every month. AS long as it pays better then there will be no regrets. Yes I get the job that is connected to my course. This is my first job and Im so lucky for I have a job one month after graduation. I thank God for this job. Though the salary is not high, but still Im thankful for I have a monthly earnings which is better than I dont have earnings.
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
thats right..the most important thing is that, we need to be contented...i wanted to get another job though, but always thinking that i might not get regularized...the salary on my recent job is already great, so ill stick here...for maybe the next couple of years..after i saved enough money for abroad..
@miniala (18)
• China
11 Apr 07
I would graduate in june, and I have practice in second semester. now the job I deal with is just a little connected to my major. It's difficulty for me to hunt a job totally match my major. most of the resone is that I lack of experience. But I working hark and always try to learn something. so that I can hunt a better job... if it's possible, I would like to engaged with international business...
@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
at least right now you already have plans of what you wanted to do in your future..just work on it...