Thursday, March 26, 2009

Being Professional

A professional learns every aspect of the job. An amateur skips the learning process whenever possible.
A professional carefully discovers what is needed and wanted. An amateur assumes what others need and want.
A professional looks, speaks and dresses like a professional. An amateur is sloppy in appearance and speech.
A professional keeps his or her work area clean and orderly. An amateur has a messy, confused or dirty work area.
A professional is focused and clear-headed. An amateur is confused and distracted.
A professional does not let mistakes slide by. An amateur ignores or hides mistakes.
A professional jumps into difficult assignments. An amateur tries to get out of difficult work.
A professional completes projects as soon as possible. An amateur is surrounded by unfinished work piled on top of unfinished work.
A professional remains level-headed and optimistic. An amateur gets upset and assumes the worst.
A professional handles money and accounts very carefully. An amateur is sloppy with money or accounts.
A professional faces up to other people’s upsets and problems. An amateur avoids others’ problems.
A professional uses higher emotional tones: Enthusiasm, cheerfulness, interest, contentment. An amateur uses lower emotional tones: anger, hostility, resentment, fear, victim.
A professional persists until the objective is achieved. An amateur gives up at the first opportunity.
A professional produces more than expected. An amateur produces just enough to get by.
A professional produces a high-quality product or service. An amateur produces a medium-to-low quality product or service.
A professional earns high pay. An amateur earns low pay and feels it’s unfair.
A professional has a promising future. An amateur has an uncertain future.
The first step to making yourself a professional is to decide you ARE a professional.
Are you a professional?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Life After Graduation

Life after graduation can be both exciting and scary. There are new challenges, unwritten rules, and opportunities for advancement – and embarrassment – around every corner.

Tips for a great life after graduation by David Bach

1. Choose your life — “You don’t get what you wish for in life, you get what you go for.” Make things happen. Choose your life — don’t let it happen to you. Be responsive.
2. Follow your plan — “Don’t blindly follow the expectations of your parents, professors, or mentors. Their beliefs are based on their life experience, not yours. They don’t control your destiny, you do.” Be your own person.
3. See the world — If you’re one of the 93 percent of college students who wanted to study abroad but never did, “now’s a great time to do it before a career, mortgage, kids, and other responsibilities loom large in your life.” Travel can change your life.
4. Become a young automatic millionaire — Pay yourself first. Save ten percent of everything you earn. “The sooner you start to save money the more freedom you will have to be who you really want to be.”
5. Take some risks — “The sooner you go for your dreams, the better your chances of living a life where your dreams come true. The longer you wait, the harder dreams are to achieve.” Don’t live a life of fear; live a life of courage. Don’t procrastinate.

Corporate Fashion Show

STI College Lipa 4th Corporate Fashion Show

Theme: How to establish a career during financial crisis

STI College Lipa BSCoE batch 2009

The EMO's of CoE

EMO guys...

CoE moves in mysterious ways

at the bay walk

ang tropang CoE..

The future boy band

The CoE guys..