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Hard work, family: How this UP Summa Cum Laude made it to the top

“If you want something, you really have to work for it. You can’t settle for mediocrity. That’s cliché but it’s what’s going to work.” Kind-hearted. Friendly. Family-oriented. Spontaneous. Smart. These are just some words used to describe Ma. Patricia R. Riego de Dios, a summa cum laude from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. Known by her friends as RDD, she graduated from a BS Psychology course during the recently held university graduation on June 28, 2015. She says her succ

Lost and Found: How to Plan a Career Path

When you first leave your college campus, you’ll be tempted to accept the first job offer to come your way. Who can blame you? Jobs can be hard to come by and competition is tough. As a fresh graduate or a young professional, it's okay to accept a position that isn’t exactly the job of your dreams. Success doesn't happen in a day. You need to gain valuable work experience and get a feel of your ideal industry. But eventually the lure of an easy job offer fades away and you eventually start to

Yes, You Can Pursue A New Career: Tales from the other side

What if, after obtaining that much-desired diploma and upon practicing the profession you studied, you realize it’s not what you want? There's something else that's calling to you. What do you do? Don’t despair. It’s not unheard of to pursue a new career that’s different from your course in college. For instance, actress Natalie Portman finished with a Psychology degree from Princeton University, yet she still returned to her first love: acting [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDaZu_KEMCY]. O

The Worst Ways to Answer the Question "Tell Me About Yourself"

“Tell me about yourself” is probably one of the most common questions people encounter during interviews. Almost everyone gets asked this question, and most of the time this question comes first. The truth is, “tell me about yourself” is a pretty tricky question, especially because it sets the tone for the interview and it influences your interviewer’s first impression of you, big time. If there's a right way [https://www.kalibrr.com/advice/2014/10/interview-question-1-tell-me-about-yourself/

Hard work, family: How this UP Summa Cum Laude made it to the top

“If you want something, you really have to work for it. You can’t settle for mediocrity. That’s cliché but it’s what’s going to work.” Kind-hearted. Friendly. Family-oriented. Spontaneous. Smart. These are just some words used to describe Ma. Patricia R. Riego de Dios, a summa cum laude from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. Known by her friends as RDD, she graduated from a BS Psychology course during the recently held university graduation on June 28, 2015. She says her succ

Lost and Found: How to Plan a Career Path

When you first leave your college campus, you’ll be tempted to accept the first job offer to come your way. Who can blame you? Jobs can be hard to come by and competition is tough. As a fresh graduate or a young professional, it's okay to accept a position that isn’t exactly the job of your dreams. Success doesn't happen in a day. You need to gain valuable work experience and get a feel of your ideal industry. But eventually the lure of an easy job offer fades away and you eventually start to

Yes, You Can Pursue A New Career: Tales from the other side

What if, after obtaining that much-desired diploma and upon practicing the profession you studied, you realize it’s not what you want? There's something else that's calling to you. What do you do? Don’t despair. It’s not unheard of to pursue a new career that’s different from your course in college. For instance, actress Natalie Portman finished with a Psychology degree from Princeton University, yet she still returned to her first love: acting [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDaZu_KEMCY]. O

The Worst Ways to Answer the Question "Tell Me About Yourself"

“Tell me about yourself” is probably one of the most common questions people encounter during interviews. Almost everyone gets asked this question, and most of the time this question comes first. The truth is, “tell me about yourself” is a pretty tricky question, especially because it sets the tone for the interview and it influences your interviewer’s first impression of you, big time. If there's a right way [https://www.kalibrr.com/advice/2014/10/interview-question-1-tell-me-about-yourself/

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