I finished a degree on cooperatives but I found myself jumping from one career to another. I used to be a property custodian, a clerk, and now, I’m an auditor for a hotel business. I realized that one’s degree does not necessarily dictate one’s career. It’s merely a suggestion where you can push through. I’m not saying that my degree was wasted. I actually used most of the skills I developed in cooperatives in my many careers, so it’s still a win for me. Now, in selecting a job, I just see if I’ll be happy with it; that I am well-paid, be in a healthy working environment, and can continue to learn new skills as well as develop my existing ones.

- Dianne Kathryn Datu

Related Stories

I went to the US and worked for 10 years. For me, there’s no other place more beautiful than the Philippines. I worked as an engineer for 20 years. Starting with buying slot machines in Vegas and . . . Read More

Meet Hadji. Though he serves his community as an Ustadz (preacher), he admitted that his shining moment happened as an actor. “Kinuha akong extra sa isang Indie Film. Nakita ko ang sarili ko sa . . . Read More

My mother once dreamed of becoming a teacher but she didn’t because of several reasons. She told me about her dream which inspired me to be a teacher, even though I initially wanted to be an . . . Read More

I was born in a Muslim family during a war. It was dangerous times, so my parents gave me to another family far from home so I’ll be safe. The family who adopted me happened to be Christians; Roman . . . Read More

Meet Nur Abu Bakar, Sultan of the Muslim Compound in Culiat, Quezon City. As the Sultan, he serves as the noble authority and adviser of their community. He has been leading their compound since . . . Read More

I've been living alone for ten years now and I believe this is Allah's challenge for me. How long can I survive living alone. When I was younger, I wanted to have a family, but, as much as I tried it . . . Read More