All publications of Francis Allan C. Bernales . Bulacan , Pilipinas
Educators in this Time of Pandemic
COVID19 has turned the whole world 360 degrees. A lot of things that people are used to, were stopped because of the limitations due to the said virus. A nightmare that anyone would not want to happen in their entire life. Many countries have been greatly affected in many aspects such as their economy, health facilities and even educational institutions.
Philippines being a third world country, was hit by the pandemic very badly for it does not have enough resources unlike the other progressive countries. As the pandemic started it has been a challenge for the academe industry on how to innovate and cope with the limitations that the virus has brought for them to continuously provide education to their students, not only provide education but with quality. A lot of platforms have been used such as MS Teams, ZOOM, Google Classroom, FB Messenger and Groups etc.
The patience and creativity of the Filipino educators has been tested. It was difficult at because a lot of problems arises such as poor internet connectivity, lack of gadgets for the students, and familiarization of the system to be used. But Filipinos being known for their resilience, after a couple of weeks challenges were addressed and has been efficient in providing an interactive discussion between the students and teachers, specifically in the tertiary level.
Culminating activities were all shifted into online which seems to be impossible but with the combined efforts of the administration, faculty, parents, and students it materialized. Face to face seminars shifted into webinars that reach more participants, face to face meetings and conferences shifted to online to eliminate the risk of virus transmission and work from home arrangement were implemented for everyone’s safety.
This proves that educators are considered as one of our heroes in this modern age. A hero who doesn’t have a cape and superpowers but find ways to continuously fulfill his responsibility and passion in providing education to the Filipino youth in contribution for the betterment of the community.
Be a Marketista, Be Everything that You Want!
Going to college is one big step in achieving one’s dreams. What university to enter, what course to take, and other considerations. Since, being in college plays a big part in achieving one’s dreams, the course that he is about to take is necessary for him to be aligned in the industry that he looks forward to be part of.
One of the courses that is underrated here in the Philippines is the BSBA major in Marketing Management. People says that the course is too easy and for students who are happy go lucky. They always incorporate marketing graduates as to salesman, promodiser, cashier and the like; which are reputable jobs that we can consider but are not high paying jobs. Most of them look at Marketistas that way maybe because people are not aware of the scope of the job of being a Marketer. They are not just limited to those jobs because there are a lot of skills needed for you to become a Professional Marketer.
Marketers are beyond how others look at them with the following aspects:
-Marketers study and understand different personalities and behavior of different individuals (consumers/market) just like Psychologists.
-Marketers identify, project and consider the profit and loss as well as the ROI of the company in creating a promotion, launching a brand, etc. Just like Accountants who do the numbers.
-Marketers handles consumer's expectations of a certain brand by providing good products whether it is tangible or not through thorough research, just like other inventors and researchers do.
-Marketers serve the companies by providing good brand experience to make sure that the brand promise is being met and satisfy the consumers, just like how professionals from the tourism industry provides hospitality.
-Marketers create and innovate products as Engineers build infrastructures and machines.
-Marketers design the product's packaging and overall look, considering all the factors that may affect it; as Architects design houses.
-Marketers find solution with all the complaints and dissatisfaction of the consumers with a certain product or service that the company offer as Doctors find cure for their patients.
-Marketers bring profit to the company.
-Marketers protect the company's image.
-Marketers create a good relationship with the customers.
With all the contributions of Marketers in the company and their respected industry, that makes a them valuable and a profession to be proud of and others that would look up to.