Jesusa Marie W. Punzalan
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” -Ayn Rand
In every game, in order for you to win, you must finish all the levels. You can’t reach the 9th level without taking the 1st, the 2nd up to the 8th.
The first year of my college life had passed. The first semester of S.Y. 2011-2012 had ended. And the next level is the second semester which covered the on-the-job training. As a BBTE student, it is part of our curriculum to pass the 6-unit subject, Office Practicum to go to the next level.
I became a student trainee of the Dean’s Office of the college of Education of this University. I considered this training as a game and I took nine levels before I declared myself as a winner.
The first level is the easiest level of all. This just a preparation for me. Preparing for the requirements and thinking where is the place I want to be trained. When everything is alright, and I’ve decided where the place would be, the second level approached me.
Actually, I’ve chosen Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as my training ground, but they neglected me. I went to different offices of PUP, from OVPPA, OEVP, OVPA, Registrar’s Office, etc. But, misfortune hit me, I experienced rejections. “Well, it’s their regret that they let me get by another office.” (Pampalubag-loob.. ) Until I saw the key shining on the front of the door located at the North Wing, 2nd Floor—Dean’s office of CoEd. I got the key and I heard a voice saying, “Level Accomplished! Go to the next level!”
As I enter the door, I saw the gems that can help me to gain a higher score for this game. They are Ma’am Fe, Ma’am Menchie, Ma’am Junie and Ma’am Ruby. They welcomed me so warmly and I appreciated it so much. This level is all about appreciation and I’m ready to face the next level because of enthusiasm they gave me.
In the 4th level, I met the soldiers that can be...