My Kids Others Sponsored Posts : Career Options

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it in passing before, but my family is involved in the field of education. My late father, together with my mom, founded their business in 1975 & it has been our main source of income for the past 40 years. IKR, 40 years? We are celebrating our ruby anniversary this October!


My family runs & operates a school from Nursery, Grade School, High School, and all the way to Collegiate courses. Therefore studying & graduating has always been a primary issue with my kin. Both Kap & I have master’s degrees & my brother has a double degree. So yes, you can definitely say that education is a priority in our family. And our 3rd generation youth knows it too well. Walang pwedeng bumulakbol.

One day, they will run the world.. ok maybe just the businesses. :P Or not. Maybe they’ll find jobs on their own or open their own businesses. Either way, finishing College has been ingrained in their hearts & minds. No ifs or buts, lahat kailangang magtapos. Lahat kailangan magtrabaho.

Luckily for our kids, a standard has been inculcated so even at a young age, they more or less knew the field they were getting into. Their future has already been planned & mapped out. 3 are currently pursuing medicine, 1 is on his way to becoming a pilot, and 3 more will be taking up business courses.


But not all are as privileged with having the same guidance. Determining the course to take is crucial in the building of a solid future. Being in the business of education, I have seen countless of times how students have shifted courses over the years, thus adding even more time to their stay in school when they should actually be graduating, working, and climbing the ladder towards success. Simply because they haven’t been well advised of the right course to take in college. Or they haven’t really examined what jobs out there matches their skills, personality, and goals.

Many times they have been pushed by their parents, or pressured by their friends, to take a course that is contrary to what is in their hearts. And so, they lose track & get derailed. Or shift gears into their adulthood & find themselves starting over again.

How often have I heard of former students who graduated but can’t find any job -or refuses to be part of a specific workforce simply because it’s not what they see themselves doing long term. It always helps to like your job -makes getting up each morning easier don’t you agree?

Lucky for our kids, there’s a new online tool that aims to prevent trial-and-error in their career decision-making. Say hello to ! FutureYou.Ph is a project of the Philippine Business for Education in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Philippines.


What occupation should you take? What profession should you gear towards? It’s never too early to plan your career. is a free online career exploration tool that provides you with basic information on available jobs now and in the next few years so that you can start the career planning process. starts by asking what do YOU want to become? Followed by how do YOU get there?

Using is really simple. You can easily plan your future in 3 steps.

Step 1: Look for a job that interests you. You can do this either by first learning about an industry that your interested in or going straight to the list of hot jobs. Once you’ve found a job that you like, just click it to get more information.

Step 2: Learn about the job you like. Read up on the average starting salary, day-to-day responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and common degree or training program that leads to the job.

Step 3: If you’re still interested in the job, the next step is to click the “See Schools” button. This will lead you the Explore Schools page so that you can easily find a college or university that offers the degree or training program you need. Just edit the filters on the left side to find schools based on: field of study, location, school type, tuition fee per unit, and student population. You’ll automatically be given a shortlist of schools that match your criteria. When you’re ready, just click a school to learn more about it including: contact information, location, degree programs offered, and its performance in the licensure exam for the past 5 years.

To know more about CLICK HERE and get your career mapped out! –>

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Get your life in order now.


(This photo belongs to inboundlogitics)

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  • Reply Cherryll

    I agree! I’ve interviewed so maaaaany applicants who graduated with a course they don’t even like. They took it just because it’s the “in” thing or the parentals insisted. It’s heartbreaking and disappointing at the same time. It is actually one of my motivations to pursue a career in the academe in the future. Papayaman muna ako for now. Hehe.

    And yay for a master’s degree! I’m inggit! Hahaha. Bakit ba kasi ang layo ng preferred school ko from the south? :( Must find time.

    Thank you, Ms. Jane for continuously entertaining and inspiring us! Happy weekend! :)

    July 3, 2015 at 9:17 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you too Cherryll for appreciating! :-* Master’s sa UP online for busy gals like you!

      July 3, 2015 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Jane, pwede ba ako mag-aral sa school niyo? Grade 1 lang ang tinapos ko… no read, no write pa ako… paano na ngayon ang buhay ko? hahaha… Dapat full scholar ako ha… tapos may stipend pa na P30,000 a month, libre din dapat ang room and board, bwahahaha…


    Grabe, uber big time ka pala talaga! Yan na pala ang pinagka-ka-abalahan mo lately. A school! Madami din teachers sa family namin. Such a noble profession! Malaking responsibility niyo talaga sa future ng mga students niyo. Bow ako sa inyo!

    July 3, 2015 at 9:40 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Diba parang hindi ako mukhang kagalang-galang kasi hahaha! Ikaw pa like na bigyan kita ng nursing diploma hehehe.

      July 3, 2015 at 9:47 am
      • Reply Noel Q.

        Anovah! Sobrang kagalang-galang ka nga e. =)

        Uy sige, pengeng nursing degree, pati na din instant transcript… tapos mag TNT na lang ako dito, hahaha

        July 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          surely. U & me both hahaha! :P Hanap ka na ng mapagtatrabahuhan natin jan daliii!

          July 3, 2015 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Tama po si Ms. Cherryll! Madami nga po kids nowadays na napilitan lang sa mga course na kinuha nila or dahil sa iyon ang in-demand ngayon… Like me, I wanted to be an educator but my mom was against it before kasi she used to teach and her father and aunts are all teachers pero ayaw nila magturo ako kasi mababa daw sahod. So I wanted to be a journalist and pumasa ako sa UP Diliman then pero against naman Lolo ko sa father’s side kasi magiging aktibista daw ako. I ended up studying BS Tourism in USTe na ayaw din nila pero ipinilit ko. Hahaha! After graduating, nag work ako sa airline industry for a while but my Dad says mag aral ako ng Accountancy sa De La Salle Lipa. So, aral uli para mapagbigyan si fudra. But after that, hindi ko rin po nagamit kasi ibang industry ang pinasok ko. And now, I am doing what I love doing in the first place which is teaching – online English nga lang po sa Japanese students… Hehehe…

    Buti ngayon may futureyou na… Malaking tulong sa pagdedecision ng mga students…

    Happy Weekend, Ms. Jane! Sorry I wasn’t able to comment on your previous posts (pero nababasa ko naman sya). Super busy sa little man ko dahil pabalik balik po kami sa Pedia and naging busy sa pagne nebulize sa kanya at pagpapainom ng meds nila ng mudra…

    July 3, 2015 at 9:58 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Omg kawawa ka naman Kei ang dami mong sinikot-sikot! And Kei it’s ok you don’t have to comment every time. <3 I love you! Thank you for the love. But I know you're very busy ok lang. Alam ko naman you are a true friend. I hope your son, your mom, and your lola are all ok na! :-* Hay naku kami rin lahat dito sa bahay hinihika. Change of weather yata kasi. Please take care mwah mwah!

      July 3, 2015 at 10:22 am
  • Reply michconstantino

    Ba’t wala pa nito nung college ako? I passed Miriam and USTe both Pre-law courses but I ended up taking Computer Science kasi sabi ng mommy ko yun ang may pera… but I learned to love it as well. Hmm… Though I still hope to battle law school. :D

    July 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Kayang kaya mo yan! :-*

      July 3, 2015 at 3:23 pm
      • Reply michconstantino

        thank you! :-* kaso most of my friends said… mag-JD ka pa magpapakamanang ka pa? :))

        July 3, 2015 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Wow tita i didnt know you and kap had masters degrees!!! :) Curious lang, what were your college courses and masters? Hehehe :D

    July 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Business haha major in monkey business! :P

      July 3, 2015 at 7:41 pm

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