Remember that time in high school when everyone was excited over the coming college entrance exams? Students got application forms from several schools, and they bring it to class, discussing with friends which course they were gong to take. Everyone taking the UPCAT particularly ask each other a gazillion questions: which campus to choose, what a particular course really is, if it was worth five years, if that was the course for them…
Well, that “phase” is back, except it’s the next level. It’s the “I’m looking for work!” phase.
COSS week is here — COSS being Computer Science Society, for those who don’t know — and they have the annual Career Orientation. People from several companies came, speaking to us about…well…career options. Suddenly, all of us were asking each other where we were going to work, how to make a decent resumé, what the requirements were for the PAL exam tomorrow, if there was a job opening in Accenture for graphics designers and web designers as there were in LinkSphere… and, of course, THE two questions we all unconsciously ask ourselves everyday:
Bakit ka nag-computer science?
‘Yun ba talaga ang gusto mong course?
My goodness. When my friend said that aloud, I froze. Sure, it’s not the first time someone asked me that (though it WAS the first time in almost a year), but, I don’t know… I suppose being asked that when I was in such a seminar sent a chill down my spine. Don’t get me wrong, though; I LOVE my course. I mean, I rarely say my course out loud without a “da best!” immediately after it.
CompSci da BEST!
Now, I already knew what my answer was supposed to be, and I could’ve answered right away, but, oddly, I was rendered speechless.
In the end, I never answered him.