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Not Reaping What I Sow

I burned eyebrows for 1 1/2 years attending an 8-9 hours class during Saturdays, and after completing 45 units and after 6 months of vacation from class I decided to take the written and oral comprehensive exam – these happened during my pre and post pregnancy. I took time to review 4 major subjects and luckily I was able to pass them and took the oral comprehensive exam. This is my MBA degree – and with all the toils and efforts I marched, graduated and received my diploma last April 2013.

All the things that I visualized prior to getting an MBA do not materialize yet, I am not reaping what I sow yet. I am not saying I regret it, I am proud to say that I am an MBA holder. This will be an additional advantage, not now but maybe later, hopefully. I do not regret it that I even want to take some course and certification like CMA (Certified Management Accountant, this would need P50k PHP) or sociology degree online. Yes, I am very eager to learn more if only I can this time, without sacrificing my family and job.

But before doing so – I would want to reap first what I sow with my MBA. I did a research oh, actually browsed about how would you apply MBA. Nothing found that relates here in the Philippines – I stopped at 3 page of google search. I read 2, from, and the only thing that MBA was used is on a PROMOTION or getting a higher position, like what mentioned, moving up from Senior Systems Engineer to a Program Manager position in Xerox Corporation (my employer!) and eventually after 2 years joined in a smaller company and soon was EVP of a $30M biomedical products firm. Isn’t this a good motivation to have an MBA, that it is a proof that MBA really helps a thriving person to be in a higher position? That’s my purpose though, my ambition, the fruit I want to harvest. And is not happening yet.

I’m still, and how would I use my MBA anyway if I’m stucked here without doing anything? I need to move faster, AHEAD, I need to take steps and action, I need to establish a career plan and develop careeer vision and timeline. I must! Please be motivated DHINA to do this 😉 so that you will reap what you sow.

Till then,

  • Queenie Dangan

    Hi Ms. Dhina. Im interested in applying MBA at PLM. I have read some of your posts but still wanna ask you if it is worthy? Maganda po ba talaga yung program nila? According po ksi sa mga nbasa kong blogs/reviews, why go daw po sa cheap at di kilalang mba schools e better kung un school na ppasukan mo yung may connections (like un top big schools esp UP). Kaya ko naman po napili ang PLM ksi mura at mlpit lng skin ska I know one of the top performing schools sila. Un sa mba po ksi di ko talaga sure kung okay. Gusto ko lang po makakita/makarinig ng experience ng mga nagtapos or nagaaral plng. Thanks.

    • Hi Queenie, thanks for dropping and reading my blog. Actually, all I can say is it’s not the school but yourself alone. Nasa yo yan kung pano mo mapoprove na worthy ang pagtake mo ng MBA. Na dapat gamitin mo yung napag aralan mo, iapply mo sa work mo. For me personally, the reason why I enrolled in PLM is because it’s cheap but the quality of education is good. And I can say worthy and pag enrol ko dahil I am now enjoying a role na dream ko lang before. I was a Senior Accountant when I was taking an MBA, and now promoted as an Accounting Manager. But… I can say it’s not because I have my MBA kasi may mga napromote naman na walang MBA, it’s because of the diligence, hardwork and performance. So kahit may MBA ka, pero pangit ang performance sa work, useless pa din. Yung MBA, I would say mas advantage sya kung mag apply ka as a college prof/instructor. Pero promotion perse, you need to prove to your employer what you learned from your MBA, na ma-iaaply mo sya sa work mo. Pero yun nga, magandang may post graduate degree, sa kahit saang school, but it doesn’t guarantee your promotion, it all depends on your performance.

      Hope this helps 🙂 Good luck and God bless!