It was only last year when I, a fresh graduate of Baliuag University, decided to carve my own career path here in Manila. Armed with a college degree and good values taught by my parents, I applied for a Marketing post here at AppLabs Digital Studios, Inc. I was interviewed and hired on the same day. My probationary employment was a sweet blessing from God. My journey though was not always on a red carpet. I was ushered into the real classroom where not only my skills were tested, but my character and attitude as well. My work then often included long, tedious hours of brainstorming, organizing company events, and team meetings. I was transferred to different departments, but from my view point, those transfers were beneficial and served as my passport to where I am now. From being a Marketing Assistant for Social Media to Executive Assistant to the Chairman, I now serve this company as Associate Account Executive for the Sales Team. My job includes meeting with and taking care of clients, among others.
I currently handle all the partners of our company including MyPhone, Batibot, WWF-Philippines, SM Cyberzone and Infochat. Our company creates different apps for our clients while I take the task of delivering the finished product to them. In addition, I am responsible for drafting documents such as Memorandum of Agreement, app proposals and cost estimation.
I am very grateful to my dear alma mater because it served as my stepping stone to achieve this luck. I believe that all things that I’ve learned from my professors not only in academic terms but also in dealing with both personal and professional relationships honed me to be a better individual.
To all students, who are striving their best to finish their studies, always remember that your sacrifices will bear fruit after you graduate.
Francis Kong, a renowned Motivational Speaker in the country, said it well in his column, and I quote:
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Tenacity is the key.”
There are those who believe that with luck alone, one can be successful. This is not true. Success is never a one-shot deal. Then there are also those who believe that if you believe, visualize and dream enough, you will be successful. Of course, one must not limit their thoughts to the confinement of dreams. Dream great but wake up and do the work that needs to be done.
At the end of the day, the one who wakes up a little earlier, works a little late, studies and learns new things every day, who is dedicated to his work, faithful to his family, connects with God in an intimate way and tenaciously deal with all the downturns in life – will emerge successful.
Lea Clarisse Mae P. Labao
Associate Account Executive
AppLabs Digital Studios Inc.