Feb 28th, 2013 12:00am
Database for digital computers were still part of this day’s work. I had to make updates, updates and more updates on DepEd files.
After making updates, I together with other interns and Administrative Officer, Sir Erns Tallaro, sorted all the school supplies donated by Sterling for student typhoon victims.
Feb 27th, 2013 12:00am
Today’s task is still the same. Being appointed as one who works with the database, I manage to continue what was assigned to me yesterday. However, some division coordinators have sent assessment forms in terms of their readiness on receiving computer facilities and equipment coming from the government agency.
Feb 26th, 2013 12:00am
Just when I thought that my internship is over, I was informed that I had to go back to the Department of Education (DepEd) to comply with the remaining nineteen hours.
Office works were on top of the desk. I was assigned to make and update the database of school recepients on digital computers over the Philippines. Among those schools which are ready to receive computer facilities would then be given by DepEd and its other linkages the computer facilities that they need.
Feb 18th, 2013 12:00am
It is my last day on internship, yet I still have to work on SPSS. This is also the day when I asked from the administrative department on my OJT requirements. Good thing IBON Foundation has been working on my important papers before the deadline. Admin. Officer, Ma’am Melissa, stated that I could get the documents when they communicate to me that such are ready for pick-up.
January 16, 2013
As I went back to where I started, I could feel the warm welcome of my co-interns and bosses there. They told me what they had done over the past few days when I was not there. On this day, I have learned that Deped, in partnership with the Manila Times College, has been organizing workshop from January 15 – 30, 2013. The workshop entitled “Effective Communication for information Officers.” With the workshop’s intention to train public information officers on a variety of fields: public speaking, critiquing would definitely be learning from it. In lieu with this, they have to pay 30,000.00 php which include their food and materials that they needed to use.
Earlier, I was privileged to usher guest with the things that they will be using. I, then, assisted the staff from the Office of the Secretary (OSEC) – Communications Unit as we picked up in kind donations of various school supplies given by the National Book Store in Pasig which will be delivered to some school affected by typhoon Pablo. I made ready the materials, counted them and recorded the list of boxes as instructed by Sir Erns.
It was on our second day when the Admin. Officer, Ms. Melissa and finance officer, Ma’am Cristy, oriented us regarding the internship program. The orientation was like a meeting conducted for VIPs since it was held in the conference room of IBON foundation. Both explained to us now IBON Foundation began and what is about. They clearly delivered what each intern’s tasks were according to the department where a student belongs. I am assigned at the RED (Reach Expansion Department), and they explained to my responsibilities and job description assigned to me. They told me that I would be doing more office works, bookshop inventory, market research and field work, as well. With the things I heard, I was quickly delighted and ecstatic to work with the company.
However, I got a bit nervous with the other interns, who are also my classmates at PUP, since they would be doing more field works compared to me.
Other concern regarding internship like time schedule, internship requirements and cases of leave of absences were also discussed by them as mentioned in the Memorandum of Agreement. Of course, proper behavior must be observed at all times. Both shared to us that PUP has been connected with their organization so long and that a lot Communication Research student used to apply and work here as OJT. The discussion lasted for about an hour and a half. Before the day ended, I received my I.D. claiming that I am an official IBON Foundation practicumer. The I.D. was good, but I was reminded that I have to return it to the organization at the end of my contact.
My first day with IBON Foundation is, like the usual, an exciting one for me. I know for a fact that I would be meeting new faces with whom I’d be working for a couple of weeks.
Not to mention, but IBON Foundation will be conducting its what the employees coin as “Birdtalk.” It is about the semi-annual briefing on the economic-political trends of the current administration that would happen on January 10, 2013 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
In lieu with this, we, as on-the-job trainees are asked to act like real employees of the said organization. In addition to this, we are tasked to make calls with IBON Foundation subscribers asking them about their fax numbers or e-mail addresses for us to send invitation regarding Birdtalk.
The first few tasks were, indeed, easy for me for the reason that I am also doing such acts on my part-time job as a reservation officer and telemarketer at the same time in one of the renowned resorts in Pandi, Bulacan.
Christmas isn’t over yet. I could feel the essence of it as each employee in the Department of Education is giving gifts and exchanging foods for the benefit of everyone.
It’s was our sixth day. We were still on a haste to finish all our stuff. We had to make things out to meet the deadline given to our office. Thanks to Sir Erns, an office staff as well, who offered a free heavy lunch from Kentucky Fried Chicken to us, interns, and his co-employees who belong to the same unit.
Busy as it seemed. However, I am so glad this day as a lot of foods overflowed in the office. Not only that, I felt so at home with the department as the employees are very much approachable and fun to be with.
My fifth day with DepEd? I can safely say that I am busier as compared to my yesterday’s activities there. I was tasked to list the members of the 15th. Congress’ Profiles, including their complete names, district where they serve, nick names and even their spouses if they are married as of now. In addition to this, since Christmas is coming nearer, DepEd has prepared tokens of appreciation which would be given to the members of the House of Representatives. This tokens were wood-carved “ulok” with DepEd’s Secretary, Brother Armin Luistro’s inspirational messages to these individuals.
It may sound simple to those who may read this blog, but it was a busy day for me and my other classmates, Jean and Issa. We were also like regular employees because we were so busy and finally left the office late.
Busy as it may seem for me, but it is a good thing that I made the tasks assigned before me well that day.
Interns in the Department of Education are asked to dress up like real working individuals because it is really a must. Still, there would be an exception. We can wear a polo shirt, a pair of jeans and rubber shoes. in short, we could be like what my typical get-up looks like. However, my classmates and I had possibly embraced the usual practice the office is performing. thank God its Friday. The thing is, we still dressed in a formal manner.
Perhaps, we have been practiced to act, dress and speak like real professionals now. It may sound strange for us, but this on-the-job training is definitely helping each one of us be productive and competitive.