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My Practicum Journey


I have finished my Practicum since Friday and I am missing the work already. So here I am blogging about my Practicum Journey. My 6 weeks stay at Ex-link was worth remembering because of the experience and the people I have worked with. They are a team with good working relationship with each other.

Since I was part of their organization already, I was registered with the bio-metrics, this is their DTR. It needs your finger print so that your time can be read the machine will record it.

We also had our telephone locals, mine was 117.

My task was to e-mail blast and call to follow up.

This was my colorful space, full of sticky notes all over my computer monitor and keyboard.

Few days before the event, we were tasked to fix the loot bags to be given away to the delegates during the event. This one was for MegaFiber.

and this is for Belle de Jour.

a day before the event, we were rushing the ID’s, fixing it by companies and also fixing it alphabetical.

On the event itself, I was tasked to be at the registration booth. We need to give the delegates their ID and loot bag.

The Ex-link team were such nice people to work with. They were very approachable that every time I need to ask something they are always ready to answer me.

Thank you for the opportunity the management has given me to experience the work here in Ex-link. Thank you to my work mates for being good to me. Thank you to my immediate supervisor, Ms. Shaine for all the things you have shared to me. Thank you for the new learning I got from this company. All this things, I can use for my future. Thank you for the accounting 101 of Ms. Shaine although I am not really into math. I still managed to do the task even though it’s not me and also being organized with the documentation of Telemarketers. I don’t usually do that but did it here.

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The Nagsasa Cove Invasion


Last weekend (May 10-11), I joined the company outing of Ex-link Events (the company where I am conducting my OJT) and we went to Nagsasa Cove in Zambales. It was an extra ordinary experience because it’s not the usual summer getaway because of no signal, no WIFI, no electricity and no expensive hotel rooms but slept in tents.

After a three-hour long drive from Pasig, we arrived San Antonio, Zambales by 4 am and waited for our boat ride for us to be in Nagsasa. The boat ride almost took about 2 hours.

In our boat ride I was amazed with the beautiful view.

and finally arrived the place called Nagsasa Cove

Got to rest first before we explored the place

Here are some snaps:

Then we had lunch, yummy Ensaladang Talong and Inihaw na Tilapia

After lunch, we rested for a while and the group decided to go trekking around the place

We reached the top and were in awe with the nice view and we just can’t resist to have our photos taken.

After our trek, we rested and chilled out, more sleep and kwentos at our kubo

At around 5 pm we decided to go on swimming because the sun was almost out already.

After our swim, we changed clothes and ate dinner. To kill the boredom, we played pinoy henyo and after that we were invited to get drunk (lol joke!) haha.

We were all assigned to sleep in tents but it was too hot staying inside the tent so I decided to sleep int the “duyan” that was bought by Ms. Shaine.

The next day, after breakfast we prepared for the games.

Game time:

First game was Sack Race with a twist

Next game was The Food Game!!

and lastly was the Build the Word game!!

Then we gave certificates to everybody

Group shots!!

and it’s awarding time

The Winners Team

 The Losers Team

and the Game Committee. haha

one last group shot after the games.

and it was time to go home!

Things I learned / realized during the trip:

– Life is so simple and I am loving it to be back to basics. Actually after getting too addicted to Facebook nowadays I thought I can’t survive things like this but then again I got to try these and really enjoyed the experience.

– You learn many things when you’re away from home.

– It’s really fun to relax and unwind in a very peaceful place.

* Other photos by Orly Ballesteros

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Telemarketers Summit Experience!!


Here comes Friday (May 3), our event day (Telemarketers Summit). I was part of the registration committee and we were advised to be at the venue (Crowne Plaza Hotel) by 6 am so we could fix everything before the arrival of the delegates. Before we finally start, we prayed for guidance  for the success of our event.

We went back to our assigned positions and as part of the registration, I patiently waited for the delegates assigned to me. Every time there is someone coming, we would always smile and greet the delegates as they come to us to register. I would give them their ID and loot bag as they sign  in the registration and remind them about their assigned seat that was indicated in their ID.

There was a little problem also about the survey questionnaire, because we lack 30 more copies so I was sent to photocopy it at National Bookstore. After lunch, we fixed the certificates for the delegates to be distributed after the conference. There were lost certificates so we reprinted it and some new names who did not submit their names before the event. Then I was assigned to be an instant photographer also because no one was to take care of the camera of my boss. Haha. So I walked around the venue to take photos of the event, the speakers, the exhibitors and everything else that was happening. The event ended with raffles from the sponsors and exhibitors of the event. After the event I ran back to the registration to help in giving out the certificates to the delegates. After the giving of certificates, we had a group photo with the international speaker Tom Abbott and his wife Elaine.

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