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Profile: INTERVIEWEE #1

Name: Dennis N. Mendoza


Age: 28
College Course: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Batch 2009
Current Field of work: Math Professor at Stonyhurst Southville International
School
What were the difficulties that youve encountered to be able to achieve the
success status that you are enjoying right now?
As an engineering student, the degree of hardness of the said course indeed
gave me the difficulties during my college life. Honestly, from the very
beginning, engineering is not my preferred course and thats why Ive had a
hard time passing my program. But as time goes by, Ive learned to love it
and commitment became the instrument for me to surpass engineering. All
the hard works were paid off when Ive graduated, passed the board exam
and received my license. Ive chosen to be in the academe field because I
really love teaching.
How did you use your imbibed Thomasian core values in your current field of
expertise?
Competence is one of the Thomasian core values that Ive acquired during
my stay in UST and it really helped me to get a job in an international school.
Then for compassion, I try to have good relationships with everyone and to
be of help to anyone I can be of help to. And last for commitment, I try to be
very dedicated and committed to what I am doing right now.

What can you advise to the younger Thomasians who are starting to build
their careers?
Dedication and passion must be shown by them in their current program.
They should also have a goal, a dream of what they want to become and
always remember to have God with them. Patience and perseverance must
also be executed. Put in mind that nothing in this life is easy; you can never
get what you want in an easy way. And most important of all is they should
not quit until they have nothing left.

Profile: INTERVIEWEE #2
Name: Marietta F. Jimenez
Age: 44
College Course: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Current Field of work: Community Pharmacist owning a drugstore
What were the difficulties that youve encountered to be able to achieve the
success status that you are enjoying right now?
Well, when I was a student just like your age, I thought passing the exams
was the hardest thing to achieve. Of course, we have our own difficulties as
we age. And during that time, I almost gave up on studying because of the
loads that the program gave me. Pharmacy program let me experience
consecutive sleepless nights and made me utter phrases like Ive done
enough and I give up! But those sleepless nights and failing examinations
were paid off when Ive graduated and passed the board exam. I was given
the opportunity to work abroad but due to personal reasons Ive chosen to
stay in the Philippines for good and build my own drugstore. It was a dream
come true when I first stepped inside my drugstore. I really felt fulfilled and
contented.

How did you use your imbibed Thomasian core values in your current field of
expertise?
The thing is, I always commit myself to the things that I want to do and being
a pharmacist is really a dream for me since I was a teenager. So when I
became a registered pharmacist I did get so excited but I know that I have
still a long way to go. Now that I am operating my own drugstore, I commit
myself not only in providing good quality medicines to consumers but also I
will offer health, wellness and disease prevention. I am also compassionate
to citizens. I provide them the patient care that they deserve. Its because
this is what UST mold me to be; compassionate, competent and committed.

What can you advise to the younger Thomasians who are starting to build
their careers?
They should not only remember the terms or equations that they need to
memorize. They should learn things by heart because in doing so, those that
theyve studied will remain in them for a long time. The most important thing
is they should never give up. Never lose hope, strive hard and dont get
distracted. Difficulties are always part of learning but you will reap your
rewards if you strive and have faith in yourself.
As NSTP students, weve realized that there is more to success than monetary
means. Success can also be measured by the number of people you help on a dayto-day basis. Success isnt just about what you accomplish in your life. Its about
what you inspire others to do.