College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is just one of the few colleges in the Philippines that offer a degree in Journalism, maybe because of the few demand in its graduate, but still there are many students who dreamed to be a Journalist someday.
We are all bounded in the belief that gaining education and having a professional career is the route to our personal fulfillment, our parents sends us to school and do their very best to support us for our study, give financial support to our projects and support us emotionally for us to overcome the difficulties in college and have a good future someday.
Dreams, dedication and financial support are the main key to graduate, but life doesn’t end after the Graduation Ceremony. The next chapter to it is the work proper, in this part all of the graduate's knowledge and skills are tested and they will apply all the things they have studied in the field of journalism. Now it was the time that you and your employer will judge you for the way you work, the way you handle the situation especially when you are in a coverage.
Of course if there is a fighter there is a trainer, in this case it’s the professors, the mentor of the students. A student who is mentored by a knowledgeable professor with specialization in journalism will have a high possibility to acquire his professor’s knowledge and skills. The school or the University who is offering a degree in Journalism must have its own facilities which will be used by its students in time of their practical work so that when they are on the actual work, they will not a stranger o it. A newsroom where the students would confidently feel that they are a journalist who are working in a newsroom, a well ventilated computer room which has an internet access. If all of this facilities and faculty will be on CAL, all the aspiring journalist were no doubt that there course is worth studying and it will assure the parents that journalism is a course worth for their child.
Life nowadays is so hard; your decision today will be your result in the future, choosing your degree courses will be your greatest weapon to survive your everyday life, the route of a promising future starts as you think you are confidence enough to face the world of journalism and you will never think that you are ill- prepared to face its demand.