Since I got back from my exchange in Mississippi, I graduated from my university and joined several management trainings with different companies, including one with Nestle Philippines. I also started writing for a national broadsheet while I was figuring out what to do next. Aside from that, I resumed my job as an events host and model in my country. I joined various competitions, one of which I had the privilege of working with a fellow Global UGRAD alum (hello, Precious Daluz!), and won first prize. I was one of the mentors of an intensive marketing management boot camp where we trained high-achievers and student leaders from across the Philippines in all they needed to know about business and how to survive in the corporate world. I have also been very active in volunteer programs where we teach and feed people from far-flung communities. I have been spending most of my time doing some solo traveling across Asia and within the Philippines, too. Right now, I’m vacationing in the United States with my family, visiting relatives and friends. When I go back home, I will start preparing for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board Exams and will start working as an auditor for a banking and power conglomerate.
Written by Nicole Yu, Global UGRAD 2016-17 at University of Mississippi