I was running through the six with my woes…
Because i’m late for SCL… As always.
Semester’s coming to an end. Last meetings, last quizzes, last sermons and what not. Our BPO class was moved to Friday, which is alright for me because going home at 8 AM every Friday kinda sucks in a way. People look at me and they’re probably thinking: “Nakooo etong batang ‘to! Taga UST pa naman ang aga mag cutting!”
Anyways. Last meeting. Business Process Outsourcing. Before I talk about our last topic, I think i’ll talk about my experiences with the course. Before BPO, we had BPM. My BPM grades were terrible. I don’t even remember passing a single BPM quiz. I do remember getting caught asking my seatmate for answers during an exam. But it was my fault, really. Guilty of being too lazy to study. As always.
Coming into this semester and hearing about how BPO has something to do with BPM, In my mind I just had to make up for that horrible horrible BPM grade. Kinda like an NBA All Star having one bad game and then finishing with an insane triple double on the next game. I took it as a challenge.
Personally, I enjoyed all the group stuff we did. Heck, I even enjoyed doing interviews with those three companies! Because those interviews to me, were a short glimpse of the world that awaits me after I graduate. I got to hear about how they work, what they do, what their offices look like, the kind of people they work with. After doing three interviews, I just couldn’t wait to present the work that my group has done.
The way I see it, our ISELEC1B course was an eye opener. Or an orientation of some sort. Most of the time, we complain how most of our subjects have absolutely nothing to do with what we’re gonna do after we graduate. And now I am very much aware that BPO is a whole lot more than call centers. There is so much more to it than most people know. And it is absolutely not a “dead end” as some people see it. One can grow in BPO as long as they’re willing to learn. In fact, we actually talked about that with one of the companies we interviewed. We talked about how some people down themselves because they work for BPO companies. They simply stop learning. And to be honest, hearing from people who are actually working in the industry gave me a more realistic view of my future.
Now, as for our last topic, it was about innovation. Probably the topic that I found to be the most interesting. The kind of topic that my mind go: “KABOOOM!” Innovations have made our world to become what it is today. As the late great Steve Jobs once said: (or maybe they just added that in the movie i’m not sure hehehe) “Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Most of these great innovations we use today are products of an ambitious mind, and a whole lot of hard work. Nowadays, being innovative has become a bit more challenging to some. We have people working on flying cars, hoverboards, jetpacks. Some work on creating cures for diseases, cloned animals, lab-grown cow meat.
With all this stuff going on, its gonna take a lot of ambition, and whole lot of crazy for people to come up with new innovations. Then of course, there are those who look at ambition as a negative thing. Here in the Philippines, we often here people say: “Napaka ambisyoso naman!” or “Sus! Wish mo lang!” As if being ambitious has become synonymous to being crazy . Its sad because remarks like those often kill the spirit of people who have great ideas. It drains them to the point where they stop working on their ideas and just work on what people tell them to work on. And they slowly die together with their hopes and dreams of changing the world someday.