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Not Your Ordinary Course

How do you feel when you see ten people wearing the same shirt as yours as you walk down a street? Did you ever experience having the same gown with your batchmate during your JS Promenade? Would you consider changing the scent you usually wear if you find out that most people in the restroom wear it? Finally, can you really picture yourself graduating with millions of students who took the same course? With all of these questions, one issue remains: Would you really stand out?stand_out

In academic context, specifically in choosing your course, itโ€™s been very hard to consider how to stand out. You can already anticipate that after years of studying, youโ€™ll be graduating with thousands of students, from different universities nationwide, with the same degree as yours. Except for one, Organizational Communication or OrCom.

This course may be a unfamiliar to most people because only two universities offer this course, one of which, and its pioneer, is University of the Philippines Manila. It was established in 1984 and will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary, OrCom Silver, on September 26, 2009.

So why am I saying that Organizational Communication will help you stand out from the rest? Apparently, only two universities offer this course and consequently, there is a limited number of students who graduate from this course yearly.

Aside from these obvious facts, there are important reasons why it is beneficial to take Organizational Communication course.

Organizational Communication offers you the following:

  1. Training to become a business person involved in communication (termed by Sir Barry)
  2. Learning and practice of interpersonal communication skills
  3. Knowledge and application of communication theories
  4. Preparation for competitiveness and flexibility that are needed in the workplace
  5. Information and understanding of the new trends that are present and emerging in the business industry today

Organizational Communication may lead you to different fields such as:

  1. Advertising
  2. Public Relations
  3. Corporate Communication
  4. Marketing/ Integrated Marketing
  5. Human Resources
  6. Research
  7. Law (OrCom is an appropriate pre-law course)
  8. Events Organizing
  9. Many more!!

Organizational Communication is a course that does not limit your skills and capabilities. You are free to pursue and be master of the field of your choice. Remember, your course must not define you. Instead, let your abilities define your course.

Now, I hope this post will make it to the top so that UPCAT applicants will get to read and be enlightened about Organizational Communication course. One way to make it to the top list is through SEO, Search Engine Optimization, as discussed by Ms. Ingrid Cudiain our OrCom 152 class. So what are you waiting for, link me now!

Dominique Anne Mailom

She is an Organizational Communication student in University of the Philippines Manila in her senior year. A person who definitely enjoys and learns a lot from daily experiences.

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  1. barrycade
    August 19, 2009 at 1:24 am

    we don’t stand out for the sake of being different. we stand out because we have the skills and competencies necessary to make communication work in today’s workplace dynamics.

    sincerely,
    barry barrientos
    BA Organizational Communication
    Class of 2001
    University of the Philippines-Manila

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Dominique Anne
      August 29, 2009 at 9:59 pm

      wow! proud to be OrCom!

  2. jasperdc88
    August 24, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    hear hear, sir barry!… i like the image that you used.

    • Dominique Anne
      August 29, 2009 at 9:59 pm

      thanks, jasper! I have other options but I like it the most!

  3. August 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    It’s the individual before the course.

    Amen. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dominique Anne
      August 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm

      definitely!

  4. jesschika
    August 24, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    as students of the course, its our responsibility to live up to the orcom name and make sure it’s clean reputation wont be smudged in any way. orcom may be a great course, but it’s really up to us whether to put to good use the skills we were trained to have.

    • Dominique Anne
      August 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm

      Yup! Aside from having the freedom of choosing what field to pursue after taking OrCom, it’s up to us how to use OrCom skills for success

  5. alexdoestheorcomtwist
    August 28, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    i agree to what everyone else has said. OrCom may be a brilliant course in its own right but as OrCom students, we gotta work for ourselves to make the most of all the training we get. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Dominique Anne
      August 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm

      Exactly, alex! And I think you are already making the most of all the training you are getting in OrConm =)

  6. jorron monroy
    October 27, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Training to become a business person involved in communication. This definition of my course has always been something I could be proud of. And hey, this is sir barry’s definition.

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