List of People in Manila Willing to Mentor You – Mentor Menu

Recently I was thinking that mentor culture here in Manila isn’t as strong as it could be. We’re too secretive and bound by our existing social circles. We’re a shy, soft power based country. We don’t ask for what we want as much as we should. I hate it. Mentorship is an invaluable resource to young people.

It’s a huge pet peeve of mine to keep information in a silo. That’s why I started TBC: to democratize specific info I knew. I wanted anyone and everyone to see what my answers were on questions others were asking me. A repository of info for anyone who wanted it.

So, I decided to use that same drive I have for opening up information to all to fix a few problems I saw stopping mentorship culture from flourishing here in Manila, with the help of Jayne Tinhay and Angela Rivera.

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Throwback to last Sept 2, 2017, when I (aka Justine) gave a talk at iBlog 13 on “Creativity and Authenticity in Blogging”. I don’t know if you can see it, but I’m shaking in my sneakers on stage because this was my first time giving that talk.

I talk a lot and to a lot of people about resumes, interviews, and careers here in the PH but this was the first time I spoke about the platform I built this all on. Continue reading “ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT TBC”

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On Ateneans, Unemployment, and that Rantbox Thread

Last night, my timeline was alive with my friends’ reactions on a topic I feel strongly about. Atenean graduates and the difficulty they have of getting a job.

For those who need an update, someone posted this into ADMU Rantbox, some anonymous confession site thing. Then a friend posted this status prompting a debate online about entitlement and jobs, with comments and perspectives coming from the Philippines’ startup scene. And somehow, this rant’s opinions on BPOs blew the topic wide open for everyone to comment on.
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I Went To RISE 2017, Here’s A Rundown of What It’s Like

I got a free ticket to RISE 2017 (I’ll talk about how I did that in a future article) 3 days before it kicked off. So, I took it as a sign from the universe and in 18 hours, I moved everything in my life around so I could fly out for a week and attend RISE, since this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A free #RISEconf media ticket for a 21 year old college student from the Philippines? How many other people can say they have that? Continue reading “I Went To RISE 2017, Here’s A Rundown of What It’s Like”

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