Last February 18, LINKED Training and Events, Inc, partnered with Uber Pilipinas, conducted a seminar called "U 2.0: Be the Best Version of Yourself" in Batis, Manila Ocean Park, Luneta Manila. This wasn't just your typical motivational talk; It also centered around building confidence and a personal branding in order to reach your dreams! There were about 100 students and faculty who attended, mostly from different PUP campuses.
U 2.0 aims to help students and professionals maximize their full potential through saying YES and finding your passion as students and young adults take on a new path: Their career.
What I loved about the whole seminar was that the speakers shared their true stories and experiences with making changes and getting out of their comfort zones to find passion with what they do. It's very inspiring, especially for those who are too afraid to move out of their shells in fear of losing stability in their life.
Engr. Angela Cathleen K. Go and Engr. Jacqueline Maye S. Lim both come form the same university and company, taking on the same route of leaving their comfort zones and doing what they think is right for themselves. Despite not knowing what the future holds, they did it out of passion and their happiness. Needless to say, they are now in great positions, living life to the fullest. Like what they say, "If you aren't scared, you aren't growing."
We then had our lunch and an intermission number, with games sponsored by Faber Castell, Tupperware, and Collegio. It was very fun watching students and faculty members alike play "Bring Me!" or have dance-offs!
After the break, Dr. Marissa B. Ferrer talked about work-life balance and how to differentiate what is urgent and what can be done in time. We also learned about priorities and how to balance your career and personal life, most especially family.
Dr. Dave D. Centeno then talked about personal branding and how you should find your passion and what you want people to see you as in order to create a unique name for yourself. Through knowing your specialty and owning it, you'll be able to get your brand into the world and become successful.
Through U 2.0, I learned about how we should always move forward with our careers, deciding where to go for the sake of what we feel is right for US, rather than just the financial stability. To prioritize ourselves and family is much more important. So long as we create the personal branding and stay passionate with what we do, we will head on to success.
Contributed by Issa Villapando