How to Get Into a Top IT School in Manila
Posted: September 30, 2016
Now that you have finally chosen your desired career, whether it’s information technology, programming or engineering, getting into an IT school is your next big step. While choosing where you want to study is easy, being admitted in a top IT school is another story.
Remember that not all IT colleges in Manila can ensure you a bright future and complete guidance. That’s why it’s important to enter an IT school that offers quality education and with clear records of topnotchers and world-class facilities.
There are lots of ways to enter a top school such as through scholarship or acing the entrance exam. But with thousands of students applying every year, how can you be sure that you’re going to stand out and be accepted? Below are the things you need to consider before applying to a top IT school in Manila.
Are you flunking your subjects or skipping school? This is the best time to make up for it. Top IT schools in Manila are mostly looking for students who excel in math, science, and technology subjects. Just like other colleges, these schools are considering students with high General Weighted Average (GWA) and if you don’t qualify, you might want to consider other schools on your list. Bear in mind that you want to stand out so make sure that your academic performance will support you and not the other way around. Always keep yourself competitive among other applicants whether you’re a transferee or just about to enter college.
While GWA is the door to your dream school, it does not necessarily guarantee admission. This is where extracurricular activities come into play. If you’re a talented athlete, an excellent writer, a passionate volunteer or an outstanding student leader, use your skills to get a scholarship grant. This, together with your good impression during interview can help you get accepted.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to try something new that you think will help you develop your skills and impress the college committee in the future.
Show your passion
At interviews or essays, don’t stress on being the ‘right’ student. Just be yourself and show that you’re passionate about technology or whatever field you want to be in. These courses are not easy, but worth it so the college admission needs to see your determination and desire to pursue your future.
Letters of Recommendation should come from teachers/professors who really know you well. It shouldn’t just be any letter saying that you got straight A’s or that you perform well in exams and in class. It should be a letter that includes your personal qualities, skills, weaknesses and how the writer sees your future potential.
It’s possible that as early as 12 years old, a kid can already make their own mobile application. If you’re interested in programming and is thinking of taking a course in the IT field, then it’s better to start learning codes as early as today. It doesn’t have to be complicated, just start with a simple website using HTML.
Those who are entering Senior High School this year are really lucky. Since they have two more years to prepare for college, they have more time to develop their skills and portfolio. So If you’re a freshman in high school and is dreaming of entering one of the top performing schools in the Philippines, then you better start getting serious and learn more about the field that you’re getting into.
Preparing for college admission is almost the same as preparing for job application. You need to start early to build not just your portfolio but also credibility, reputation, and skills. You can’t be an expert in anything overnight. All it takes is balance; learn how to juggle your studies, activities, and personal life. Good luck!