Dr. Dyesebel L. Chinayo1 and Dr. Shirley B. Landingin2
1 Faculty, School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
2 Faculty, School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
The study used the mixed method design to analyze the employment of the board topnotchers of the University of Baguio, the relevance of their onthe-job training to employment, and their useful experiences from taking the board examinations. Data gathered through a survey questionnaire showed that of the 14 out of 21 board topnotchers from S.Y. 2012–2016, 8 became employed in their respective field, while six became instructors in academic institutions. They regarded their academic preparations, particularly their on-the-job training (OJT), as very much relevant to their job. Academic preparations helped the board topnotchers to be moderately to highly competent in their workplaces. Gender did not influence the rank of the board topnotchers, but ethnicity did. The ranks of the board topnotchers did not influence their views on their OJT’s extent of relevance. Preparation, physical health, and positive attitude were keys to the students’ success in the board exams. The experiences of the board topnotchers can be considered as model behaviors toward excellent performance.
Keywords: Profiling, Board topnotchers, Employment, On-the-job training, Competence
July 19, 2019
UB RJ Vol. 43, No. 1 2019