SKINNY’s “MUST HAVE DONE”: TRAINING ~ In-Campus Practicum and Off-Campus/In-Company On-the-Job Training

 “It is not about the size of the firm or company you’re into, but on the experiences that this entity might give you”.

What may be advantageous to you may be disadvantageous to others. Example given is devoting and spending your hours of training on nearby or distant places, big or small company/institutions and so on.

          Trainings – In-Campus, Off-Campus/In-Company Training or simply On-the-Job Training as written on my report last summer OJT, Training or practicum is one method by which students applies the theories and computations that they had learned from the school. It also helps students to acquire relevant knowledge and skills by performing in actual work setting. Colleges, such as Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges, and universities require their students to undergo such training within a specific number of hours as part of the curriculum. For the students, the training or internship program provides opportunities to go through the actual methodologies of a specific job using the real tools, equipment and documents. In effect, the workplace/company/institution becomes a development venue for a student trainee to learn more about his or her chosen field and practice what he /she has learned from school.

       The company can help the trainees fulfill their potential and increase their creativity on different tasks that they might let them handle. Moreover, they will become the challenger at the same time mentor of the trainees.

       AND, you know yourself and your abilities as well, so if the grade given to you by your supervisor is somehow not acceptable for you, don’t be afraid to ask why. I’ve done that during our OJT in Legal Field, I got my grades changed.


  • Trainees provide additional manpower on the office – administrative support.
  • Their main goal is to accomplish the required time at the same time the trainees will surely cooperate since all of them are eager to learn.
  • Employees can recruit new employees from the trainees after the completion of their practicum/training. The trainer or supervisor can follow the trainees’ progress, he can measure based on performance, behavior and attitude.


Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Ask as you were trained. It’s not a bad thing to throw a question at all as long as it is needed. Ask when curiosity about something is starting to kill you. Ask when something is not clear to you.


As a student-trainee, you must develop a harmonious relationship with co-trainees, superiors, and humans around the area.


Give your best shot in everything.

  • Of course you need to get up early and always be punctual and must observe perfect attendance.
  • Always follow instructions and do the tasks well and accurately.
  • Keep your mouth shut and be trustworthy– strongly needed.



First of all is to introduce yourself first to the person that you will be working with starting with the most respected down to quite less – supervisors, co-trainees, the guards etc. And state some compliments or thoughtful detail or adjective about the person.

Basically, you need to have a good posture. A lady sits like a queen. It can be with crossed-legs and straight back when sitting or standing.

Dress properly. As a trainee, if you wan’t to be respected by some elderly or by anyone, you must maintain a look that is worthy to be respected. If you have an uniform, wear those – it could be better. And remember, wear those clothes/attire that you’re comfortable with.

Always say the magic words – Please and Thank You. Of course you need to say why are you thanking such person, some might misinterpret that “thank you”.

Last, be educated. Talk in a smooth smart manner and stay collected.


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