Last January 15, 2016, OJU’s founder, Genesis Reonico, was invited to speak at the 8th Provincial Information Technology Seminar held at the Sacred Heart College in Lucena City, Quezon Province. The event was attended by more than 1,300 participants from different schools in the province.
Coach Gen started his talk by sharing how the work place have changed in the past years and it continues to evolve. He showed a picture of a typical work desk around 1980’s and then the current look of people’s desk nowadays. (See the image below)
The students were fascinated by the fact that everything that they need can now be accessed through their laptop and their mobile phones. But of course, it doesn’t end there. Coach Genesis continued his talk by challenging the students about their plans after graduation. He then present to them what is possible by having an online freelancing career and taking online jobs from clients abroad. He shared a couple of stories on how others have done it and are now living the online jobs lifestyle. Many were intrigued and realized that this could be something that they can actually do after graduating or even while studying.
Coach Genesis then proceed in sharing to the participants the different types of online jobs and the amount they can earn by doing them. These are jobs that students can actually do. To cap his talk, he shared the 6 steps in launching an online freelancing career. He ended his presentation by leaving a quote that he always gives in any of his talk. (shown below)
The presentation ended with student having realized the potential that each of their skill has and that no one should have an excuse why they cant find a job as there are many jobs online and they have the necessary skills needed to get started.