Thursday, August 17, 2006

Practicumers' Exit Interview with the Dean: Advantages and Disadvantages

In terms of the practicumers' learning experience and productivity improvement, there are advantages and disadvantages to being in a small group when having the Exit Interview with the Dean.

Let me share first the advantages I observed last August 12, with the first batch of 70 students (from 10-12 AM), as well as the second batch of 65 students (from 2-4 PM). I was so glad to hear, first hand, that they
  1. gave detailed reports on incidents they encountered in their workplace;
  2. shared their overwhelming and amazing experiences with their hotel/airline guests/customers;
  3. realized the significance of in-house practicum;
  4. gave good suggestions to further improve the curriculum and the facilities;
  5. realized why their teachers needed to be strict in attendance and tardiness;
  6. were thankful of the school dress code and proper grooming;
  7. mentioned how proud they were of the school.
Worth emphasizing here was the experience of one who was bribed by a customer in the Customer Check-in Counter to upgrade his ticket to the business section. Realizing the Benildean values inculcated in school, the student immediately but politely refused the offer. The student was thankful that Saint Benilde was seated beside him.

The disadvantage of having to be present in the interview was that I missed the American Dreamz movie at 2:30 PM. This is just an account of the meeting with the first two groups of students. I’m pretty sure that there will be more “testimonies” from the other 2 groups on August 19, 2006.

Meanwhile, let me be free and happy to see Freedomland without guilt.


At 12:07 PM , Blogger Caths Deen said...

Congratulations, Dean Lettie! It would be great to have these documented for future reference. :)


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