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Despite being an overthinker, Engr. Jhon Loyd Ignacio Tenorio of PUP. Sto Tomas Batangas has kept a positive outlook during the April 2022 Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination (EcELE) where he emerged as one of its 7th placers.
“Be positive! Though isa akong overthinker na person, I would suggest na ‘wag na ‘wag talagang i-a-attract ang mga negative vibes!” he said.
Engr. Tenorio was among the three examinees with a score of 88.70. According to him, he partly expected to be part of the top passers, as he was “kind of confident” with his answers during the exam. Equally, he also had doubts, as he was also afraid that he might “overclaim” and be “overconfident.”
‘From 500 questions a day to Engineer’
Due to the postponement of the licensure examinations because of the ongoing health crisis, Engr. Tenorio was among those people who had no choice but to seek employment. Juggling his full-time work and reviewing for the exam has become his great challenge.
“Ang pinakamalaking challenge sa’kin on preparing for the ECE board exam ay kung paano ko pagsasabayin ang review and yung current work ko as a System Admin sa isang IT Company. Matinding time management talaga ang kinailangan ko because I will be working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week,” he explained.
Meanwhile, when he enrolled in a review center, he said that he relied primarily on recorded sessions as he was unable to attend online courses because of his job. Despite the challenges, Engr. Tenorio shared how he has remained positive. He recounted those two months before his exam, he became frustrated as he realized that there was still much to be done. But instead of being discouraged, he assessed his strengths and weaknesses. From then on, he concentrated on his weaknesses and paid particular attention to those important topics that he “was still uncomfortable with.”
“Nag grind ako nang nag grind by answering more than 500 multiple choice questions per day, because I am aware that I really need a lot of catching up to do,” the Engineer said.
“Minsan nga nagre-review pa ako 16 hours a day para lang maka-catch up. I know 16 hours a day is a lot, and I won’t recommend it either for future ECEs kasi super unhealthy no’n, but I don’t really have much of a choice during that time,” he added.
Engr. Tenorio also shared how prayers have helped him along his engineering journey.
“During and after the board exam, I really surrendered everything to Him! I am not a very religious person talaga. I don’t even have a bible verse na pinanghahawakan ko. Pero, I know for a fact that there is a God,” he stated.
‘Mula sa’yo para sa bayan’
Meanwhile, Engr. Tenorio advised his fellow PUPian especially the graduating students, to claim the license, to always believe in themselves and to trust God.
“Kung meron mang board exams ang program niyo, i-claim na natin ang well-deserved nating license and let us return the favor sa ating Sintang Paaralan, PUP!” he said.
“We really do need to return the favor sa ating bayan dahil sa pribilehiyong pinagkaloob sa atin na makatungtong sa ating Sintang Paaralan.” he added.
On the other hand, Engr. Tenorio said he will remain in the company where he is currently working and will try to assess whether it is the best career path for him. He is also considering joining the PUP Academe.
“I am also considering taking a master’s degree as there is some invisible force pushing me to part of the academe of PUP,” he said.
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