Friday, June 2

Thomas: Know your paper more than anyone else

Photo by Versy Mendoza/ THE FLAME

If there’s one person you can dedicate your thesis achievement to, who would it be and why?

“Kung one person lang, then I would dedicate this to myself. Sa mga puyat […] and starting do’n sa pag-construct ng RRL na napakadaming articles na binasa, sa data gather[ing], and data analysis. [Surely,] I would dedicate the success ng defense sa sarili ko.”


Do you have any advice to your juniors who are currently in the process of writing their thesis?

“Siguro one thing na maa-advice ko ay when coming to defense na, know your paper more than anyone else and be confident lang.”


How do you feel now that you’re a few months away from marching in QPAV?

“Gaya ng kasama namin, si Maurice, mixed emotions. Excited na nakakalungkot kasi […] another journey na naman, another chapter na naman sa buhay namin. Opening new doors for career, but at the same time, nakakalungkot kasi four years ‘yung college and ngayon we’re going to different paths na rin.”


After the success of your thesis, what are your initial plans after college?

“I’m gonna pursue careers na in line sa PolSci (Political Science)  like development sectors or working in the government. I am [also] planning to take up a master’s degree in international relations.”

      -Thomas Joaquin Manapat, political science senior


Interview by IRISH FERY

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