Alexandria: ‘Show up, show courage, show confidence, and everything will come right after’

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What do you think makes UST the “dream” university? Personally, How did UST live up to your expectations?

“It’s because of the culture, […] the university being this academically competent, and you know, welcoming on all kinds of academic excellences. I think besides that, ‘yung compassion nila sa students kasi nasa core values naman natin ‘yun.”


What are you looking forward to after your graduation? 

“I really plan to go to law school […] Kaya really, cross fingers na lang kung saang school ako mapunta.”


What is something you know you will always look back to throughout the years you’ve spent in UST? 

“It’s really the confidence na nakuha ko during my stay here kasi ang bread and butter talaga ng major namin is really recitations, readings, and passing papers. So it’s really oral and written skills na matetest, kung gaano ako kagaling, ganon. And besides confidence, it’s really me being resourceful kasi hindi lahat ng kinakailangan namin in college, binibigay ng mga professors namin. I really have to find my way to get those kinds of materials.”


How did UST hone you as a student now that you plan to enter law school?

“I think the combination of core values and the spartan values na tinatawag sa PolSci is that you have this competence, compassion and commitment, and as spartans […] more on just show up, show courage, show confidence, and everything will come right after.”


     – Alexandria Ryle Munar, political science senior



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