Is your son or daughter going to take the entrance exam at DLSU – College of St. Benilde?
Here is my Number One Tip: Take the Parent’s Tour!
Initially, our intention for taking the college entrance exam at DLSU – College of St. Benilde (DLSU-CSB) is to have a fall back just in case we don’t make it in other schools. I also have this misconception of DLSU-CSB as the “alternative of those who are kicked out from other schools.”
However, all of this changed right after I took the Parent’s Tour during DLSU – CSB Entrance Exam.
Today, I am a CONVERT! I am wishing that Kuya Mig will pass the DLSU-CSB entrance exam!
You wanna know my reasons?
Here are the 10 + 1 Awesome Things That I Love About DLSU-CSB: (or shall I say things that made me a CONVERT for DLSU-CSB!)
Students are asked to line up to go to their respective examination rooms. DLSU-St. Benilde may appear to be very organized as they have three schedules for their entrance exams, hence the volume of examinees are evenly distributed.
They had chairs for waiting examinees in the lobby. Aside from that, there are more chairs than examinees!
Parents can register during the examination date. My son, Kuya Mig, signed me up during the submission of entrance examination application. Thanks, Kuya! I really appreciated the experience!
Parents joining the tour are ushered into the Library where we were divided into groups based on the course chosen by our children. The tour lasted for about 2 hours. Let me assure you that you will not be bored. The tour is a far cry from the simple audio-visual presentation that other schools do.
I joined the tour of the School of Design and Arts (SDA) Building since my son chose BS Architecture. Off we went to the new SDA Building, which is located at 950 Pablo Ocampo St., in Malate, Manila. It is just 500 meters away from DLSU-CSB Taft Campus.
Take note, we need not walk for coasters and a revo were waiting for us to take us to our destination. Sosyal!
Just a few blinks and we are infront of the awesome 14-storey all glass SDA Building!
State of the Art Facilities
From the building to the studios to the laboratory — all are brand new and equipment are of the latest models!
We finally figured out — This is where the tuition fee goes. The school really invests on facilities to make sure that students are well prepared when they get out in the real world.
They even claim that their video and editing facilities are at par and some are even more advanced than those of ABS-CBN and GMA-7.
Wipe that drool off your face, man! Music room complete with high tech sound equipment!
Being familiar with advanced technologies gives our kids the edge when they start working in the real international corporate world. Learning curve is minimized, self confidence will soar, giving the students plus points in the future places of employment.
Wacom computers for drawings and animation work.
I love their library as they have access to online databases! Did you know that they have a budget of 1 million pesos every year for the acquisition of books???
Industry-Practitioners as Faculty Members
At the very least, faculty members have MA Degrees. More importantly, they are industry practitioners. Students gain advantage by tapping on the teacher’s vast experience and expertise in the real world.
Well-Versed Tour Guides
Carrie and Marian were our guides. Carrie is with the Marketing Unit while Marian is a student under the Consular Affairs Program.
Whoever thought of having a student as one of the guides hit a brilliant idea! Marian shared her awesome experiences with the school. It’s nice to hear very spontaneous sharing of actual experiences.
Marian narrated how easy it is for students to borrow equipment! The equipment are readily available to students. Faculty members and even personnel have a hard time borrow these equipment. It’s reserved for the students!
Very Clean Rest Rooms
Very similar to an international airport! Very clean and all the facilities are working!
Have I told you how clean the hallways are? it’s all white and has glass walls!
Our tour guides explained that the inspiration of Architech Eduardo Calma, who designed the SDA Building, is a crumpled paper. This explains the irregularly shaped classrooms with angular and clean lines. The intent is to make students think out of the box!
The hallways are designed to become exhibit areas of the works of students! Numerous spot lights are installed for this purpose.
Also observed is the very sosyal fire exit! Very spacious!
I’m just talking about the hallways, wait till you see the classrooms!