My son came home from college this past weekend.
He’s having the time of his life.

He skied 4 times the past week.

I had to ask him “Are you going to class???”
He says he has all A’s in his classes…we’ll see.

Should you hire an OFS who’s still going to school? It depends.

The minimum age required to create an jobseeker account is 18.  Someone who is 18 is college-age in the Philippines.
We have profiles in our database who are still in college or went back to college during the pandemic, so you may encounter students while recruiting.

School is a huge commitment in the Philippines. One college unit there is equivalent to 3 hours of school work per week (1-2 hours in-class + 1 hour recommended study time). Most Filipino college students are required to enroll in at least 12 units per semester to graduate on time.

That’s 36 hours of school work per week. This is equivalent to (or more than) most universities in the USA.
Whether they could work full-time while going to school is a legitimate concern.

If that OFS is going to school full-time (12 units or more), I would caution against hiring that person because:

  • They won’t be able to focus on the work because their education is going to come first (which it should) or
  • They wouldn’t be able to focus on their education because of work. It might cause them to drop out or fail in their classes.

If that OFS is going to school part-time, (night school or weekend college allow their students to take fewer credits but it takes them longer to finish their education), I’d consider hiring them if:

  • They don’t have any other jobs, AND
  • They can do their schoolwork outside of work hours.

I’ve learned that having a college degree in the Philippines is a big deal.
Like, family members will look down on you of you don’t have a college degree.
A lot of people think you’re only qualified to be a nanny if you don’t have a college degree.

Let them finish their schooling.  It will affect them for the rest of their lives..