Build Your Life & Career After College

College is finally over. What’s next? How do you build a rewarding career?

startupbookStart UP is a practical guide to the next stage of your life. This book will help you:

  • Discover your calling by identifying your passions, skills, and the needs of the world you want to address
  • Pursue the best way to engage the world: whether to become an employee, entrepreneur, or a social servant
  • Build the foundations for a sustainable life

You may even learn a thing or two about the art of computer maintenance.

It’s very tempting to blast your resume to potential employers right after graduation. But don’t rush. Think ahead. Plan. Read this book.


Book Chapters

Locate: Find your place.


Boot Your OS.

As you leave college life behind and face the exciting, but often uncertain world of work, you need to know yourself. This chapter will help you come to terms with your identity, personality, and challenge you to have what Stephen Covey calls a “changeless core.”


Install Your Apps.

Fresh from college, you are like a computer with newly installed apps–these are the skills you are about to offer to the world. This chapter will help you identify these skills and help you acquire new ones.


Check Your Bookmarks.

What are your passions? This chapter helps you discover your passions and why they are important in building your skills and your career.

Enter the App Market

Enter the App Market.

Don’t settle for the industries that you only know about. There are many industries waiting for you to offer your services. This chapter will help you decide where to start looking for a job.

Setup Your Homepage

Setup your Homepage.

This chapter will help you discover your calling. Most often, you can find it at the intersection of your passions, skills, and the needs of the market.

Share: Engage the World.



Becoming an employee is not your only option. You have other options: become an entrepreneur, or a social servant. This chapter helps you discover which of these options are suitable for you.



Hold on. Before you send that resume to hundreds of companies, read this chapter and discover the best ways to apply for a job.



Passion. Skills. The needs of the world. These three circles help you discover your calling. But what if you are lacking in one or more areas? This chapter helps you integrate your passion, skills, and be responsive to the needs of the world.

Update: Sustain your life.

System Maintenance

System Maintenance.

If you want to retain your edge and keep functioning well in your personal and professional life, you need to take care of your physical and mental health. Read this chapter to discover how to start working on your work-life balance.

Save Often

Save Often.

Money is a great tool if you know how to use it well. A lot of young professionals get mired into a spending spree early in their career. This chapter helps you build the habits to save money often and develop a healthy relationship with money.

Network Connections

Network Connections.

As you start working, you will become busy and may drift away or lose contact with friends and family. This chapter helps you realize the importance of your connections–both the your acquaintances and close friends.

Troubleshooting Guide

Troubleshooting Guide.

You will encounter setbacks, difficulties, and problems in your personal and professional life. This chapter will help you develop resilience and build a strategy to deal with such setbacks.

About the Author

Mighty RasingMighty C. Rasing is the Program Development Director for the Central Conferences of Young People’s Ministries, the global youth ministry agency of the United Methodist Church. Husband to Charina and Tatay to Malcolm. In 2006, Mighty resigned from a budding career in the BPO industry to serve as the National President of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship in the Philippines.

He is a youth worker, blogger, and part-time geek. On his spare time, he writes Ilocano poetry and short stories.

He blogs at Check out his author website at

Start Up is published by Discipleship Resources Philippines.


Buy the Book

The price of the book is P250 plus shipping fee.

Shipping fees:
P85 – Metro Manila
P120 – Outside Metro Manila

The book is also available at the showroom of Discipleship Resources Philippines, UMC Bldg. 900 UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila. (The building is in front of the Manila Police District Headquarters, beside the Philippine Bible Society Bldg.) It is also available at Philippine Christian Bookstores.

For questions and inquiries, please text 09178163127 or send an email to mighty (at)

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Personal Budget –
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