Rosario leaves Petron, pursues dream of becoming a flight attendant
Mark Escarlote on Dec 29, 2016 03:11 PM
Gusto ko magamit din ang pinag-aralan ko -- CJ Rosario on becoming a flight attendant
Petron middle CJ Rosario will be flying on a different career path.
The 5-foot-11 former Arellano University standout is pursuing her dream of becoming a flight attendant and is set to train with the country’s flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, starting February next year.
A tourism graduate, Rosario will be following the footsteps of another volleyball player turned FA, former University of the Philippines player Southlyn Ramos.
“Gusto ko magamit din ang pinag-aralan ko,” said the 23-year-old Rosario, who led Arellano to a breakthrough NCAA title two years ago. “I worked hard to earn this degree (Tourism) so gusto ko din magamit.”
Rosario, sister of Talk ‘N Text forward Troy Rosario, added that PAL, a sister company of Petron under the San Miguel Corporation, calling her to train came as a surprise.
“I didn't expect na matatanggap ako. I just applied,” said the Petron’s second overall pick in the 2016 PSL Draft.
She was supposed to start her training early this month but Rosario and the Tri-Activ Spikers were then busy with their PSL Grand Prix championship series with eventual back-to-back titlists Foton.
“They told me that training starts on Game 1 of the Finals. Nag-beg off,” narrated the NCAA Season 91 Best Spiker winner. “Na-sched siya ng Game 2 naman. So parang ayaw na talaga ako paglaruin. Nagpa-sched ulit ako at na-sched ako this Feb.”
Rosario has yet to formally sign a contract with the airline but is now working with Red Cross as preparation to her FA training.
“From now until February, sabi nila mag-Red Cross daw muna ako to prepare me for being a flight attendant,” she said.
Playing volleyball for quite some time now, Rosario takes her career change as a new and exciting challenge.
“Parang volleyball lang ‘yan; sa una mahirap. Pero sa bandang huli madali na,” added Rosario, who is not closing the door on a return to the court.
And Petron will always be welcome to accept her if she decides to return.
“Petron officials told me that their doors would always be open. If being an FA doesn't work out, I always have something to bank on,” said Rosario. “They will still welcome me because we're a family. I will just try using my career.”
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