AFTER a decorated volleyball career with La Salle's multi-titled women's volleyball team, libero Melissa Gohing is looking to make her mark in the corporate world.
“I’m planning to find the perfect job that fits my course,” the 21-year-old said as she looks forward to pursuing a career outside volleyball after graduating with a degree in Mass Media.
“Maybe marketing, events, PR (public relations), something like that,” Gohing said when asked about what career path she wants to pursue.
However, learning isn’t over yet for the comely libero as she has taken up a Masters degree in Marketing Communications at La Salle after finishing college.
Gohing, however, isn’t ending her volleyball career just yet.
“Hindi pa naman ako retired. Maybe I will play sa commercial leagues pero not now,” Gohing said.
Gohing ended her collegiate career with a bang by helping La Salle’s Lady Archers win a third consecutive UAAP crown when they swept Ateneo in the best-of-three Finals.
It was her fourth crown in an illustrious five-year career with the Lady Spikers.
“My dream is to play for a La Salle team and win one championship. But God blessed me with four championships. It’s the hard work that really paid off,” Gohing said.
Minutes after La Salle wrapped up its UAAP title, Gohing showed her emotions, crying and hugging her teammates as well as head coach Ramil De Jesus.
She said it was extra-special playing with a closely-knit group.
“This year was really special to me because intact ‘yung team. I’ve come to know my teammates and their families. I really got to know more about the team," she said.
“I was 50 percent happy and 50 percent sad. I was having separation anxiety because sobrang close nung team. I was happy because it was my biggest accomplishment in my life,” Gohing said.