Malaysian businessmen join NU International Business Symposium

Last September 18 and 19, 2017, 18 Malaysian business management practitioners were at National University to be part of the Symposium on the International Business Program.


The two-day symposium was made up of trainings and seminars wherein Organizational Behavior and Leadership, ASEAN Business Integration, and International Business were discussed by M. Arlene San Pablo, Dr. Ma. Teresa V. Gonzales, Dr. Vicente Baac, Mr. Ruben Jose G. Sanchez, and Mr. Donato Z. Estocada.


On the first day of the symposium, Ms. San Pablo discussed the importance of soft skills in business. According to her, these soft skills are vital for a company so that employees can harmoniously work well with their fellow employees.


The second half of the first day was deepen further as Dr. Gonzales, Dean of the College of Business and Accountancy, discussed more about organizational behaviour and leadership which was followed by a talk about foundations of ASEAN by Dr. Baac.


On the second day of the symposium, Mr. Sanchez elaborated the updates and trends in international business and globalization. Later, Mr. Estocada talked further about global ethics and its importance.


The said symposium was thru the initiative of NU College of Business and Accountancy in collaboration with the NU Internalization Office.

National U, DATEM Inc. sign MOA for student and faculty training program

The National University and construction company DATEM Incorporated recently inked ties for cooperative education and faculty immersion project for the benefit of the students and faculty members of the school.

The signing of the memorandum of agreement which was attended by NU and DATEM Inc. officials was held last August 19, in B Hotel, Quezon City.

Under the one-year agreement, NU can send students for on-the-job training program, management training program, while faculty members will be given the chance to immerse in the company for learning exposure.

According to College of Engineering Coordinator for OJT and Linkages Engineer Chester Dizon, the MOA signing marks the start of the university’s formal partnership with the company for the second straight year.

“It all started with the OJT program, but now they are expanding and offering other services, they are giving management training program for graduating students, at the same time, partnership for our graduates, that once they are done with the board exam, they can go through training with DATEM if they want to.” Engr. Dizon shared.

Faculty members will also be given the chance to train in the company to learn about the current trends in the field.

“Our faculty here will have exposure outside, and it is a good thing that they can go there and be updated as to what is new and what is the latest in the industry.” Engr. Dizon added.

DATEM Inc. was built in the 1980s and with more than 9000 employees, it is considered as one of the top construction companies in the country.
Aside from civil engineering students, it is also opening its doors to other courses and students who would like to train with them.

MOA signing ceremony between National U and Tata Consultancy Services

National University has been building strategic partnerships that boost quality education to the next level. Last September 19, 2017, a MOA signing ceremony occurred between National U and Tata Consultancy Services, one of the many companies listed under Tata Group enterprises.  Other Tata enterprises include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Communications, etc.  This has been made possible through the efforts of the NU Internationalization Office (NUIO).  

Present in the ceremony from TCS were Vikram Singh, the country manager, Arijit Roy, human resources head, Sudeeo Kummumal, HR Director Asia-Pacific, plus other heads. National U was represented by President Teddy Ocampo, EVP Rj Ermita, Dr. Glendora Tiu, some deans and heads. 

This proves that National U is certain about its directions as it strives to provide only the best for all its stakeholders.  

National U unveils new logo, launches first Heritage Book

National University marked another milestone after launching the university’s new logo and its very first Heritage Book last Tuesday, October 17 at the newly constructed NU Annex Building.


Chairman of the board Hans Sy and NU President Teddy Ocampo led the launching that was well-attended by NU officials, industry partners, alumni,  Jhocson family and friends.


The new brand features the school’s colors and a shield which was inspired from the old university logo. The conceptualization and approval of it took around four months and the university commissioned Interbrand to review the NU logo.


On the other hand, the Heritage Book, which is through the efforts of some NU stakeholders headed by Dr. Estrellita Gruenberg, compiled the university’s highlights from its establishment in 1900 to present.


In his speech, President Teddy Ocampo extended his gratitude to all the stakeholders for taking part in the event and for their contribution in marking the milestone for the university. He emphasized the role of NU founder Don Mariano F. Jhocson and SM patriarch Henry Sy, Sr. in the progress of the institution. “Equally meaningful are two outstanding gentlemen worthy of our accolade. They are two visionaries who knew the importance of education in building lives and building nations. We are truly fortunate that they are our guiding light in this endeavour.” Pres. Ocampo said.


Meanwhile, Chairman of the Board Hans Sy in his inspirational message gave a glimpse of the big things to come for National U. “We are already on our 9th year with National University and after painstakingly studying all the aspects of education; we are on the verge of a very ambitious expansion plan.  The name “National” that is attached to this school is quite significant for us and we intend to make it synonymous to “nationwide”.  The synergy between the school and the mall, between NU and the SM has never been clearer as this is where education meets accessibility.” Sy revealed.

National U student represents PH in Asia Pacific Youth Exchange

Never stop learning new things.

This is what the 20-year old National U student Edmar Joseph Flores had in mind when he joined the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange (APYE) program last August 11 to 23, 2017 in Incheon, South Korea.


Flores represented the Philippines in the youth leaders training which focused on developing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that can help the communities they are involved in. 


It was an experience Flores considers as one for the books as he was able to banner the Philippine flag and work with different nationalities to provide a sustainable social project for Jeonju Hanok Village in Jeonju City, Jeollabukdo Province. Flores worked with three Koreans, a Taiwanese and Vietnamese national to develop “Finding Hanoki” a trash bin which looked like a traditional Korean house.


“We did some community assessment, surveys with the local people and interviewed some mentors from the local government. After all the surveys and interviews, we summarized the ideas and came up with the project because we discovered that the problem of the community is that they lack trash bins. The bins look like the traditional house to preserve the culture of the village.” Flores shared. 


The Dinalupihan, Bataan-native did not only bring pride to NU but also to the Philippines after presenting the idea and receiving an award of excellence for the project.


The 4th year Mathematics major shared that this is a huge accomplishment for National U.


“This will serve as a bridge for National U to let students join and explore other things like APYE. National U will not only be known to be good in sports and academics but also a university that produces global youth leaders of the next generation.”  


Flores meanwhile does not plan to keep what he learned to himself as he aims to share the new experience to other NU students.


“I plan to use this experience by sharing what I learned in APYE, share the importance of SDGs and teach them how to make a change. I want other students to be inspired, to step out of their comfort zones, meet other people and be known globally. Flores ended.

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