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 marks new milestone; celebrates 117th founding anniversary

The National University successfully celebrated its 117th founding anniversary from July 31 to August 5 at the National U premises.

Dubbed as “Limitless @ 117; Defying Limits, Expanding Horizons”, the one-week event showcased and acknowledged the talents of the students, professors and the employees of the university.

The week-long celebration kicked-off last July 31 with the Arch Parade which was followed by the debate eliminations, opening of the exhibits to launch the University Week, Bulldogs Hunt in the afternoon and Battle of the Bands in the evening.

The NU Service and OVAL Awards 2017 held last August 1 at NU Social Hall served as one of the highlights of the anniversary celebration.

The university recognized the employees who have rendered years of dedicated service for the school. Five years’ service awardees include Cindie Almeda (CEAS), Engr. Allan Alzona (CEng), Ria Cristina Argonza (CEAS), Jan Felix Ayonayon (CEng), Walter Jerom Cabale (CAH), Sergio Canaria (Campus Mngmt), Santa Reina Cruz (Accounting), Godhiel De Pedro (CAH), Arnel Diego (CEAS), Renato Garduque (Security Office), Joel Gonzales (Registrar), Diana Lumogdang (Learning Resource Center), Ma. Lourdes Olegario (CEAS), Engr. Jonrey Ranada (CEng), Arlene Trillanes (QMO) and Ma. Honey Belle Vicencio (Guidance Services).

College of Allied Health Dean Dr. Leonora Concepcion was acknowledged as the lone ten years’ service awardee, while fifteen years in service are Dr. Modesta Adolfo of Health Services and Helinor Medina from CBA. Twenty years in service is Ma. Teresa Montemayor (Registrar), twenty five years in service is Rosauro Ducay of Campus Management and thirty years’ service awardees are Gerardo Aducal (Physical Facilities) and Robert Lamata (CDent). Elisa Manuel of Purchasing Office was recognized for her thirty five years’ of service in the university.

Aside from the service awards, the management also chose the OVAL awardees or the employees who embody the outstanding values of the school. Elisa Manuel was awarded for “Integrity”, “Compassion” award was given to Engr. Ambrosio Enriquez, while “Industry” award was given to Yehlen Abenoja and Sylvia Longno was recognized for “Resilience”.

In his speech, President Teddy Ocampo thanked all the employees and students for their concern and continued support for the school. He also shared the university’s developments, from National U Sports Academy in Laguna to the planned expansion in Fairview Quezon City and Baliuag Bulacan.

National U-College of Engineering inks ties with DENSO Techno Philippines

To fully equip College of Engineering’s faculty members and students, National U formally inked ties with DENSO Techno Philippines, last March 20, 2017 at the DENSO office in Makati City.

According to Engineering Dean Alexa Ray Fernando, the partnership, which is good for one year, is due to the intention of making National U students and graduates qualified to take positions in the field of electronics and computer engineering.

DENSO TECHNO, according to the company website, is part of DENSO Group of Companies, a Japanese-owned company that is chiefly responsible for handling the process from specification development to mass production for the development and design of mass-produced products for customers. This involves a wide range of technical fields covering software design, electronic circuit design, and equipment design. They are also the leaders in production of electronic devices, in the side of embedded systems and C programming.

“The nature of partnership is faculty-industry immersion, possible recruitment for our graduates, curriculum revision and some other activities like conducting seminars and workshops.” Dean Fernando said.

One of the major activities is the April to May 2017 faculty industry immersion wherein Electronics department professor Engineer Joy Carpio and Computer department professor Engineer Rafael Ventura qualified as immersionists. “The main purpose of their immersion is to learn (from DENSO) what current technology is needed in the industry and to benchmark their engineering practices. Hopefully, they will be able to apply these to our programs.” Fernando added.

Fernando also shared that DENSO is partnering with different universities, and they chose to associate with NU this year because they were impressed by a number of NU alumni working for them.

The MOA signing was attended by the top management both from DENSO and National U.

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