Business Student Organizations Presidents Affirm Collaboration
With a fresh set of officers and renewed mandate to lead student organizations in the School of Business, the Presidents of the respective student organizations re-affirm continued collaboration with each other in serving the business students. In the recent start-of-the-schoolyear meeting with Dean Ramon R. Mañalac of the School of Business, the student leaders were oriented on the challenges of being leaders of academic student organizations. Tagged as the Council of Business Leaders (COBL), they were reminded by Dean Manalac that they are basically serving common constituency and that effort should be made to undertake activities that will benefit the entire business student membership. In the same token, while they are responsible for their own organization goals, the measure of performance is not in the number of activities being undertaken but in the context of the purpose. Each organization therefore should focus on the relevance of the activity vis-à-vis its academic program. Overall, the organization presidents were apprised of pertinent group leadership dimensions peculiar to their organization.
An initial list of collaborative projects that may be undertaken by the COBL includes the all-year-level acquaintance gathering, year-level academic quiz competition, faculty-student outreach and community service, among others. These are plans to be calendared over and abov
e the year-long plans already programmed by the respective organizations.
The dynamic organization presidents are Kathleen Marice Radam, Business Information Technology Society (BITS); Monica P. Ortiz-Luis, Economics Organization (EconOrg); Zuleika Casino, Junior Association of Management (JAM); Andrea Lorraine Erazao, Junior Financial Executives (JFINEX); and Ariane Marie M. Ardio, Junior Marketing Association (JMA).
by: Ramon R. Mañalac, Dean, School of Business