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Economics Major Student Selected in the AMCHAM Business Leadership Program 2015

March 9,2015

AmchamThe American Chamber of Commerce Philippines has recently completed its nationwide selection of participants for its 13th Business Leadership Program (BLP) that will be held in the week of April 11-19, 2015.  From hundreds of nominees all over the country, the AMCHAM BLP is selecting only thirty (30) college students to participate in the event.  According to the guidelines, “Candidates are selected based on academic, leadership, and extra-curricular performance. An essay and series of interviews with the BLP committee determine the final candidates. Special attention is given to geographical, cultural and socio-economic diversity to form a group that truly represents the Philippines.

For this year’s (2015) batch, Ms. Monica P. Ortiz Luis of the International Business Economics and Diplomacy (IBEAD) Program of the School of Business is selected by the AMCHAM Committee to participate in Business Leadership Program.  For three (3) consecutive years now (2013, 2014 & 2015) St. Scholastica’s College has always been successful in its nominations to the program.  It can be recalled that the last time SSC was represented before that was in 2004.

The AMCHAM points out that the week of training focuses on immersing the students in 10 multinational corporation visits, numerous presentations and mentoring sessions with fifty (50) executives, and student teamwork on a Harvard business case study as well. The students bond and learn from each other – the “best of the best” from Philippine universities nationwide. The hectic schedule and the challenge of workload however is compensated by an expense-free tab, i.e., transportation, housing and food expenses are covered by the corporate sponsors of the program.  “A particularly prized benefit to the participants is the administration of the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) during the program, and the awarding of a TOEIC Certification to successful candidates”, AMCHAM added.

By: Mr. Ramon Mañalac
Dean, School of Business