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Acenas is CMU’s first AmCham BOP Qualifier

In an  up close  interview with Acenas, he said, “My experience in the  AmCham  Phils Business Orientation Program  2014  of the American  Chamber of Commerce  of the Philippines, Inc. can summarize in this quote, “We don’t have to be good in everything, we just have to be one of the best in something”. Fortunately, among  the five nominees, I was the lucky one who made it in the final list and became the first CMU student to be able to qualify in the AmCham BOP”.

Top  1 Dean’s Lister of  the College of  Engineering Angelo A. Acenas  shared his experience during the week -long  BOP in Makati City on May 3-11, 2014.  “ I was able to  met  the US Ambassador  to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg. It was indeed an amazing experience”  he revealed.

He added that his journey in BOP was not that easy “ I  had to work in an Auto Supply to buy all the things that I need for the event including my clothes. I am preparing to look good in front of the CEOs. As to the BOP experience itself, it was the best in my life. Lots of first time did happen. I am glad because I  represented  the students who may be financially challenged, yet intellectually and morally deserving. This is my opportunity to  promote the island of Mindanao, an avenue to learn more”, Acenas  added.

Acenas attended  the BOP with some other 31  university students across the country who are qualifiers in  the AmCham Phils.  The  components of  the program include  company visits such as Coca-Cola , Bank of the Phil. Islands,  Wells Fargo, Chevron, etc.  They also met the  chief executive officers  and  mentors  of the  business projects.

The activity aimed to  promote a venue  for the constructive  competitive exchange  of ideas of aspiring young leaders,  harness students analytical  and problem-solving skills in the context of  real- life business environment, and help them enhance mutual understanding, cooperation, and communication skills, especially with AmCham companies.

It maybe recalled  that University President Dr. Maria Luisa R. Soliven and  then the Vice-President for Academic Affairs  (now the Caraga State University President Dr. Anthony Penaso) joined Acenas during the closing ceremony at the New Makati Hotel, Makati City.

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