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The College of Computer Science participated in the recently concluded 1st Bohol Informationa and Communications Technology (ICT) Summit for Students last March 10, 2011 at the Bohol Cultural Center. The whole day activity was divided into two parts with ICT-related contests in the morning and a series of talks on the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Work World in the afternoon.

The HNU participants in the different contests proved their skills and knowledge by grabbing the top spots in their respective fields. Mr. Jaka Mapalo, a 4th year BSCS student, and Mr. Seth Malaki, a 2nd year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) student, were declared Champions in the Graphics Design Contest and Web Designing Contest, respectively. Ms. Christine Marie Zacal and Mr. Julieto Bernasor, both 3rd year BSIT students, also grabbed the top spot in the Pinoy IT Henyo contest, while the HNU team composed of Mr. Ervin Brian Sumalinog (BSCS-4), Ms. Irish Charmie Tandog (BSCS-4), and Ms. Ethel Orias (BSIT-2), landed in the 4th spot tied with another school in the Quiz Bowl. The winners received a certificate and cash prize from the organizers.

On another level of participation, Mr. Brian Rosal, a faculty member of the College, served as a coach of HNU’s contestants to the Web Designing and Graphics Design Contests, at the same time served as one of the judges on both contests. Furthermore, Mrs. Amie Rosarie Caballo, Dean of the College of Computer Science and HNU’s representative to the Bohol ICT Council, spearheaded the activities for the students, together with faculty-representatives from Mater Dei College and the University of Bohol.

The afternoon session was filled with inputs on seeking employment and techniques in applying for a job which was delivered by the Department of Labor and Employment, company background and job opportunities of ETC Solutions, a local call center company, and Stream Global, a Cebu-based call center company. It was capped with inspiring words from the Governor himself, Hon. Gov. Edgar M. Chatto, and Sec. John Ivan Uy of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology.

To note, HNU was among the 11 schools and universities that participated in the said summit, which was organized by the Bohol Information and Communications Technology Council, the Provincial Government of Bohol, the City Government of Tagbilaran and the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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