Wednesday, March 11, 2015

20th STI NYC holds final run in Cebu City

The CAP CEBU Auditorium at the historic OsmeƱa Blvd was once again the venue of the Cebu NYC. 




Yours truly preparing for the last leg of the 20th STI NYC 



 The Students of STI College Cebu interpret the Invocation Hymn


STI College Cebu's Becky Ancheta welcomes delegates from STI Calbayog, Dumaguete, Maasin and Surigao to the 20th STI NYC. 



Asian Institute of Tourism's Paolo Fresnoza starts the ball rolling by discussing the various trends in the Tourism and Hospitality Management Industry. 



CA1 President Alma Cabagay, a former international stewardess, discusses the importance of professional imaging. 




Lay Preacher and entrepreneur, Arun Gogna, talks about how to translate your ideas into cash.




Indie Game Developer Marnielle Estrada shares to STI students how to earn in the Mobile Applications Industry.



Dr. Ricky Bunag, gives STIrers various platforms on how to develop Mobile Applications.


Orange Apps CEO Gian Javelona advises students to invest in themselves.

 STI College Cebu students dance to an intermission number.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

20th STI NYC in the City of Golden Friendship - CDO


Yours truly with the Tourism and Hospitality Management students of
STI College Cagayan de Oro


The Invocation hymn 
as performed by 
the STI College CDO Performing Arts group 
led by Mr. Dindo Labis



STI College CDO's Deputy School Administrator,
Mr. Mario  Malferrari Jr.,  
welcomes delegates from 
STI College Pagadian, Dipolog, Iligan, Malaybalay, Valencia and the host school STI College CDO.




Mr. Paolo Fresnoza, Associate Professor II from the Asian Institute of Tourism, gave STI students useful information and tips on the latest trends in the Service industry.



“The Way we Dress affects the Way we Think, Feel and Act” this was one of the important messages of Ms. Alma Cabagay on her talk




Mr. Velden Lim tells STIers to "Live Deliberately" in order for them to be successful in their field



Eng. Ricky Bunag inspires STIers in Mindanao as he tells them the story of his STI students who are now successful in the field of ICT.



Gian Javelona tells STIers that they are very lucky to have conventions like the NYC where they can learn lots of things specially those related to their field of study. 



Indie Mobile App developer Marnielle Estrada shows STI students the games he made and the money involved in making Mobile Apps.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

20th STI NYC: Travel, Tourism and Hospitatlity Management Convention


2014 STI Singing Idol Grand National Champion Coleen Zamora of STI College Meycauayan sings "Only Hope" for the Invocation Hymn of the morning session of the 20th STI NYC for THM students..


Kim Moreno and Angelica Villamater of STI College Ortigas-Cainta sings "The Prayer" for the Invocation Hymn of the afternoon session of the 20th STI NYC for THM students.



Mr. Elbert L. de Guzman, Vice-President for Communications of the STI Education Services Group, welcomes THM students during the 20th STI NYC in Metro Manila.



BE “PROACTIVE!”: UP TO DATE TRENDS IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY
SPANKY ENRIQUEZ
DIGITAL MARKETING CONSULTANT FOR THE HOTEL & RESTAURANT INDUSTRY
FOOD WRITER FOR THE PHILIPPINE STAR & BREAKFAST MAGAZINE


SOCIAL MEDIA:





After another successful run in explaining the power of Social Media during the 19th NYC, Spanky Enriquez comes back to discuss different trends in the industry that he is in - the Hospitality and Service Industry. Spanky's vast experience in this field helps STIers understand the wealth of jobs that await them when Tourism blossoms in our country. Spanky also highlights his exploits as a writer for various companies most notably his Blogging group KTG which has been invited to the best hotels and restaurants in the country to blog about the services that they offer. Spanky's versatility in this industry is shown mostly in his social media accounts that you can follow and enjoy. Spanky's grade school days were spent a La Salle Greenhills, his high school years were in the Ateneo de Manila while in college he went to the University of Santo Tomas.




Notable Gems
The Filipino Advantage
English Proficiency
Really Good-looking
The most hospitable

Discover what you do best and perfect it!

Be a Hero to your Family,
Be a Hero to you Industry,
Be a Hero to your Community!

TGIF: Thank God I'm Filipino!




PRO-FICIENCY”: SHOWCASING PROFESSIONAL EFFICIENCY THROUGH YOUR IMAGE”
MARISYLL PENGSON
CONSULTANT – JOHN ROBERT POWERS
PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT TRAINOR
COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST


SOCIAL MEDIA:
www.facebook.com/ibis59
www.twitter.com/ibsie95
email: ibsie95@yahoo.com




Marisyll Pengson is an empowered woman because she never forgets the beauty of life and everything she was given. Marisyll is a consultant at John Robert Powers where she puts her experience to work in making personal imaging an edge in the professional world. A former print ad and ramp model, Marisyll has also been a long time faculty member and administrator of St. Scholastica's College in Manila. She immersed thousands of scholasticans into her own brand of personal imaging in the years that she served that institution. She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts from the Assumption College in Makati.


Notable Gems

First impressions Last!!!
Make a written checklist of your Strenghts, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

Explore new education or training

Research career advancement opportunities
Image Elements, Self-Awareness, Enhanced Physical Presentation, Effective Communication Skills, Social Business Graciousness



To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail!!!!




THE VALUE OF A MILLION DOLLAR SMILE: FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SERVICE INDUSTRY PRACTITIONERS
ALMA CABAGAY
PRESIDENT & TRAINING DIRECTOR
CA1 TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CENTER



SOCIAL MEDIA
www.facebook.com/CA1 Flight Attendant Training Course
www.twitter.com/CA1 Training
www.instagram.com/CA1 Flight_attendanttraining






Ms. Alma Cabagay is a renowned trainer whose specialty is through the Tourism and Hospitality Management Industry.  She has also conducted various personality enhancement programs for various companies. Alma has been to numerous train the trainers trainings and has spoken to various students from St. Paul’s University, Philippine Women’s University, St. Scholastica’s College and Far Eastern University, on the tourism industry.  She has developed various modules and conducted various trainings on flight attendants and cabin crew members of various companies most notably the Presidential crew of President Noynoy Aquino.

She got most of her learnings also from various trainings and most notably her experiences as International Flight Attendant for the Philippine Airlines. She is the founder, President and Training Director of her own company, CA1 Training and Development Center which specializes on Flight Attendant Training.





Notable Gems
The first step to great customer service is 
a simple smile and a hello.
Customers remember the service a lot longer than they remember the price
Dream Big – Do it! Do it right! Do it Right now!

ALWAYS REMEMBER

Who the Secretary of Tourism is because you are in the Tourism industry!




Hutch Auer, lead singer of the Ganadorian Theorem of STI College Ortigas-Cainta - the 1st Runner-up of the STI Battle of the Bands Competition, sings "Thinking out Loud" to the STIers. This was during the intermission number of the afternoon session of the THM convention.




The Raffle winner of one Starmobile Phablet!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

20th STI NYC: ICT & Engineering Convention


The Stage Group of STI College Global City interprets the song "I Look to You" during  the Invocation Hymn of the 20th STI NYC at the Aliw Theatre




STI Education Services Group President and CEO takes time off his busy schedule to welcome all the delegates of the STI NYC at the Aliw Theatre.


GOING MOBILE!: THE POWER OF MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT”
MARK BANTIGUE
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR


SOCIAL MEDIA:
http://www.facebook.com/markbantigue
http://twitter.com/markbantigue



Since Mobile Application development became the focal point of the NYC for the ICT and Engineering students, STI then partnered with Globe Telecoms to see how Mobile Apps are in the Telco industry. In comes Mr. Mark Bantigue who is the Business Development Director of Globe Telecoms.  Mark brings with his experience in the Telco Business and also in the Mobile App industry. Before he entered Globe he was the Marketing Manager of Groupon. Mark handles G Movies and challenged the STI students to take a look at the G Movies App and give suggestions on how to improve it.




QUOTABLE QUOTES:
“You’ve got to start with the CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE and work back toward the technology.” - STEVE JOBS

Look at Problems as opportunities! Look for a problem then find a solution!

NOTABLE GEMS:
Average user regularly uses only 35 apps
97% abandoned after 30 days (never used again)
36% only used once then deleted


G MOVIES – an all-in-one solution for Movie Tickets on the go.





 GOING MOBILE!: THE POWER OF MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT”
ENGR. FERDINAND “RICKY” BUNAG
FACULTY MEMBER, STI COLLEGE BACOOR

SOCIAL MEDIA:
www.facebook.com/ferdinand.bunag02
www.twitter.com/frbunag
www.instagram.com/frbunag




Ricky has been a faculty member of STI College Bacoor since 1996 teaching IT subjects.  He has helped the STI head office Training group in various training events which referred him as one of the speakers for the STI IT Caravan back in 2002.  Since then he was part of the STI IT Caravan team which talked to more than 3,000 High School students per session in 40 sites nationwide.  He was eventually invited to talk to STI’ers in the NYC after a few years.  Ricky is best remembered for his participation in the 15th, 16th, 18th and 19th NYC handling various topics that needed his expertrise. He was also given numerous awards namely "Faculty with a Heart" in 2001 and "Excellence in School Management and Community Involvement" in 2003.He was a Top Rated Faculty Trainer and a curriculum developer/ consultant for DCET and Computer Engineering courses. He was also the adviser of the Association of Computer Technician Students (ACTS) that won the national award for "Outstanding STI Student Organization" in 2001. He was also the Thesis Adviser of the STI national award "Most Outstanding Thesis Project for BSCS/BSIT" in 2008. He was the first recognized TESDA Accredited Assessor for "Computer Hardware Servicing NC 2" in the province of Cavite. A MSEE major in Computer Engineering graduate of TUP and a Doctor of Technology (ABD) also from the same university. 



QUOTABLE QUOTES:
“Imagination is more important than Knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the World!” – Albert Einstein

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do!” – Steve Jobs


NOTABLE GEMS:
BELIVE IN YOURSELF!


Logic will get you from a to b but imagination will take you everywhere

YES! AN STIer can!






““APP-TITUDES”: FUNDAMENTALS OF MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT”
GIAN JAVELONA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ORANGE APPS INC.

SOCIAL MEDIA:






He is now known as the Pinoy Steve Jobs, the wonder kid who solved a perennial school problem and was rewarded by being the Chief Executive Office of his own company Orange Apps Inc. He was 19 years old when he started his company while he was a Junior at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.  Using an android phone, Gian created a Mobile Application that helped solve PUP’s enrolment problem as most of the 70,000 students patronized his Mobile app, and the rest is history as he puts it. He later on sought help for his company and through the leading incubator in the country, Ideaspace foundation, Microsoft Corporation (Bizpark Program) and Angel investors from South East Asia he got the needed funding and mentorship to carry on his vision of changing people’s lives through education. 





QUOTABLE QUOTES
If you’re looking for opportunities you are looking for people.

Don’t work for the money!  Work for yourself, Invest in yourself

Sometimes you win sometimes you LEARN
Life is a continuous process of non-stop Failing


HITMAKER
“Hindi lahat ng Pogi’t Maganda ay nagiging artista- yung iba nagiging Programmer!” 




“”APPS-START” YOUR SUCCESS IN THE MOBILE APP MARKET
HOWARD GO
CO-FOUNDER MOCHIBITS.COM
MOBILE APP DEVELOPER


SOCIAL MEDIA:




Howard started out as a Computer Science student but ended up graduating with a degree in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University. He then taught for four years and went into the corporate world. He was with Digitel Mobile Philppines Inc. for nearly seven years wherein he was once the Vice-President for Sales & Distribution. He then shifted careers and became a Mobile Game developer as he co-founded Mochibits.com. Howard is involved with the game level content design, concept design monetization and programming of their products. To sum it all up, he involved in almost everything. He is now earning more than what he was earning when he was in the corporate world.



QUOTABLE QUOTES:
Life quotes don’t agree – Good things come to those who wait – Fortune favors the bold!

You’re only as strong as your weakest link

If you want to be a hero, take a picture of yourself on the roof top!

NOTABLE GEMS

THE BAD INVESTMENT LOOP
I gave it the best years of my life
I won’t quit because I’m no quitter
It will get better
There’s nothing out there for me


It’s a good time to be a Mobile App Game Developer!






STI Education Services Group's Vice-President for Academics is interviewed by the staff of Umagang Kay Ganda about the STI NYC.


The Stage Group does an intermission number!


The three speakers are called back once again to give some parting shots.


It's Raffle time with the winner of one Diamond D2 Starmobile Phablet.