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SAEc Training-Workshop on Basic Quantitative Techniques for Research

The School of Applied Economics (SAEc) is tasked with teaching, conducting research and providing advisory and extension services to government and private institutions. SAEc has designed, for its extension, the Research Assistance and Training in Economics and Econometrics (RATEE) Program for researchers, planners and policy makers. These programs are designed in response to the growing need to enhance and/or upgrade the quantitative skills of researchers and planners involved in agriculture, economics, and other related disciplines where decision-making requires quantitative analyses.

SAEc, in partnership with the Mindanao Economics and Econometrics Association, Inc. (MEEA), will conduct the training on Basic Quantitative Techniques for Research, this June 4 - 6, 2015 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) at the SAEc AVR, USeP, Obrero, Davao City. The training is designed for academicians and researchers in the private and public sector. Participants will be able to gain knowledge in identifying appropriate methods for undertaking statistical analyses of various data types using software applications. One of the main purposes of the training is to introduce the research process, sampling methods, exploratory data analysis, and descriptive and inferential statistics.

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USeP Hosts Job Fair 2015 for Graduates and Alumni

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) hosts Pre-employment Seminars on April 6 and 7, and Job Fair on April 8, at the USeP Cultural and Sports Center (USeP Gym).

The aim of the said event assists graduating students and alumni find gainful occupations. The said fair is conducted in partnership with the University Guidance and Testing Office (UGTO), USeP – Public Employment Service Office (USeP-PESO), and Office of Alumni and Development.

In addition, the pre-employment seminar and job fair opt to prepare the students in interviews and job applications as well as to assist them in finding jobs suited for their skills and preference. Aside from establishing linkages with business establishments, the event also hopes to establish partnerships with agencies for future career enhancement programs.

The pre-employment seminar for Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM), College of Governance and Business (CGB), and School of Applied Economics (SAEc) started in the morning of April 6, 2015, while the College of Engineering and Institute of Computing started on the afternoon of the same day. On April 7, the College of Technology also had the same pre-employment seminar. The Job Fair will be on April 8 from 8am until 5pm.

For inquiries, please contact 227 – 8192 local 230.
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USEP IC Students Dominate SWEEP Open Competition

The Information Technology (IT) students of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) bagged the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP) Innovation and Excellence Awards in this year’s competition, SWEEP Open: Smart DevNet Innovation. It is a mobile apps development competition opened to all undergraduate students.

Participants from various schools and universities nationwide created applications that will address consumer needs as it would be introduced in the market.

The contenders registered and submitted their final and complete entry online which was scrutinized with the criteria for judging that included relevance (market need) and potential business model – 40 percent; user experience (design and ease of use) – 25 percent; and innovation (technology to be implemented in the product) – 35 percent.

Following competition mechanics, all entries went through blind screening in selecting the five apps, and USEP Institute of Computing (IC) students proudly notched all top five entries as chosen by SMART. Among the winning applications are TextPlus, The Adventures of Juan, AutoFix, SOSApp, and Food Travel.

The USeP students, viz: Jason Christopher Uy, Zanneth May Dinopol, Janda 
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USeP Hosts National Mining, Geology, and Metallurgy Conference 2015

The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) hosted the second National Mining, Geology and Metallurgy Conference 2015 with the theme "Upholding the Visions of Responsible Mineral Development through Inter-school Relations and Camaraderie" on February 5 – 7.

The goal of the said conference was to educate the participants about the latest innovations in their profession and at the same time promote good relationship among the future miners and geologists from varied schools and universities. Mining and Geology students from several universities enjoyed the first day of Sports and Special Events held at the USeP Social Hall and grounds.

At the Symposium Proper, students were enriched with knowledge about different topics concerning their profession. It includes new policy updates about the implementation of certain provisions of Executive Order 79 and the government policy on black sand mining, as well as the tectonic setting and mineralization potential of Eastern Mindanao.
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USeP Hosts APEC Information Roadshow

Administrators, faculty and students from the academic institutions in Davao City and representatives from some government agencies gathered at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) on March 3 to participate in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 101. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has selected USeP to host the APEC 101: Awareness and Information Roadshow.

The Roadshow aims to reach out to students across the country and share with them what is in store during the APEC 2015 Philippine Host Year, and what this means to the Filipino people.

Dr. Perfecto A. Alibin, USeP President, welcomed the participants and challenged the students to take their future into their own hands by helping raise the standards of living as what the APEC had envisioned. He also urged them to start it today by taking the APEC 101 Roadshow seriously and voicing out their ideas and plans as the future leaders.

The welcome remarks was followed by the presentation of Hon. Laura Q. del Rosario, Undersecretary for International Economic Relations, DFA, who talked about raising the awareness of the Philippines’ APEC hosting, the APEC 101 Campaign, which is designed to elevate the public’s understanding of APEC as an organization, and the Philippines’ role in APEC. She also pointed out the benefits from the Philippines’ APEC
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