AYLC 2017 names T.I.P. Manila student as one of top delegates
Mark Jared Van Ocampo, 4th year Chemical Engineering student of the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Manila was recently named as one of the Top 81 delegates of the Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC) 2017.
Following the footsteps of T.I.P. delegates to the AYLC last school year (Jay-Bee R. Landayan and Charles Julius S. Oliquino of T.I.P. Manila, and Juan Miguel N. Dinglasan and Dennise Joyce B. Reyes of T.I.P. Quezon City), Ocampo also underwent a rigorous screening process that involved facing panelists from the Ayala Group of Companies. With more than 600 applicants this year, the list of AYLC hopefuls was narrowed down to 163, where Ocampo was included and finally selected as one of the Top 81 delegates.
Ocampo currently holds the position of President and Marketing Officer in the Department of Chemical Engineering Student Council and the Junior Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineering of T.I.P. Manila, respectively. A seasoned student leader, Ocampo explained that his experience in student organizations taught him to handle situations and problems well, and has helped him create a better version of himself.
The 19-year-old T.I.P.ian believes that one does not need a title to lead. “True leadership comes from the inside. It is not something that is simply assigned or given,” he said. “To be a leader is to have the ability to face and conquer challenges. It is about being open to new experiences and being the positive driving force behind a team’s success,” he added.
Ocampo is expected to participate in the 4-day AYLC 2017 that will be held on February 7 to 10 at Lima Park Hotel, Batangas.
The AYLC, launched by the Ayala Group of Companies in 1998, is a student leadership summit participated in by outstanding student leaders selected from various colleges and universities across the country. It is designed “to build the chosen delegates’ confidence and hone their leadership skills, to nurture commitment to integrity and principled leadership, to foster nationalism and idealism, and to encourage faithful stewardship of their communities and the country’s future.”