The DGI was invited to the panel discussion with which the School of Accounting and Business Administration (FACPYA, Spanish abbreviation) finished the celebration of its 58th anniversary.
Ing. Tomas Rodriguez Elizondo, Deputy Director of the Projects and Services Area of the Information Technology Department, participated in the Panel Discussion that took place in the Gumersindo Cantu Hinojosa Auditorium.
Before a completely full auditorium Lic. Miguel Tamez Cano, as moderator, and Ing. Ernesto Colunga, Director of Systems and Information Technology of the State Secretariat of Finance and General Treasury participated in the event.
Ing. Gonzalo Soto Mejia, ‘Internacional de Sistemas’ Founder and CEO; Ing. Antonio Villalobos Rodriguez, CEMEX Information Technology Director and also Lic. Gaspar Alberto Guevara Luna -as a graduate from FACPYA- participated in this event.
The talk was about specific topics related to Information Technology and it started with the personal experience of participants after finishing their studies; in this topic, all they agreed that experience is basic for the performance of activities out of the halls.
They also mentioned that sometimes the lack of experience must be beaten with other characteristics such as enthusiasm, creativity and sacrifice, and in this way people’s temper is really important as part of the personality.
Other topics discussed were the opportunities that people graduated from Information Technology have these days, as well as the importance that the school has when hiring people from different institutions and the time this difference remains after graduating.
“Some companies give importance to the institution but it just takes months to demonstrate that with practice and enthusiasm, the school is not important anymore,” agreed the speakers.
Ing. Tomas Rodriguez, Deputy Director of the DGI Projects and Services Area, invited students to be creative.
“After graduating, you must consider that in this changing and globalized world only people with creativity have more possibilities of improving themselves in any company”.
“We must be aware that in short time we will have Chinese and Indian people competing here in our city, so we will be fighting against countries with a really important workforce, and creativity is a decisive factor,” concluded engineer Rodriguez Elizondo.
Then, at the end of the discussion, it was time for questions and answers that were made by students who filled the School’s Main Auditorium, even when it was Friday night.
At the end of the event, Professor Eliud Palacios Trevino, FACPYA Principal, went up onto the platform to thank all the participants for their contribution to the panel discussion and to give recognition to everyone.
“I want to thank you and give recognition to your will because while today, Friday, most of the students are having fun, you are still here at school participating in the celebration of these first 58 years of FACPYA foundation.”
“I want only the best to stand up and bring a clap to yourselves, but only the best,” said Professor Palacios Trevino, provoking students’ noise at the same time that everyone was standing up clapping enthusiastically.