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Photos from the 2012 La Latinada celebration
Celebrating the diversity of the region.
The Latin America Initiative is focused on fostering a well-networked Latin community among our students, faculty and alumni. Our goal is to ensure that members of the Brandeis IBS community can optimize their exposure to potential career options, business networking opportunities and Latin American culture awareness.
Opportunities for International Immersion: Cuba
During the 2012 March break, Brandeis IBS made history when it sent 30 MAief and MBA students to Cuba on a one-week academic immersion trip. Students were able to gain a first-hand experience of seeing the country in transition. They also paid a visit to Cuba’s first MBA program, which works to provide Cuban students with the entrepreneurial skills needed to operate in the global market.
Student Engagement through Extracurricular Activities
On-campus student organizations, including Latin Club and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), offer great social and professional networking opportunities for students.
ALPFA hosts several professional events on campus and around the Boston area; the result of which is improved graduate employment statistics around the Latin American region. In 2012 Brandeis IBS was one of four colleges nationally to earn a Student Chapter of the Year award at ALPFA's annual convention. Brandeis IBS was also selected to host ALPFA's 6th annual Student Summit, a career development and recruiting event for students in the Boston area.
Among the popular annual events is “La Latinada,” a student-initiated cultural celebration hosted by the Latin Club that features activities, music, dance, art and food from the region.