Celebrating the diversity of the region
The Latin America Initiative is focused on fostering a well-networked community among our students, faculty and alumni. Our goal is to ensure that members of the Brandeis IBS community can capitalize on their exposure to potential career options, business networking opportunities and cultural awareness of Latin America.
In March 2012, Brandeis IBS made history when it sent 30 MA and MBA students to Cuba on a one-week academic immersion trip. Students were able to witness first-hand a country in transition. They were the first US delegation to visit Cuba’s new first-ever 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 the 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, leading to 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 sixth annual Student Summit, a career development and recruiting event for students in the Boston area.
Among other 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 cultures throughout the region.