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ALPFA Summit 2012

Brandeis University to host sixth annual ALPFA student summit Nov. 3

ALPFA Panel Discussion with Brandeis IBS Dean Bruce Magid

July 30, 2012

The Boston chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) continues to partner with Brandeis to expand opportunities for students.  On Saturday, November 3, ALPFA will hold its sixth annual student summit and career fair on campus, with free entry for all Brandeis students.

Co-sponsored by the Career Development Office at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) and the Hiatt Career Center, the event will feature workshops and programs focused on teaching students important career skills, including how to market themselves and expand their professional networks.

The summit is expected to draw more than 400 Boston-area students and professionals from 25 Fortune 500 companies and other organizations, including Liberty Mutual, TJX Companies, PricewaterhouseCoopers and State Street Corporation. The full schedule is available on the ALPFA Boston website.

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ALPFA has a long history of partnership with Brandeis, and over the years has worked closely with Brandeis’ career offices to hold workshops, networking events, and recruitment fairs. At the 2012 ALPFA National Convention in Las Vegas, the university’s chapter was recognized for its contributions and named the student chapter of the year for the Northeast Region.

“Brandeis has been and continues to be a leading ALPFA student chapter in Boston and nationally,” said Radhames Nova, executive director for ALPFA Boston.  “Our strong relationship with the university spans from undergraduate students, to the international school of business, to Hiatt and the Brandeis IBS career office, and to top university leaders like [Brandeis IBS] Dean Bruce Magid. This strong partnership is mutually beneficial to Brandeis students and the ALPFA community in Greater Boston.”

Brandeis IBS Dean Bruce Magid, who will be making opening remarks at the event, underscored the importance of students taking advantage of these sorts of career opportunities.

“Active participation in training, career fairs, symposiums and conferences like this help students grow their skills and gain important contacts with potential employers here and around the world,” said Magid, who worked extensively in Latin America during his career at Bank of America, and also served as senior adviser to the Minister of Planning in Venezuela. 

“Organizations like ALPFA have a tremendous impact on students’ professional development,” said Joseph Du Pont, dean of the Hiatt Career Center. “ALPFA helps students travel off-campus to engage directly with professionals and employers, while also enabling student leaders to bridge the interests of students, schools, professionals, companies and communities alike.”

Students from Brandeis can register free of charge for the summit directly via Hiatt and IBS’ online registration page.  Interested students can also join ALPFA at a discounted rate on their website.