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Dean Magid, students attend annual ALPFA event for Latino professionals

Dean Bruce Magid

August 20, 2013

On August 3, Brandeis International Business School Dean Bruce Magid joined students from the Brandeis IBS chapter of the Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) at the club’s annual convention in Washington, D.C.

Magid gave the keynote speech at the Chapter Leaders Reception about the value of pursuing a graduate education. He urged student leaders to remember that an advanced degree would allow them to not only do well in business, but also do good for society. Using Brandeis IBS and his own career as examples, Magid said that advanced degrees help open doors for students pursuing careers in business and finance.

“Speaking to these students is always rewarding,” said Magid of the conference. “While I was in the private sector, my proudest accomplishments were all related to developing the next generation of leaders, and that led me to my career in higher education. I’m glad to be able to pass on my knowledge.”

All of the Brandeis IBS students that attended the conference had at least one interview with companies that included JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Deloitte and PwC.

“I'd have to say it was the most comprehensive networking event I had ever been to,” said Deborah Salmon, MA ’14. “It was really geared at helping students find jobs, but more than that, to pursue a passion and turn it into a career. There was great emphasis on minority groups and instilling confidence in Latina women to become leaders.”

Jossi Schwebel, MSF ’13 said that Dean Magid's remarks at the reception “really drove home the strengths of Brandeis IBS to the packed crowd. The dean and our career team were front-line ambassadors for the school throughout the event, and opened a lot of doors for the students in attendance.”