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Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting

The Organization

The Assocation of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting is the largest U.S. professional association building Latino business leaders. The organization, however, is OPEN FOR ANY STUDENT to take benefit from its events and extensive network. Being a member allows you attend local and national ALPFA events and expand your opportunities through professional development programs, networking with top business leaders, scholarship programs, career fairs, social events, seminars, case competitions and more.

Brandeis IBS Chapter

Brandeis International Business School won the ALPFA Student Chapter of the Year award at the 2012 National Convention. We are the largest student chapter in the northeast region. Additionally, Elana Givens, Senior Advisor to the Dean for Corporate Relations, has been an active member of ALPFA since 2005 and currently serves on the ALPFA Boston Corporate Advisory Board. The Brandeis IBS ALPFA chapter works closely with the Career Development Center, which helps its members become more aware of the career activities at the school.

The following are some of the Brandeis IBS ALPFA chapter’s achievements during the past year:

  • Organized and hosted three panels and networking receptions with professionals from State Street, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Wellington Management, Columbia Management, Santander, Sodexo, Sun Life Financial, Bank of America, and CVS Caremark. Attendance at the events was between 65-120 students per event.
  • 60+ Brandeis students attended the ALPFA Student Summit at State Street (largest ALPFA Career Fair in the northeast). More than 15 students volunteered to assist at the event.
  • Partnered with State Street and Safe Passage (a nonprofit that provides education to more than 550 children living in extreme poverty around the Guatemala City garbage dump) to raise money through a 5K charity race. 10 of our members took part in the event and exceeded its targeted fundraising by 6%.
  • Active volunteering of our members at ALPFA events: ALPFA student symposium at State Street, Annual Latina Summit, 2014 Liberty Mutual Networking Event, Networking with Wellington Management and 2014 ALPFA Boston Students Leaders Retreat, to name a few.

ALPFA National Convention

Brandeis ALPFA student members, along with our active board, have attended the annual ALPFA National Convention for the last three years. Many of them have landed full-time employment opportunities through this event.