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Saturday, October 6, 2012
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Registration open



7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Volunteer Center open


8:00 a.m. - Noon
Internet Cafe open
Sponsored by: Dell


9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Career Management Center The NSHMBA Career Management Center equips conference attendees with effective and practical tools for professional success. The comprehensive menu of services will guide you through writing an attention-grabbing resume, giving a compelling elevator pitch, preparing for interviews and navigating your professional, executive or entrepreneurial career. You also will receive individual coaching from leading résumé, career management and human resource experts. For more Information Click Here
Sponsored: NektPro


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Career Expo open (closed from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Interview Center open


9: 00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Education for Success In keeping with NSHMBA’s mission to increase the number of Hispanics with graduate degrees, the Education for Success program is building the foundation for the future, and it begins at the high school level, building a network of Hispanic high school students, and encouraging them to pursue a college education. This program features collaboration with local non profits who work with high school students between the ages of 13 to 18.
The students have an opportunity to complete a pre-training session on a university’s campus, where they are introduced to current undergraduate students, admissions counselors, and financial aid advisors.



9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Ignite Program for Undergraduate Students: Pathway to an MBA Witness the launch of the NSHMBA Ignite Program! Hispanic undergraduate juniors and seniors from Florida colleges and universities will be selected from submitted resumes to attend special sessions designed to prepare them to find that critical first job. The program will also engage students on the benefits of pursuing and preparing for an MBA.


Sponsored by Target
Speaker:
Manuel Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer, NSHMBA




9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Entrepreneurial Success Program Session 1 1. Entrepreneurship and the Competitiveness of Cities:

The purpose of this panel is to present and discuss Orlando, Miami, and Houston’s "best practices” in planning and implementing strategies to foster economic development and growth in their urban locales, with an emphasis on knowledge-based industries. Included would be the roles of the private sector, public-private partnerships, educational institutions and NGOs. Each panelist has an exciting story to tell about how their economic development organizations that are achieving success in enriching the economic ecosystem of their respective locales.


Entrepreneurship and the Competitiveness of Cities
Sponsored by Nationwide
Speakers:
Jerry Haar, Ph.D.
Rick Weddle
Frank R. Nero
Massey Villarreal



9:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Ignite Undergraduate Program Session 1:
Career Strategies Part 1: Building Your Personal Brand Career coach and personal brand strategist, Kammie Kobyleski, brings her eclectic work experience (a former on-air radio host, event marketing director for luxury brands Grand Marnier and Moet & Chandon, a college instructor, corporate recruiter and current Career Coach at ASU W. P. Carey School of Business) to NSHMBA.


Speaker: Kammie Kobyleski


10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Company Information Sessions The company information sessions are a one hour long educational meeting held during conference. Session topics are chosen by each sponsor and may include new initiatives the company is launching, general overview of the company, strategic business development, etc. The company information sessions are open to all conference attendees.



10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ignite Undergraduate Program Session 2:
Career Strategies Part 2 Panel Discussion: How to Impress a Corporate Recruiter and Potential Employer This session will discuss how undergraduates can develop their unique strengths in a way that will propel them toward their individual career and personal goals. The panel of recruiters will show students how to optimize their job search according to their experiences and also advise them on what to know about a company before you begin an interview. We hope this session will help students bridge the gap between their undergraduate and professional lives.


Speaker: Ruth Armendariz, Senior Recruiter, Wells Fargo
Jose E.  de la Barra, Operations Manager, Kaiser


10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Success Program Session 2 2. Generating an Innovative Idea:

This session will demonstrate how entrepreneurs generate game-changing business ideas, and train participants in the skills and processes that produce innovative businesses.

Generating an Innovative Idea
Sponsored by Nationwide
Presenter: Allen H. Kupetz


12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Saturday Luncheon
Title: Leveraging Diversity for Leadership in Global Business Today only seven Fortune 500 CEOs are Hispanic. As a strong leader in global business, Alejandro Quiroz is passionate about leveraging the talent of Latinos to drive global business leadership. In an interactive, multimedia session, Quiroz will share his story of climbing the corporate ladder as a minority and discuss his and Whirlpool’s experiences creating value through diversity. He will discuss key aspects of the global business environment in the 21st Century and the opportunities ahead of all of us to shape the future. Finally, he’ll offer tips and strategies to successfully position yourself within a company and accelerate your career.
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Sponsored by Home Depot
Keynote Speaker:  Alejandro Quiroz, VP Global Advanced Manufacturing, Whirlpool Corp.


2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.Ignite Undergraduate Program Session 3:
Preparing for an MBA: Insider Tips


2: 00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Success Program Session 3
Entrepreneurial Success Program: Leveraging Oye! Hispanics Index Higher in Social Media: What One Brand is Doing About it As the Hispanic population continues to boom (50.5 million or 16.3% of the total U.S. population), this young, upwardly mobile, ethnically diverse audience is flocking to the Web for communication and entertainment.

• Cultural insight #1: Two-thirds of online Hispanics use social networking sites, a level that’s slightly above the average general market rate.
• Cultural insight #2: Hispanic social media users tend to post more comments, reviews and recommendations online, while non-Hispanic users simply check ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ and move on.
• Cultural insight #3: Social media has a strong appeal for Hispanics in for self-expression.
• Cultural insight #4: Hispanics are early adopters to new technologies and social platforms and more receptive to interaction with branded messaging.
Explore a real case study of how a top U.S. brand leverages social marketing to engage U.S. Hispanics. Unravel a social media best practices and explore the dichotomy of a successful social marketing campaign.

Sponsored by Nationwide
Speaker:
Jacques Hart, CEO of Roar Media



3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ignite Undergraduate Program Career Expo Floor Tour


3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Success Program Session 4 4. Funding the New Venture:

This session will consist of a fast-paced and enlightening panel session designed to unearth the keys and options for financing a new venture. Participants will gain insight from interacting with a distinguished group of angel investors, current entrepreneurs, and U.S. Small Business Administration experts, and will find direction for obtaining the necessary funds for their own business ventures.

Funding the Venture
Sponsored by Nationwide
Speaker:  Richard Licursi, Chairman and Co-Founder, Spectrum Bridge


7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Brillante Awards/Gala Reception and Dinner The Brillante Award is the most prestigious honor granted by NSHMBA! The award is presented to outstanding leaders whose work and contributions reflect the society’s mission. Award categories include Corporate Excellence, Corporate Excellence, Member Service Excellence, Educational Excellence, Community Service Excellence and Volunteer Excellence.
Master of Ceremony: Carlos Anaya


10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Brillante After Party Come out and close the 23rd Annual Conference and Career Expo at this fun and exciting event! Entertainment includes music, dancing, food and a cash bar.























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