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icon   Last chance to win your share of $15,000!

Time’s running out… Submit your case for the 2016 Prospanica Case Competition sponsored by PepsiCo today!

Three deserving teams will be invited to present their submitted cases in front of a panel of expert judges at the 2016 Prospanica Conference & Career Expo in Houston, Texas, September 29th – October 1st. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge, teamwork ability, and problem–solving skills, for a chance to win your share of $15,000.00. 

Finalist teams will be recognized throughout conference and all teams will win a share of the $15,000.00. The grand prize of $7,500.00 will be awarded to the first place team, $5,000.00 will be awarded to the second place team, and $2,500.00 will go to the third place team.

Cases are due by June 6th, so hurry and enter your team in the 2016 Case Competition today.



For more information, visit prospanicaconference.org.

2015 Case Comp Finalists
Finalists for the 2015 Case Competition



icon   Congratulations, Grads!

You have accomplished a great milestone in your life and are beating the odds! Currently there are only 15% of Hispanics over the age of 25 who have a bachelor’s degree or higher. You are paving the way for new generations to continue their higher education. You now have the choice to enter the workforce to pursue your professional endeavors or your graduate degree. Whichever choice you decide, Prospanica is here to help you whether you need the resources to continue higher education or the tools to help you get the job.

We are so proud of you! You did it!

Email membership@prospanica.com to help you get started with your Professional member benefits as your perfect graduation present to yourself.

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icon   Improve your GMAT score with Veritas

Prospanica is pleased to announce a new partnership with Veritas Prep, an elite test preparation company specializing in GMAT prep and MBA admissions consulting

Since its founding in 2002, Veritas Prep has helped more than 100,000 students in over 90 locations around the world succeed on the GMAT. Exclusively hiring instructors who have scored in the top 1% of all GMAT test-takers, Veritas Prep has worked with its students to help them achieve their highest possible scores, allowing them greater opportunities to be accepted into their top-tier dream schools and expand their overall academic knowledge. Position yourself to score high at the most selective MBA programs and to thousands of dollars worth of scholarships by starting your GMAT Prep Course with Veritas.

You can find out more about this new member benefit by contacting membership@prospanica.org.


Great News! Applying to business school to get your MBA just got easier!

Prospanica has teamed up with Applicant Lab to offer members the opportunity to receive world-class admissions advice at a discounted price. The interactive platform used by Applicant Lab offers users a step-by-step guide to maximize your chances of getting into the business school of your choice. Applicant Lab was created by a Harvard MBA graduate that knows first-hand what you need to do to get noticed and accepted to your dream program. If you are interested in applying for Business school and are a Prospanica member, you can save an ADDITIONAL 10% on Applicant Lab services. Use promo code PR010 and start preparing for your MBA application today!




icon   Student bundle package saves you money and time!

We created a student bundle package to help you save money and time. Register today for the student bundle package which includes full registration for conference and a 3-night stay at the Hilton Americas in Houston. To qualify you must be a student member.

Full Conference Bundle includes:

   2016 Full Conference Registration
  • Career Expo access
  • Career management center
  • Professional development series
  • Corporate networking reception
  • Four meal events
  • Brillante Awards & Gala ticket
    Accommodations at Hilton Americas-Houston
  • Double occupancy
  • 3-Night Hotel stay
  • Check-in Sept 29th
  • Check-out Oct 2nd

Only $400 per Person*

For more information please email studentbundle@prospanica.org

to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO HURRY!




Support Educational Programs

By contributing to the Prospanica Foundation, you are supporting Prospanica’s efforts to bring educational programming to members through our national conference, local chapters, and our learning management system.  Additionally, donations are utilized to provide scholarships to students across the nation for undergraduate and graduate education as well as opportunities to attend the national conference.  The Prospanica Foundation also partners with universities across the nation through the University Partnership Program to provide scholarship opportunities to members at specific universities.  Your ongoing donations will ensure the future of members seeking their educational, economic, and social potential.




Build your legacy at the 2016 Prospanica Conference & Career Expo

Prospanica is Building a Legacy of Hispanic Leaders and you don’t want to miss out on this premier Hispanic event. Fortune 500 companies and top graduate schools across the nation will join Prospanica to recruit top Hispanic talent. Attendees will also gain valuable experience in career management, professional development, and much more.

Remember, building a legacy starts with you!

The 2016 Prospanica Conference & Career Expo is being held in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center, September 29th – October 1st. 




Bump Your Resume to the Top!

Your resume can be the first employers see on the NektPro Job Board. For a limited time, when you purchase your resume highlight on the NektPro Job Board you can SAVE 15%. Act now and you can save on a 30-Day Resume Highlight. Just use promo code M15RH6 get started!

  


Search for your Summer Internship today!

Discover your next summer internship through the NektPro Job Board! This tool was created to help you reach your career goals and gain valuable experience. Internships are the best way to gain experience in the job of your dreams. Find an internship near you, or search by company to help narrow down the possibilities quickly. Be sure to post your resume today at the NektPro Job Board to get started

  


7 Scholarship Tips

The academic school year is over but there is still time to apply for scholarships! Here are 7 tips to help you make the most of summer when searching for scholarships to save you money for the next academic school year:
  1. Do your research:  Find local scholarships first, then work your way up to affiliated program scholarships and then national scholarships.
  2. Consider your options: Don’t avoid scholarships valued under $500. Smaller scholarships add up and can cover the cost of text books, and other expenses.
  3. Plan ahead: Schedule scholarships by deadlines and dedicate the time to request for a letter of recommendation in advance and not the last minute. 
  4. Scholarship Work: The more work the scholarship requires you to do to apply, the fewer applicants.  
  5. Match your Interest: Apply for scholarships matching your interest, your major, a base merit of skills, talent, or extracurricular activities.
  6. Quality: Submit well thought out work free from grammatical errors, and meet all the requirements asked, i.e. Letters of recommendations, essays, ect …
  7. Thank You: Don’t forget to write thank you letters after accepting a scholarship. Also don’t forget to thank your professors for writing letters of recommendations!
For more information, please email foundation@prospanica.org.


icon   4 Things You Forgot to Include on Your Resume

Make your NektPro profile stand out by keeping it up to date and uploading a new resume. Check out these great tips to help showcase yourself through your resume to get noticed:
  • Freelance or Contract Projects: Show off a particular skill set of your abilities and many talents within an industry 
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit:  Including your own business on your resume demonstrates your hard-working nature and time management skills 
  • Continuing Education:  Showcase your desire to learn by including your training and certification along with organization led events
  • Community Engagement: Being involved in your community shows you are going above and beyond what is expected of you and are able to manage multiple priorities
Read full article here.


Be a Speaker at the 2016 Prospanica Conference and Career Expo

Be the leader to inspire and motivate a new generation of Hispanics by speaking at the 2016 Prospanica Conference & Career Expo. This is an opportunity to not only showcase yourself, but also a way to empower attendees through your first-hand experience and insight. Speakers must provide helpful, practical, and real world information to participants and deliver content effectively in an interesting, engaging way. If you are up for the challenge or know someone who would be a great fit, please complete this form.




Take your next step with the Prospanica Emerging Professionals Program

Only a few spots are left for the Prospanica Emerging Professionals Program at the 2016 Prospanica Conference & Career Expo. Learn about the benefits of higher education and how to prepare for your first job. Apply for the program for the opportunity to receive a special discount to attend the 2016 Prospanica Conference & Career Expo. This access allows you to meet with graduate schools from across the country and explore future job opportunities and internships with recruiters from Fortune 500 companies and more!
As an Emerging Professional, you can learn more to achieve more!




icon   Nominate for Excellence: 2016 Brillante Awards

It’s not too late to nominate outstanding individuals, organizations, or educational institutions to receive a Brillante Award this fall at the 2016 Prospanica Conference & Career Expo. Recipients deserving of this recognition are dedicated to empowering Hispanics to achieve their full educational, economic and social potential.

Nominations for Government/Corporate Excellence, Entrepreneur Excellence, Educational Excellence and Member Excellence will be closing soon. Start thinking about the brilliant people you know to nominate for a Brillante Award of Excellence today!



2015 Brillante Winners
22015 Brillante Winners: Ford Motor Company (Sam Warnock), Keith Fernandez, Rosanna Durruthy, Donna Maria Blancero, PhD


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