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Featured Blog Posts – September 2014 Archive (29)

DePaul wins Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award

When DePaul was founded in 1898, women and students of Jewish background were admitted, even though other universities would not admit those students without a quota. By admitting students of different backgrounds from the start, the university has shown how its diversity values have always aligned with its Vincentian values, according to Interim Assistant Vice…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 30, 2014 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Silicon Valley Must Embrace Diversity

While the number of African American, Latino and women consumers of Internet and broadband products and services is rising, their numbers at the major Silicon Valley companies continue to lag way behind. After years of resisting disclosure, tech giants such as Apple, Facebook, Yahoo and Google recently released their employment diversity numbers. As we’ve long…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 29, 2014 at 12:17am — No Comments

10 ways to nurture your network

If there is one lesson you’ve learned from your job search, it's that you should have done a better job keeping in touch with your past colleagues. Building a network from scratch is hard work, but you don’t have to start over. Just follow these suggestions to maintain your connections so they will be there the next time you need them:

1. Recognize the value your…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 25, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

Hispanic millennials and healthcare

As we enter the second open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act this fall, attention will inevitably turn to driving enrollment among the so-called “young and healthy” segment of 18- to 34-year-old consumers, many of whom are Hispanics. It has been well documented that the initial rollout of the ACA in the fall of 2013 saw early challenges in enrolling “young…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 25, 2014 at 12:32am — No Comments

Boosting Hispanic share of STEM workforce crucial for economic growth

The demand for jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math is growing and those areas are projected to add as many as 1 million jobs by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Connecting young Hispanics, one of the fastest-growing demographic groups in America, to those jobs is critical to the success of America's role as a…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 25, 2014 at 12:13am — No Comments

Hispanic business growth drives U.S. economy

Hispanics are starting and growing more businesses than all other ethnic groups, according to a study released today by Geoscape, a leading provider of business intelligence technology, data and analytics, and published in partnership with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The Hispanics in Business 2014 study details the impact of Hispanic businesses…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 22, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

USHCC gathers in Utah, touts Latino growth

A tiny fraction of the 54 million Latinos in the U.S. are in Utah, yet U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Javier Palomarez said the state is the perfect place for the Latino business group to hold its annual convention this week.

"We are going into places we have been thought to not heretofore have existed,” said Palomarez, who said his…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 22, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Journalist Anabel Monge joins Telemundo Chicago as News Co-Anchor

Telemundo Chicago announced today that Anabel Monge has been named co-anchor for “Noticiero Telemundo Chicago” at 5 PM and 10 PM. Monge, who will join Telemundo Chicago in October, will team up with co-anchor Alfonso Gutierrez, meteorologist Maricela Vazquez and a dynamic team of reporters to deliver local breaking news and the latest information about issues…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 22, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

7 Tips for Networking Success

“I don’t feel comfortable in large groups in which I don’t know anyone.”

“I don’t care about getting on the rubber chicken circuit and listening to boring programs.”

“When I’m in a room full of accomplished people, I feel small and unimportant, because I’m unemployed.”

Perhaps one of these attitudes rings true for you. Whether you are currently…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 18, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments

Meet The Latinos Who Are Preserving Our Heritage

What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than to highlight the work of several Latinos dedicated to preserving key aspects of our nation's heritage, history and culture? Here's a look at their fascinating work.

Tony Hernandez

“Everyone has a story,” explained Tony Hernandez, who has interviewed celebrities, CEOs, teachers, and farmworkers, all…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 18, 2014 at 7:33am — No Comments

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month began this week to celebrate Latinos and their culture and history. Started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson, it was expanded to a month by President Ronald Reagan and enacted into law in 1988. Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica celebrated their independence days Monday followed by…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 18, 2014 at 7:08am — No Comments

Read bios of feature guests for the Hispanic Heritage Month Networking Celebration this Thursday

Maria Elena Ponticiello, Lead Anchor, "Acceso Total", Entertainment Reporter, Telemundo Chicago

Maria Elena Ponticiello is the lead anchor in the weekly entertainment show, “Acceso Total” and Entertainment Reporter for 5pm and 10pm new at Telemundo Chicago.

In 1998, Maria Elena migrated to Chicago and began teaching Spanish at Northwestern University, until she restarted her on air career at Telemundo Chicago.

In 2009, Maria Elena won…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 17, 2014 at 1:24am — No Comments

Hate networking? Try these tips

People agree that one of the best ways to find and create the perfect business connections is to build relationships with the right individuals. But, what if you don’t even know who they are? One of the better ways to find and cultivate those connections is through networking.

You may be thinking that you hate the schmoozing or you are not effective at networking…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 14, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Embrace diversity if you want to survive and thrive

Diversity doesn’t happen easily. It is slow progressive change.

The pundit who asks, “why don’t they just hire more _____,” fails to understand the fiscal constraints in which media companies operate under. Newsroom budgets continuously contract in the ever-changing new technology economy.

But even when companies do have jobs to offer, too frequently they…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 14, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month - 4 ways to strengthen your brand

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct. 15) is a memorable time for Hispanics and a great business opportunity for your company. You can create some big promotions around it that can generate a strong buzz for your business.

This celebration starts on Sept. 15 with the anniversary and independence of five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, Honduras, El…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 14, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

9 tips to land your dream job

Ah, the dream job. Just as work has been reshaped by technology and globalization, so too have our professional fantasies. While jobs atop the corporate ladder haven’t totally lost their luster, more and more Americans are seeking work-life balance. And now that leaner, recession-tested firms are hiring again, they’re looking for something different too. Given the new…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 11, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Why Latinos care about the environment

Data indicates that Latinos care more about the environment than non-Hispanic populations in the U.S. Because of this, Latinos possess the ability to transform environmental policy on a scale that has never before been seen in this country.

This much will be discussed amongst experts at the Americas Latino Eco-Festival panel, “Why Environmentalism Matters to…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 11, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

2014′s Best And Worst Cities For Hispanic Entrepreneurs

The United States is often dubbed “a nation of immigrants.” But lately the path to American citizenship has been a rough road, especially for an increasing number of Hispanics. Whether they’ve entered U.S. borders lawfully or otherwise, many have felt the sting of marginalization, racism and discrimination in every kind of social environment. And despite the unfriendly…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 11, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

7 Surefire Ways To Perfect The Art of In-Person Networking

Networking is an art and it not easy. It certainly is not everyone’s cup of tea. To be clear, I am talking about face-to-face, in-person interactions. Social networking is all the craze right now and it is a viable networking tool but there are so many imminent clear benefits of live interaction that I feel is necessary to share today.

As I think about the…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 8, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

'Mariachi Barbie' to make her debut this month

The latest Barbie doll will be dressed in Mexico's traditional mariachi costume and wide-brimmed sombrero as it joins the 2014 Barbie Dolls of the World Collection, the doll's manufacturer, Mattel, said.

Mariachi Barbie will celebrate "one of Mexico's most representative traditions in music and culture" and will be available to the public starting this September,…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 8, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments

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