The transition from graduating college to working full-time is not an easy one. Your time is no longer your own to manage. You have to get used to going to bed early and waking up early. You have to learn a lot about business and working with people of all different ages. Welcome to adulthood! …Continue
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And in what has been a bitterly-divisive election season, a majority of the American public thinks Hispanics have a positive influence on American culture -- both on society overall (51%) and on the…Continue
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A new generation of global Hispanic professionals is rising, ready to navigate the world and steer their futures, armed with the advantage of innovative and transformative higher education experiences.
As the leading universities around the world respond to the challenge of globalization in the age of technology, more Hispanic students can gain state-of-the-art…Continue
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From a mostly white southern city devastated by the 1980s oil bust, Houston has transformed into a thriving international metropolis that in 2050 is projected to look more like El Paso, a predominantly Hispanic city on the Mexican border. An El Paso, that is, with Texas-sized shares of white, black and Asian residents.
It's the face of America's future - a stunning…Continue
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Instead of thinking about how much you dislike schmoozing and meeting people you don't know, be open to the idea of learning about companies and uncovering things you have in common with complete strangers.
There's no such…Continue
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The graduation rate among young Latinas increased 15 percent from 2003 to 2013, and a…Continue
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Like many other things, networking is a skill. To keep that skill fresh, here are four simple pieces of advice that follow a common theme: They begin with "be":
* Be consistent. Networking is not something you only do when you need new clients. You must be consistent about attending events. I have a few friends who network like crazy when their sales pipeline is…Continue
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Hispanic Heritage Month, which is generally observed from September 15th-October 15th, is a time to celebrate the contributions and unique heritage of Hispanics and Latinos — except, according to many Latinos, in the workplace.
According to a new study…Continue
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On Wednesday, Biz2Credit released its annual study that revealed revenues at Hispanic-owned companies improve substantially in a year-to-year comparison. Hispanic entrepreneurs on the website notably grew by 68.7% in the past 12 months and Hispanic-owned companies had average annual revenues of $202,327, up from $68,540 the previous year while non-Hispanic-owned companies had…Continue
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An estimated 55 million Hispanics live in the U.S., approximately 17% of the country’s population, according to the Census Bureau. Further, there are more than four million Hispanic-owned businesses throughout the U.S., and their revenues have climbed to more than $660 billion, according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In fact, Hispanic entrepreneurs have been…Continue
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In 2012, I was working in the Park Avenue offices of BlackRock, investing in hedge funds. I managed a great, diverse team of people, and every day I got to chat with the most successful investors in the world.
But I felt an itch. I wanted to learn about a new industry. I…Continue
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Law school enrollment has decreased each year since 2010, according to numbers from the American Bar Association (ABA). That was the all-time high with more than 147,000 students at the 204 ABA-approved schools. But, there’s an interesting trend taking place amid this overall student reduction: more minority students are being admitted and…Continue
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September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a good opportunity to reflect on the progress Latinas have made in the workplace. Compared to previous generations, today’s Latinas tend to be more educated, empowered, independent and comfortable putting themselves at the center of life…Continue
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Growing up as a fair-skinned, hazel-eyed, freckled girl with ethnic hair, people around me struggled with identifying my race, nationality, and ethnicity. Too many times, I have found myself correcting my peers, colleagues and friends on who or “what” they think I am. Time and time again, I’ve had to…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on October 14, 2016 at 12:37pm — No Comments
Perhaps you’ve been told this. It’s similar to that other simplistic slogan: “Do what you love and the money will follow.”
The biggest problem with these extremely popular pieces of advice is that they make the process of choosing…Continue
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Mayra Navarro’s bank closed her account after a series of overdrafts. She wasn’t eligible to open another bank account because she had been blacklisted by ChexSystems, an agency that tracks consumers’ banking histories. Like many unbanked Hispanics, she turned to prepaid debit cards, check cashing services and money orders, which all came with fees.
“I felt like I had…Continue
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But there is another advantage in focusing on the Hispanic audience: They’re great at passing along word of mouth brand endorsements.
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Read feature guest biographies of the 2016 Fall Banking and Finance Networking Forum next Wednesday October 19 at the Dana Hotel and Spa Chicago.
Nora Renteria, TV Host, Un Nuevo Amanecer, as featured on Telemundo ChicagoContinue
Added by HispanicPro on October 13, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments
If you sit at your desk, stare out the window, and wish for a job that actually makes you happy, then it may be time to move your career in a new direction. This is especially true if you've been at it for a few years and find that nothing ever gets better. While we all occasionally get stuck in a bad gig for money's sake, life is simply too short to spend your working…Continue
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If you’re not working with Hispanic clients, you’re missing a huge market, as they remain one of the fastest growing homebuying demographics.
However, if you’re not Hispanic yourself, there are a few things you might want to know before you dive in. Below are some tips from the top two winners of NAHREP’s Top 250 award, Mario Negron,…Continue
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