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November 2013 Blog Posts (20)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Drew Thousands to Indianapolis

The Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE), the leading national organization aimed at motivating Hispanics to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), hosted a successful conference drawing more than 5,000 to Indianapolis, Indiana for a four-day technical conference.

The four-day event took place October 30 – November 3 and…


Added by HispanicPro on November 26, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments

5 Latino Companies That Achieved Billions In Revenues

It is well-known that the buying power of Latinos has increased six times since 1990 –from $212 billion to an estimated $1.2 trillion in 2013– and the Hispanic population grew an estimated 43 percent between 2000 and 2013, rising from 35.3 million to over 52 million.

However, the growth of Hispanic businesses continues to be unnoticed by many mainstream…


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Hispanic-owned businesses thrive in Texas

Hispanic-owned businesses are continuing to drive U.S. economic growth, with more than 3.16 million companies nationwide – up nearly 40 percent since 2007 despite a tough economy, according to a study by Geoscape International Inc. and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The West South Central region, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana,…


Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Chile Is Latin America's Best Country To Do Business

The World Bank, with the latest edition of its report "Doing Business," has confirmed what economists and investors already knew: Chile is the best country in Latin America to do business. The South American powerhouse was the highest-scoring country of the region, clocking in at 34 out of 189 nations surveyed.

Furthermore, Chile has advanced 19 positions in the…


Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

Learn more about Feature Guests of the Latino Professionals Greek Alumni Networking Forum

Veronica Rodriguez, Director, Student Leadership & Development, Northeastern IL University

Gamma Phi Omega

Veronica Rodriguez received her bachelor’s degree in History and her M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.  She has been a Greek Advisor for over 10 years between University of Illinois at Chicago and now…


Added by HispanicPro on November 19, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Seven networking tips for introverts

I've never been the sort of person who is good at making small talk, especially in a room packed full of strangers.

But a key part of my job is getting out into the world and meeting people, conducting interviews and building up contacts - so it's a good job I'm a fast learner.

Here's a few key tips I've picked up along the way.

Show up…


Added by HispanicPro on November 19, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

Do women need to improve their networking skills?

There is a widely held belief that women are generally better than men at developing and maintaining relationships.

But many women seem unable to transfer those skills to the business world, where the same activity is commonly called "networking".

"Part of the cause is that women value authenticity in relationships," says Deborah Gillis, chief operating…


Added by HispanicPro on November 19, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

7 Latinas Changing Rock Music

Since its birth, rock music has been a sort of boys club with young men at the microphone in far greater frequency than women. That said, there are a few stand-out Latinas who can rock with the best of the guys and we want to celebrate them as they’re few and far between. Let’s take a moment to learn about the Latinas leaving a mark in rock music.



Added by HispanicPro on November 19, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments

Univision News partners with UC Berkeley to reach young Latinos

At the forefront of this new effort is UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), where Director Harley Shaiken is providing the channel with access to CLAS events and promoting interviews with its affiliated faculty in fields that include political science, history, economics, law, architecture, business, public health, public policy and art.



Added by HispanicPro on November 18, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

The Top Young Latinos in American Newsrooms

So much is changing so fast in Latino media. What began with the launch of FOX News Latino in 2010 created a booming new ethnic media market, as Huffington Post, NBC, CNN, ESPN, and others quickly followed suit. Late last month, Univision joined ABC News to launch the most significant investment in Latino media to-date: Fusion, a 24-hour cable news channel with a…


Added by HispanicPro on November 18, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

Realizing the Potential of Latino Small Business

For the last nine years, Santiago and Margarita have run a popular neighborhood eatery for home-style Latino cooking in Philadelphia. Millions of Latino-owned small businesses like theirs are playing an increasingly critical role in rebuilding local economies and bringing vibrancy back to urban and rural neighborhoods. Between 2002 and 2007, the number of Latino-owned…


Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2013 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Mattel Is Counting on Latina Moms This Holiday

Born in Vienna in 1909, Peter Drucker had a childhood marked in large part by seriousness and sorrow.

As a boy, he was included in the weekly salons that his father and mother held with writers, musicians, economists, mathematicians and physicians. Playtime this was not. Meanwhile, World War I took a terribly heavy toll. Drucker and his friends “taught ourselves…


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St. Augustine College receives national award from HACU

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) held its 27th Annual conference in Chicago on October 26-28, 2013, at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. On Sunday, October 27th, HACU honored St. Augustine College with the OUTSTANDING HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION HACU-MEMBER AWARD.

“This prestigious award recognizes the excellence in educational…


Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments

How Networking Can Take Your Small Business to the Next Level

When I was chosen to be in Goldman Sachs's first Philadelphia cohort of their 10,000 Small Businesses Program I was cynical about the peer learning component. I figured this was just something to which I had to pay lip service. Sure, I can collaborate with the best of them; I can be a team player, but frankly, I was just interested in building my business. What I…


Added by HispanicPro on November 12, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

The State of Latinas in the United States

Latinas are a growing and influential constituency in the United States. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Latinas are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is a long way to go to fully close racial and ethnic…


Added by HispanicPro on November 12, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

Miami Clothing Line Targets Latinos and Uses Social Media to Reach Others

The founder of South Florida based clothing line Color Latino says he creates clothes that define the culture, fashion and lifestyle of Hispanics in the U.S.

“We wanted to be the ambassadors of Latin culture in fashion,” founder Alvaro De Jesus said. “Our culture is one that perhaps is best described by colorfulness.”

De Jesus began working on the…


Added by HispanicPro on November 12, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

The 13 Dos And Don'ts Of Job Searching While You're Still Employed

Ready for a new job? Most career experts would tell you to start looking while you’re still employed. But when you do—you must tread carefully.

“When you’re working, your professional network is working for you because you’re constantly interacting with your industry contacts,” says Andy Teach, a corporate veteran and author of From Graduation to Corporation:…


Added by HispanicPro on November 6, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments

"Rica" New Online Lifestyle Magazine Targeting Wealthy Latinas

Ten years ago, when journalist Alisa Valdes published her first book, The Dirty Girls Social Club, she couldn’t find any novels that spoke to women like her—well-educated and well-heeled Latinas. Now, more than a dozen books later, Valdes is looking to connect with those women on Rica (Rich), an online lifestyle magazine.

While the importance of the U.S.…


Added by HispanicPro on November 6, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

Women Gradually Gaining Power and Influence in Latin America Business

Recent studies reveal the growing incidence of women heading businesses in Latin America. According to the World Bank, over 70 million women have joined the labor force in Latin America over the past 20 years, playing pivotal roles in both micro and small enterprises – indeed women are huge participants in both the formal and informal economies across the region, to…


Added by HispanicPro on November 4, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments

35 Surefire Ways to Stand Out During Your Job Search

When you’re applying for a job, you don’t just want to get noticed: You want to stand out as the best applicant the hiring committee has ever seen. You know you’re the perfect person for the job—and you want them to know that, too.

But how, exactly, do you do that? We pulled together a roundup of our all-time best job search advice, from getting noticed before…


Added by HispanicPro on November 4, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

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