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Latino Students Attend Campus HACU Summit

March 20, 2014

Approximately 100 Latino students from area California State University and community college campuses will participate in a Friday, March 21, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Summit at Cal State Fullerton. The daylong program focuses on preparing students for corporate internships and jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

"The HACU STEM Summit will provide students with insights from corporate leaders on how to best prepare for career opportunities with Fortune 500 companies," said Antonio R. Flores, HACU president and CEO. "The reality is that we need to work together to increase Hispanic representation in corporate America and also to ensure that students are well-prepared to be selected for employment in the STEM fields."

"This is a wonderful opportunity for Cal State Fullerton to reach out to Hispanic students and help them develop the skills they need to succeed," said José L. Cruz, provost and vice president for academic affairs, who will give the day's closing remarks. "We know our students have the knowledge in various STEM disciplines but they may require assistance in the 'soft skills' of interviewing and presenting themselves before corporate administrators. They also may need assistance in building a resume. Programs like these are invaluable in helping them prepare to enter the workforce."

Workshop sessions will include "How to Network," "How to Interview in Corporate America" and "How to Build Your Resume." Presenters include staff members from Cal State Fullerton's Office of Educational Partnerships and the Career Center. CSUF alum Henry Martinez, vice president for power production at Southern California Education, will deliver the keynote address. Students will also have an opportunity to network with corporate representatives who also will be in attendance.

The day will conclude with one-on-one resume consultation and networking.

Students from the following schools will be in attendance:

  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Cerritos College
  • El Camino College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • University of California, Riverside

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