Fully tap Hispanic professional organizations
I’m often asked by clients what Hispanic professional organizations serve as good resources for employers. Although there is no shortage of exceptional Hispanic professional organizations, I wanted to share information on a few organizations that I’ve worked with over the years that can provide a variety of help. While many of these Hispanic professional organizations are often utilized to help recruit Hispanic college graduates, many of these same organizations can also offer employers excellent support once Hispanic interns are brought on board. Employers can benefit by partnering with these organizations to provide networking, training, and workshop opportunities for their interns and other employees. They can provide management advice as well as internship program suggestions. If you have a Hispanic professional organization to recommend, please share it!
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA): As the leading professional organization for Hispanics in the finance and accounting fields, ALPFA is an exceptional resource for employers in this area. ALPFA local chapters offer workshops and symposiums in partnership with other organizations on topics related to Hispanics in this industry.
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE): Serving as a link between Hispanic professionals and organizations, HACE provides employers with a variety of helpful programs aimed at educating organizations in the areas of diversity, mentoring, and internship programs. HACE also provides great informational workshops on research regarding Hispanics in the workforce.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA): The premier Hispanic organization supporting Hispanic MBAs, NSHMBA’s mission is to improve Hispanic corporate executive representation. It does this by providing education, professional and leadership development through 32 local chapters around the United States. http://www.nshmba.org/
Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Associations (LISTA): This organization is focused on supporting Latinos and employers in the science, mathematics, information sciences, new media, telecommunications, and technology fields. LISTA councils around the United States provide information and trends regarding Hispanics in the technology and science fields.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE): As a leading organization supporting Hispanics entering engineering, science and other technical professions, SHPE offers both interns and employers numerous resources. Through its Industrial Partner Council (IPC), SHPE partners with employers on ways to increase the representation of Hispanics in the engineering and science fields.