On February 23rd, Prospanica's Tampa Bay chapter (formerly known as the National Society of Hispanica MBA's, or NSHMBA) kicked off its 2017 year at the offices of New York Life in Tampa, Florida.
At this event sponsored by New York Life, Tampa Bay's Prospanica chapter President Liliana Armstrong
and the members of the chapter's board introduced the audience to the organization's plan for 2017. More importantly, the two guest speakers of the evening shared their Prospanica story with everyone in attendance, and clearly articulated the value this organization has brought to their careers.
We had three key learnings from the event:
1. Prospanica's members benefit greatly from their membership.
Prospanica's guest speakers, members Evelyn Allendes
and Felipe Ramirez
, provided detailed accounts on how Prospanica has helped them at different points in their careers. The organization has provided Evelyn and Felipe with outstanding networking opportunities, and has exposed them to a network of professionals in and outside the Tampa Bay area, and has directly led to career and recruiting opportunities for both of them.
2.Job-seekers and recruiters benefit from Prospanica's events
Chapter President Liliana Armstrong
recounted the story of how one of our newest members obtained a job offer from a connection made at Prospanica Tampa Bay's end-of-year event, Dress Your Way to Success.
3. The evolution of the Prospanica organization is a very positive development for Tampa Bay.
With the recent rebranding from NSHMBA to Prospanica, the organization will not only reach a broader audience, but will also leverage initiatives from its past that will help it achieve its mission and vision. Proof of this is the return of Prospanica's scholarship program, offering scholarship opportunities for $2,000 for undergraduate students, and $5,000 for graduate students. Details for the scholarship program will follow shortly.
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