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A note from your President.

Hope you enjoyed your summer break and that you were able to rest, travel to new places and enjoy time away with family and friends. For many of you, it's time for new beginnings, from starting or returning to school, new jobs, relationships, homes and more. Prospanica DC is here to help you continue on your journey to developing yourself personally and professionally. Prospanica DC focuses on celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15). This year’s theme: “Shaping the bright future of America,” embodies the ideal that Hispanics shape the bright future of America through our contributions to all aspects of America’s daily life and national endeavors. Whether it be defending our nation or exploring the universe, conducting scientific research or providing services, in the government, in the arts, in community leadership, finance, sports, or in any other activity, Hispanics enrich the fabric of America to make it brighter and stronger. Have fun celebrating!
Sandra Rivera, MBA

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For the first time, Prospanica and NBMBAA came together in a strategic partnership to keep with our commitment to create opportunities for diverse business professionals and deliver maximum value to corporate partners, in these changing economic times. 
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Rising & Thriving 
2018 | Conference 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · September 12 - 14, 2018

Celebrating 30 Years

Events 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) MOU SIGNING CEREMONY

On October 11, 2017, Prospanica DC and the National Science Foundation will be singing an MOU to continue their commitment and collaborative work to identify barriers to the recruitment, advancement and retention of Hispanics in the Federal workforce. The keynote speaker is Ernesto Sanabria, Prospanica DC Government Relations Chair, presenting Igniting Achievement Through Diversity, Expert Collaboration and Community Engagement. The ceremony will be held at NSF's new offices located at 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
Webinar Information
Topic: Hispanic Heritage Month
Time: 11:00 am, EST
Meeting Number: 740 633 587
Meeting Password: BrightFuture17!
Join us for the 2017 Executive Leadership Program (ELP) on October 11, 2017 from 5:30 pm. This signature event promotes a creative dialogue with leaders across various sectors and guests, to share best practices in managing diverse organizations effectively. 
* Free admission, Registration required:  https://lnkd.in/dRhXh_T

Corporate Relations

As one of the largest transit organization in the nation, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) keeps the DC metropolitan region running. WMATA provides rail, bus and paratransit services, serving an average of 700,000 trip a day. To provide quality service, WMATA strives to attract and retain top talent to reflect he community it serves. 
WMATA is a committed partner to area organizations like Prospanica DC to develop a diverse workforce. WMATA has various business and management positions open and offers a competitive benefits package. Learn more at wmata.com.
BOARD SPOTLIGHT | MEET JOE BAUTISTA

Financial Advisor by day, aspiring author by night. Joe Bautista, our board's Finance Chair is a veteran, entrepreneur, and now author, having launched his seminal books, More You Know, More You Grow this Fall. Check out his Blog for wisdom and practical ways to improve professionally and personally with his latest entry Joe's Book Lessons: A 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. His blog and book are all about getting one percent better every day physically, spiritually, mentally, and financially. 
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS 

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of America
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is actively engaged in a number of initiatives to develop and implement a more comprehensive, integrated, and strategic focus on diversity and inclusion as a key component of human resource strategies. Nobody exemplifies this effort better than Glorimar Maldonado. Ms. Maldonado is the interim Deputy for Talent Acquisition and the Chief Recruiting Officer for HHS in Washington, D.C. In this role, she provides policy review, technical guidance, data-driven analyses, and strategic leadership to recruit and onboard a prepared, diverse and sustainable workforce. Further, as a recruiter and an instructor, Ms. Maldonado conducts employment and professional development workshops at federal agencies, national conferences, and for professional organizations, which included Prospanica DC’s Career Management Program (CPM) in 2016.
UNIVERSITY RELATIONS 
A special thank you to the NBMBAA for helping us co-host a successful Pre-Conference and Exposition event at Howard University's School of Business! We would also like to extend a warm thank you to all of our partners, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers who participated! We could not have done it without you. Many of you had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with admissions officers from top DMV MBA programs, attend leadership workshops, and speak to prospective employers. A lot of you also had the opportunity to get your resumes reviewed and get tips on your interviewing skills in time for the upcoming National Conference. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Keep a lookout for an exclusive University Partnership event happening towards the end of the year.
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NATIONAL NEWS
Prospanica is seeking juniors/senior undergraduates in college who would like to participate in the GMAT® Prep Pilot Program. This is a great opportunity for those that are interested in going to Business School in the future! GMAC would provide:
  • Activation codes for free 12-week self-guided GMAT prep course by Magoosh Prep
  • Access to free GMAT Prep Software Practice Exams 1 and 2 * 10 - 15 free copies of Free GMAT Official Guide Book
  • Free $250 GMAT Voucher for participants who complete the program

The participants would agree to:

  • Complete GMAT Prep Practice Exam 1, and release scores to GMAC to establish baseline
  • * Complete 12-week GMAT prep course by Magoosh Prep, including purchase one volume of Prep Guide for $19
  • Complete GMAT Prep Practice Exam 2, and release scores to GMAC to compare to baseline
  • Register for and take GMAT exam within one month of completing course
GMAC has partnered with test prep provider Magoosh Prep to “determine the effect of a self-guided, digital  GMAT preparation course on participants,” as part of GMAC’s goal to better prepare the pipeline of under-represented minority students applying to graduate business programs.
If interested, please email washingtondc.universityrelations@prospanica.org and include your Name, school, junior or senior, phone, and email.


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The latest with your local chapter | Quarter 2 Email

A note from the President.

Prospanica DC has been busy bringing you a variety of events this year involving many new local partnerships. Starting from our 2017 Kickoff event with Accenture’s Hispanic ERG, to a virtual career session with Arabella Advisors, to representing at Deloitte’s Professional Organization Networking Symposium and partnering with SHPE DC to co-host the Inclusion in STEM Reception with Hispanic ERGs. And we have many more upcoming events in the works! We continue to bring you new opportunities to network, gain professional development, enhance your academic goals and support your career transitions. And we know that many of you have taken the next step, so congratulations to all our 2017 Graduates in the DC Metro area! We wish you success in your next endeavor whether it be a new job, more travel or your plan to continue your academic journey and pursue higher education.

Sandra Rivera, MBA

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For many years after I moved here, I told folks I was the poster child for Prospanica. When we moved here in 1999, my wife found a job first. A few weeks later I attended a Prospanica event, met a recruiter, and was on my way to a great job at AARP. I began to get more involved, started providing office space for board meetings and participated in the chapter corporate advisory board. In 2003 I received the National Brillante Member Award, and started my DC Hispanic Employee Network group which still continues to help folks across the DMV.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free parking available at SiriusXM lot. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  
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Karina graduated this May, receiving her master’s degree from Georgetown University’s award-winning communications program. An advocate for professional development, she also received a Community Engagement Award for her contributions in leading Georgetown's Hoya Pitchmasters, a public speaking training initiative. Karina’s studies not only served as a means for professional advancement, but also for a career switch. Her Bachelor’s degree in French from Dartmouth College led her to AARP as a Translations Project Manager. She has now transitioned to a Marketing role at State Department Federal Credit Union, where she oversees credit card product marketing and loyalty rewards engagement.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.



Bring your family and friends to join fellow Prospanica DC members along with other partner organizations for a BBQ and Nationals baseball game. Tickets available until June 19, 2017.

Pregame BBQ: 12:00pm - 3:45pm
Baseball Game: 4:05pm  
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University Relations | Career Management Program

Interested in getting an MBA or looking for a new job opportunity?
Attend our Career Management Program on September 7th. We’ll be joined by recruiters from corporate and government organizations, who will be looking for qualified candidates like you. MBA admissions directors from all major local DMV schools will be there to answer any questions you may have about their programs and their admissions process. If you're not actively looking for a job, then join us to get some constructive feedback and advice on your resume and interview skills.
 

Government Relations 

The Government Relations team continues to share government job and internship opportunities and training throughout the country and is focused on collaborating with the new players in the administration for workshops and other activities that are of value to our members. Stay tuned.
 

Corporate Relations

SiriusXM is the largest radio broadcaster by revenue and among the largest subscription media companies in the United States. Reaching over 30 million subscribers, it offers content across genres and programming that includes commercial-free music, news, comedy, sports and talk programming. Among its channels is SiriusXM Latino which offers dedicated media content by leading providers of Spanish-language sports, news, talk and entertainment. SiriusXM has been a committed partner to Prospanica’s DC chapter over the years, with a focus on workforce diversity. Career opportunities at SiriusXM span various functions including media production, engineering, finance, marketing, information technology and other areas.  Learn more: https://www.siriusxm.com/ .

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The Return of Prospanica News
An interactive monthly newsletter showcasing chapter success stories, sound advice, opinion pieces and insightful stats that will help us connect, advance and thrive. Expect it in your inbox and newsfeed in the future!

Prospanica Brillante Awards
Nominations are due June 30th! http://bit.ly/2pFo8w9
 


2017 Annual Conference & Exposition


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A note from your President.

Last year was a year of transition for us as we changed our name to Prospanica DC, we onboarded new chapter officers, many members graduated college to starting new jobs or changed careers, to others leaving the workforce and going back to school for an advanced degree and more.  And now we are off to a great start in 2017 and we look forward to you joining us as Prospanica DC continues to bring you new networking opportunities and partnerships.  

Thanks again to all of our sponsors and partners who made our 2016 events a success from our annual Career Management Program to the Executive Leadership Program and our UPP MBA Fair, to our new MOU with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, to our many Corporate and Government Connections Series Events, and other year around events.

Prospanica DC is here to be part of your annual personal and professional goals and accomplishments and we look forward to your ongoing support in 2017!  

Thanks,
Sandra Rivera, MBA

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Prospanica members benefit from programs and strategic partnerships that position you for success.
 
A roadmap to obtain your masters degree.
 
Access to a wide variety of career opportunities and professional development expertise with industry leading corporations.
 
Job Board and network with companies looking Hispanic talent, from emerging to seasoned.
 
Hone your skills with career management seminars, mentoring resources and professional development programs.
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Welcome Incoming Board Members:
Outgoing board members, we wish you the best!
Thank You, 2016 Sponsors!
 
From career inspiring workshops and insightful panel discussions to a movie screening and book giveaway, our chapter had the opportunity to host a rewarding line-up of events and programming for the benefit of our members. This was made possible thanks to contributions from our corporate partners WMATA and SiriusXM and to the generous funding and support of our 2016 Platinum Sponsors: Arabella Advisors, Bloomberg BNA, Capital One, Freddie Mac, Leidos, Paychex, and PNC Bank. We encourage all members to learn about the many professional opportunities available through our partners and sponsors. 
 
Interested in becoming a sponsor in 2017? Contact Corporate Relations!
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UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

We closed out 2016 by hosting the annual University Partnership Program (UPP) MBA Fair in partnership with Deloitte’s Greater Washington Alliance Chapter of Deloitte’s Hispanic Network. We were joined by MBA schools across the DMV including, The College of William and Mary, Howard University, American University, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, and George Washington University. A number of prospective students had the opportunity to learn about our University Partners’ amazing programs and to have one-on-one face time with admissions officers. We’d like to send a warm thank you to our partners, and everyone that joined us for this year’s MBA Fair. We look forward to hosting more events like this next year!
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
 
On January 24, 2017 Prospanica and the National Science Foundation (NSF) finalized an MOU. The NSF has actively participated in Prospanica D.C. Chapter events. The NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. As an exemplary government agency, the NSF ensures that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training tomorrow's top scientists and engineers. With this agreement NSF will enhance its collaboration with Prospanica to make sure talented and qualified prospect are aware of opportunities at their agency. Be on the lookout for a future event commemorating this agreement.
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