Latinx Employment Resources – UConn Center for Career Development

The Latinx affinity community has many resources for students as they embark on their career journeys. We will review some of these resources in this article, starting with Prospanica.

Prospanica is the association of Hispanic executives and businessmen. The association works to help Hispanic businessmen realize their full potential in educational, economic and social aspects. Prospanica offers scholarships, leadership positions, and provides opportunities for Latino professionals to connect with each other. There are 47 branches across the country with over 30,000 members. On their website, they have a career center and events calendar to help job seekers grow their connections and find employment. Check out Prospanica’s resources for students Here.

A second employment resource for Latinx students is National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA). NHMA works for the 50,000+ Hispanic physicians in the United States to improve the health of Hispanics and other populations. NHMA facilitates connection and collaboration between these populations and Hispanic medical societies, residents, medical students, and public and private sector partners. NHMA has resources, such as featured jobs; events, including conferences; programs, including an internship program; and a career center for potential Latinx medical professionals.

The third and last employment resource we will cover is Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). SHPE is “the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in STEM.” SHPE has a mentor program for Latinx STEM college students to help them advance their careers. SHPE also awards $300,000 in scholarships to their 150 members each year. Finally, SHPE also hosts conferences, conventions and events each year, including nine annual events where SHPE members connect and network. Some of the most prominent events of the company are annual leadership conferences where students and young professionals get the opportunity to develop personally and professionally.

For more information on other employment organizations for Latinx students, see the organizations page here.

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By Maggie Cummings

Maggie Cummings
Specializing in career counseling and services


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