Student Workshops

Sunday | July 29th

Registration Open

9:30AM – 7:00PM

Chapter Leader Workshops

1:30PM – 04:45PM

Chapter Leader Meeting

5:00PM – 6:30PM

Chapter Leaders Reception

7:00PM – 9:00PM

Monday | July 30th

Registration Open

6:30AM – 7:00PM

Student Orientation

9:00AM – 10:00AM

Resume Critique

10:00AM – 11:45AM

Student Lunch and Learn

12:00PM – 2:00PM

Deloitte Road Show (Last name A-L)

2:30PM – 3:30PM

LGBT Reception

3:30PM – 5:00PM

Deloitte Road Show (Last name M-Z)

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Opening Session

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Welcome Reception

7:00PM – 9:00PM

Tuesday | July 31st

Registration Open

7:00AM – 6:00PM

Perception vs. Reality: Defining Your Personal Brand

8:45AM – 10:15AM

Description: You're probably familiar with the branding done by major companies. Their logos and color schemes, TV commercials and their customer service all present a certain image and help to shape how you perceive them. What is a personal brand and why is it important to define yours? Please join us at this interactive workshop where we will discuss the keys to defining your personal brand!

Level: ALL

Sponsor:Bloomberg

Speakers:

  1. Etienne Vasquez, New York Analytics Team Leader
  2. Eddy Carta, Technical Operations
  3. Degan Leopold, Diversity Recruiting Team Leader

What is Your Social Media Saying About You?

8:45AM – 10:15AM

Description: As data is never truly erased, your digital footprint can live on forever! In this session, students will be challenged to think about how their use of social media could be negatively affecting their virtual brand. Using an engaging and interactive format, KPMG professionals will walk students through the practical ways they can protect their brand when using Linked In, Facebook, Instagram and more!

Come join us for this informative session that will help ensure you are “virtually ready” to meet your future employer!

Level: ALL

Sponsor: KPMG

Speakers:

  1. Tehnyia Stewart, Associate Director, Campus Recruiting
  2. Sholon Rucker, Manager, Campus Recruiting

Professional Services 101

8:45AM – 10:15AM

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Deloitte

Real Estate as a Career Part Time or Full Time

8:45AM – 10:15AM

Description:

  1. Real Estate License Requirements
  2. Real Estate License Exam Standards
  3. Real Estate Life - the Facts vs. the Fiction
  4. Real Estate Sales, Ethics and Doing the Right Thing Part-Time vs Full Time
  5. Real Estate Office or Virtual Real Estate - the Trend

Level: ALL

Sponsor: ALPFA

Speakers:

  1. Don Sutton, Owner/Broker, On the Block Real Estate

A Career of Possibilities: the CPA License and Strategies for Tackling the CPA Exam (Open to Students and Professionals)

9:15AM – 10:15AM

Description: Are you considering becoming a CPA or know someone who is? Hear why the CPA can lead to a rewarding career of opportunity. It all starts with the Uniform CPA

Examination. Learn more about candidate testing and gain some helpful strategies to navigate the exam.

Sponsor: AICPA

Speakers:

  1. Joe Maslott, Senior Manager, Content Management

Excel Beyond Basics (Open to Students & Professionals)

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Join our session to learn even more about Excel 2016. Use the power of Excel to visualize your data and present your information in a way that is easy to consume.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

  1. Insert Pivot Tables
  2. Visualize data with Pivot Charts
  3. User slicers and timelines to easily filter your data
  4. Present your data in PowerPoint

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Microsoft

Speakers:

  1. Jason Bursack, IT Presentation

Team Building

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description:In a very interactive and fun setting, learn how effective teams work, utilizing members’ strengths most effectively. This workshop will include individual and team activities, so be ready to engage and learn!

  1. Identify your specific individual strengths
  2. Learn how to be an effective team member
  3. Gain insight on how to increase your value within a team

 

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Moss Adams

Speakers:

  1. Terry Pierce, Regional Recruiting Manager

Everyday Innovation: Creating Change as a Young Professional

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description:As a firm, we are driven by our principles, including offering our people the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other places. We rely on all of our employees to share their ideas and proposals for how we can innovate and improve. Join us for an interactive session highlighting how you can be a motivator of change as a young professional and hear from GS employees on how they create everyday innovation.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Goldman Sachs

Career Choices (Passion vs. Salary)

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Are you willing to forsake passion for the paycheck? Potential for high earnings is but one aspect to consider when choosing an employment opportunity. Develop a tactical approach to the employee value proposition. Learn about opportunities at FDIC to leverage your talents in pursuit of your dream job without sacrificing financial stability. At FDIC, you can travel, serve your nation, and build capital -- all while enjoying a flexible schedule that delivers on work/life balance.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: FDIC

Speakers:

  1. Estefania Sasone, Financial Institution Examiner

Recruiting in the Digital Age

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Bank of America

Speakers:

  1. Ebony Thomas
  2. Dwayne Brown

What Young Professionals Want & Why C-Suite Should Care

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Our society is changing, and so are our workforces. There is a competition for the best talent, and companies are striving to brand themselves as employers of choice now more than ever. The newest generations entering the workforce are the most diverse generation of professionals – bringing with them a variety of perspectives, beliefs and skills. Leadership success comes from knowing and understanding this generation of professionals. Join some of State Street’s junior talent to hear about their motivations and aspirations, and how it affects their organization & leaders.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: State Street

Speakers:

  1. Milton Navarro
  2. Luis Alvarez
  3. Grissel Ortiz, AIS Private Equity Fund Administration
  4. Antonio Valdepenas, Vice President, BEACON Process Design & Reengineering
  5. Ivan Pajaro, Assistant Vice President, State Street Global Services

RSM Presents the Solo Cup Challenge – Where Do You Stack Up?

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Are You a good communicator? Are you an active listener? Join us for a fun interactive session to simulate how a well-leveraged public accounting client service team operates. This session will focus on the importance of communication skills both verbal and nonverbal. Participants will gain insights into the importance of communication and learn skills to be a stronger communicator and a more active listener.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: RSM

Speakers:

  1. Brett Friedman, Partner, Audit Services
  2. Amy Turner, Talent Acquisition Manager
  3. Carlos Hernandez, Health Care Partner Assurance

KPMG Case Competition Prep

11:30AM – 5:30PM

Scholarship Luncheon

12:30PM – 2:00PM

Career Exploration in the Business of Intelligence

2:30PM – 4:00PM

Description: Skilled. Mission-driven. Impactful. Each and every CIA officer embodies these qualities, including our enterprise and support professionals. Come learn how our finance, accounting, business, and technology professionals apply their skills to serve our country while working ina diverse, dynamic and challenging environment.

Level: ALL

Sponsors: CIA

Speakers:

  1. Frank Z.

Navigating Bias in Corporate Culture

2:30PM – 4:00PM

Description: As Latinx, we are often challenged in navigating corporate culture. In addition, our upbringing plays a strong role in how we show up in corporate America. When faced with challenges, how do we assert ourselves professionally? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Challenge the inner voice that may hold you back.
  2. Navigate implicit bias in the workplace.
  3. Recognize potential allies and mentors as you build your professional network.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual

Speakers:

  1. Gladys Manzanet
  2. Maclovio Vega
  3. Stephanie Cheske
  4. Devin Rosas

The Power of Your Origin Story

2:30PM – 4:30PM

Level: ALL

Sponsor: ALPFA

Speakers:

  1. Damian Rivera, Managing Director Accenture

Tell Your Story…Better

2:30PM – 4:00PM

Description: Each of us has a story that can impact others. The ability to tell your story is one of our most powerful tools to being authentic: as job seekers, as professionals and as leaders. This session encourages participants to reflect on their story and how to share it in a compelling way to celebrate identity and communicate effectively in professional settings.

  1. Reflect on the power of your story and creating your personal brand
  2. Effectively and confidently share your story when networking or in other professional settings

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Nissan

Speakers:

  1. Cathy Lively, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

Authentic Self and Professional Presence

2:30PM – 4:00PM

Description: It can be difficult to remember your own values and what makes you unique. In this session, we will be taking a deep dive into keeping your own identity as you grow in an organization and how you can leverage who you are and your personal identity into success in your career!

Level: ALL

Sponsor: EY

Speakers:
  1. Joseph Wehle, National Inclusiveness & Recruiting Campus Team

Powerful Power Point Presentations and Getting Started with One Note

2:30PM – 4:30PM

Description: During this two-part interactive session, you will first learn how to take your presentations to the next level with PowerPoint. In the second part, you’ll learn how you can start using OneNote to capture your actions items, create tasks list, flag items for review and get organized. Specifically, you will learn how to:

  1. Create Power Point templates
  2. Add interesting content to your presentations
  3. Create a One Note notebook, take notes, and use tags
  4. Leverage Microsoft tools for collaboration

Level: All

Sponsor: Microsoft

Speakers:

  1. Jason Bursack, IT Presentation

Navigating Your Career Timeline

4:15PM – 5:45PM

Description: Hear from professionals at 3 different stages in their career journey: a tenured business professional, a mid-career employee and a recent college grad in their first corporate position. It is time to stop thinking about your career as a vertical ladder and instead visualize a timeline of events that lead to hitting the bullseye of your target. Starting with the end in mind, learn what types of roles one must intentionally consider to ultimately achieve your goals. Changes throughout your journey can be great considerations (and encouraged) - but always know what your true north star is.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Synchrony Financial

Time Management & Balance

4:15PM – 5:45PM

Description: Time is a universal invariant. With competing demands in our professional and personal lives, the way we manage time is often the key that differentiates the moderately successful from the hugely successful.
Is it possible to balance it all? What does balance look like in this day & age?.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Toyota

Speakers:

  1. Lee Marvin Gonzalez
  2. Katrina Champeny

Career Choices (Finding a Passion Driven Career)

4:15PM – 5:45PM

Description: Meet members of The Boeing Company and join our Team as we explore the idea of finding your Passion Driven Career. Emerging Students and Community Leaders entering the workforce face a daunting challenge – finding the perfect career! With so many exciting opportunities and technology connecting information instantaneously “choosing” a path becomes a difficult decision. In this session we will share with you an inspirational message from an executive leader whose professional journey truly embodies finding a Passion Driven Career. We look forward to sharing with you best practices used by emerging Boeing Leaders as they develop their career progression plans.

Topic: An Inside Look at Sponsoring Latina Executives for Success

Level: All

Sponsor: Boeing

Speakers:

  1. Elia Morales, Finance Director, Enterprise Talent Management

Learning to Lead--And Be a Leader

4:15PM – 5:45PM

Description: What are the steps you can take to prepare yourself for leadership? How do you influence others without the authority? Led by two of BDO’s Partners, students will have the opportunity to hear from several other professionals and participate in exercises to facilitate discussion.

Level: All

Sponsor: BDO

Speakers:

  1. Ignacio Griego, Partner, Audit

Free Session for Dinner

6:00PM – 8:00PM

White Night

8:00PM – 11:00PM

Wednesday | August 1st

Registration Open

7:00AM – 6:00PM

ALPFA Collegiate Council Breakfast & Meeting

7:30AM – 9:00AM

Perform in Confidence MODE

8:45AM – 10:15AM

Description: Join us for an informative discussion about the way confidence impacts our lives. Research shows positive affirmations isn’t the formula, we must take action and teach ourselves new patterns to change the behavior. Participants will learn how to evaluate and build the components of their own confidence M.O.D.E Mastery, Obstacles, Determination and Execution

Level: ALL

Sponsor:AICPA

Speakers:

  1. Florence Holland, Lead Manager, Pipeline Initiatives

Personal Brand

8:45AM – 10:15AM

Description: Come and join PwC for a workshop on building your personal brand to help you set yourself apart from your peers and be prepared for the career expo and interviews.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: PwC

KPMG Case Competition

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Get Started with Microsoft Teams (Open to Students & Professionals)

09:30AM – 11:00AM

Description: Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace that is a hub for teamwork and is extensible and customizable for your team needs. Microsoft Teams is flexible for file storage, chats, calls, meetings, private and group messages. It is secure and compliant to ensure privacy for your team’s most sensitive collaborations. Join us for this training session on this great collaborative next generation offering.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Microsoft

Navigating the Corporate World

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Level: ALL

Sponsor:Cargill

Speakers:

  1. Carolina Tabares, General Manager
  2. Juan Artavia, Finance Operations Lead

Career Choices (Passion vs. Salary)

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Are you willing to forsake passion for the paycheck? Potential for high earnings is but one aspect to consider when choosing an employment opportunity. Develop a tactical approach to the employee value proposition. Learn about opportunities at FDIC to leverage your talents in pursuit of your dream job without sacrificing financial stability. At FDIC, you can travel, serve your nation, and build capital -- all while enjoying a flexible schedule that delivers on work/life balance.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: FDIC

Speakers:

  1. Estefania Sasone, Financial Institution Examiner

Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Latino Leaders

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Join PNC for an engaging session as PNC professionals discuss their career paths, the resources and mentors that helped paved the way for their professional success and guidance on how to build your successful career. This workshop will provide you with a deep look into careers within the financial industry as well as motivate you to be the next generation of Latino leaders.

Speakers:

  • Kristian McCloud (Moderator)
  • Lisa Graciani, VP Diversity Specialist
  • Tess Munoz, Relationship Strategist Analyst
  • Luis Rodriguez, CTP, VP, International Advisory
  • Level: ALL

    Sponsor: PNC Financial

    Winning with Trust

    10:30AM – 12:00PM

    Description: Learn how to strategically develop trust with others and take action to increase your value to advance in your career Identify the main elements of the trust equation to effectively increase trust among peers and management Discuss areas where trust is essential to succeed and develop a strategic mindset of trust Learn how creating a culture of trust leads to success in the short and long-term for YOU

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor:Dell

    Speakers:

    1. Bruny Rios, Senior Vice President Global Revenue
    2. Sofia O’Malley, Global Marketing Director

    Building the skills that you need to succeed in the future of workforce

    10:30AM – 12:00PM

    Description: In the age of artificial intelligence (AI), business success will increasingly depend on people and machines collaborating with each other. AI will elevate people’s capabilities as workers help intelligent machines to learn and improve. The case of how digital is changing the future of finance organization. Which skills should I learn today to be successful in the future of workforce.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: Accenture

    Speakers:

    1. Guido Carricato, Senior Principal

    RSM Presents the Solo Cup Challenge – Where Do You Stack Up?

    10:30AM – 12:00PM

    Description: Are You a good communicator? Are you an active listener? Join us for a fun interactive session to simulate how a well-leveraged public accounting client service team operates. This session will focus on the importance of communication skills both verbal and nonverbal. Participants will gain insights into the importance of communication and learn skills to be a stronger communicator and a more active listener.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor:RSM

    Speakers:

    1. Brett Friedman, Partner, Audit Services
    2. Amy Turner, Talent Acquisition Manager
    3. Carlos Hernandez, Health Care Partner Assurance

    Lunch with a Recruiter

    12:15PM – 2:00PM

    What I Didn’t Know About Mentors

    2:30PM – 4:00PM
    Description:

    Mentorship and talent development is engrained in the culture at Abbott. Despite high awareness of the importance of mentorship and an abundance of leaders willing to share their experiences, many fail at developing and maintaining effective mentorship relationships. The objective of this workshop is to reiterate the important of mentors in your career development, provide a practical toolkit to identify new mentors and drive effective relationships, and share common pitfalls that limit or prohibit personal and professional advancement. Based on > 15 years of mentee/mentor relationships, this workshop will cover the Top Ten of What I Didn’t Know About Mentors.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: Abbott

    Speakers:

    1. Samuel Delgado CPA, Senior Manager, Global Treasury Operations
    2. Finance Director, Abbott Diagnostics Global Operations Strategy

    Pathways to Healthcare

    2:30PM – 4:00PM

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: United Healthcare Group

    Speakers:

    1. Keenan Partridge, Registered Nurse Manager, Medical Management team
    2. Lorena Acosta, Vice President, Key Account Services and Account Management
    3. Kristina Jones, Senior Clinical Program Manager
    4. Peter Church, Chief Talent Officer

    How to Successfully Manage Your First Corporate Job

    2:30PM – 4:00PM
    Description:

    This session will provide real world tips to help you successfully adopt to working in the corporate marketplace. Learn about the do’s and don’ts that can help you advance and navigate challenges thrown at you. We will provide you with a link to a career guide that contains a number of practical tips and ideas to help you interview successfully for an internship or full-time role.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: TIAA

    Speakers:

    1. Neddy Perez, Sr. Director Diversity & Campus Talent Acquisition
    2. Caitlin Stallworth, Talent Acquisition Adviser

    Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

    2:30PM – 4:00PM

    Description: What makes a leader you ask? Emotional Intelligence. For today’s leaders, Emotional Intelligence is not a ‘nice to have’ it is a ‘need to have.’ This session will incorporate interactive activities that will allow you to be self-aware and self-regulated in school or in the workplace

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: Grant Thornton

    Speakers:

    1. Jose Antonio Alicea, Senior Manager Tax
    2. Angela Garcia-Lopez, Partner, Audit Services

    Intrapreneurship: Keeping Your Creative Mind in a Corporate Environment

    2:30PM – 4:00PM

    Description: Entrepreneurship is a mindset. When applied to the workplace it can best be defined as a combination of business acumen, a go-getter spirit, commitment to innovation and creativity, the result being intrapreneurship. This is now a key performance differentiator in today's business market. Many corporations have made the intentional shift toward cultures rooted in the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation. Join Nationwide as we share secrets for leveraging the entrepreneurial spirit that has fueled Latino business growth to #1 in America while keeping your creative edge sharp to drive results for you and your company.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: Nationwide

    Speakers:

    1. Daniele “Dani” Lopes Johnson, Associate Vice President – Talent Acquisition
    2. Jason Vasquez-Dominguez, Senior Staff Administration Consultant
    3. Loreley ‘Lory’ Burgos, Senior Marketing Consultant
    4. Amelia Gandara, Venture Capital Consultant
    5. Moderator: Rhonda Burns, Associate Vice President – Diversity & Inclusion

    Are You Listening? Applying Feedback for Success

    2:30PM – 4:00PM

    Description: Should I be asking for feedback? How often do I ask? How do I respond? Whether it’s a summer internship or your first full-time job, feedback is critical. Learn from Goldman Sachs professionals what you need to know about utilizing feedback to set yourself up for success.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: Goldman Sachs

    Exploring a Career in Corporate Finance

    2:30PM – 4:00PM

    Description: Join Johnson & Johnson for an informative and interactive session as we demystify the world of Corporate Finance and provide valuable insights into what this exciting career path has to offer.

    1. Learn what Corporate Finance is and is not.
    2. Hear directly from some of our emerging leaders in various functions, sectors, and stages of their career.
    3. Explore whether Corporate Finance is right for you.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor:Johnson & Johnson

    Career Exploration in the Business of Intelligence

    4:15PM – 5:45PM

    Description: Skilled. Mission-driven. Impactful. Each and every CIA officer embodies these qualities, including our enterprise and support professionals. Come learn how our finance, accounting, business, and technology professionals apply their skills to serve our country while working ina diverse, dynamic and challenging environment.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: CIA

    Speakers:

    1. Frank Z.

    Bring Your Authentic Self to Work

    4:15PM – 5:45PM

    Description: SA study in 2013 showed that over half of us hide some part of our identity at work. Join us for this dialogue with Vanguard Group leaders as we address issues of identity, emotional intelligence, and cultural acumen in the workplace to better understand the impact on professional development and business performance.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: The Vanguard Group

    Discover Your Leadership Style

    4:15PM – 5:45PM

    Description: Join this session to help you understand the type of leader you are and how to leverage your strengths in the workplace. We’ll also cover how to connect leadership styles with various roles in the financial services industry while discussing different personality types you may encounter along the way.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: JP Morgan Chase

    Explore Career Options

    4:15PM – 5:45PM

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor:Wells Fargo

    Speakers:

    1. Ruth Armendariz: Panel Moderator – Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Phoenix, AZ
    2. Shalaine Colbert, Panelist – Senior Financial Analyst Program Recruiter, Charlotte, NC
    3. Denette Suddeth, Panelist – Regional Vice President, Middle Market Banking, Las Vegas, NV
    4. Fernando Rocha – Panelist – Financial Analyst, Middle Market Banking & Founder for ALPFA Las Vegas chapter, Las Vegas, NV
    5. Belle Villasenor – Panelist – Senior Portfolio Manager, Corporate Banking, Los Angeles, CA
    6. Mary Mccambridge, Panelist – Associate, Social Media Marketing, Chief Administrative Office Program, San Francisco, CA

    ALPFA Movie Premier

    5:15PM – 6:00PM

    Partner Receptions

    7:00PM – 9:00PM

    Wednesday | August 2nd

    Registration Open

    7:00AM – 3:00PM

    Career Fair

    8:00AM – 2:00PM

    Masquerade Ball Reception & VIP Reception (invite only)

    6:00PM – 7:00PM

    Masquerade Ball

    7:00PM – 8:00PM

    After Party

    8:00PM – 10:00PM

     

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