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October 2, 2017

Chris de Hoyos

Students learn about science, math fields at HACU STEM Summit at CSULB

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) hosted a free STEM Summit preparing Latino students for corporate internships and jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The event brought nearly 50 students from 13 colleges and universities together with STEM professionals and corporate representatives at the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) campus for a one-day event on September 27, 2017.

Students participated in workshops geared towards career preparation, such as Acing the Interview, Branding Your Professional Self and Effective Résumé Writing. The summit also facilitated networking opportunities for students with professionals in STEM fields who provided input on career building skills, as well as with corporate recruiters who are diversifying their workforce with job and internship opportunities. Students also received information about applying for paid corporate internships under the HACU National Internship Program and received feedback on improving their resumes, interviewing and networking skills.

Students from the following institutions were among the participants:

  • California Baptist University
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Cypress College
  • East Los Angeles College
  • El Camino Community College
  • Los Angeles Community College District
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Pasadena City College
  • University of California, Riverside
  • West Texas A&M University

The HACU STEM Summit was hosted in partnership with CSULB and sponsored by Coca Cola.