September 29, 2023

Ceasar Escalante

HACU hosts Emerging Leaders’ Summit with St. Mary’s University

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities hosted an Emerging Leaders’ Summit focused on preparing students for internships and career opportunities in various fields. The summit was held at St. Mary’s University on Sept. 29, 2023, and brought together more than 100 students from 25 colleges and universities with professionals and corporate representatives for the one-day event.

Opening remarks were given by Jason Pierce, Ph.D., St. Mary’s provost and executive vice president. Students participating represented the following majors: STEM (including computer science, information technology, management information systems, engineering, etc.), finance, accounting, business, communications and marketing fields.

Corporate partners holding career preparation workshops and panels included Fidelity Investments, Nordstrom, Sixth Street, Southwest Research Institute, USAID and Methodist/HCA. The summit concluded with an employer showcase and closing remarks from Stephanie Ward, Ph.D., St. Mary’s vice provost for vocation and career services.

Students from the following institutions were among the participants.

  • A&M Engineering Academy at Northeast Lakeview College
  • Austin Community College
  • Hallmark University
  • Laney College
  • Laredo College
  • Northeast Lakeview College
  • Northwest Vista College
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • San Antonio College
  • St. Edward's University
  • St. Mary's University
  • St. Philip's College
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Texas A&M University Kingsville
  • Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The University of Incarnate Word
  • University of North Texas
  • University of North Texas at Dallas
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of the Incarnate Word