November 16, 2023

Ceasar Escalante

HACU hosts Emerging Leaders event with University of Central Florida

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities hosted an Emerging Leaders' Summit on Nov. 16, 2023, on the campus of the University of Central Florida. The event brought together 125 students from area colleges and universities to meet with professionals and corporate representatives to learn more about career opportunities, tips for resume writing, interviewing, and securing internships.

Opening remarks were given by Andrea I. Guzmán, Ed.D., UCF vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Corporate partners that held career preparation workshops and panels included: Accenture, Blue Origin, Fannie Mae, Google and USAID. The Summit concluded with an employer showcase and closing remarks from Cyndia Morales Muñiz, Ed.D., UCF senior director for Hispanic-serving initiatives.

Students from the following institutions were among the participants.

  • Ana G. Mendez University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Johnson University Florida
  • New College of Florida
  • Polk State College
  • Remington College (Tampa)
  • Southeastern University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Valencia College

The next Emerging Leaders’ Summit will take place in-person on April 5, 2024, being presented in partnership with Southern Connecticut State University.