Just flew back from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs annual conference in Houston, Texas. It was a great experience and one in which I was able to meet many other Latino MBA students, corporate recruiters, and business leaders from around the nation. I was surprised how many international students were in attendance also; some flew in as far away as Chile, China, and France.
I attended the full conference and had a chance to sit in on the professional development workshops on Thursday. I found the elevator pitch and networking workshops especially helpful. It was a good way to polish my pitches for the career fair the following day. The various luncheons and dinners were also great ways to meet new people.
The career fair was also impressive; some 250+ companies were in attendance. I got a chance to meet with representatives from American Express, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Vanguard, SAP, Booz Allen Hamilton, McKinsey, and many other companies. I highly recommend the conference and encourage those who are interested in pursuing an MBA to become an associate member of NSHMBA today!