Hispanic Business Student Association at Bauer Receives Top Honor

Bauer Hispanic Business Student Association

The C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston chapter of the Hispanic Business Student Association was recently honored as one of the top student chapters across the country.

Students in the Bauer chapter of HBSA recently attended the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) convention in August, where groups from universities across the nation had gathered together in Las Vegas. Alejandra Requena, C.T. Bauer student and HBSA president in the spring, helped to coordinate a trip for 40 members to travel to the Vegas convention. It was here that the students were honored as the top HBSA chapter in the region, and one of the top four in the nation.

“I think what sets us apart is that we really care about our members and our members care about each other,” Requena said on news of the new honor. “Not only have we provided preparation for our members throughout the semester on how to build résumés, network, and develop leadership skills, but we also have members who genuinely want to help each other.”

During the convention, four Bauer HBSA members also had the opportunity to participate in a case competition sponsored by KPMG. The team, which consisted of three accounting students and one finance, was advised on their presentation by Clinical Professor Michael Newman, who helped them to take second place over all, ahead of 23 other teams.

The convention also provided students with the chance to network with business professionals, which yielded tangible results for many students. After the convention, several students walked away with full-time offers from companies like Wal-Mart, Goldman Sachs, and Deloitte.


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