Academic & Career Development

Below are links to organizations that can help you plan and achieve your career goals through professional development, job opportunities, fellowships and scholarships.

>> Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)

The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. ALPFA is a not-for-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Their website has several student-geared sections and individual chapters offer a range of professional development opportunities.
*This site includes career and scholarship opportunities.

>> Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 by Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza and Congressman Baltasar Corrada to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policy making process. Since then, CHCI’s mission has been to develop the next generation of Hispanic leaders. Their vision is an educated and civically active Hispanic community participating at the local, state and federal policy decision-making levels.
*This site includes fellowship, scholarship and career opportunities.

>> Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is an alliance of the leading American business schools in partnership with the corporate community. Its mission is to encourage and enable the largest possible number of the best and brightest African American, Hispanic American, and Native American college graduates to pursue successful careers in management. *This site includes fellowship opportunities.

>> Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

HACU represents more than 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Although their member institutions in the U. S. represent less than 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).
*View the “Student Resources” section for great career opportunities.

>> Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)

Founded in 1982, HACE is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to building Latino careers through leadership and career development of Latino students and experienced professionals and recruitment programs for the acquisition of this talent by leading corporations, the government and other institutional employers. They currently partner with these Texas schools: University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, University of Texas at Houston and Texas A & M. *This site includes job opportunities.

>> Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)

HNBA represents the interests of over 33,000 U.S. Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal professionals, legal assistants or paralegals, and law students in the United States. It mission is to promote and advocate for the integration of Hispanics in all aspects of the study, practice, adjudication, and instruction of the law.
*This site includes career opportunities.