Friday, October 20, 2017

Students develop leadership, communication skills at Adelante’s annual leadership conference


A group of student leaders accompanied by Dr. Josie Oramas, associate dean of student affairs, represented St. Thomas University at Adelante’s Annual Leadership  conference this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas. The conference offers Hispanic students across the United States networking and confidence-building opportunities to help them succeed in today’s competitive job market. Alysha Coyle (SGA President), Tyler Schmitt (SGA Secretary of Communications), Emily May (Resident Assistant), Jose Pupo (Resident Assistant) and Jamar Alexis (Student Ambassador) participated in the leadership development event dedicated to enhance students’ planning and management skills while providing insightful professional advice and helping them realize their full potential.

Through motivational speeches, these student leaders learned how to become competent candidates for corporate America and created professional and educational networks leading to door-opening relationships.

Our students were grateful for the experience and acknowledged that it made a great impact on their lives because it gave them “the opportunity to network with others in a professional and diverse environment.”

Our students also made an impact during the conference. They were interviewed by different corporations’ representatives, and were invited to dinner for further networking. Jamar Alexis was approached by Koch Industries, Inc.; Emily May was offered an internship at Eli Lilly; Jose Pupo was offered a job at Elanco. Upon graduating they will be contacted by the representatives for potential job opportunities.

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