At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Opportunity for Students: Chicago LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium April 5th, 2012

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's LOFT program in partnership with SHPE Foundation and its sponsors cordially invite you to participate in the Chicago LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Come prepared to engage in:
●      A dynamic and exclusive Leadership Training led by the U.S. Army. This Leadership training is designed to help student leaders define their role within their respective organizations, and encourage them to seek out leadership roles in their schools and communities.
●      An insightful panel of STEM professionals showcasing  their different careers paths, and the different resources and opportunities available for Latinos to enter the STEM fields
●      An opportunity to Network with STEM professionals and other emerging Latino leaders interested in STEM.
●      Sponsor Give Aways/Raffle: All attendees will enter a raffle to win a free Round trip Southwest ticket to any Southwest destination of your choice. The winner will be announced during the coffee break. Additional sponsor give aways will also take place.

This is an exciting opportunity for students in high school, college, and young professionals to network with Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professionals from Fortune 500 companies and learn about the diverse career opportunities available within the STEM

There is no cost to register for the event. Dress code is business casual, and food and refreshments will be provided.

Know emerging Latino leaders interested in participating? Forward them this invitation!

Program Date and Location:

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Student Center West
Thompson Rooms A& B, 2nd Floor Lobby
828 S. Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

About Leadership Presentation
The training will include information about the seven Army values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage), and how these are used to create Army leaders. Students will discuss the leaders that are influential in their lives, and will learn how these leaders become effective voices within their community. Using the "Be-Know-Do" model in conjunction with role playing exercises, students will learn how character, intellectual capacity and the manner in which a leader makes decisions, can influence a group. Students will come away with a different understanding of what it takes to be a leader, including what it means to be Army Strong.

Latinos on Fast Track
LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) is a leadership and workforce development program which connects emerging Latinos to each other, to experts, to resources, to platforms, and career paths in STEM fields, business and finance, education and other fields.  Join the LOFT Network at <> http<>:
//<>loftnetwork<>.<>org<> and follow us on Twitter @LOFTInstitute.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Established in 1987 by the White House, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is a 501c3, nonprofit which inspires, identifies, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also provides Latinos in America with role models, cultural pride and a promising future through public awareness campaigns and special events.  What distinguishes HHF from other organizations is a focus on helping “a Latino to help hundreds." Visit <> www<>.<>HispanicHeritage<>.<>org<> and follow us Twitter @HHFoundation for more information.

The SHPE Foundation
The SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) working exclusively to develop educational enrichment and academic outreach initiatives, for Latinos/as, that extend throughout the pre-college to PhD pathway. For information please visit <> www<>.<>shpefoundation<>.<>org<>/<>.

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