Prospanica Conference and Career Fair

Prospanica Conference and Career Expo 

Plug into a nationwide professional community that will help you connect, advance and thrive in your career!

Who We Are: Prospanica has advocated for Hispanic business professionals for 30 years. Since our founding as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs in 1988, we’ve hosted annual career and professional development conferences, connecting thousands of Hispanics to graduate programs, subject matter experts, corporations, and each other. Prospanica has given over $8 million in scholarships for graduate education, and many of those recipients have led our professional chapters and university chapters across the US and Puerto Rico, advancing diversity causes in their own communities. In 2016, as Hispanics continued to occupy a growing portion of the nation’s demographics, we rebranded as Prospanica to broaden our mission to serve all Hispanic professionals.

Our Vision:  Hispanics will share in the affluence of the United States in proportion to their share of the population, as they attain higher education and leadership positions in record numbers. The entire country will be more equitable and just as a result of greater participation from the Hispanic community.

Conference Dates: September 27 – October 1

Career Expo Dates: September 28, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Format: Virtual

Conference Attire:  Business Professional

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  • Registration, Schedule & Costs

    Click here to find conference information such as general schedule of events, registration costs, and to register.

    Conference and Career Fair Cost: Please see costs on this page

      • What is it like? What can I expect to happen there? What should I be doing when I’m there?

        The Prospanica Career Expo will be a fully virtual event in fall 2021, and will be conducted on Tuesday, September 28, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  In 2020, Prospanica boasted of over 1,500 attendees, 3,175 virtual career fair connections, and an average participant satisfaction score of 4.6 out of 5.0.

        To maximize your potential for success at the Prospanica virtual Career Expo, it is important that you register as early as possible.  Once registered, you will be invited to create a profile on their virtual platform where you can post your resume and peruse employer profiles and job postings. We recommend you complete your profile, post your resume, and start engaging with employers through the platform upwards of 4 weeks BEFORE the Career Expo.  Many employers will be evaluating candidates’ weeks in advance, reviewing profiles and potentially inviting selected students for interviews or coffee chats.

        Click here to see the most up to date list of Employer Exhibitors.  Know this list is subject to change as conference dates near:  http://www.prospanicaconference.org/2021-exhibitors

        • How will the CMC support me?

          Before the conference, the career center will work with students to prepare to engage virtually with employers over the platform.  This will include guidance preparing resumes, pitches, and interview skills, as well as guidance on how to engage with employers in various virtual platforms (such as chat rooms).

          During the conference a Career Coach will also be available virtually to help you navigate last minute questions or interview needs.

          • Your Next Steps
            1. Register – Register now. After registering, you will get access to the job board and any other resources to get ready and answer questions for the conference. 
            2. Use this Google Sheet to tell the career center and your career coach you intend to come. 
            3. [For Working Professionals] Make yourself eligible for MBA program-hosted employer relations.  You can technically sign up for the career expo without the career center knowing; however, your ROI will be much greater if you collaborate with us in your preparation.
            4. Resume Prep – Prepare your résumé, pitch, and approach strategy and meet with your career coach – Annie Murray (FY MBAs), Caren Howley (SY MBAs), Lisa Batts (WP MBAs), Ed Kato (WP MBAs), or John Hutchings (WP MBAs). You should have a targeted résumé and pitch for each company you plan on approaching. You also want to review and update your cover letters.
            5. Practice your interview skills with your career coach and the InterviewStream virtual interview tool