Sunday, December 21, 2008

NSHMBA Welcomes Disney Institute to Phoenix

NSHMBA Welcomes Disney Institute to Phoenix

In slow economic times, Disney Institute helps you pick up the pace -- bringing their programs to your community for cost-effective professional development. Join thousands of professionals, world-wide, and learn how to:
• Strengthen customer loyalty and retain valuable customers.
• Expand your brand and generate greater profits.
• Build team involvement, loyalty, and ownership.
• Support a service culture and motivate employees.
• Maintain a competitive edge in a sluggish economy.

We invite you to attend the Disney Keys to Excellence program because of the current economy, not despite it! A one-day workshop, the Keys is:
1) Relevant – Impacts critical drivers of success in a slow economy.
2) Affordable – Trains more people under limited budgets (no airfare or hotel expenses).
3) Actionable – Easy to implement upon return to the office.
4) Inspirational – Generates team excitement and momentum.
5) Short – Takes one day away from the office.

Receive $50 off the guest admission price by using promotional code NSHMEE, and pay only $345 per guest (group discounts available).

To learn more, click here:
To register, go to

Monday, December 15, 2008

Career Opportunity: Bi-Lingual Manufacturing Resource Manager Role

Below is an opportunity:

Do you have any NSHMBA friends looking for a Bi-Lingual Manufacturing Resource Manager role? I wanted you to be aware that we are recruiting for a Fortune 100 Consumer Packaged Goods corporation. In short, it's a entry-level operations / manufacturing role with a clear succession plan to become a plant manager. NOTE: There is a mandatory Spanish language requirement. They will be conducting some meetings in Spanish as well as English. To qualify, the candidates must meet the following manditory requirements:
2-3 years manufacturing / plant experience (highly preferred Consumer Packaged Goods and Food & Beverage industries)
100% bi-lingual (Spanish & English)
Bachelor's Degree
Have the potential to advance three (3) management levels.
Highly prefer local candidates. NO Relocation available but we may be able to get a small sign-on bonus to cover a move.

Please contact me directly if you have any friends interested in this role. We will be interviewing soon.

Everett Bracken
Chief Executive Officer
Career Partners USA, Inc.
Experienced Executive Recruiters
Dedicated to Finding Qualified Candidates Quickly
Worldwide Capabilities: North America, Latin America, EMEA & Asia-Pacific
Certified 100% Minority/Disabled Veteran-Owned Corporation
Corporate Office: (859) 523-3071 ext. 301
Cell: (859) 552-8042
Fax: (859) 523-6102

Sunday, December 7, 2008

NSHMBA and ALPFA Winter Event a huge success!

The Phoenix Chapters of NSHMBA and ALPFA joined forces to put on the year end holiday event. The event was held at Padres Restaurant with music provided by Cascabel. Cruz Tequila was also available and donated a gift basket with Cruz Tequila for the raffle. The event was attended by many who also helped raise over $1,000 for Phoenix Youth at Risk.

Click here to see pictures from the event.

Smith Barney and the Vanguard Group were presented with tokens of appreciation from the NSHMBA Phoenix.

NSHMBA President Claudia Sloan, VP Of Education and Representative of Smith Barney Al Chavez, and EVP Pablo Rodriguez

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

STAR Internship Opportunity


First Transit, Inc., the leading passenger transportation provider in the US, with its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, is seeking candidates for Transit Manager Internships (TMI) under its STAR Program. As part of First Transit’s STAR Program, TMIs will reinforce their business education through practical, handson
work experience. They will contribute ideas and develop knowledge, leadership and communications skills while interacting and collaborating with top professionals in the the passenger transportation industry. Structured rotations through key technical topics, including operations, maintenance, finance, safety,
employee and labor relations, business development, and client relations, in real-time environments will provide the link between your formal education and the day-to-day experiences of a transit manager. The Transit Manager Intern (TMI) will enjoy a unique opportunity to apply and develop their knowledge in a fastpaced
business environment, contribute to the safe and successful performance of client contracts, and participate in activities that further advance their professional credentials.
Upon successful completion of the TMI, approximately six -12 months, opportunities

For Details click here

Monday, November 3, 2008

NSHMBA Phoenix Wine and Art Event Raises $5,000 for NSHMBA Scholarship Fund!!

The NSHMBA Phoenix First Scholarship Fundraiser was held at the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and Native American Art. This is one of the largest collection of Southwestern and Indian Art in Arizona. The food was catered and provided by A.J.'s Fine Foods. Over 80 attendees were able to enjoy the art, food, drinks and network. General Mills donated a year's supply of General Mills Cereal to raffle. Many attendees commented how they enjoyed the unique and original gallery. And NSHMBA Phoenix was proud to announce that a $5,000 donation was being made to the NSHMBA Scholarship Fund on behalf of the ticket sales, donations of the attendees and donation of the NSHMBA Phoenix Chapter. NSHMBA Phoenix would also like to thank the Bashas' Corporation for hosting a fine event for our first annual Scholarship Fundraiser.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Art and Wine Scholarship Fundraiser - Only 50 Tickets Left!!

The National Society of Hispanic MBA's (NSHMBA) Phoenix Chapter's first Art and Wine Scholarship Fundraiser is just around the corner! It is being held next Friday October 24th at the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery in Chandler, AZ. This Gallery showcases one of the largest collections of Indian and Western Art in Arizona.

All proceeds raised from the tickets sold will go to the NSHMBA Scholarship Fund and will specifically go to recipients attending MBA programs in Arizona.

Tickets are $35, and includes dinner and dessert catered by A.J.'s Fine Foods, as well as wine, beer, and soft drinks.

For more information and to buy tickets, go to

If you are unable to attend, but want to donate to the NSHMBA Scholarship Fund there is an option on the link to do this as well.

Hope to see you there!


National Society of Hispanic MBA's Phoenix Chapter

Below is a copy of the ad in pdf format. Feel free to pass this along.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Vanguard Scholarship Program

NSHMBA Phoenix sponsor Vanguard is offering scholarships to incoming Seniors in College. See below for more information:

The Vanguard Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to minority students entering their senior year of college during the 2007-2008 school year. Applicants must be pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology, or liberal arts.

Application materials for The 2007 Vanguard Scholarship Program have been moved to the following website. Click on the link below to access the guidelines and the application form.

Also a Vanguard Scholarship for Women in IT. Click below to review information on this.

Attached below is the link to where you can find the information on Vanguard Career's website in regards to Cultural Diversity.

Monday, September 8, 2008

NSHMBA Phoenix Art and Wine Scholarship Fundraiser

Hi Everyone,

As some of you may know, I am on the board for a nonprofit organization, the Phoenix Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBA's (NSHMBA). We are hosting our very first Scholarship Fundraiser. It is being held on Friday October 24th at the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery in Chandler, AZ. This Gallery showcases one of the largest collections of Indian and Western Art in Arizona.

All proceeds raised from the tickets sold will go to the NSHMBA Scholarship Fund and will specifically go to recipients attending MBA programs in Arizona.

Tickets are $35, and includes dinner and dessert catered by A.J.'s Fine Foods, as well as wine, beer, and soft drinks.

We have to sell tickets in advance to provide the Bashas' Corporation with a headcount for the food and drinks. So we are asking everyone to buy their tickets in the next few weeks. Only 200 tickets will be available.

For more information and to buy tickets, go to

If you are unable to attend, but want to donate to the NSHMBA Scholarship Fund there is an option on the link to do this as well.

Let me know if you have any questions.



Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Great Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity from a Phoenix NSHMBA member. If interested contact Josh Martinez at

See below...

Looking for a Spanish Speaking Wholesaler. 4+ yrs experience with a “series 7” and is also fluent in Spanish (bi-lingual). Looking for someone who can sell to the Spanish Speaking Markets. They would be based here in Phoenix with some travel. This person could either be a Current Wholesaler or someone generally in the Financial Services industry (Series 7) and Sales experience. Compensation would depend on experience---but would include salary + guarantee + commission. Overall, the compensation package will be very high for the level of experience. Also, it’s with one of the largest and most respected Alternative Investment Sponsors in the U.S.

Position: Regional Territory Manager


The Spanish Speaking Wholesaler will be responsible for building relationships within the Spanish-speaking community in their territory. They will market Investment products by communicating in Spanish and building a rapport with Spanish-Speaking reps and their clients. This will be accomplished by utilizing new, innovative technology consisting of webcams and virtual meetings. This individual will also travel in the field when necessary to meet with advisors and their clients and must be fluent in Spanish.

The Regional Territory Manager interacts with brokers, financial advisers, registered representatives, and other financial professionals to provide unparalleled service in the marketing, sale, and distribution of Cole’s real estate investment products. Requires the ability to identify investment objectives, match needs profile to appropriate products and effectively describe features and benefits. Responsible for cultivating existing leads and building the relationship with registered representatives.

Successful candidates will have 4 years or more experience in the real estate, securities or financial services industry, with strong sales and business development skills. Candidates should possess basic PC skills and familiarity with customer contact software systems.
Previous experience with DPPs, REITs, or Investment Products
PC Skills includes experience with CRM databases, Excel, and MS Word
Ability to organize and coordinate a high level of job tasks under a variety of conditions and constraints
Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
Excellent presentation skills with ability to respond to complex real estate, tax, and investment questions in front of web and live audiences

Education and Professional Designations:
Bachelor’s Degree required
Series 7 and 63 licenses required

Base salary + commissions
If interested, contact Josh. Contact Info is below...

Josh Martinez
Vice President of Business Development, North America
Sterling Global HRC
2415 E. Camelback Suite 1090
Phoenix, AZ 85016 USA
800.350.8012 ext. 110
602.470.8400 ext. 110
E 3 Hispanic Youth Conference. Enthusing, Empowering & Educating

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Time: 8 am - 3 pm
Place: ASU Tempe Memorial UnionPhoenix, AZ

Students: Are you in High School? Good we want to get you to college. Are you in College? Good we want to keep you there.
Parents: Want your student to learn more about job searching , scholarship searching, job interviews, the college admissions process and financial aid opportunities?
All of these topics and more will be covered in this free one day conference aimed at helping our youth to succeed.
Brought to you by the Phoenix Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s, as Part of the LIFE (Latino Inititative for Education ) Campaign. In cooperation with Aguila Youth Leadership Institute and ASU HBSA
Cost: FREE
Contact: Al Chaves, 480-221-7259

Friday, August 22, 2008

Career Development Event Recap

Thank you to all who attended and supported this Exciting Event. Special recognition to NSHMBA VP of Education Al Chavez for coordinating this event.

Special Thanks to Our Presenters who volunteered their time and expertise to this event:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Career Readiness Program: Getting the most from your next career fair. Jobsearch tips for the MBA and the MBA to be.

Do you feel ready for the NSHMBA conference? Have you ever wondered how some conference attendees seem much at ease and even land jobs right at the conference? Your Phoenix chapter will be hosting a mini-workshop for professionals and aspiring MBA's that will prepare you to get the most of the upcoming conference (or any other career-focused conference that you may be planning to attend.) Come and learn strategies to maximize your time at the career expo where you will encounter over 200 recruiters and Fortune 500 companies seeking for talent. Attend the conference prepared to make your next career move!
Additionally, the mini-workshop will feature experts from in a discussion on the latest trends for the local MBA job market.

Come prepared to polish your resume with a resume critique session from local and national recruiting experts.

Not an MBA yet? ...Come to learn about preparing for the GMAT during an exclusive GMAT exam information session provided by experts from the Princeton Review.
All of these will be part of our evening this Wednesday August 20,'re invited!

Career Readiness Program: Getting the most from your next career fair. Jobsearch tips for the MBA and the MBA to be.
Tempe AZ 85281
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Place: Princeton Review offices
21 E. 6th St. # 125
Tempe AZ 85281

Contact: Al Chavez at
To RSVP Click Here

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Copies of Frank Carbajal's Book "Building the Latino Future" available for sale.

We have 12 copies of Frank Carbajal's book Builidng the Latino Future: Success Stories for the Next Generation available for sale. Copies of this book are available for the NSHMBA price of $15 (On Amazon, this book is available for $16.47 + $3.99 for shipping = $20.46).

Email Pablo Rodriguez at if interested in purchasing a book.

Below is the book review that was published in the June 2008 newsletter.

Building the Latino Future: Success Stories for the Next Generation by Frank Carbajal and Humberto Medina is a collection of inspiring stories of profound Hispanic figures sharing their experiences of overcoming early on challenges to become leaders in their respected professions. Throughout the success stories are common threads containing elements of six key principles: focus, unity, tenacity, unique ability, resilience, and education. Each chapter takes an aspect of these elements and applies them to the life story of such figures as New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Actor/Activist Edward James Olmos, Founder and CEO of Consore Media Alicia Morga, amongst others. One common theme in many of these stories is the humble upbringings and strong values instilled by the parents of many of these first generation Latino Americans. The story of Martin R. Curiel, Vice President of Marketing for Denali Advisors, LLC. is inspiring as he shares the story of his father driving him to college as a semidiesel collided with their vehicle killing his father. He made the promise to his father, "Father, I will never let you down, I will succeed in college." Curiel earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from California Polytechnic Unviersity and an MBA from Havard School of Business.
Building the Latino Future will inspire readers, whether they are Latino or not, to face challenges, beat the odd, and give you the tools necessary to achieve greatness. Carbajal and Medina do an excellent job of teaching strategies and beliefs utilizing the success stories to make any reader feel empowered.

NSHMBA Phoenix June 2008 Newsletter

Attached below is a link with NSHMBA Phoenix's June 2008 Newsletter!

Art and Wine Scholarship Fundraiser Event

NSHMBA Phoenix is excited to host their First Scholarship Fundraiser Event!

Come see the largest collection of Southwestern and Native American Art in Arizona, enjoy food and drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks) provided by A.J.'s Fine Foods.

And more importantly, help raise funds for the NSHMBA Scholarship Fund!

Date: Friday October 24, 2008 from 6 - 8 pm.

Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery
22402 South Basha Road
Chandler, AZ 85248

Tickets: $35/Person includes a drinks and meal catered by A.J.'s Fine Foods and entrance into the Art Gallery

Tickets will be available on sale in August. Keep checking this blog for updates to purchase your tickets.

Only 150 tickets will be available for sale for this event.

2008 NSHMBA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

Make plans to CONNECT TO OPPORTUNITIES at the largest Hispanic Conference in Atlanta History!

Expect more than 8,000 attendees, over 300 corporate and academic sponsors, more than 500 interview booths and 4,000 on-site interviews!

The Annual Conference is where NSHMBA's mission really comes to life. It features a career expo that serves as a pavilion of job opportunities for thousands of the most excellent Hispanic MBA professionals and students looking for a promising career.

Companies that embrace diversity attend to find the most talented Hispanics, and come to this event seeking the finest candidates or a wide range of positions. The NSHMBA Annual Conference and Career Expo is an unparallel tribute to higher education in the Hispanic community with record-breaking attendance every year.

Come to NSHMBA's 2008 Conference to CONNECT TO OPPORTUNITIES. Whether you are a student, professional, executive, or corporate representative, you will leave with a different vision, new relationships, and many promises or your own future. It all happens when you "Make Your Connection" at NSHMBA's 2008 Conference.

For Further info go to:

Also check on this blog or for local Pre-Conference Prep Events.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Business Networking

NSHMBA Phoenix invites you to the newly enhanced look of the Valley's premier hispanic professionals power networking mixers!

July 17, 2008
Starting from 5:30 pm
At Tradiciones Restaurant (downtown Phoenix)
RSVP and for more details