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