Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2009 AGUILA Leadership Symposium

Leadership: We Remember, We Recognize, We Believe
2009 AGUILA Leadership Symposium
June 25 – 27, 2009
Arizona State University at the West Campus

The Institute
AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute is a year round program that provides youth of Latino heritage with the necessary college knowledge to achieve their dreams of a college degree. Seminars are held once a month and students are required to attend and actively participate in all activities that will contribute to their college knowledge. Participation in the Institute comes with special privileges as well as access to a variety of resources, experiences and a network of professionals dedicated to assisting an Aguilita.

The Summer Leadership Symposium
The Symposium is held once a year at Arizona State University at the West Campus and provides an introductory experience for first time students who are committed to joining AGUILA for the year round program and continuing development for current Aguilitas. An Application for new students requires commitment to participate in the Symposium as well as the year round program. It is very important that each applicant carefully consider the commitment required to ensure success.

It takes a Village
We are determined to make this an even greater success in 2009 and have designed this Symposium to provide our students with an unforgettable experience – one that will help them to make connections in the development of a plan for college and most importantly, a plan for participating in a world that values their minds and their hearts. The Symposium will include opportunities for everyone. We ask you to consider volunteering in the following areas:

Latino Lider – This session is an interactive session that will kick-off the symposium and will bring professionals and leaders in our community together with our students that will allow our youth to envision their future through your experiences. This special session will begin the symposium on June 26th in the morning followed by a luncheon with students. If you are interested in participating as a Latino Lider contact us at You will hear from Chair, Dr. Barbara Valencia-Ortega.

Major Fair – This unique fair will assist students in choosing their college major by providing them with a wealth of information in majors they have never imagined. This area is limited to College and University Representatives. This session follows the Latino Lider on June 26th. If you are interested in participating contact us at You will hear from Chair, Cora Perez.

Mock Classes – Three 30 minute mock courses will allow students to move from one subject to another and receiving “a taste of college”. These courses will be drawn from the list of various majors so the sky is the limit! This area is limited to College and University Faculty. This event follows the Major Fair on June 26th. If you are interested in participating contact us at You will hear from Symposium Director, Diane Rish.

College Fair – Following our very successful College Fair last year, this year will be no different. Colleges and Universities are invited to participate in a very intimate College Fair where students are prepared to seek specific information related to the information they have received. If you are interested in participating in this wonderful event contact us at You will hear from Chair, Ron Venegas

Student Debate – A suggestion by AGUILA Students anxious to make their voices heard this event will bring students together in a debate format with interactive participation from the audience. Students will sign up for specific topics when they apply to the symposium and will have the option of contacting Debate Coaches to assist them in preparation. If you are interested in participating as a Debate Coach or Debate Judge, please contact us at You will hear from Symposium Coordinator, Vincent Salazar.

Sessions - A call for Presenters:
Finding your Voice -There has been very few times in history that one word has been able to mobilize so many people. As we welcome in new president we need to look at our lives in the next four years. Therefore, it's time we really ask ourselves what we are doing to have our voice heard, and how are we making sure that we are taking care of in this new era of politics? This session will focus on leadership and allow students to come together and develop a youth voice on issues facing our communities, such as Arizona’s Latino dropout rate, gang violence, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, internet and domestic violence.
Passion to Action - Find your passion and take action. Once you’ve done so you’ll be able to say I did what I could to improve the large societal problems we face as a community, nation and world. Learn how one person CAN make a difference!
Bridging the Multigenerational Divide - There is constant talk about how parents just don’t understand. Where did it all begin? The life experiences of our parents and elders are very different from our experiences—which has created a multigenerational divide between students, parents, tias, tios, and abuelitos. This session will look at this divide from various standpoints and how it affects familial relationships. The session will discuss how students and parents should approach this issue and turn it into a multigenerational advantage for our collective future.

If you have interest in presenting in a panel for any of these sessions, please contact us at You will hear from Symposium Director, Diane Rish.

Our most valuable asset will be those individuals who choose to be a part of this historical event and volunteer their precious gift of time and energy to ensure that our youth receive the most out of the 2 nights/3 days they will spend together in planning their future. As a volunteer for the Symposium, your contribution is priceless. If you are interested there are many areas in which you can participate. If you are interested, please contact us at You will hear from Symposium Director, Diane Rish.

Our children are our future and if you have the opportunity to donate give-aways to place in their conference bags, food, snacks, paper, pens, pencils, note-pads, etc. and yes, even funding- $$$$ - (any amount is appreciated AND tax-deductible), please contact us at You will hear from Board Members, Laura Quinones, Sophie Bejarano and/or Anna Salazar.

Student Participants:
• Students will be of high school age enrolled as sophomores, juniors or seniors attending an Arizona High School during the 2009-2010 school year of Latino heritage and /or have appreciation of Latino culture which forms the foundation of the curriculum.

AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute
Summer Leadership Symposium
P.O. Box 34752
Phoenix, Arizona 85067-4752
For more information contact AGUILA Youth Leadership at or call us at (602) 518-0612. For more information, visit our website at

Teach Abroad in Costa Rica!

The International English Volunteer Centre objective is to contribute to improving the English level of tourism communities in Costa Rica. The Centre is coordinated by ALIARSE Foundation and Costa Rica Multilingüe national program, with the support of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), the Public Education Ministry (MEP), Kent State University (USA), the CRUSA Foundation, the U.S. Embassy and tourism-sector businesses.
The project is carried out in three modes: (i) with high-school students, primarily from technical high schools; (ii) with professionals from the tourism sector, primarily from big hotels, and employees of public institutions in tourism zones; and (iii) entrepreneurs from small and medium hotels, through coordination with local tourism chambers.
Volunteers with teaching credentials will take a two-week induction course at the Centro Espiral Maná, San Carlos, and then travel to their respective community sites, where they will live in family homes. The induction course, insurance costs, and transportation from the United States to community sites will be partially paid for by ALIARSE. Teachers will receive a visa with volunteer status for one year, through a volunteer/intern regulation emitted by the Costarrican Immigration Administration.
The English courses will be taught by foreign teachers, mainly from the USA, with university degree and credentials to teach English as a second language. The volunteers’ selection process includes a personal interview and a personality test. Volunteers with no previous experience teaching English and those that have not travelled abroad before will be disqualified.
Please note that now the initiative includes three modalities:
1. Profesionales con credenciales para enseñar inglés como segundo idioma: Estos darán clases en las comunidades
Certified ESL personnel who would teach classes in a variety of communities—rural and urban ones
2. Profesionales sin credenciales para enseñar inglés: acompañarán a docentes de secundaria
Non-certified ESL personnel who would work with secondary teachers of English
3. Estudiantes mayores de 18 años: acompañarán a docentes de educación primaria
Older than 18-year-old students who would work with Elementary school teachers.
For further information please contact directly either Aitor Llodio or Marta Blanco.
Aitor Llodio
Director Ejecutivo
Tel.: (506) 2248 0237
Cel: (506) 8846 6645
Fax: (506) 2222 3095
Marta E. Blanco
Directora Ejecutiva
Costa Rica Multilingüe
Tel: (506) 2207 9485/77
Fax: (506) 2207 9040

Monday, April 13, 2009

Vanguard MBA Development Program for six 2009 MBA graduates

Great news! Vanguard will have an exciting MBA Development Program for six 2009 MBA graduates. Attached is the link to Vanguard's career website, the position description and specific qualifications. We appreciate you providing this information to all interested and qualified candidates. Thank you for your recruiting support and partnership.

Why Vanguard:
Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment management companies, known for its client-first focus, high ethical standards and collaborative, team-oriented culture. With more than 12,000 employees in locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia, we serve millions of individual and institutional investors with a range of financial products and services designed to help them achieve their long-term goals.

What is the Vanguard MBA Development Program? The Vanguard MBA Development Program is fast-paced and challenging. It will build on your prior experience and MBA studies while deepening your general management and leadership skills as you embark on a career at Vanguard. The program is comprised of advanced business and professional development training's and three (3) five month-long hands-on rotations that will expose you to our diverse business units and their unique processes. These assignments range across our operation, investment, and relationship functions and will allow you to get a broad look at the business.

Your rotations will be tailored to fit your skills and interests as well as to Vanguard's business needs.

Your assignments might include, but are not limited to, work in the following areas:

- Retail Investor Group
- Integrated Retirement Plan Solutions
- Finance
- Marketing
- Investment Management

Once you successfully complete the program, Vanguard will place you in a challenging role that suits your strengths and interests. Opportunities will focus on general management, relationship management, and investment management.

MBA Development Program

-MBA graduate degree with a GPA of 3.2 or higher is preferred.
- A minimum of three to five years of prior related work experience.
- Leadership capabilities demonstrated through prior work experience, extracurricular activities, or previous internships.
- Strong analytical, strategic thinking, communication, and project management skills.
- Interest in exploring a variety of business areas.
- U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status (necessary for consideration).

Interested and qualified candidates can apply directly to Vanguard's career website through the link below and send a soft copy their resume to

Link to MBA Development Program Details and Link to online application

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Two Job Opportunities

Email if interested

Job 1: International Tax Manager
Company: Intel Corporation
Location: California
Job Status: Full-Time Permanent
Category: Tax Manager
Description: In this position, you will be a key member of the Global Tax and Trade Team and will be working closely with International and Domestic Tax Team members. You will be managing the U.S. International Tax Compliance function and providing critical support for the maintenance of an accurate global tax provision and implementation of global tax strategies. Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to US international tax compliance for Intel's international operations:
Managing and reviewing corporate federal income tax returns for Controlled Foreign Corporations and U.S. entities with foreign operations (Forms 5471, 8865, 8858, and others)
Reviewing subpart F and PFIC inclusions
Overseeing Entity Classification Election process to ensure that elections are prepared correctly and filed timely
Managing international portion of FAS109 income tax accounting including deferred tax asset/liability calculations related to basis of foreign legal entities
Reviewing local international tax provisions
Overseeing compilation of data critical to international tax planning including foreign tax credits, foreign subsidiary earnings and profits, and foreign subsidiary cash flows and distributions
Supporting special projects including foreign tax credit utilization, repatriation, and mergers and acquisitions
Assisting with federal tax audits
Identifying and promoting efficiencies in all areas affecting the preparation and filing of returns and/or reports and calculations
Developing international research and compliance staff

You should possess a relevant educational qualification with four to six years of experience in either public accounting or a large corporate tax department. You should also have a minimum four years of international tax experience. A Master of Science in Taxation (MST) and/or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) qualification is preferred. Additional qualifications include:

o Familiarity with basic International aspects of FAS109
o Excellent written and oral communications skills
o Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
o Ability to drive change through process improvement and technology
o Strong organizational and project management skills
o Previous finance experience required
o Strong technology skills including Excel* and knowledge of tax compliance systems
o experience with CorpTax and Corp International would be an added advantage

Intel is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job 2 Consumer Messaging Strategist
Group: Intel Corporation, SMG/CMG/Global Messaging
Group Description: Responsible for Consumer, IT and Corporate Strategy messaging function. Point of contact for many of Intel’s stakeholders. Single source for all messaging functions in one place. The qualified candidate will be responsible for what Intel says about our products globally.

Duties/Responsibilities: Will focus on the consumer products side. Will conduct product roadmaps analysis, organize research on product features, write copy write copy samples, conduct (copy write) exercises, and test samples. Project manage agencies. Will present to upper-mgmt frequently.

Must Have Skills: 5-7 years of copywriter, marketing or PR experience w/consumer products. Strong writing (copywriting, etc) background. Experience writing marketing materials for consumer products. Agency experience (either managing agencies or have worked writing copy for an agency).

Nice to Have Skills: Experience in writing about technology for consumers. International experience will be a plus.

Relevant and compelling messaging is a critical link between product positioning and creative execution. As the Global Consumer Messaging Strategist, you will be responsible for developing crisp, clear and engaging communication platforms that bring our range of consumer-focused products (including Intel� CoreTM and Intel� AtomTM based products) to life. Your work will be utilized worldwide, and will enable the broader Intel marketing organization to optimize outbound communications for maximum impact in market. You will be the champion of driving consumer insights, emotional touchpoints and applicable usage models into our messages, and will effectively utilize market research to vet out your theories and refine your proposals. Your understanding of long range product roadmaps will help you build an effective and proactive messaging strategy approach. You will have an array of business unit, geography, internal marketing and external agency stakeholders that you will interact with regularly, influence and delight.

You should possess a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree (Liberal Arts degree or related field is preferred). Additional qualifications include:
- At least five to seven years work experience marketing consumer products
- General love affair with words and language
- Creative thinker with the ability to synthesize information and data and translate it into memorable and powerful consumer benefits
- Comfortable managing creative agencies and copywriters to produce results
- Excellent written communication skills and presentation skills, and a solid comfort level interacting with executive management
- Effective time manager and flawless project manager in a dynamic and occasionally ambiguous environment
- Excels at leading cross-group efforts and role-models stakeholder management
- Ability to not only define processes but drive broader teams to follow them
- Unsurpassed attention to detail
- Experience in writing PR and/or marketing materials or copywriting (experience writing about technology for consumers would be an added advantage)