HBSA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, vision, and mission. HBSA is under the umbrella of ALPFA, which is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with chapters nationwide and over 19,000 members. Each year HBSA participates in The ALPFA national conference that brings together over 2,500 professional and student members. Student workshops are lead by industry leaders. Daily events offer priceless networking opportunities with student leaders and professionals throughout the country. The career fair has over 50 companies recruiting students for internships and full time positions.
"This past summer, I was fortunate to have been a part of the group of 8 students that attended the 40th Annual ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting) Convention in Las Vegas, having been sponsored by the Office of Minority Student Services at the Fisher College of Business. Our group was composed of members of the Hispanic Business Student Association where I currently serve as its Vice-President. This 5-day event featured workshops, entertainment, and networking events that were invaluable to us undergraduate students. It was a great experience that allowed me to network with students, recruiters, and professionals from cities all across the country. It also taught me important leadership skills as our group bore the responsibility of representing the Ohio State University. It was a great opportunity to showcase the undergraduate leaders that the Fisher College of Business helps creates. It also allowed our student organization to bond during our time there and we even had the opportunity to enjoy some of the entertainment the city of Las Vegas has to offer. I look forward to attending an ALPFA Convention in the future as a professional."
“This year was the third ALPFA convention that I have attended. It provided me with excellent networking opportunities not just during the career fair, but throughout the entire experience. I attended multiple workshops- the highlight being one put on by Goldman Sachs about how to differentiate yourself during the interview/recruiting process. We also attended the Abbott ice cream social and dinner. I received a full- time offer from Abbott a few days after returning for conference. The trip also provided us with a chance to really get to know other members of HBSA, outside of meetings. After bonding with the other members, I feel that we are all excited for HBSA to start up again this year.”