by Diana Gorostieta
ACC Ascender Alumni and CTN Alumni Board Member, Diana Gorostieta was selected to join the HACU Leaders in Residence Program, a competitive program where students from HACU-member institutions apply to receive leadership and career development training. As a result, Diana received the opportunity to participate in the HACU 35th Annual Conference October 24. This three-day conference usually takes place in person, but in order to keep everyone safe during these times, it was hosted virtually. The conference was designed to keep students engaged in this virtual world by providing multiple workshops and round table meetings.
Some of the highlights for Diana included- winning a Southwest Airline round trip voucher tickets’ raffle by participating in one of the workshops; conversing with Kellogg’s recruiters and giving them her resume as a potential candidate for a marketing internship in 2022; connecting with students from different colleges and universities across the United States and Puerto Rico; and participating in multiple workshops that informed students about what companies are looking for when they are hiring.
“The conference has reinforced my desire to continue sharing my educational and professional experiences with other students. There are so many attainable resources available for students and it only takes filling out an application just like I did,” Diana commented.
In 2019, Diana received a full-ride sponsorship by CINTAS to attend the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 32nd Annual Conference hosted in Chicago, Illinois.