(Nov. 5, 2010)--The new UTSA Student Leadership Center recently sent four UTSA students -- Ana Navarro, Leslie Garcia, Bryan Barahona and Maritza Villegas -- to the 2010 Adelante Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair. The conference hosts students from across the country and provides networking opportunities to build student confidence for today's competitive job market. Students return to their campuses after developing leadership and communication skills ready to make an impact in their community.
Ana Navarro, a sophomore studying international business, hopes to contribute to the economic development of third-world countries after completing her degree at UTSA. At the conference, she found the workshops very helpful and enjoyed the networking activities. "It felt like I had known everyone forever, and even though it had only been a couple of days, we were almost like a family," said Navarro.
Leslie Garcia, a senior studying history, plans to work in the education field and attend graduate school. At the conference, she was excited to meet others with similar interests and goals and to establish numerous professional contacts.
Bryan Barahona, a sophomore in architecture, is a leader in the UTSA Orientation and Family program. He was inspired by the speakers and learned a great deal about how to prepare for the workforce.
Maritza Villegas, a senior pursuing a degree in Mexican-American studies, plans to work for a nonprofit organization or attend graduate school. She benefited from the resume review and said the conference put her mind on track for her goals after graduation. "The team building exercises got you to work together and talk about what leadership means to you," she noted.
The Student Leadership Center is accepting applications to attend the Texas Conference for Women. The event is Nov. 10 in Houston. The conference provides opportunities for professional development, networking and personal growth. It is another excellent opportunity for UTSA students to gain skills that to benefit their campus and community.
For more information about the conference and Student Leadership Center programs, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website or their office in University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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