Hispanic Business Student Association

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The Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) at Rice University connects current business leaders with the Hispanic leaders of the future. We promote the academic and professional development of Hispanic MBAs of the Jones School by serving as a platform that facilitates networking opportunities for future employment, promotes diversity, and sources Hispanic talent for the business community.

Please feel free to contact us at hbsa@rice.edu and visit us on LinkedIn.


Officers 2014-2015

Alejandra Calad
Catalina Curtin
Vice President
of Business Relations & MBA Relations

Daniel Puchot
Vice President
of Finance & Latin American Relations
Ana Caraballo
Vice President
of Public Relations & Interclub Relations

Isabel Gaeta
Vice President
of Marketing & Communications
Denisse Cahuayme
Vice President
of Internship/Job International Assistance

Laura Magarinos
First-Year Officer
Ana Gomez
First-Year Officer

Catalina Osorio
First-Year Professional Officer
Felipe Gallego
Second-Year Professional Officer


Welcome happy hour

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) National Conference Preparation and Panel
October 4-6, 2012
Orlando, FL
The HBSA will help you with panels and tips for this great opportunity to meet hispanics in business, companies that hire hispanics and advice to interview successfully for potential internships. For more information, please visit: http://www.nshmba.org/page/NationalConference

Lunch and learn events for internship search including advice for international students, interview prep and class registration

One of our goals for the upcoming year is to further engage alumni with the Jones school, and we plan to have several networking happy hours with alumni

Soccer tournament

HBSA sponsored partio

Our flagship event is a panel with Hispanic business leaders from our community that share their thoughts, insight and experience on how to prepare and succeed as a Hispanic in the US business world

Rumba latina