Suffolk University and Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) collaboration

ALPFA partnership

“The first session was very engaging, not only was I able to connect with my mentor but also with other professionals in the Boston area. Everyone is so eager to listen and help out. I am excited for this opportunity and the 6 months ahead” – Nathalie Sanchez, MBA ‘17

Coaching & Mentoring Program

On April 12th 2017, ALPFA launched its 6-month mentoring program. The program is designed to facilitate relationships among the “rising stars” of Boston professionals’ community and the established ALPFA Boston leaders. The group includes 30 mentors and mentees. Among the mentees, we have 2 Suffolk University graduate students: Rafael Sanchez MHA ’17 and Nathalie Sanchez MBA ’17.

The primary goals include:

  • To connect young professionals with established ones in multiple industries: law, finance, accounting, higher education, healthcare, etc.
  • To provide career and developmental feedback.
  • To promote a diversity mindset in a collaborative environment.
  • To foster relationship building

The 6 month program consists in monthly meetings with professional development workshops, mentoring sessions and networking events. Both mentors and mentees will expand their network, improve their adaptive leadership, negotiation, and communication skills; develop their personal brand; practice interviewing and further develop business etiquette.

“It is just so rewarding to be able to collaborate and to improve people’s lives without having to be a clinician. I love it” Rafael Sanchez, MHA ’17 during the powerful introductions.

About the partnership

Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School and ALPFA Boston chapter have been collaborative partners for over two years. In addition to sharing information about professional development opportunities for their students and members, Suffolk has also hosted the ALPFA coaching and mentoring program (CMP). The CMP matches professionals with students for a 6 month mentoring program and open to ALPFA student members.

For more information, visit ALPFA website

 

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