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CONEXIONES is a professional development event to connect with successful Latino(a) professionals who are able to offer career advice.

Build Connections! We will have professionals from a variety of professions discussing the job interview process, building resumes and cover letters, and next steps once you start your career.

Practice networking skills! This is a great opportunity to engage in both structured and unstructured networking with employers!

Learn career savvy skills! You will be able to be involved in a mini-workshop on crafting and practicing your elevator pitch.

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Keynote Speaker
Ceasar Perez, Executive MBA
President/Owner, Sapphire Entertainment

Jorge Gallegos
Actuarial Analyst, Aetna Inc.

Jocsan Gonzalez
Economic and Valuation Services Associate, KPMG, US LLP

Andrea Herrera
Staff Organizer, Graduate Employee's Organization, University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign

Stephanie Mieczkowski
People Advisory Services Staff Consultant, EY

Armando Sandoval
Owner, Maize Mexican Grill

Dr. Antonio Sotomayor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Librarian of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign