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The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute Hosts Governor's Hispanic Fellowship Information Session  

Memebers of the Latino InstituteThe Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute is proud to announce an information session open to students for the Governor's Hispanic Fellowship Program. The event will take place at 4:00 p.m. on February 6 at the Latino Institute's office located in Fahy Hall room 246.

The Governor's Hispanic Fellowship Program is a New Jersey workforce development initiative designed for high-performing students of Hispanic descent who seek to acquire the skills necessary for success in a professional workplace. The Fellowship Program, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of State's Center for Hispanic Policy, Research, and Development (CHPRD) combines practical, hands-on experience with traditional classroom instruction, guest presentations by leading professionals, as well as other unique skill-building opportunities.

One of the highlights of the 8-week Fellowship Program is the opportunity for participants to secure internships at different top tier corporations and nonprofit organizations across the State including AT&T, UPS, and Wells Fargo. Through their internships and the program's weekly site-visits, Fellows acquire financial literacy skills, valued networking opportunities, and increased preparedness for their future careers.

Members of the Latino InstituteBrittney Segura, an Unanue Scholar and work-study student at the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute, is a past 2018 Fellow and graduate of the program. As a Governor's Hispanic Fellow, Brittney obtained a Data Analyst Internship with the Hispanics Inspiring Student's Performance and Achievement (HISPA), a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring Latino students' academic achievement by mobilizing Latino professionals to volunteer as active role models in educational programs within their communities.

Segura reflected on the opportunity she had to develop herself professionally with experts from different fields. She said, "Thanks to the Governor's Hispanic Fellowship program I was able to become more confident in speaking with leading professionals. I was always a shy kid growing up but this opportunity pushed me out of my comfort zone to talk to more people and meet amazing new friends and mentors."

2018 Unanue ScholarsThe information session is open to all Seton Hall students to learn how the distinctive Governor's Hispanic Fellows Program can propel themselves professionally.

For information on future events, scholarships, and all that is #JAULI, stop by the Institute's office located in Fahy Room 246. Don't forget to follow the Institute Twitter and Instagram @JAULISHU to stay up to date with their latest news and events.

For any questions and/or if you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Institute's Graduate Assistant, Mr. Spencer Hinton at spencer.hinton@student.shu.edu.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Spencer Hinton
  • (973) 761-9422
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