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Student Attends HACU Conference in Texas

Student Attends HACU Conference in Texas

Senior Ana Zepeda and College of Agriculture Dean John Unruh attended the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 30th annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, from October 8-10, 2016. 

HACU brings Hispanic-serving institutions together to collaborate and showcase the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics. The student track during the annual conference encourages networking and career development through personal interactions with companies through an exhibit hall, as well as connecting with other students that have similar interests.

“It was great to feed off such an energetic environment, and encourage each other to pursue a variety of ideas for careers and internships,” Zepeda said.

The HACU conference encourages and equips the attending students to apply for scholarships, internships, fellowships and other career development opportunities funded by both private and government organizations.

“This conference changed my view on what I want to do with my life. It gave me more direction. I plan on going to grad school for my master’s in agricultural economics, and I would love to work for the USDA as an agricultural economist. I’m so grateful for the College of Agriculture, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the College of Behavioral Sciences, who funded me and allowed me to attend the conference,” Zepeda said.

Zepeda will graduate in December with degrees in both agricultural business and Latin American studies. She plans to apply for several internships that she discovered through the HACU conference.