Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

September 15th has passed and that means that we are officially celebrating the many Hispanic Americans who have influenced our society. While we celebrate Hispanic heritage always, this month is for observing the histories and contributions of Americans with ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The National Hispanic American Heritage Month, observed September 15th to October 15th, is filled with events put on by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. To learn more about the 2021 events, click here.

All Falcons can participate this month by learning more about Hispanic cultures and histories. A great way to do this is this article, discussing Hispanic and Latino Heritage history in the United States.

For our Hispanic/Latinx Falcons, we would like to honor your achievements and direct you to a helpful resource: your Affinity/Identity page on CareerEdge! Within the page, you are able to find relevant news and advice, featured jobs, career/industry guides, and events. Additionally, there are several amazing student organizations to join and enhance your on-campus experience, such as the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA), Brazilian Students Association, La Cultura Latina, and the International Student Association. If that’s not something that you are interested in, consider joining a professional association like the Hispanic/Latino Professionals Association or the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE).

By Alyssa Hammond
Alyssa Hammond Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Alyssa Hammond