Cerro Coso Community College

Students Attend HACU Conference

BACK ROW- Rene Mora (Counselor), Blaine Simmons (Director of Student Equity), Lupita Zamora, Blanca Cruz, Nicole Gonzalez, Abigael Mondragon, Sawyer Chrisman, Jaycee Lucero FRONT ROW- Desirae Valdez, Michael Skipworth, and Marlo Soto. (not pictured Angie Iraheta)

Ten Cerro Coso students attended the 2017 Student Track of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 32nd Annual Conference, a three-day career development and networking symposium designed to build the career skills of undergraduate students. Over 500 students from the U.S. and Puerto Rico attended panel presentations, workshops, luncheons, and town hall meetings and met with conference exhibitors and recruiters.

“When I practiced telling my story, I realized that I needed to work on it. Some of these sessions were not so much about learning new info, but about seeing what you need to work on to become better from the foundation,” said student Marlo Soto.

HACU’s Student Track is a great opportunity for students to grow and strengthen their career building skills; network with federal agencies, corporations, colleges and universities, and non-profits; expand their knowledge of careers in different sectors; and meet over 500 students from around the world.

Student worker at the Tehachapi campus Lupita Zamora said “I cannot stress how much I benefited from this experience. I hope to be able to share my knowledge with those who are in search of some insight and advice that I took away from the HACU conference.”