Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Northeastern Illinois University President Sharon Hahs will be presented with an award Oct. 8 at the National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference & Career Expo in Chicago.

Hahs will receive the award after Northeastern established the first undergraduate chapter in NSHMBA history earlier this year. Northeastern also will serve as the academic co-lead of the event.

“As a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, Northeastern is excited to be the academic co-lead of this conference,” Hahs said. “As the number of Hispanic business leaders grows, participation in conferences such as this one becomes all the more critical—fostering cultural understanding, pursuing professional development and taking pride in your heritage.”

NSHMBA annually hosts the largest Hispanic-focused career expo in the country. The three-day event brings thousands of recruiters and hiring managers from Fortune 500 companies for the purpose of building and fortifying connections within the Hispanic community through a variety of recruiting opportunities.

MBA students, graduates and professionals will be able to explore top-choice job opportunities and can even get hired on the spot. Attendees will also be able to benefit from professional development, on-site career management services, and many networking events.