Affinity Resources

  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE): AAHHE is an agent of change for improving education, thus enabling Hispanic students to fully participate in a diverse society. AAHHE works collaboratively with all sectors of education, business, industry, as well as community and professional organizations to enhance the educational aspirations and to meet the needs of a significantly increasing Hispanic population.
  • ASPIRA Association: The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere.
  • Career Access Resource Library (CARL): CARL is designed to help you access career-related links and resources useful for career exploration as well as graduate school, internship, and fellowship searches. A great feature of CARL is that users can build a curated list of resources relevant to the Latinx community.
  • United Latino Job Bank: LULAC’s United Latino Job Bank seeks to increase diversity in corporate America and federal government. LULAC launched the job portal to help individuals find jobs. With the United Latino Job Bank, job seekers can apply for highly competitive positions in government agencies with members of LULAC’s Corporate Alliance, and with non-profit partners.

Business and Technology Resources

  • Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA): ALPFA was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. Throughout our 47-year history we have experienced steady growth and demonstrated consistent value. ALPFA continues to build upon its proud legacy with a mission: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
    • USC’s Chapter of ALPFA: ALPFA USC is one of many university chapters within the national organization. ALPFA is the largest national minority based professional organization with over 92,000 members, nearly 40 regional chapters, and approximately 70 student chapters (including ALPFA USC).
  • Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE): The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. With a network of over 52,000 members across the country, HACE works with employers to remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic economy by helping them attract, develop, and retain Latino and diverse professionals.
  • PROSPANICA: Prospanica has advocated for Hispanic business professionals for 30 years. Since our founding as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs in 1988, we’ve hosted annual career and professional development conferences, connecting thousands of Hispanics to graduate programs, subject matter experts, corporations, and each other. Prospanica has given over $8 million in scholarships for graduate education, and many of those recipients have led our professional chapters and university chapters across the US and Puerto Rico, advancing diversity causes in their own communities.
  • Techqueria: Techqueria is a nonprofit that serves the largest global community of Latinx professionals in tech. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) on March 1st 2019, our mission is to empower Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry.
  •  United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC): USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $800 billion to the American economy every year. It advocates on behalf of its network of more than 250 local chambers and business associations nationwide, and also partners with more than 260 major American corporations.

Health and Medicine Resources

  •  National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN): NAHN is committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate the educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
  • National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA): NHMA is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics.

Public Relations Resources

  • Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA): The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s mission is to advance the practice of Hispanic public relations as a marketing discipline; to serve as the voice for professionals working in the Hispanic communications field nationwide; to empower its members through support, resources and education; and to offer guidance and assistance to students pursuing careers in the field.
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ): NAHJ is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.

STEM Resources

  • MAES: MAES is the foremost Latino Organization for the development of STEM Leaders in the Academic, Executive, and Technical communities.  Their mission is to promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists.
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE): SHPE’s objective is to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. The concept of networking is the key basis for the organization.
    • USC’s Chapter of SHPE: SHPE-USC strives to provide an infrastructure which emphasizes chapter development, community outreach, leadership development, professional development, and academic integrity. Their goal is to motivate and inspire future generations by tackling the challenges faced by under-represented Latinos/as in STEM fields.