Pushing professionalism

by Daisy Perez

Many students enter college uncertain of what their goals are. Luckily, UCLA has a club dedicated to assisting underrepresented, first-generation students. The Latin Business Student Association (LBSA) is the best place to achieve personal and professional growth.

Second-year business economics student, Claudia Lara, began her time with the organization through their Business Rotational Program. This program gave her new skills and insight on different careers in business. She is now the Professional Development co-Vice President of LBSA and says the club aims to help students maximize their resources.

Second-year public affairs student, Monique Caridad, is part of LBSA’s internship program with their Professional Development team. After being in the club for more than a year, Caridad says she improved her social skills and professional appearance. The organization has also helped Caridad get a job with the Career Center.

LBSA provides a motivating community with a shared goal to “help [students] navigate professional development,” says Caridad. Although the organization is business-related, it is open to students of all majors and interests. Just this year, the club has implemented a mentorship program aimed to increase inclusivity. A year with LBSA will provide you with general life skills, professional development workshops, internship opportunities and so much more!

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