What we do:
Educational advancement is a key pillar of Latinos in Finance. We believe that education is the key to our country’s economic competitiveness and the prosperity of all Americans. Latinos in Finance has a wealth of academic, industry, and technical knowledge & expertise. We foster continuous sharing of industry knowledge among our group but also among students and the broader professional Latino community. We believe that group-led education is the most effective way of closing information gaps, empowering professionals in finance, and creating a robust pipeline of future finance Latino leaders.
One of our flagship educational events is the annual Finance bootcamp targeting college students and high school seniors. The Finance boot camp is hosted at a local university and led by Latino professionals. LIF workshops provide an overview of sub-industries within finance, interview preparation, and technical training sessions such as financial modeling led by local Latino college professors. These workshops prepare students for future interviews and internship placements. Students leave the event with a strong introduction to finance, industry guides, and a network of Latino mentors and professional contacts.
The industry expertise of our group provides a wealth of knowledge for our network. LIF members host regular educational presentations to interested parties where they share their background, speak of their industry & company trajectory, and share their vision on how to partner and further drive opportunities within the world of finance.
The industry and academic knowledge within Latinos in Finance impacts our local community. We actively seek opportunities to host seminars on investing, personal investing, and best practices in finance. Many of these educational opportunities for the local community come through our partnerships with local community organizations.