Agatha Gucyski is currently a junior studying Finance and Human Resource Management at California State University, Long Beach. She is very active on campus and serves in her student government and college council as the Senator for the College of Business Administration to address student concerns.
Juliet De La Torre is currently attending California State University, Long Beach and is a senior finishing up her final semester. Juliet is a Chicano Latino Studies major and is the first generation in her family to attend college. Her parents, emigrating from Mexico, instilled in her the importance of a strong work ethic, as well as the value of a higher education.
Adolfo Ricado is currently a fourth year at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), pursuing a BA in Psychology and pursuing Law school thereafter, aspiring to practice criminal law.
He is currently the Vice President for the Associated Business Organizations Council (ABSOC) , Chair of Meet the Industries Expo (MIE), and Social Chair for Hispanic Student Business Association (HSBA) centralized in the College of Business and Administration (CBA) at CSULB. As chair of MIE, he planned and coordinated, with the help of his committee, the 41st annual Meet the Industries Expo. MIE is the third largest and longest, student run event at CSULB. MIE is a full day event that consists of professional development workshops for the students in the morning, followed by a formal sit down luncheon and keynote speaker, and concludes with a career expo. He and his committee were able to successfully plan and execute this event. They were able to bring together over 200 guests, which consisted of CSULB faculty, corporate recruiters and representatives and students.
Jennifer Rockett is currently a junior at California State University Long Beach. She is seeking a BA in human development and a minor in business. Jennifer is apart of the Business Leadership Academy (BLA) at CSULB. Recently the BLA partnered with two fairly new businesses in Long Beach, CA; Dara restaurant, located in Cambodia Town in Long beach, CA and El Lobo restaurant located in Bluff park. Jennifer and her fellow colleagues created a business plan, a Facebook page, and other forms of advertisement for the businesses. In the BLA we are able to apply what we learn in the classroom to the real world. We learn the importance of serving and giving back to the community.
Tania Alvarez graduated from California State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Born in Mexico, Tania moved to the United States when she was 14. She overcame the language barrier which was one of the many challenges she faced in the transition to a new culture. She never relinquished her dreams to continue her education.
Adrian Irving Rogers, a junior transfer student at Cal State Long Beach. He is currently a political science major and going for a minor in this BLA program as of this summer. Before transferring to Cal State Long Beach he began his education at Orange Coast College and received his AA degree in the fall of 2011. Adrian’s plan now is to further his education at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and become more adept in the business field.
Raymond Duckworth is in his third year at California State University, Long Beach. He is pursuing a Business Management degree. Born in Long Beach and raised in both Southern California and Kentucky, he has been exposed to a variety of perspectives, beliefs, and values. He believes his experience with geo-demographic communities, as well as the blessing of being raised by a Filipina mother and American father, have greatly shaped his powerful interest and appreciation of diverse cultures. His family of business professionals and talented artists has had the highest influence on his willingness to succeed.
My name is Jose Espeleta, a senior student at Cal State Long Beach. I am currently the student body treasurer at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). I recently graduated from the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program and I wish to share the experience I gained from joining the program.
Jacqueline Lizarraga is a junior student at California State University, Long Beach. She is a Sociology major, with a concentration in Social Control and Deviant Behavior, and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Jacqueline is a part of the Business Leadership Academy at California State University, Long Beach. Jacqueline has been greatly influenced by her parents and believes they have been her motivation, as they have supported and encouraged her throughout her academic career.
Jasmin Ramirez is a senior student at California State University, Long Beach. She is an International Business major with a concentration in Spanish. She was born and raised in Peru; she was 13 when her parents decided to endeavor new opportunities and migrate to the United States. She believes her passion about business and cultural diversity comes from her Peruvian family's strong business orientation. They own an exporting company that specializes in textile machineries and metals such as copper, steel and aluminum.