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General Meeting Recap 9/21/2018

Posted on September 22, 2018 by

Announcements: Erika Lopez

  • Reminders for our Members:
    • Please always dress business professional to all meetings & office tours unless otherwise noted
    • Be here by 6:30pm if we have a guest at 6:30pm. If you arrive after a guest speaker begins, you will be asked to leave
    • You MUST be a paid, registered member to attend our office tours
    • Please notify Danny if you are unable to go to the office tours
      • There is a Three Strike policy for cancellations to professional events
  • ARNE: Accounting, Recruiting, Networking, Expo
    • Thursday, October 25th from 4-6pm
    • Good networking opportunity
    • Go to for more info and to register
  • ALPFA will be selling sodas at Best Fest
    • Please reach out to Riyana Rodriguez if you would like to volunteer
  • USAA Real Estate is looking for interns. If you are interested, please email your resume to or see Dr. Sanders for more info
  • Upcoming events
    • Guest Speaker: Susan Hough, PWC – Elevator Pitch & Networking
      • September 28, 3:00 PM in ALPFA meeting room
      • Be prepared to answer the question: “Tell me about yourself”
    • SACPA Society Fall Accounting Careers Workshop
      • September 28, 5:30 PM at Norris Conference Center
      • Free networking event with food
      • Business professional, bring several resumes
      • Sign up via email to
    • Adopt-A-Highway on 9/29
      • Watch safety video on weekly email
      • Lunch provided
      • We will be selling water bottles at Potranco & 151 after the clean up as a fundraiser
      • Sign up on weekly email
    • Central Regional Symposium on 10/6
      • Hotel stay is $25/person
      • Carpool available
      • Leaving on 10/5, returning late after symposium on 10/6
      • Sign up on our website AND on national website

Risk Management Training

Riyana Rodriguez & Selena Biaza presented the required risk management training to our membership. If you receive an email with a survey, please fill it out to complete the process that is required of all student organizations. For more info, see

Guest Speaker: Marcus Cantu’s Resume Workshop

Former ALPFA at UTSA President Marcus Cantu, ATKG shared his presentation on building an effective resume, developing your personal brand, and how to get the most out of researching your firms. Documents can be found here:

If you would like someone to review your resume, the following people have offered to review it for you:

Marcus Cantu-

Michael Pedraza-

Erika Lopez-


Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.  Dinner followed at Applebee’s.




General Meeting Recap 9/14/2018

Posted on September 16, 2018 by

New members Sarah Pina and Mariana Otero join returning members Sienny Yuwono, Gabe Avina, & Michael Pedraza for dinner at Cheddar’s after a general meeting

Announcements: Carlos Rodriguez

  • Canned food drive for the New Braunfels Food Bank is ongoing, please bring donations to any ALPFA at UTSA meeting or social
    • Big thank you to our members who brought too many cans for Dobie to carry at this meeting! (But seriously, keep them coming!!!)
    • We raffled off a portable speaker and two $10 Chick-Fil-A gift cards to members who donated cans
  • Discussed Day at Dell carpooling
  • Social at Dr. Sanders’s House on 9/16/2018 at 5:30 PM
  • Bootcamps for Intermediate 1 & 2
  • Upcoming events
    • Calvetti Ferguson Office Tour on 9/21 @ 10 AM
      • Sign up on weekly email
    • Guest Speaker: Marcus Cantu’s Resume Workshop after the General Meeting on 9/21
      • Bring a copy of your resume
    • Adopt-A-Highway on 9/29
      • Watch safety video on weekly email
      • Sign up on weekly email
    • Central Regional Symposium on 10/6
      • Sign ups going out soon!
  • USAA Real Estate is looking for interns. If you are interested, please email your resume to or see Dr. Sanders for more info.

Emergency Election

An emergency election was held to fill the vacancy of Director of Programs & Events. Danny Gloor ran unopposed, presented to the membership, and was unanimously voted into the position. Congratulations, Danny! 


Members were split into three groups and rotated between 30 minute sessions of Professional Dress/Headshots, LinkedIn Basics, and Mock Interviewing. We will hold another workshop similar to this in the beginning of the Spring semester.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.  Dinner followed at Cheddar’s.


Alpfamilia in Las Vegas! – ALPFA Convention 2017

Posted on August 23, 2017 by

This year’s ALPFA Convention was held in Las Vegas!! Several of our Alpfamilia were able to attend, as well as our KPMG Case Competition team. Hanging out at the Bellagio…….attending the White Gala……looks like they had a lot of fun!!Convention 2017White Gala 2017

ALPFA at UTSA places 3rd at National Convention!

Posted on August 22, 2017 by

A huge congratulations to ALPFA members Christa Patterson, Brianna Caban, Angela Sanchez, and Richard Trevino for all of their hard work and dedication this summer preparing for the KPMG Case Competition.  All of their hard work paid off, and the team placed 3rd out of 22 teams!!  We hope you all had a great time in Las Vegas!!!

Helping Hands Build Strong Communities

Posted on August 22, 2017 by

We are happy to announce that for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 school year ALPFA will be working with Adopt-A-Highway! We couldn’t be more excited to help extend our community outreach, not just to UTSA, but to the City of San Antonio.  If you are interested in being part of our community beautification projects, contact

Adopt a Highway

ALPFA 2016 Convention

Posted on August 21, 2016 by

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The 2016 ALPFA convention was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who helped our students attend this life changing event, we could not have done it without you. Congratulations to our members on the KPMG case competition for bringing home 2nd place, and showing the country what San Antonio students can do!


San Antonio Food Bank Volunteer Event

Posted on April 3, 2016 by

This past weekend we had our volunteer event for the San Antonio Food Bank, and it was a huge success! Thank you for those who came to help! We worked together with other volunteers clearing a garden of weeds, and having fun while doing it. I highly encourage you to keep your eyes open for our next volunteer event for more opportunities to help others and fill your lives with enriching experiences.San Antonio Food Bank

Back to the 70s ALPFA Skate Jam

Posted on February 20, 2016 by

Back to the 70s ALPFA Skate Jam (Like Totally): sign-up:



Union Pacific is Coming to Visit This Friday!

Posted on February 15, 2016 by

Union Pacific is coming to our meeting this Friday, February 19, 2016 at 6:00pm in BB 3.01.12. The presenter, Arees Uresti, is coming to talk to us more about what Union Pacific is all about. If you are attending, please do not forget to dress business professional. Do not miss this opportunity.

Padgett Stratemann Office Tour

Posted on February 11, 2016 by

Hello ALPFAmilia,

Our season of office tours will be kicking off next week! The first office tour I have planned for you all will be Padgett Stratemann. They have graciously asked we come see their office in full busy-season swing. The office tour will be from 3:00-4:30 with our friends from Beta Alpha Psi joining us. This office tour is limited to the first 15 to sign up. So sign up soon, because spots will fill quickly! You must sign up to be allowed on these office tours.

Quick tips:

Don’t forget, it is a good idea to do firm research, ask good thoughtful questions, and stand out on these office tours. Be engaged! Dress appropriately, suit and tie for men, and suit for women as well. If you have any questions regarding dress code for these office tours please ask me or one of my fellow officers.

I will have a carpool sheet sent out as well. It is your responsibility to find a driver on there and exchange information with them so you have a ride for the event. We have plenty of people willing to help with this.

Brittany Salinas( will be the leading officer for this officer tour. If you have any further questions regarding carpool or have questions at the venue please contact her. I have also attached the ALPFA calendar so you can plan accordingly for the rest of the month.

For your calendars: Padgett Stratemann Office Tour
February 19, 2016 at 3:00pm-4:30pm
The address is 100 NE Interstate 410 Loop#1100

Thank you,
Analise Lopez
Director of Programs and Events



To sign up for this office tour:

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