HACU/Grow with Google Kick-off

The Career Services Office hosted an in-person Grow with Google Kick-off Event on April 26th! The event included information and resources from Career Services, Grow with Google Skillshop and an employer from AHRC hiring students and alumni. 

Students were encouraged to sign-up for Skillshop and as an incentive they had the opportunity to spin the wheel to win Google swag!

Over 100 Students participated in the in-person event and 60 students signed up with Skillshop.
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Grow with Google Skillshop Event


Career Services & Alumni Relations Mixer Event
Thursday, March 24, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM

The Career Services Office and the Alumni Relations Officer partnered to hosted a mixer for propective and recent graduates. Student received information about the Career and Alumni resources available to them after graduation and the Grow with Google, HSI Career Readiness Program. A raffle was held and students won various prizes.


On Thursday, February 24th, the Road to Entrepreneurship Virtual Career Panel was held. There were four panelists in total, two of them are Hostos alumni. Dale D'Amico, Dale Daniel Landscape Lighting Design class of 2017, Saint Mbakop, AIG Properties LLC. class of 2016Tania Leipold of Laine and Alliage, and Garri Rivkin of The City Tutors. Several subjects were discussed, including the following: 


  • Marketing 
  • Raising funds/financing your business 
  • The difference between profit and non-profit 
  • Networking to grow your business 
  • Grow with Google, HSI Career Readiness learning program: Starting Your Own Business 

Entrepreneurs advised students considering starting their own business to first work in the field and understand all of the ins and outs of the sector before launching their own venture. After you've gained sufficient knowledge of the industry, take on small projects and never quit your employment before your new business is up and running. When considering starting your own business, choose something that fits your basic values and beliefs, as operating a business requires a significant amount of time, energy, and effort. Create a business around a problem that you can address/solve. If possible, seek a partner to assist with the new venture and split the associated costs and responsibilities. 

The virtual event was attended by ten students and eleven faculty/staff. Six of the ten students who attended are actively interacting with Career Services through workshops, resume reviews, job searches, and completion of the Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness study courses. Event recording