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The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) was the first national association for Latino professionals in the United States. The first chapter was established in Los Angeles in 1972 with one mission in mind: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. Since then, ALPFA has seen tremendous growth, with over 92,000 members in student and professional chapters across the nation.

“To empower and develop men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.”

The ALPFA UCF student chapter was established in 2007, providing leadership and professional development to Latin American students majoring in finance and accounting. Today, we continue the ALPFA legacy by supporting all students, regardless of where they are from or what they study by including all Business and STEM majors. Through tremendous growth and success, we are proud to be 2019’s National Chapter of the Year, selected from 160 students chapters.

“We continue the ALPFA legacy by supporting all students, regardless of where they are from or what they study”

We help our members achieve their professional goals and to be well prepared for opportunities that come their way by providing a solid foundation of leadership skills, interview techniques, polished resumes, technical and practical skills, and an extensive network that includes Fortune 500 companies.

What We Do


Weekly Chapter Meetings with Employers

Listen to valuable insight and get the chance to network with employers from top companies. We have an amazing Spring 2022 Lineup!

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From Excel Essentials with RSM to Open House with Synchrony, our workshops offer the chance to brush up on those necessary skills for your resume.

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Professional Development

Looking for an internship? We will help you with top-notch resume reviews and mock interviewing. Interested in a specific company? Let us know!

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ALPFA National Convention

The ALPFA National Convention is a truly special experience! Thousands of purpose-driven students and professionals gather for a week of learning, networking, and professional growth. Our corporate partners are waiting to meet talented individuals like you, offering jobs and internships on the spot! 

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Regional Student Symposiums

You can think of Symposiums like a mini Convention. A one day event jam-packed with workshops, networking, and 20+ Corporate Sponsors hiring for job and internships at the Career Fair & Expo.



We take pride in having the largest chapter presence at Convention every year. This past year, we took a whopping 72 students and funded a large majority of those members. That funding is made possible in large part, by our fundraisers.

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Our organization could not run without the hard work of our seven committees. From marketing and event planning to budgeting and securing employers, there is a role for everyone. Not to mention, the skills you learn by being a committee member will help you score your next position!



It’s not all serious and professional. Our organization is a great place to form a great bond with wonderful people and it all starts by attending our socials!

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Now is the time to take the step to make a change in your college career. You will become a part of our ALPFAmilia where you will find a strong supportive group of motivated individuals. Do not hesitate, join now!

Executive Board


Gabriela Matute Gonzalez

Vice President

Anabela Alvarez Torrado

Chapter Advisor

Jose Cohen


Tomas Carter


Laura Hidalgo

Vice President of Membership

Elian Batista Quinones

Vice President of Marketing

Benjamin Ratliff

Vice President of Events

Johnathan Mirabal-Perez

Vice President of Technical Development

Rafael Sabino

Vice President of Corporate Relations

Maxime Constantin