Event: Bowling Night

Hello and welcome back, fellow Vikings! We’re going to kick off the new year with a fun and relaxed evening in the Smith bowling alley. Grab a friend and join us for pizza, drinks, bowling, billiards, and more.

Who’s Invited: All Portland State students
Day: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Smith Game Room (SMSU Basement)
Cost: Free
RSVP: None. Just show up!


Update: Postponing Biggest Gainer

Hello ALPFAmilia.

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we’re going to need to push back the launch date for The Biggest Gainer. We will keep you up to date with news. We apologize for any inconveniences and we hope to see you soon.

Chicano Latino Studies Open Forum

Dean Beatty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be listening to questions, concerns, and suggestions tomorrow regarding the future of the Chicano Latino Studies program at Portland State.

Have your voice heard and be a part of the change. See you there!

Who’s Invited: All Portland State students
Day: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Where: SMSU 229
Cost: Free
RSVP: Nope


Little Black Dress Event

The Portland Chapter of ALPFA, in partnership with New York Life, is excited to announce the Women of ALPFA – Little Black Dress Event.

The Little Black Dress Event is a free event designed to launch the Women of ALPFA series in Portland and will attract professional, executive women and female university students. The Little Black Dress Event will be a fun and chic night with industry experts speaking to: financial planning, female empowerment, and fashion and makeup trends.

Women of ALPFA is an initiative of ALPFA focused on empowering Latinas and women to reach their full potential. Women of ALPFA aims to provide a leading network for Latinas (professionals and students) to connect, learn, and share experiences that lead to personal and professional growth and advancement within ALPFA, in the workplace and in our communities.

Who’s Invited: Ladies of Portland State University
Day: Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Where: Hotel Lucia
400 SW Broadway 
Portland, OR 97205
Cost: Free
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1naPxg9

LinkedIn Workshop Summary

Did you miss out on the LinkedIn event last week? We’ve taken the liberty to write up a summary for you. Just keep on reading!


– Cindy Whitcomb, HR Manager at Perkins & Co.

– Matthew Hilton, Recruiter at Delap LLP.

LinkedIn is the #1 business networking site with 259 million users and counting. It’s an easy way to create and manage your own personal brand. It isn’t meant to look like your Facebook profile! Use a business casual photo, and make sure that others can easily identify you.

When filling out your profile, do not just copy and paste from your resume – make sure that you write out everything and include a personal message, being careful of your spelling and grammar. Please do not write about yourself in third person – that’s awkward.

Be sure to include the clubs and organizations you are affiliated with under your school information. Also, do not be afraid to include your major achievements, volunteer work, projects you’ve worked on, etc. Show others how well-rounded you are!

Remember – LinkedIn is a tool to establish and develop your own personal brand. Be wary of what you post, and turn on some privacy settings.

If you don’t already have an account, click here to get started.

If you’re looking to learn more about LinkedIn and use it effectively, check out these articles:

22 LinkedIn Secrets LinkedIn Won’t Tell You

5 Tips for Connecting with Strangers on LinkedIn

6 Ways to Attract Recruiters to your LinkedIn Profile

New Event: LinkedIn Workshop

New to LinkedIn? Don’t know how to use it effectively? Has it been a while since you’ve even touched your profile?

Join BAP and ALPFA for the LinkedIn Workshop at Perkins & Co., where Cindy Whitcomb of Perkins & Co. and Matthew Hilton of Delap will be teaching you tips and tricks to ensure your success.

RSVP soon to secure your spot!

Who’s Invited: Any student
Day: Thursday, April 17th 2014
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Perkins & Co
1211 SW 5th Ave.
Suite 1000
Portland, OR 97204
Cost: Free!
Register: http://conta.cc/1qfeBlu