HETS celebrates its Student Leadership Showcase in New York at John Jay College-


Main Speaker of the event, Minué Yoshida


Yubelkys Montalvo and Will Simpkins from JJC during welcoming remarks to attendees.

On April 15, 2016, HETS celebrated, for the second time in New York City, the HETS Student Leadership Showcase, this time at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Students participated from institutions like: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Inter American University of Puerto Rico’s Center for Recruitment and Students at NY, John Jay College, LaGuardia Community College Lehman College, Berkeley College, Bronx Community College, and Stella and Charles Guttman Community College took advantage of this event celebrated for HETS member institutions student leaders of the north east region.

The main purpose of this event was to promote free of charge access to student services online provided by HETS that can support their academicMonicaMercado YelixaCastrogoals and share with them topics about how to use technology to maximize their resources. Those services were presented by Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director, with Yelixa Castro and Mónica Mercado, HETS staff. During the event students were invited to be part of the HETS Student Advisory Committee to work hand in hand with the Committee established in Puerto Rico. Students were also encouraged to submit proposals of any innovative project developed by them or their peers to be showcased in future students’ events.


Amy Soricelly, Assist. VP, Career Services and Alumni Relations from Berkeley College

The main speaker of the event was Ms. Minué Yoshida-Aydelott, who talked about how your Multicultural Background will help you Succeed.  Later, Amy Soricelli, Assistant Vice President, Career Services and Alumni Relations from Berkeley College; explained attendees how LinkedIn maximize your Networking Opportunities; and finally, Mr. Ronald Bautista, Digital Marketing Strategist at Grupo Parada talked about Personal Branding, and learn how to take control your online visibility to tell your unique story on Social Media.

The event closed with the student recommendation session, which will allow HETS to learn more about student interests and needs to collaborate on exploring solutions to create additional support services. This session was followed by a raffle of gift cards and lunch. HETS recognizes and appreciates JJC staff, especially Dr. James Llana, Associate Provost and his assistant, Alison Orlando, which collaborated with the setup of their outstanding facilities. We also appreciated BMCC support for the recording of the event, and the speakers who share their expertise and experiences with our students.  These videos will be available soon at


Ronald Bautista from Grupo Parada

HETS YouTube channel.

On September 30, 2016 the HETS Student Leadership Showcase in Puerto Rico will be celebrated at the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus. For more information about this event and other HETS services, please visit www.hets.org, or contact us via email info@hets.org or just call us at (787) 250-1912 exts. 2372 / 2373.