SHPE Florida Tech Student Chapter

FITSHPE has established a new student chapter at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fl.

They have reached out for support in growing their chapter.

We are currently planning a workshop series for the SHPE National Conference this Fall to help them prepare.

Volunteers in the Melbourne, Fl area are invited to join and participate in the planning. For more information, please contact Andres Vargas at

SHPE UCF Mentoring Program

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This year, SHPE UCF wants to reach new heights by making the professional experience and peer mentoring more accessible for our students. They are looking for Professionals to participate as mentors to provide advice and input that would be highly valuable towards their professional growth.

If you are interested please email Sebastian Rengifo at with your Name, Phone Number, Personal email, Major Studied with the subject “Professional Mentor”.

Job Opportunities

stantecStantec currently has an opportunity for a Roadway Engineer to join their team in their Orlando office.
A link below for your to review:

Please feel free to reach out to  Jeremy Bonewitz for more information and how to purse this opportunity.

Jeremy Bonewitz

Consultant, Talent Acquisition – Infrastructure

Become a Member!

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Dues: $65.00 a year (June to July) *Recent Graduates: Free  for first year after graduation*

SHPE Member Benefits include some of the following:

  1. More than $2 million in scholarship offerings
  2. Internship, fellowships & co-op opportunities
  3. Exclusive access to the SHPE Career Center where you can share your resume with top employers and search for job openings.
  4. Tips on resume writing and interview skills
  5. Professional, career, & leadership training offered at our various events:
    • SHPE Conference
    • National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA)
    • Graduate Leadership Institute (GLI)
    • Regional Leadership Development Conferences (RLDC)
    • Management Growth Training (MGT)
    • Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)
  6. Competition opportunities to test and refine your academic and technical talent
  7. Access to the SHPE Foundation GRE/GRAD Lab to guide you through the graduate school application process
  8. Access to the SHPE Foundation Graduate Institute, an intensive program filled seminars addressing the needs of Graduate Students
  9. Lifelong networking opportunities with high profile professionals, fellow students, corporate representatives and SHPE leaders.
  10. Complimentary subscriptions to SHPE Magazine and Hispanic Business Magazine
  11. Become part of the SHPE Familia and find support wherever you go with over 250 chapters and 10,000 members across the nation

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( select SHPE – Central Florida Professional Chapter when asked for Chapter Affiliation)

From the Chapter President

Hola Familia!

As our 2016-2017 fiscal year is well underway, the e-board has been working for the past few months in planning out ways to not only revive the chapter, but provide the members with better opportunities to network and develop as professionals and leaders in their careers. They have also been working closely within our communities throughout Central Florida through volunteering, charitable events, and STEM outreach

I want to thank all of you who have showed support as we find new ways to grow our chapter once again. A special thanks to Esteban Guerra who has led us for the past few months in not only getting the chapter off to a great start, but in assuring that it continues once he leaves to pursue a new career opportunity. Join me in congratulating and wishing him the best of luck.

As I take on the responsibility as President, I want to incorporate newer and better ways to serve you, the members. I welcome any ideas and feedback that will contribute not only in growing our SHPE Central Florida familia, but ourselves as professionals.

On behalf of the E-board and myself, we invite you all to take part in our upcoming events and to stay connected via our newsletter and all our other forms of communication that can be found at the bottom of all our newsletters.

All the best,

Andres Vargas
President ’16-’17

SOS Ecuador Campaign

SHPE Central Florida Professional Chapter has started a social campaign “SOS Ecuador” in order to help the people of the country and make a difference.

Dear  Members:

As you know, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake followed by 4 more magnitude 6 and 5.8 earthquakes, 230 aftershocks and has affected thousands of people. SHPE Central Florida Professional Chapter has started a social campaign “SOS Ecuador” in order to help the people of the country and make a difference. This video shows the magnitude of the earthquake and the damage to the country

SHPE CFL is working directly with two strong organizations “the Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC” and” the Sub-Secretary of the United Nations in Switzerland in charge for disability” in global campaigns that will make a difference on Ecuador’s future. Also, SHPE CFL has partner with North Lake Park Elementary and “Unidos Por Ecuador” foundation in Orlando in order to reach out to the Orlando community and gather supplies to send to Ecuador.

There are 3  ways to donate if interested and any small donations can have a major impact on a distressed country like Ecuador after the earthquake:


  1. United Nations – Houses Reconstruction Project for People with Disability: This donation will be led by the United Nations in Switzerland and the Sub-secretary of Disability. The donations will be going straight to a United Nations account that will have the objective on collecting funds to reconstruct the houses for the Ecuadorian disable community. People with all type of disabilities that need special care and attention will be the beneficiaries of this program. Monetary donations are crucial but does not have to be strictly financial. They can be on the form of engineering and technical support for the project. Drawing development, project managing, technical suggestions, etc. The United Nations and Ecuador are in need, and your engineering experience can help make a difference. Please incorporate the following nomenclature with your donations (your name – #SHPECFL ). If you would like to participate on the projects team and help with your engineering expertise, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will channel your request to the United Nations.
    ABA: 026005092 NEW YORK -USA
    No. CUENTA: 07282729

    Download (PDF, 697KB)

  2. Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the Organization of American States (OAS) and Embassy: this donation will be led  by The Embassy of Ecuador in Washington D.C., the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the OAS and the Consulate of Ecuador in Washington D.C. and is focus on collecting donations for the reconstruction of Ecuador infrastructure,  transportation of goods, and any need the country authorities need. They are currently collecting donations at 2535 15th St NW, Washington, D.C., 20009, Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm, and even over the weekend Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 16:00 pm. The National Secretariat for Risk Management of Ecuador has issued a list of priority goods, which are urgently needed to preserve life and health of those most affected.  You can purchase them through amazon or EBay and sent to the Embassy grounds directly. Please incorporate the following nomenclature with your donations (your name – #SHPECFL ). The Government of Ecuador, through one of its official channels in the United States, will promptly send an official letter of acknowledgment and appreciation in the name of its people, to each and every corporate donor, thanking for their solidarity and generosity in the face of human crisis.The Ecuadorian Government has set up the following bank account to collect monetary donations should you choose to help in this way:Bank: Citibank, N.A
    Swift: CITIUS33
    ABA: 021000089
    NY Account #: 36360112
    Zip Code: 10043
    Phone number: 001-813-604-7062
    Citibank address: N.A.: 111 Wall St., New York, N.Y. 10043

    Download (PDF, 244KB)

  3. North Lake Elementary: SHPE CFL, North Lake Elementary and Unidos por Ecuador, are organizing a donation collection at North Lake Elementary School until May 21st. You can stop by the school from 8am to 3:30 PM and drop your donations. SHPE CFL and North Lake teachers will be organizing the donations on Saturday May 21st from 9 AM to 12:30 PM for “Unidos por Ecuador” foundation to collect them and ship them to Ecuador and with the help of the Ecuadorean consul. You can come join us on May 21stto assist on the preparation of the donations.


***All the financial donations will have the proper tax deductible certificate so that any company can make a difference on this moment of need.***

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time or write us to our email


Thank you for your support.



Regional Leadership Development Conference

SHPE  stages regional leadership development conferences on a yearly basis for the leadership of the SHPE student chapters to improve their organizational, managerial, and technical skills. They take place in all of the seven SHPE regions. This program helps college students develop and improve their pre-college outreach programs and improve the infrastructure of SHPE student chapters. The University of Central Florida is hosting the next RLDC conference which will take place at UCF. This is your chance to get involved, pack up your resume with additional skills and network with a lot of people from all across the region.

For more information please visit SHPE UCF RLDC.


Each year the UCF Alumni Association awards more than $50,000 in scholarships to UCF students demonstrating strong academic ability and significant extracurricular and community involvement. The UCF Alumni Association is pleased to again offer more than a dozen scholarship opportunities for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Applications are now available on myUCF  You are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships for which you are eligible.

Apply for scholarships based on eligibility* by following these simple steps:
1. Read all scholarship criteria online at and complete ALL required supporting documents prior to submitting your application.
2. Log into myUCF.
3. Select “Student Self Service.”
4. Click on “Scholarship Application” > “Home Page” > “Add New Scholarship.”
5. Complete and submit application(s).

*Scholarships will appear in myUCF based on eligibility requirements specific to each scholarship. Criteria used to determine eligibility includes, but is not limited to: GPA, class standing and academic program. Please read the criteria for each scholarship for which you wish to apply to make sure you meet the requirements.

Scholarships Available:
. 4EVER KNIGHTS Scholarship – 4EK members, any class standing
. Alumni Fellows Scholarship – sophomore, junior, graduate students
. Amy G. Buchman, ’95, Memorial Endowed Scholarship – any class standing, permanent resident of Pinellas/Hillsborough counties in Florida
. Charles N. & Frances Millican Scholarship – senior serving in a leadership role
. Chicago UCF Alumni Chapter Scholarship – any class standing, permanent resident of the state of Illinois
. College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter Scholarship – Junior, senior or graduate student class standing enrolled in the College of Business Administration
. Debbie K. Phillis Space Coast UCF Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship – any class standing, permanent resident of Brevard County in Florida
. Dr. William K. Grasty Memorial Scholarship – undergrad, junior or senior in the Nicholson School of Communication
. Jack & Monica Thorsen Veteran Scholarship – any class standing, served in the U.S. Military
. Jacksonville UCF Alumni Club Scholarship – undergrad, freshman class standing, permanent resident of Duval, Clay, St. Johns or Nassau counties in Florida
. Lee A. Dumas Memorial Endowed Scholarship – any class standing, permanent resident of Volusia/Flagler counties in Florida
. Ocala UCF Alumni Club Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing, permanent resident of Marion County in Florida
. Parent Donor – Student Scholarship – any class standing, parent/legal guardian is a donor to UCF Fund
. Phoenix Scholarship – non-traditional student, junior class standing
. Presidents’ Scholarship – senior
. Rosen Alumni Chapter Scholarship – undergrad, junior or senior class standing in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management
. Southeast Florida Knight Scholarship – freshman, permanent resident of Dade/Broward counties in Florida
. St. Onge Family Leadership Endowed Scholarship – undergrad, sophomore or junior serving in a leadership role
. Tampa Bay Knights Legacy Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing from Tampa Bay Area
. Transfer Student Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing transferring to UCF w/at least 12 credits after high school
. UCF Alumni Legacy Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing, parent/grandparent are graduates of UCF
. UCF School of Visual Arts and Design Alumni Chapter Scholarship – undergrad, any class standing in the School of Visual Arts and Design
. UCF Young Alumni Chapter Graduate Student Scholarship – graduate student

Be sure to visit for all criteria and application steps for each scholarship.

The deadline to apply is midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. Late, incomplete or mailed applications will not be considered.

Questions? Call 407.UCF.ALUM (823.2586) or email

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