Along with her appearance as a keynote speaker during HESTEC's Latinas Day at The University of Texas-Pan American Sept. 24, Magda Yrizarry, vice president of Workplace Culture, Diversity and Compliance in corporate human resources for Verizon, met with several UTPA Verizon scholars and recent Verizon scholar graduates, all business majors. Yrizarry talked to the students about career opportunities at Verizon and inquired about the leading factors guiding students and graduates in their job or career search and selection. Over the years, UTPA students have benefited from Verizon scholarship funds and the opportunities for hands-on work experience through internships established at Verizon with the assistance of the College of Business Administration and the UTPA Office of Career Services. Pictured at the meeting are front left to right Leticia Pena, Verizon Scholar; Dr. Blandina Cardenas, UTPA president; Yrizarry; and Debora R. Basaldua, Verizon scholar. Rear left to right are Lydia Aleman, Division of University Advancement; Sharwanda Johnson, UTPA alumna and former Verizon Scholar; Dr. Teofilo Ozuna, dean, College of Business Administration; Ana Gabriela Medina, Verizon scholar; Monica Vazquez, UTPA alumna and former Verizon Scholar; and Mark Silva, district manager-retail sales, Verizon Wireless. For more information, contact the UTPA Office of University Advancement at 956/318-5301.