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International Business and Marketing junior admitted into Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Internship Program’s Global Corporate Financial Leadership Program

Loyola press release - April 19, 2007

(New Orleans)—Roxana Mena, international business and marketing junior, was selected for admission into the prestigious Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Internship Program’s Global Corporate Financial Leadership Program.
Mena’s acceptance is especially significant because fewer companies are able to extend offers to international students, as in years past due to visa and sponsorship concerns. This year more than 6,000 students applied to SEO, only 400 were accepted with only 24 in the Global Corporate Financial Leadership Program. Of these 24, only 3 are international students. In the last four years, seven Loyola students, including Mena, have been accepted into SEO programs.

Mena, who is from San Salvador, El Salvador, is currently a member of the Loyola International Business Organization (LIBO). She has coordinated and organized several programs, panels, and events, especially in 2006. That same year, she designed and executed the advertisement campaign for the International Business Day and created the LIBO Web page and logo. In 2006, she won the LIBO Outstanding Member Award. She is also a Junior Achievement volunteer teacher. She currently works at the Alton F. Doody Co., a private investment management company in New Orleans.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) is the nation’s premiere summer internship program for talented students of color leading to full-time job offers. Selection interviews are just like a tough job interviews. Since its inception, SEO’s Career Program has placed more than 4,000 Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and Native American students in internships that lead to opportunities in exciting and rewarding careers in the most competitive industries worldwide. More than 80% of SEO interns receive job offers from partner firms after their internships.

During a Global Corporate Financial Leadership internship, SEO undergraduates work for global corporate leaders at Fortune 500 companies, such as Xerox, IBM, and EMC². The program includes positions in areas such as financial planning, treasury, pricing, business controls, financing and business development. Interns are entrusted with critical financial responsibilities such as analyzing financial data, developing test strategies, identifying market trends, and conducting product/brand revenue analysis.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.