+ Personal Statement I am Yamileth Hawit, a 22-year-old student at Loyola University of Chicago’s Business School where I have focused my studies in Finance and Marketing. As a volunteer at ACCION Chicago I participate in a pluralist setting where the employees, interns and clients all are from different cultural, social and economic backgrounds. I am from Honduras, a Spanish speaking country in Central America, but I am currently living in Chicago for educational purposes. My ability to fluently speak English and Spanish and the fact that I am studying business makes it easier for me to evolve in the organization’s culture.
+ My job at the organization is to research and help promote the microfinance program to the Latino community in the Chicago area. My boss, Maria Almeida, comes from a Hispanic background as well which has enabled us to have a better communication. The cultural diversity that coexists inside the organization makes the job a lot more interesting because it gives you the opportunity to talk and learn from different people. In ACCION everyone has different traditions and a unique identity yet we all manage to get along very well. Despite the multiculturalism we are all very cooperative with one another. Many of our clients don’t speak perfect English and prefer communicating in their first language thus bilingual employees are very helpful.
+ EDUCATION Attended Escuela Internacional Sanpedrana (E.I.S) San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Graduated with a 3.5 GPA in the summer of 2008. Currently attending Loyola University of Chicago. Will graduate with a double major in Finance and Marketing in May 2012.
+ WORK EXPERIENCE ACCION CHICAGO-Chicago, IL HSBC Bank- San Pedro Sula, Honduras Maya Sales- Miami, FL D’Santos jewelry store-San Pedro Sula, Honduras Tranycop S.A- San Pedro Sula, Honduras
+ VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE ACCION CHICAGO-Chicago, IL Fundacion Hondurena para el Nino con Cancer- San Pedro Sula, Honduras (Assisted with kids cancer fundraiser) Fundacion Ruth Paz-San Pedro Sula, Honduras
+ BLOGS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MY WORK WITH ACCION CHICAGO AND HOW THE ORGANIZATION HELPS OUR COMMUNITY EVERY DAY VISTI MY BLOG: http://accionchi.wordpress.com/