Alberto Puertas is a career/academic advisor for the University Advisement at Brigham Young University. His current responsibilities include: serving as the International Advisement Specialist at Brigham Young University; teaching courses in career strategies, career exploration and effective learning; mentoring students at risk and assisting the University in promoting career development issues and objectives. In addition, Alberto has mentored many BYU students doing humanitarian work and internships abroad. He has presented workshops and seminars in the United States, Canada, and South America. In his presentations and daily work, Alberto Puertas emphasizes the relationship between meaning, spirituality and career development. He also stresses the benefits and challenges globalization presents to vocational guidance in the international arena to this new millennium. Alberto served as the National Career Development Association (NCDA) International Career Issues Committee Chairperson, and he was a member of the Board of Directors for NCDA. In his current function with NCDA, Alberto serves as the Latin America Director. His support to local and international community projects is an important component of his contribution to society at large. In his outreach to the community, Alberto Puertas served as a member of Southern Cross Humanitarian. Presently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Eagle Condor Humanitarian and the Liahona Children’s Foundation, organizations whose efforts bless the less fortunate in developing nations; he is also a member of the Advisory Board for the BYU Hispanic Management Society. In addition, he serves as the Chair of the Board for Teens Act, an organization whose main objective is empowering teenagers at risk for college. In his free time Alberto enjoys soccer, reading, good cuisine and spending time with his family and friends.
Hometown - Trujillo, Peru & Orem, UT
Bachelor’s: Sociology Teaching with minors in Spanish Teaching & International Relations
Master’s: Counseling & Guidance
Hobbies - Dogs, reading, cooking, & hanging out with family
College Struggle - learning slang and common folks’ jargon
High School Info - was the only member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (out of 2,000 students)
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