Strayer hired me to write this blog on their behalf.
Next weekend San Antonio is going to be the place to be. I’m not saying that only as a born and bred Tejana, but also because of my recent partnership with Strayer University for the People En Español Festival taking place on August 30 and 31 in San Anton. Strayer University was kind enough to invite, and I was more than happy to accept. So I will see you in San Antonio next weekend! I’m pretty excited because it has been a while since the last time I was in the Alamo City, and also because the lineup of talent is pretty impressive.
Don Francisco, Maite Perroni, Becky G, Chris Perez (yes, Selena’s widower), Zendaya, Julian Gil, La Dra. Polo, Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez (the boxer), Eduardo Verastegui, Mane De La Parra, Las Fenix, and so many more are already confirmed to make an appearance at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during the Festival People En Español. Coincidentally, this massive festival is open to the public and free for the most part, and also takes place over the Labor Day Weekend. What other reason do you need to make a mini road trip to San Anton?
There are a couple of nighttime concerts that will require purchased tickets. You can get all those details at the Festival People En Español website.
Strayer University is the Official Higher Education Sponsor for the event. With over 80 campus locations in 17 states, the university hopes to inspire a lot of young people to pursue a higher education over the weekend. They will have a booth at the festival with special meet-and-greet opportunities, one-on-one career counseling sessions, lots of cool goodies to giveaway, and more. In fact, I hear Strayer will have a couple of other surprises for us at the festival itself.
I don’t think I’ve ever been to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center either, so it will be cool to check that out also. I’m hoping there will be lots of arts and artesanias in the vicinity of the festival too. That’s one of the main reasons to visit San Antonio for me. They have such a rich selection of original and authentic Latino art and culture.
Now for the 411 on Strayer
In case you’re not familiar with Strayer University, the institution’s staff describes it as a leading postsecondary institution for working adults. Basically, they’re trying to make gaining a degree as accessible as possible for working adults. Very recently, Strayer partnered with talk show host and comedian Steve Harvey for their “The Success Project.” This program looks to motivate and help college-aged individuals to not only register for college, but to also stay in school and earn a degree. The Success Project will introduce a team of professional success coaches who will provide mentoring and support to Strayer University students.
Each student – whether they are taking classes at a Strayer University campus or online – will be assigned their own personal success coach, who will assist them with financial advice, goal setting, career advice, time management, and other skills. In addition to helping to increase each student’s opportunity for academic success, coaches will help prepare them for the real-world challenges that are inherent in building a successful career while managing other life priorities. That’s all straight from their website. You can get a lot more information here.
You guys already know how we feel about earning a degree. It’s so important for your life and future.
Who else will be at the festival?