Retaining SATX Talent
The future of San Antonio’s economy depends on a sustainable workforce pipeline.
Our new talent retention initiative, Alamo Fellows, aims to harness the skills of first-generation students in our region and equip them with the social networks, cultural tools, and professional capacity to navigate their professional trajectories.
We are focused on building diverse, inclusive, and equitable access to professional opportunities for talent in San Antonio. As trailblazers in their families and communities, many first-generation students navigate their educational journeys with less access to the social and cultural capital than students that come from multiple generations of college-goers. Supporting first-generation students is an investment in the future.
The Alamo Fellows program supports students’ professional development by increasing their connections in our city and community. The program will expose fellows to a variety of non-profit, public, and private organizations that lead economic growth in our city.
Alamo Fellows creates the following kinds of connections for students:
Community: Fellows will engage with community-based leaders and organizations that will expose students to the great work being done to support people in our community and their well-being.
Career: Fellows will intern with a local company that aligns with their majors and career aspirations in STEM fields. STEM includes majors in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics but also consists of the social sciences such as anthropology and psychology and also business majors that are interested in data analytics and quantitative methods/reasoning.
Social: Throughout the fellowship, students will engage in various workshops, tours, keynote presentations, mixers, and events intended to increase their networks and exposure to our city.
Applications are now closed for the first Alamo Fellows cohort. We look forward to announcing the first cohort of Alamo Fellows soon.
Alamo Fellows Working Group
Composed of leaders from local companies, the working group is responsible for providing insights and expertise into programming, internships, employer engagement, reviewing applicants, and the schedule of events.
Working group members include:
Have questions? Click below to read our FAQs or watch the Alamo Fellows webinar.