BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Alberto Puertas
Alberto Puertas is a career/academic counselor for the Counseling and Career Center at Brigham Young University. His current responsibilities include: serving as the International Advisement Coordinator 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 Puertas 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. His outreach to local and international community projects is an important component of his contribution to society at large. He is a Member of the Board of Directors for Southern Cross Humanitarian and a Member of the Advisory Board for the BYU Hispanic Management Society. In his presentations and daily work, Alberto 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 NCDA International Career Issues Committee Chairperson. Presently, he serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for the National Career Development Association, one of the most prestigious career development and vocational guidance organizations in the world. In his free time Alberto Puertas enjoys soccer, reading, good cuisine and spending time with his family and friends.