Alumna Profile: Isabel Fernandez (MS ’90, BBA ’94)
Hospitality Management Program
Miami Dade College
Isabel Fernandez (MS ’90, BBA ’94), advisor/adjunct faculty, Hospitality Management Program, Miami Dade College, credits the College of Business Administration with giving her “technical and practical knowledge that I can use in anything I do.”
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She also credits her experiences at Florida International University with helping her establish an extremely significant part of her life: volunteerism. Miami Coalition for the Homeless, an advocacy group for the homeless; United Wag, which advocates for animals; and March of Dimes are among the many organizations to which she has devoted time.
Now the recipient of many awards for her volunteer efforts, which she describes as rounding her out as a person, she continues to encourage students to “look for ways to give back. It builds character, helps you gain experience and confidence, and the community needs help.”
According to her, there also are solid professional reasons for getting involved.
“Student activities offered at the university are a great way to network and build a résumé,” she said. “It’s never too early to start.”