Delta Sigma Pi members hold workshop to learn about advanced business degrees, law school.

The reality in many business professions: a bachelor’s degree simply isn’t enough.

To learn more about graduate school and law school opportunities in the local area, two students in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) organized an MBA and Law School workshop for their fellow undergrads.

The event, held at FIU’s College of Business Complex, was open to all students.

Darwin Adujar, FIU business student Bibi Barios and Edward Vilardell

“It started as an idea for our pledge class in Delta Sigma Pi,” said Edward Vilardell who organized the event along with fellow student Darwin Andujar. Both are in the Professional BBA program at FIU and both are members of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity for men and women pursuing careers in business.

With the go-ahead and help from Clifford Perry, the college’s associate dean of academic affairs and undergraduate programs for the business school, and Angie Letona, coordinator of Professional BBA programs, the event became a reality.

Around 40 students, mostly from the college, attended the workshop which received sponsorship support from Office Depot and Publix. Admissions personnel from FIU’s Alvah H. Chapman Graduate School of Business, the University of Miami School of Business and School of Law, and Nova Southeastern University presented.

The reps discussed available programs, admission requirements, and gave the attendees valuable tips. Plus there was time for one-on-one conversations.

Members of Delta Sigma Pi, students in the Professional BBA and speakers from FIU, University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University

FIU’s Enrique Carrasco, admissions evaluator from the Chapman School of Business, called the event well organized and valuable.

“Having many options helps students further their interest in the career path of their choice,” he said. “They learned about different programs and possible fields of action.”

Smart students look beyond the business degree.

“In this day and age, being competitive, often takes a graduate degree,” Vilardell said. “The event really stressed the importance of taking the next step with grad school. Plus it was a great environment for students to mingle with representatives from top schools, right here in South Florida. Honestly, I learned a lot.”

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