Karina Janette Fernandez appointed business school’s assistant director, human resources.

Karina Janette Fernandez has become the assistant director of human resources for the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU).

She holds a Master of Arts in human resources management from Webster University and has extensive experience, thanks in part to her work at a temp agency.

“It was like boot camp,” she said. “I learned about every aspect of the field—from recruitment to managing employees to serving employers.”

Holding positions in the private, non-profit and government sectors, and finding “each one different,” Fernandez mastered the skills to fulfill her current role of “maintaining a satisfied workforce in the areas of recruitment, compensation, employee satisfaction, employee relations, benefits and new employee orientation.”

But one of her two undergraduate degrees—she holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida—has made an important contribution, too.

“My degree in journalism helps me a lot,” she said, “because communication from someone in a human resources capacity has to be clear and precise.”

Since joining the college on November 7, 2011, Fernandez has found much to like.

“FIU is a very welcoming environment,” she said. “I enjoy the culture, the student-focused atmosphere and I appreciate the fact that everyone has been helpful and supportive.”


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