Prominent FIU alums shared lessons learned, insights and successes with students.

Prominent FIU alums shared lessons learned, insights and successes with students.

Two high-profile College of Business graduates returned to FIU, sharing the importance of passion, determination and emotional intelligence–must-haves to stay ahead of the curve in the business world–with sales and marketing students. Michael Kappitt (BAAC ’92), president of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Eric Maldonado (BBA ’86), managing director of sales at information and analysis firm […]

Networking: beyond social media and email, a key to career success.

Networking: beyond social media and email, a key to career success.

In an increasingly complex business world, students know that building relationships is key to identifying and obtaining internships and jobs, as well as an important way to explore career options. Yet for many, networking – the most effective way to begin those relationships – remains a challenge. To help them build their skills, FIU College of […]

Visionary real estate project takes center stage at Hollo School Developer Luncheon.

Visionary real estate project takes center stage at Hollo School Developer Luncheon.

Aventura ParkSquare, a mixed-use development centered on healthy living, wasn’t an easy project to take from concept to reality. The moving parts were many and strategic negotiations were required to satisfy investors as well as Aventura city officials and residents. Executives at Integra Investments, which owns Aventura ParkSquare, offered FIU College of Business real estate […]

Real estate students explore Development along the Downtown Miami River

An urban waterway that stood underappreciated for years, the Miami River now overflows with billion dollar properties and development, ranging from luxury condos and hotels to innovative retail spaces and trendy restaurants. On November 4, 2016, 150 students and alumni from FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate had an insider’s look at these developments during […]

“Numbers are stories” Carlos Migoya highlights the importance of people at Wertheim Lecture.

“Numbers are stories” Carlos Migoya highlights the importance of people at Wertheim Lecture.

Carlos A. Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health System, has always been a numbers guy, but doesn’t lose sight of the people behind those numbers, their stories of challenges, failures and success. It’s those stories that have led him to his success as a person of transformation. “Business is a people business,” Migoya said during the […]

A commitment to service drives an FIU business student.

A commitment to service drives an FIU business student.

As someone who helped steer an immigrant family business through challenging times, Ralph L. Gazitua, President and CEO of Miami logistics firm WTDC, knows what it’s like to struggle for success. He hopes his story will inspire FIU students to reflect on their own experiences and values, and make community service a key component of […]