Mauricio Angarita

Shifting careers, alumnus Mauricio Angarita mines the social media power of the thumb.

Mauricio Angarita’s digital communications firm, The Thumb Fighter, is a playful reference to the mini version of arm wrestling, as well as the thumb’s ties to our text-based online world. For the FIU College of Business alumnus, it also underscores the role connections have played in his life. Central to that story is how Angarita’s […]

International career success comes naturally to FIU Business alumnus.

International career success comes naturally to FIU Business alumnus.

His father’s job as a rabbi brought Henri Rojzman from Argentina to South Florida in 2007. Already fluent in Spanish and Hebrew with a strong foundation in English, the younger Rojzman was always interested in business, having begun buying and selling items as an 11-year-old entrepreneur. Throughout his early years, he read business books, focusing […]

Chesnutt gift lends a welcome hand to the well-rounded “B” student.

Chesnutt gift lends a welcome hand to the well-rounded “B” student.

R. Van Chesnutt believes in giving back, and has chosen the Florida International University Foundation Inc., for a generous six-figure bequest. But the successful FIU Business alumnus has created a scholarship with a twist: it’s focused not on those top grade point earners, but on first-generation, “B” average business students. The Chesnutt Scholarship, funded through […]

Sculpting Data at FIU Business: students learn to parse a real company’s torrent of information.

Sculpting Data at FIU Business: students learn to parse a real company’s torrent of information.

  Many businesses sell on Amazon. And SellersFunding, which provides loans and capital to small businesses, wanted to find the stars among the small-marketplace online merchants, and identify which might be good investment opportunities. They turned to the students in Assistant Professor Tala Mirzaei’s Business Analytics Applications class to find out. It was a unique […]

Hands-on involvement brings FIU Business students to a new approach to philanthropy.

Hands-on involvement brings FIU Business students to a new approach to philanthropy.

  Miami’s MACtown is dedicated to helping the developmentally disabled find meaningful work and live full lives. For Andres Barreto, who visited the residences as part of University Instructor Donald Roomes’ Business-Community Leadership class at Florida International University, MACtown was an eye-opener. “I learned there is a very big difference between saying you are going […]

Oh the places you'll go: FIU accounting students get "Seuss"ian insights from a corporate success story.

Oh the places you’ll go: FIU accounting students get “Seuss”ian insights from a corporate success story.

Right off the bat it was clear the presentation by Will Billings, vice president and global controller at World Fuel Services, would be different. He brought a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” which he asked the graduate students in Associate Professor Antoinette Smith’s IT Auditing class to sign. His talk, on […]

Professor Curba Lampert on technology and strategy.

How do firms respond to technological change? How do firms manage the ever-increasing costs of research and development (R&D)? How do firms capture the value they create from their innovative activities? How do firms respond technologically to oil shocks? These are just some of the important research questions that Curba Morris Lampert, assistant professor in […]