Graduates increasingly seize out-of-state career opportunities.

As the doors open to job opportunities outside the South Florida area, many students with undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of Business are increasingly ready to pack their bags and head to other locales to achieve career goals or to take advantage of attractive job offers. According to Barry Shiflett, executive director, Bank […]

Wertheim Lecture offers clear recommendations for what it takes to be a successful business leader.

Angela Gers, vice president of the American Marketing Association organization at the College of Business, strives to make the most of every educational opportunity—from classrooms to events like the Wertheim Lecture Series. She was particularly inspired by the recent lecture presented by Manuel D. Medina, chair and CEO, Medina Capital Partners. “In his lecture entitled […]

Birth of a salesperson: business students shine at International Collegiate Sales Competition.

Neither Ashley Castillo nor Joseph Mendola had ever done anything like this before. But both students turned their keen interest in business sales into winning performances, making a name for themselves and the College of Business at the recent International Collegiate Sales Competition (ICSC). The competition focuses on developing the critical skills today’s collegiate sales […]

What makes a self-made entrepreneur succeed again and again?

Miguel “Mike” Fernandez recently shared his entrepreneurial journey with Florida International University (FIU) business students, alumni and leaders in the business community. Speaking about what he referred to as his “super” life, Fernandez went on to tell the colorful story of his successes—and failures—as an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry. Fernandez exemplifies the repeat success […]

Faculty trip to Africa serves as catalyst for new international business insights.

“I was looking to improve the relevancy and quality of my online course material on international business and international human resource topics.” This was the primary reason Clifford Perry, who teaches management and international business in the College of Business, joined the recent Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) trip to South Africa, sponsored by […]

Trip down under uncovers new vision of business learning.

Some call Australia the Land Down Under. Or Oz. Or Aussie. Elizabeth Carril calls it “amazing.” This summer, Carril joined a group of Florida International University (FIU) College of Business students on a study abroad trip to Australia. “The trip was eye-opening right from when we first landed in Sydney,” she said. “I was immediately […]

Mercosur trip provides firsthand look at what’s happening in Latin America.

“Knowledge is power.” So says Frederick V. Perry, clinical professor with the College of Business’ School of Accounting, when discussing the benefits from his recent trip to Latin America as part of the 16th Annual Faculty Development in International Business Mercosur Program. Perry quickly elaborated, saying that the trip provided an excellent way to “take […]

Lifetime learnings gained during South African marketing study abroad trip.

 Former South African president and humanitarian Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Led by Elisabeth Beristain, program director for marketing study abroad programs, eight students who recently traveled to South Africa now have a much deeper understanding of the power of those words. […]