New opportunities dawn for Professional BBA Sunrise program graduates.

“The early bird catcheth the worm.” First recorded in a 17th century collection of proverbs by English naturalist John Ray, this familiar saying could well apply to the 43 graduates of the 2012 Professional BBA (PBBA) Sunrise program who, in this case, caught a hard-earned graduated degree. The PBBA Sunrise program, along with the PBBA […]

ALPFA 2012 Miami Regional Student Symposium declared a rousing success.

More than 100 students from Florida International University (FIU), Georgia State, Miami Dade College, University of Miami and University of South Florida plus representatives from 12 area employers recently chose to spend a springtime Saturday at the ALPFA 2012 Miami Regional Student Symposium held on the FIU campus. The theme was part of the draw: […]

Students rise to the mock job interview challenge.

In today’s tough job market, well-honed interview skills can make the difference between winning and losing that big job opportunity. The Résumé and Interview Skill Enhancement (RISE) experiential interviewing and résumé critique program is designed to give College of Business Administration students and alumni a competitive edge when it comes to the job interview process. […]

Honors thesis helps pave the way to Stanford University.

How has corporate social responsibility been sustained within developing countries in Asia and Latin America in the face of drastically reduced outside sources of funding after 2008? This question set the foundation for the thesis presented by Carlos Gomez (BBA ’12) to Florida International University (FIU)’s College of Business Administration and Honors College. The thesis […]

Leadership Miami team reaches out to give area youth a step up and out into the world.

Growing up as a foster child is never an easy path. Then comes turning 18—and the challenges that come with aging out of the system. Thanks to the help of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami program and dedicated team members like Yolanda Rodriquez (MBA ’10, BS ’07), assistant director, operations, advancement, alumni […]

Innovation plus practical implementation details prove on target for winning case study.

Every semester, Tim Dugan Birrittella, who teaches marketing courses in the College of Business Administration, continues to be impressed by the hard work, original thinking and presentation skills his students display during the Target case study competition, a key component of the undergraduate Retail Marketing course. The winning case study presented by Alejandra Guardia (BBA […]

Career Management Services panel discussions connect students with business leaders.

It’s no secret. In the current job market, College of Business Administration students and graduates need as many contacts and tools as they can get to make a mark in the marketplace. Career Management Services (CMS) is helping—with a variety of scheduled events, including panel discussions designed to provide students with valuable connections into today’s […]

Mentoring program earns high marks at midyear review.

What’s working? What can we improve? What can we change? These questions set the tone for open discussion as more than 40 student mentees and volunteer mentors came together on March 23, 2012 to review the College of Business Administration’s mentoring program. Topics included team building, financial literacy, interview and résumé building, as well as promoting […]

Marketing study abroad trip to Iberian Peninsula opens new business and cultural doors.

Barcelona. Madrid. Toledo. Lisbon. Sintra. The Portuguese coast. So reads the itinerary for the 20 Florida International University (FIU) students who participated in the March 2012 study abroad program to the Iberian Peninsula. The program was organized by the Marketing Department and supported by FIU’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). According to […]