Office space: new strategies, from architecture to technology, emerge amidst COVID-19.

From raising questions about shared offices and open floor plan designs to increased telecommuting and new means of client and employee interaction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the office setting. Rethinking architecture, construction, furniture placement and design, alongside greater integration of technology, will shape the workplace of the future. How should workplaces adapt to […]

FIU Business alumnus leads business partnership to help local workers impacted by the coronavirus.

FIU Business alumnus Javier Herran (MSMIS ’02) is driving an initiative that’s coming to the aid of employees at two of Miami’s iconic names in the food businesses, Sedano’s Supermarkets and Versailles. Sedano’s Supermarkets will offer temporary jobs to up to 400 employees of Versailles, La Carreta, Casa Juancho and the company’s 11 other restaurants […]

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 […]

Butters family scholarship helps FIU real estate grads pay down debt and start anew.

Butters family scholarship helps FIU real estate grads pay down debt and start anew.

When Jarrod Woodley started his Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) at Florida International University’s College of Business, he brought with him a history of failures but a perseverance to turn things around. Ten months later, at the Hollo School of Real Estate program’s graduation dinner on June 30, 2019, he not only […]

FIU Business alumni donate nearly $600K to improve students’ lives.

FIU Business alumni donate nearly $600K to improve students’ lives.

For Frank Gonzalez and Barbara Pestana Cartaya, investing in FIU College of Business students is an important way to give back. Thanks to their education and years of hard work, these FIU Business alumni rose from humble beginnings to great achievement. Along with their families, they believe that supporting today’s students is a promise to […]

From risks, come rewards: How FIU Business alumnus Glenn Rufrano navigates turbulence and steers companies to success.

From risks, come rewards: How FIU Business alumnus Glenn Rufrano navigates turbulence and steers companies to success.

Glenn Rufrano’s foray into the business world began by taking a risk. As a new college grad with a computer analytics degree, Rufrano couldn’t find a job in his chosen field, so he accepted one as a property appraiser on Long Island. “I didn’t even know what a real estate appraiser was,” he said. “I […]