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 […]

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 […]

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes: Fall 2016

City National Bank added Marcos Brito (BBA ’94) as senior corporate banking relationship manager. David Hollander (MST ’97), CPA, principal at Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, was named vice-chairperson of Florida Atlantic University School of Accounting Advisory Council, which provides guidance to the school to prepare students for accounting careers. Patricia M. Siles (BAAC ’94; […]

More professionals step forward to mentor FIU business students.

More professionals step forward to mentor FIU business students.

The number of mentors for students in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) grew by almost 20 percent for the 2016-17 academic year, as more professionals stepped forward to help students prepare for the business world. Jose Aldrich, acting dean of the college, shared this information as he welcomed mentors and students […]

College of Business real estate alumni gather to explore zoning challenges.

College of Business real estate alumni gather to explore zoning challenges.

Zoning matters: FIU brings the experts together to chart the course of cities. Brought together by Florida International University’s REAAC (Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council), local officials, attorneys, architects, realtors, brokers and others exchanged insights into resolving complex zoning issues at a half-day seminar on zoning on September 14, 20106. The seminar, presented to a […]

Women alumni talk about advantages of the FIU MBA.

Women alumni talk about advantages of the FIU MBA.

Women executives — all Florida International University MBA alumni — shared their insights and experience at a panel discussion July 7, which took place at FIU Downtown on Brickell. “The discussion touched on community and empowerment, and the awareness of where that can take ambitious people,” said Ashley Capó, recruitment manager, professional and executive MBA programs […]

Alumni Notes Summer 2016

Alffredo Rossano (BBA ’02) has been named vice president and corporate lender at BankUnited. He was previously first vice president at SunTrust. Thaymell Martin (BBA ’05) has been named senior vice president/brand business development manager. Martin’s previously served as senior vice president/ market manager at Total Bank. JeanCarlo Pallais (MSF ‘14), the former senior associate […]