Florida SBDC at FIU helps Expressed Juice extract a winning business formula.

Florida SBDC at FIU helps Expressed Juice extract a winning business formula.

When you walk into the Expressed Juice warehouse in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood, the produce district where trucks bring food from farms for distribution, the smacking smell of citrus instantly and cheerfully improves your mood. Almost everyone mentions that sweet aroma when they enter. It can convert skeptics to the benefits of juicing even before they […]

College of Business mentoring program grows in numbers and influence.

College of Business mentoring program grows in numbers and influence.

Like other new graduates, Vanessa Ortiz (BA ’17) is reminiscing about her years at Florida International University (FIU). But for Ortiz, a marketing major who wants a career in the beauty industry, one of the most worthwhile FIU experiences happened outside the classroom. “Without a doubt, the mentoring opportunity I had through the College of […]

A diplomat in the classroom: Stanislav Jansta named honorary Czech consul.

A diplomat in the classroom: Stanislav Jansta named honorary Czech consul.

Florida International University students are used to having accomplished international professors in their classrooms. But in the case of Stanislav Jansta, clinical instructor in the College of Business’s School of Accounting, they have something more: an honorary consul. In April 2017, Jansta was notified that the Czech Republic had officially approved his appointment. And on […]

A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

Juan Toro, a Master of International Business student, found himself 8,397 miles from home, playing soccer with children in India, when he realized how much helping others fulfilled him. “Seeing how a soccer ball can lighten a child’s day is something unimaginable,” he said. Yet Toro’s India experience went far beyond that game of soccer. […]

FIU students & alumni won top spots in The 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

FIU students & alumni won top spots in The 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

More than two dozen FIU students and alumni competed in the FIU track of this year’s Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, which offers entrepreneurs a chance to turn their business idea into reality or grow an existing business. The FIU Track finalists showcased concepts for education, the sharing economy, healthcare, finances and technology. The 2017 […]