Since forming in October 2009, members of FLIP (FIU Leaders in Practice) have been regularly meeting to plan an important community service project—a career day of guidance for underprivileged high school students. Inspirational speakers motivate community service-oriented group. During a weekend meeting in December, the FLIP team listened to two speakers, Rodrigo Arboleda Halaby, president […]
Tag: Civic Engagement Initiative
FIU business students and alums FLIP for social change.
Tackling health care issues, affecting education, stewarding the environment and fostering social entrepreneurship are among the areas of interest that the new Florida International University (FIU) Leaders in Practice (FLIP) organization boldly aims to advance. Michelle Joubert, assistant director of advancement and alumni relations in the College of Business Administration, devised the idea after an […]
Alumnus sees connection between surf boards and social justice.
As executive director of Planeta Feliz, Amaury Blondet (BBA ’08), wants to make the “world happier and more sustainable.” He has a simple message and it’s one he is acting on: “Get involved. Help. Everyone can do something.” His openness has led him see opportunities in many places—and even surf boards fit in. https://business.fiu.edu/biznews/2009/10/amaury_blondet.mp4
College and corporate community collaboration cheers hospital-bound children.
Good deeds are contagious. Or so seems to be the case with the volunteer service project for Miami Children’s Hospital undertaken by BBA+ Weekend Group 27 students-right on the heels of another project led by Group 26 students. Group 27 volunteers worked with the local chapter of AT&T Telecom Pioneers to create a “Spring Celebration” […]
“College Day” helps high school students see their future.
Over the past months, volunteers from the College of Business Administration have been going to Miami-Jackson High School every two or three weeks to mentor juniors in the Academy for International Business and Finance—also known as the Magnet Program. The mentoring sessions—which help high schoolers plan a collegiate entrance strategy—are part of the college’s Civic […]
International Business Honor Society (IBHS) plans service project in Nicaragua.
IBHS students inform visitors at a recent Nicaragua festival of their humanitarian mission to help 1,350 children later this year. Inspired by last year’s Thailand Global Leadership Project, students in the College of Business Administration are now planning and fundraising for the NICA Global Leadership Project, slated for two locations in Nicaragua from December 26, […]