For some, preparing their tax return is a simple, albeit not enjoyable, exercise. For other people, help is sorely needed. This past tax season once again, accounting students from the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) helped low-income earners complete their tax forms. The students participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance […]
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FIU students help locals file tax returns.
Each year, hard-working students from Florida International University (FIU) participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a free service established by the Internal Revenue Service to help low-income earners complete their tax forms. In 2010, 55 students—52 of them accounting students who belong to ALPFA at FIU and Beta Alpha Psi in the […]
FIU Leaders in Practice launch career day for underprivileged high school students.
Months of planning paid off in a huge way when, on March 19, 2010, 50 students from Coral Gables High, Edison High and South Ridge High were transported to Florida International University’s (FIU) Modesto A. Maidique Campus for a career day of guidance organized by FLIP (FIU Leaders in Practice). Since its inception in October […]
FIU Leaders in Practice offer career day for underprivileged high school students.
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 […]
FIU President Mark Rosenberg meets with business school faculty.
At the invitation of Joyce J. Elam, executive dean, College of Business Administration, Mark Rosenberg, the new president of Florida International University (FIU) spoke to the college faculty on November 2, 2009. Since becoming president, Rosenberg has been describing his commitment to “Hit the Ground Running.” The plan seeks to: revitalize and expand the financial […]
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 […]
New Business Alumni Chapter Board members devise engaging alumni programming.
A team of 12 dedicated individuals have come together to serve the Business Alumni Chapter this fiscal year. Summer meetings yield ideas for innovative programs focused on leadership. The enthusiastic group met several times over the summer to begin planning the coming fiscal year’s alumni program. The theme is leadership: “Lead in life, lead in […]
New student organization helps fight global poverty, one dollar at a time.
What would you do if someone handed you $25? Buy the latest best-selling novel? See a movie with a friend, complete with popcorn and soda? Or maybe splurge at lunch today? In some parts of the world, what seems like an insignificant amount of money to us can make a significant difference. In Kenya, $25 […]
New graduate student organization GROWs sense of social responsibility.
A collective goal motivated Master of International Business (MIB) students in the College of Business Administration’s Chapman Graduate School: to apply their skills in both a business and social context to help communities nearby and around the world. Their passion and commitment fueled the launch of Graduates Reaching Out Worldwide, or GROW. “Through GROW, we […]
BBA+ Weekend group takes community service to new level by entering the policy-making process.
How bright is the Sunshine State when it comes to autism? Weekend BBA+ class with Professor Robert Hogner That’s the question students in the Business in Society class, part of their BBA+ Weekend program in the College of Business Administration, asked in their required community service project. The answer: Not very. Although the conclusion takes […]