Summer Commencement characterized by happiness and poignancy.

More than 1,000 students in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) graduated in Summer Commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. In the morning, 523 business students received their bachelor’s degrees; 511 graduate students, three of them new PhDs, graduated in the afternoon. Among the many special moments: FIU President Mark B. […]

Students of ALPFA FIU learn about Latino leadership at Las Vegas convention.

Contrary to the advertising slogan, business student Gillyana Santos hopes that what happened in Vegas does not stay in Vegas. “I want to remember everything I learned and keep the contacts I made,” she said concerning the annual convention of ALPFA, an organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities in business, accounting, finance and related professions for […]

Top-notch Hispanic students get professional development boost at high-powered institute.

In four intense days, thanks to the Karen Marquez Institute (formerly the Hispanic College Fund), Daniel Zamora, an accounting major in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) and 34 other college students from across the country, gathered in Washington, DC where they advanced along their career path. Members of this elite […]

Junior accounting major wins “National Student of the Year” award from ALPFA.

For the third time, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) has named a Florida International University (FIU) student “National Student of the Year.” Daniel Zamora, a junior majoring in accounting, joins Krystel Ramos (MACC ’08, BACC ’07) and Zameer Upadhya (BACC ’02) as the winner of the highest student award given […]

Accounting students gain valuable experience at national workshop . . . for free.

Where can a group of talented accounting students from all over the country meet for sessions on networking, mentoring and techniques to prepare for and pass the CPA exam plus conduct self-assessments to determine their personality and working style? At the Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop, held in Peachtree City, Georgia from May 28-30, 2009-part of […]