Mentoring program earns high marks at midyear review.

What’s working? What can we improve? What can we change? These questions set the tone for open discussion as more than 40 student mentees and volunteer mentors came together on March 23, 2012 to review the College of Business Administration’s mentoring program. Topics included team building, financial literacy, interview and résumé building, as well as promoting […]

Business partners make connections for students and faculty.

The College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) values the partnerships established within the business community and with other academic institutions. The Business Partners program helps these connections flourish. “Business partners can become involved with college activities in many ways,” said Melissa Izquierdo (BBA ’10), the college’s coordinator, corporate and community relations. “They […]

International specialists share wisdom with IBHS members.

“Your competitors are not just down the street anymore; they are truly around the globe and you absolutely must be in tune internationally.” That strong message from Herb Payan (MBA ’09), Sony Music Entertainment vice president, Digital Business Development (U.S. Hispanics, Latin America, Spain & Portugal), was part of a panel discussion presented to members […]

Longtime State Farm exec describes the workplace’s bicultural advantage.

 “I thought being a Hispanic woman meant there’s only a certain level of leadership I can reach,” said Paola A. Lacouture, a student at Florida International University (FIU). “However, after listening to Annette Martinez, I learned that the thickness of the glass ceiling is determined by me. We set our own limits.” Annette Martinez, vice […]

Better together: Business Partners Program engages community with students and faculty.

The College of Business Administration’s new Business Partners Program creates what you might call a win-win scenario for all who participate. Alumni and business community members welcome the opportunity to share experiences, insights and plans. And students and faculty get to learn more about winning companies (and the people who lead them) in the South […]

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Bacardi’s Julious Grant shares keen insight into wine and spirits industry.

Perhaps no industry is as regulated as the wines and spirits business, with myriad federal and state-by-state compliances. That’s part of the challenge in achieving brand success, explained Julious Grant, senior vice president and national sales distributor for Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. Speaking on “Bacardi: Our Route to Consumers in the United States of America,” Grant […]