For Frank Gonzalez and Barbara Pestana Cartaya, investing in FIU College of Business students is an important way to give back. Thanks to their education and years of hard work, these FIU Business alumni rose from humble beginnings to great achievement. Along with their families, they believe that supporting today’s students is a promise to […]
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College of Business mentoring program grows, changes lives.
As she approached graduation, FIU Business student Benjamine Etienne realized she didn’t know a lot of people in her chosen field of wealth management. She joined the college’s mentor program, she said, because “I thought this would be a good place to start building connections.” At the October 12, 2017 breakfast kickoff for the 2017-18 […]
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 […]
Networking: beyond social media and email, a key to career success.
In an increasingly complex business world, students know that building relationships is key to identifying and obtaining internships and jobs, as well as an important way to explore career options. Yet for many, networking – the most effective way to begin those relationships – remains a challenge. To help them build their skills, FIU College of […]
More professionals step forward to mentor FIU business students.
The number of mentors for students in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) grew by almost 20 percent for the 2016-17 academic year, as more professionals stepped forward to help students prepare for the business world. Jose Aldrich, acting dean of the college, shared this information as he welcomed mentors and students […]
MasterCard executives say “yes” to mentoring FIU business students.
Jennifer Mohammed (MS ’08), a director, talent management and development in the Human Resources department at MasterCard, is mentoring a college student because she thinks it’s the right thing to do. But Mohammed also thinks it’s a smart business move to mentor students in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU). “Mentoring is […]
FIU business students and mentors reflect on a year of guidance and accomplishments.
As the academic year draws to a close, College of Business students shared a night of networking and reflection with the mentors that have shared career advice, industry-specific insights and real-world business experience. The College of Business’ year-end reception for the Mentor Program was held April 9 at Smith + Wollensky. As some students prepared […]
FIU College of Business students and mentors share a lesson on business etiquette.
You’re at a networking cocktail party. You’ve got a wine glass in one hand, a plate in the other, and an employer you want to impress is headed straight your way. You want to shake hands – but how? This, and other tricky etiquette calls, were discussed at a five-course networking dinner held January 29. […]
Mentors offer FIU Business students practical knowledge.
The college experience demands many transitions, moments where students need guidance and practical knowledge to achieve their ultimate goal – a college degree that will form their professional career. That’s where the College of Business’ mentoring program aims to make a mark. Through one-on-one relationships with students, mentors share career advice, industry-specific insights and real-world […]
Mentoring program benefits both parties.
“It’s clear that we need mentors to guide us, because they have been there, and they have lasted and succeeded.” These are the words of Nebo Zlatic, an accounting, finance and international business honors student who participated in a mentoring program offered in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU). Mentor and FIU […]