ALPFA FIU named Southern Region Student Chapter of the Year.

ALPFA FIU named Southern Region Student Chapter of the Year.

ALPFA FIU, the largest student organization in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) has been named the Southern Region 2015-16 Student Chapter of the Year by ALPFA, the Association of Latino Professionals For America. The chapter received this honor at the national convention held this year on August 5-9, 2016, in Dallas, […]

Tech Group events offer students big advantages in career search.

Tech Group will be presenting a powerhouse of programs for the upcoming academic year at Florida International University (FIU), according to Tech Group president Alejandro Porras. This vibrant new group is a chapter within ALPFA at FIU, one of the student organizations in the College of Business. “Students who have technical training have a distinct […]

College of Business honors its own at awards event.

College of Business honors its own at awards event.

On November 27, 2012, faculty members of the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) were recognized for their teaching excellence, their research contributions and their dedication to service. The annual Faculty Awards Reception holds special significance for faculty members because it is the students who select the recipients of the teaching awards—an expression […]

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 […]

Accounting students take on the Deloitte FanTAXtic competition.

This year, for the first time, Deloitte invited FIU accounting students to participate in its FanTAXtic competition. The annual event gives students from some of the nation’s top accounting and tax programs the opportunity to gain real-world experience through participation in a unique interscholastic case study competition. A team of one graduate and four undergraduate […]

ALPFA 2012 Miami Regional Student Symposium declared a rousing success.

More than 100 students from Florida International University (FIU), Georgia State, Miami Dade College, University of Miami and University of South Florida plus representatives from 12 area employers recently chose to spend a springtime Saturday at the ALPFA 2012 Miami Regional Student Symposium held on the FIU campus. The theme was part of the draw: […]

Annual Faculty Awards Luncheon honors professional accomplishments.

All awards are welcome, but recognition by one’s peers, and for professors, recognition by one’s students, is particularly meaningful. Each year, the dedication of members of the faculty of the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) gets special attention at the Faculty Awards Luncheon. Held this year on October 20th, the luncheon […]

Accounting students pitch in to help with tax returns for low-income earners.

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 […]

Think outside the spreadsheet: Accounting majors investigate career options.

Many accounting students have their sights set on positions with big accounting firms. That’s certainly an optimal career path. But here’s another: becoming an accountant with a badge, solving financial crimes as a federal agent. To learn what that would be like, 21 accounting students were “sworn in” in November to participate in “The Special […]