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FIU Alumni News

  • posted Mar 27, 2015

    Start-up City Miami

      Calling all FIU Alumni: Start-Up City: Miami, March 30 On March 30, The Atlantic and CityLab, along with our partners at the Knight Foundation, will take over the New World Center for the third annual Start-Up City: Miami - and we want YOU to join us.  We’re gathering the creative minds behind tomorrow¹s biggest start-up innovations and trends for a full day of groundbreaking […]

  • posted Mar 20, 2015

    Reliving FIU’s history

    If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how FIU’s first buildings got their diverse names, FIU alumna Dr. Diane Spurlock ’75 has your answer. Actually, she was directly involved in the process as the chair of a student committee that was established to serve as the official liaison between the FIU administration and the student body. […]

  • posted Mar 19, 2015

    Basic Start-Up Questions

    We are currently in an entrepreneurship era, which is an exciting time for those trying to live out their dreams.  However, being an entrepreneur is tough because there are so many demands and so many hats to wear.  Entrepreneurs are typically subject-matter experts in the business they are starting and accounting is sometimes looked at […]

  • posted Mar 18, 2015

    Announcing your FIU Student Alumni Association Executive Board

         The FIU Student Alumni Association recently held elections for executive board members. The Executive Board is responsible for hosting events and programs to benefit you, our SAA members!  Be sure to send them an email with suggestions of events, programs and ideas you would like to see them implement.  Kandys Temes, President | president.fiusaa@gmail.com Kandys […]


Upcoming Events

Arizona Chapter Spring Networking Happy Hour @ Pink Pony
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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14th Annual Torch Awards Gala @ Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 12:00 pm

In 1972, Florida International University dedicated the Torch of Knowledge, Service and Understanding to the memory of the late Ernest R. Graham, the forward-thinking senator who championed the University’s creation. On FIU’s 25th anniversary, the FIU Alumni Association established the Torch Awards to honor the successful individuals who have had a positive impact on their profession, the community and the University. The alumni and faculty that are selected represent FIU’s finest – they are our Torchbearers.

Learn more at FIUalumni.com/torch.

FIUSAA co-hosts Wolfe Day Carnival at BBC @ Wolfe University Center
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the FIU SAA as we participate in the 2nd Annual Wolfe Day Carnival at FIU BBC.  Celebration begins at 11am at the Panther Plaza in front of the BBC Wolfe University Center.  There will be food, inflatables and us, your FIU Student Alumni Association!

FIU SAA members get 3 chances to win special prizes!

  • FREE GIFT #1: VOLUNTEER!  FIU SAA Members are encouraged to sign up to “table” with us as we recruit new members and spread panther spirit. Volunteers tabling with us will receive a free gift for donating their time*.  Click here to sign up.
  • FREE GIFT #2:  MEMBERS GET FREE GIFTS!   FIU SAA members that stop by our table will get to spin the SAA spin-wheel to win a free prize!
  • FREE GIFT #3: RECRUIT AN FIU SAA NEW MEMBER:   Bring a student who is not an SAA member and have them join and you each get a gift and your friend will also get their first SAA T-shirt!!!

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday at BBC!

Have questions?? Email saa@fiu.edu

*You must volunteer at least 2 hours to receive your free gift!

Alumni Career Webinar:Use Your Strengths to Create a Rewarding and Satisfying Career @ Webinar
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You deserve to be happy. You deserve to love to get up and go to work – EVERYDAY! Best selling author, Tom Rath, has used the extensive, global research of the Gallup organization to identify simple techniques you can instantly adopt that will move your career toward the things at which you are destined to be great, and those that will make you happiest. You will learn: 1.How to identify what you do best and find opportunities to support your strengths. 2. Simple ways to build an action plan that will take you out of the rut and into your future. 3. Strategies to use your strengths to gain the respect of your employees and colleagues.

You’ve Graduated: Now What? @ FIU@I-75
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Second Annual Eco-Couture Fashion Show Presented by the FIU Department of Architecture @ Paul Cejas Architecture Building, Modesto Maidique Campus
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Eco-Couture was created with the purpose of promoting sustainability through fashion. FIU students, the FIU Go Green office, and our university’s School of Architecture are working together to bring FIU and the community a one of a kind event featuring a recycled fashion show competition, giveaways of recycled projects students have constructed themselves, and recycled art installations. We strive to educate and inspire the community about good recycling habits and a sustainable lifestyle.

Learn more at fiu-eco-couture.org.

Houston All-Florida Social @ Little Woodrow's
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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SAA General Membership Meeting @ Graham Center, Room 140
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our SAA General Membership Meeting!
Membership has its privileges and SAA gives you tons and perks… join us, we’ll have giveaways, food, and lots of important information to help you network and develop professionally!

SAA members will be entered into a special chance drawing for tons of FIU gear!

Not a member? No worries, you can sign up at the meeting- fee is $20 and you get our FIU@50 limited edition member shirt as well as other gifts, perks and benefits!

RSVP a must, visit: https://fiualum.wufoo.com/forms/spring-2015-saa-general-membership-meeting/

SAA General Meeting @ TBA
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

All members are invited to attend the SAA General Meeting for the spring semester!  Lots of important information on our scholarships, give-a-ways and FREE lunch will be served!

Bring a student who is yet to become a member of the SAA and have them join and you will get a FREE Gift and your friend will receive a special limited edition, FIU@50 long sleeve T-Shirt!


Aesthetics & Values Exhibition Opening Reception @ Frost Art Museum
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The FIU Alumni Association is proud to support the Aesthetics & Values Exhibition Opening Reception. Join us for an evening of art, curated by FIU Honors College students at the Frost Art Museum.


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    I have a lot of people ask me: what resources can you refer me to? There are a lot of expected websites that you think of when you hear career or job searching. They may include Indeed.com, CareerBuilder, Monster, you know, all the ones with job listings. My opinion is that interview searching (not job […]

  • Alumni Give Back During PAW

    Between busy schedules and FIU’s ever-expanding campuses, some Panthers find it challenging to come back and visit our vibrant University after graduation. In pairing that with our alumni’s eagerness to give back to the community, Panther Alumni Week (PAW) was created. During this week of service, our exceptional alumni are invited to return as guest […]


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