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FIU Alumni News

  • posted May 05, 2015

    Coach Turtle Thomas and FIU present The Turtle Thomas Youth Baseball Camp

    This summer is going to be packed with fun, excitement and a commitment from the Turtle Thomas Youth Baseball Camp team to give children the best experience possible on the baseball field! The camp will cover infield, outfield, pitching, catching and, of course, hitting. The campers will be separated by age in order to maximize each campers experience. […]

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  • posted May 04, 2015

    Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute honors FIU on its 50th Anniversary

    The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will honor Florida International University on May 13th at its Annual Gala & Leadership Awards at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year, CHLI is celebrating its commitment to Latino youth and honoring exceptional leaders and institutions that have been involved with CHLI in the past and have […]

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  • posted May 04, 2015

    Triumph after tragedy: FIU graduates overcome adversity

    As an infant, LeAnn Shannon, 32, suffered a spinal cord injury that robbed her of the ability to walk. But like other fellow FIU graduates, she put adversity aside and set out to make her dreams come true. At age 11, Shannon became the youngest professional wheelchair racer, and two years later, competed in the […]

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  • posted Apr 29, 2015

    There’s No Such Thing as a Dream Job

    There’s no such thing as a dream job. The mentality of “if I was just doing ___, then I’ll be happy” is not only untrue, but dangerous thinking. Why? Because it’s a hypothetical. It lives in the future. It’s not reality. That’s a lot of pressure that you are putting on yourself. That’s a lot […]

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Upcoming Events

May
6
Wed
Alumni Virtual Meet Up
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Whether you’re at home or in the office, in Miami or abroad, virtual meet ups enables you to connect with your Panther Network in an online speed-networking forum with convenience and ease. During the event, you will be paired with other FIU alumni for several rounds of one on one 8-minute, text-based chats to connect with others and build your personal and professional network of alumni from around Florida, the US and abroad.

Register: go.fiu.edu/alumninetwork

Alumni Career Webinar: 5 Steps to Building a Powerful & Profitable Network @ Webinar
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Your chances of attaining your dream job will improve drastically when you have a plan. Because networking is a principal way job seekers are getting jobs today, you need to have an active, written strategy – one you can refer to frequently. Join bestselling author Beth Bridges and learn her 5 part networking success plan. You will learn: 1.How to pick and choose the right events that will support your networking strategy. 2.The five-part networking success plan that will help you build a powerful network. 3.Effortless ways to be a resource to your network so they will spend time to support you!

May
7
Thu
FIU Alumni Association Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception @ The Biltmore Hotel, Danielson Gallery
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join your fellow members at the Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception for an unforgettable evening! This year, guests will enjoy an interactive experience, unique to FIU. Come out and see what’s on the next horizon for our university.

This is a member only event. Members are welcome to bring one guest.

Business attire suggested.

Registration for the 2015 Annual Meeting is now closed.
Questions? Contact us at alumni@fiu.edu.

May
13
Wed
CHLI Annual Gala & Leadership Awards @ Mandarin Oriental
May 13 @ 6:00 pm

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will honor Florida International University on May 13th at its Annual Gala & Leadership Awards at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

This year, CHLI is celebrating its commitment to Latino youth and honoring exceptional leaders and institutions that have been involved with CHLI in the past and have influenced our country’s future leaders.

A special recognition will be presented to our FIU for its continued support of CHLI’s programs.

As an exceptional CHLI partner, FIU is committed to Hispanic youth and provides its students with a myriad of educational opportunities, while its research enterprise advances solutions locally and globally. The University has joined with CHLI in the past and greatly assisted the CHLI Future Leaders Conference, the Global Leaders Program Internships, and recently partnered with CHLI for its Communications Fellowship.

“I’m very pleased with CHLI’s decision to honor FIU. This growing institution was part of my personal path to success and I am thrilled that CHLI and FIU are working together to promote and prepare students, so they can become the leaders of the future,” said FIU alumna, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Along with FIU, CHLI will present the Leadership in International Relations Award to Senator Alvaro Uribe Velez, former President of Colombia; and Governor Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida, with the 2015 CHLI Leadership in Public Service Award.

For event details and to purchase tickets, click here.

About CHLI:
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress and corporate executive leaders to advance the Hispanic community’s economic progress with a focus on social responsibility and global competitiveness. Founded in 2003, CHLI is a 501©3 non- profit and non-partisan organization. CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests, and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.

Discussing the Design District: Past, Present & Future @ Garden Building
May 13 @ 6:30 pm

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Featuring Benjamin De La Peña, Leyden Rodriguez-Cassanova, Felice Grodin & Mauricio Zapata

Moderated by Tiffany Chestler & John Stuart

Co-Hosted by Miami Design Distract, the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts and the FIU Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment

Reception to follow

Enter using private entrance in the back of the building

Free & open to the public

May
14
Thu
Statewide Job Fair @ CFE Arena
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Statewide Job Fair is a joint effort of Florida’s ten public universities. This event provides students and alumni the opportunity to meet employers from a variety of industries, distribute resumes, network, and interview on-site. Free bus transportation to and from the UCF campus will be provided. Register at http://go.fiu.edu/2015.

Professional Dress Required | Bring Resumes

May
15
Fri
3rd Annual Revenue Management Conference @ Kovens Conference Center at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
May 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Join industry and association leaders and your peers for an engaging and interactive conference that has proven to be a “don’t miss” event for revenue optimization leadership at every level. This is FIU’s 3rd Annual Revenue Management Conference and it is already shaping up to be the best ever.

This conference will look through the long lens toward the beginning of the next decade and ask:

  • What’s coming our way in terms of Tools, Technology and Talent Development?
  • How can we continue to drive profitability with greater time constraints and more competition?
  • Where are the opportunities to maximize revenue?
  • Will we be able to sustain the high costs of attracting new guests?
  • What new guest segments and social media will change the game next, and how?

This event will be presented by IHTER in conjunction with the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

Register now: ihter.fiu.edu/industry/seminars

May
16
Sat
FIU Baseball vs Rice University @ Reckling Park
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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May
18
Mon
Sixth Annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition @ Kennedy Space Center
May 18 – May 22 all-day

NASA is hosting its Sixth Annual Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex May 18-22, 2015.  A Florida International University team will be competing for the 3rd year, and we hope you’ll join us!  Teams from more than 50 universities have created unique and innovative solutions that NASA may one day use for an actual excavation device or payload.

These science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students are NASA’s future scientists, astronauts, engineers, physicists, and entrepreneurs.  Visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and marvel as they mine regolith in a race against the clock.

Follow the competition on the web, on Facebook,  and on Twitter.

For information about the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and ticket prices, please visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com.

May
27
Wed
Alumni Virtual Meet Up
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Whether you’re at home or in the office, in Miami or abroad, virtual meet ups enables you to connect with your Panther Network in an online speed-networking forum with convenience and ease. During the event, you will be paired with other FIU alumni for several rounds of one on one 8-minute, text-based chats to connect with others and build your personal and professional network of alumni from around Florida, the US and abroad.

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Highlights

  • 14th Annual Torch Awards Gala breaks attendance record

    With over 800 people in attendance this year, the 14th Annual Torch Awards Gala broke a university record. “We know you could’ve been at Ultra, but you’re here. This is our Ultra,” President Mark B. Rosenberg told alumni and guests during his keynote address at dinner. The Torch Awards, hosted by the Alumni Association and held at the Fontainebleau […]

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  • 10 Unexpected Websites for Your Career Development

    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 […]

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