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FIU Alumni News

  • posted May 22, 2017

    Discounted FIU Rate for eMerge Americas

    FIU has once again partnered with the Technology Foundation of the Americas to participate in eMerge Americas, which will take place Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13. This conference is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to connect and share ideas about visionary innovation in technology in hopes of establishing Miami’s future as the […]

  • posted May 10, 2017

    Alumna gives students a live look at Univision

    By Charles Crespo “Live in 5…4…3…2…” For alumna Pamela Silva Conde ’03, MBA ’12, a member of the FIU Business Hall of Fame, this countdown is a daily signal that her job as a news anchor is about to begin. For a small group of students, however, the countdown was a glimpse into a possible […]

  • posted May 08, 2017

    Dreams morph into reality for former foster/homeless students

    Little wishes came true the other day—the kind that lead to bigger things down the road. Twenty-seven young women who either aged out of foster care or experienced homelessness as youth received precision help on the journey to reaching their goals. Standing on a stage in the GC ballroom in front of a supportive crowd, some asked for […]

  • posted May 02, 2017

    Alumnus’ app featured in App Store top 10

    A new app that helps convey emotion while texting, created by alumnus Jordan Shidlofsky JD ’14, was featured in the App Store’s top 10 most downloaded apps for iMessage in April. The free app, called ContextIsKey, allows users to send messages in different fonts that relay emotions like anger, sadness and happiness. It’s currently available […]


Upcoming Events

Empanadas and Wine to Unwind – Broward Panther Network @ Graziano's
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Building a Great LinkedIn Profile: a complimentary webinar presented in partnership with LinkedIn and the Arizona Panther Network @ Online
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Nick DePorter & Alison Jensen from LinkedIn for a complimentary webinar! Nick and Alison will walk you through engaging with your professional world through LinkedIn, including building your professional brand, connecting with industry leaders and strategies for getting hired.

This webinar will be presented by Nick DePorter, senior field organizer with LinkedIn’s Economic Graph Team. Nick’s professional experience includes community relations, business development, strategic planning and higher education leadership. Nick is responsible for partnering with companies, non-profits, education providers and governments to create economic opportunity for every member of the workforce.

Nick will also be joined by Alison Jensen, senior account executive with LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions team. In this role, Alison partners with marketers in the Education vertical to develop strategic solutions that drive results. Alison served as the Director of Academic Affairs for Chicago Interactive Marketing Association, where she built relationships between practitioners, students and universities.


Join us LIVE on May 25 at 12pm ET at go.fiu.edu/linkedin

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours

Learn more about The Wolfsonian collection and related art and design themes during a 45-minute, free guided tour of the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions.

POSTPONED: New York Spring Buttercream Decorating 101 @ carlo's bakery
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The class includes:

  • A tour of Carlo’s Bakery, home of TLC’s hit show, “Cake Boss,” to include a behind-the-scenes look at the show’s production facilities and cake decorating room. Note: Buddy will not be in attendance at this event.
  • Buttercream Basics Class – An introduction to buttercream piping: learn how to pipe buttercream borders, flowers and script to personalize any dessert! Each guest will be provided 1 sheet with pictures of different techniques labeled for reference, 3 buttercream frosting piping bags with three different colors, 2 sheets of wax paper, and 3 different decorating tips for the class to be returned at the end of the class.
  • 4 cookies and 2 cupcakes decorated by each guest, which will be packed and taken home.
  • Exclusively for Big Apple Panthers: Tickets are available for $35.00, compared to retail price of $125.00. Guests are also offered a discounted price for Carlo’s Bakery apron for $15 (40% off the Retail Price of $24.95!)

This event has been postponed.

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours

Learn more about The Wolfsonian collection and related art and design themes during a 45-minute, free guided tour of the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions.

15th Annual Fishing Tournament & Dock Party @ Shake-A-Leg Miami
Jun 3 all-day


Make a splash with us at our 15th annual Fishing Tournament and Dock Party! To celebrate the tournament’s 15th anniversary, we hope to award more scholarships to our deserving students than ever before. Your participation is essential in making that happen!

Whether you’re vying for the biggest catch of the day or celebrating dockside, we’re all united in a great cause – reeling in dollars for student scholars!

We invite you to pre-register your boat, get tickets to the dock party or learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

More at FIUalumni.com/fishing

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FIU Football Summer Kickoff featuring Butch Davis (NYC) @ Ainsworth Park
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“There is unbelievable passion here. It was contagious and it made me want to be a part of it,” Davis recently shared.

Join the Greater New York Panther Network for the FIU Football Summer Kickoff featuring Butch Davis on Wednesday, June 7. You’ll get an in-depth view of the upcoming football season and hear about the program’s new vision under Coach Davis. In November, Coach Davis became the fifth head coach in program history.

Cost is $20 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres and two drinks.

Let’s show Coach Davis our contagious Panther Spirit in New York!

Don’t forget to wear your Blue and Gold!


8th Annual FIU Athletics Golf Tournament @ Soffer Course at Turnberry Isle Miami
Jun 9 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for the 8th Annual FIU Athletics Golf Tournament on Friday, June 9, 2017, being held on the Soffer Course at Turnberry Isle Miami.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am and the shotgun start begins at 8:30am.  Lunch will be provided beginning at 1pm and the event will conclude with the awards presentation, as well as the announcement of the raffle & silent auction winners.

To download our event brochure, please CLICK HERE.

For more information, including foursome and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alexander Kelley at 305-348-2971 or via email at ajkelley@fiu.edu

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours

Learn more about The Wolfsonian collection and related art and design themes during a 45-minute, free guided tour of the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions.

Panther Chats – Online Networking @ Online
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Don’t miss the chance to chat with fellow alumni around the world! Share your experiences, exchange career tips and build your professional network – all online, from any device.

Panther Chats are always hosted on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. EST


1. Register
Create your account and fill out the event registration form
2. Attend
On the event date and time, log in and join the live session from anywhere
3. Chat
You will be matched with other attendees for one-on-one timed chats
4. Follow Up
All connections are saved so you can easily follow up and quickly build your network
Our online platform makes it easy and fun to participate. Sign in from your home, office or on the go from your smartphone or tablet to join one-on-one chats with other FIU alumni. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing you to meet new people quickly, exchange contact information and end your session with several new connections! Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at your history, review your notes, gather contact information and follow up via LinkedIn or email.

Questions? Contact info: 305-348-3334 or mltomain@fiu.edu.


  • Save 20% on SOBEWFF while supporting FIU

    FIU is proud to announce an exclusive offer for FIU alumni! Save 20% on each ticket for: Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Valerie Bertinelli & Alex Guarnaschelli on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village […]

  • Now what? The new grad’s post-commencement checklist

    So you’ve crossed the stage, received your diploma and you’re ready to begin a new chapter of life. Many graduates will go right into the workforce, others may take time to travel, and some will continue their education. But the affinity with FIU remains. All graduates now belong to the FIU Alumni Association, enjoying lifelong benefits like career development services, […]


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