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      Career development is a lifelong journey and we have the tools to help you find your way

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      A collection of lifelong learning opportunities offered by FIU, all in one convenient place.

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      We work hard to provide our alumni with valuable benefits, meaningful services and access at various events

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      FIU alumni represent our university and all the best that FIU has to offer

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      A digital library featuring our many dynamic alumni authors

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      Members represent outstanding young graduates that have a special vision for FIU and their peers

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Our Philosophy

At the FIU Alumni Association, we believe that career development is a journey, full of opportunities for personal growth. We’re here to provide tools, resources and strategies that will help you improve and refine your professional development skills.

Whether you’re a recent grad, job searching for the first time; an experienced alumnus looking to inspire and give back; or anywhere in between, we’re here to help! Our goal is to educate and empower you, our FIU alumni, to enhance your professional network and personal branding. The only question is: where do you want to go?

*This program is available as a free service thanks to generous support from FIU alumni and donors.

Getting Started

Attend Panther Chats

Every third Thursday at 12pm ET, connect with alumni from around the world.  Learn more

Schedule an Appointment

Meet with a career coach and develop a professional development strategy tailored to your industry and level of expertise. Learn more

Join the LinkedIn Group

Connect with over 13,000 alumni in the FIU Alumni Association LinkedIn Group. Network with Panthers, view job postings and share your professional story. Learn more

View career webinars

Watch on demand and upcoming professional webinars from the top career experts in the nation. Learn more

Build your Digital Portfolio

Showcase your projects to hiring managers and connect with the FIU community on Portfolium. Learn more

Take a Strengths Assessment

Achieve optimal levels of personal excellence by building your life around your strengths. Learn more


  • From Student to Professional: Essential Communication Soft Skills

    June 27, 12pm ET

  • Life in Twenty-Something: A Story of Self-Discovery

    June 29, 12pm ET

  • The Simple Art of LinkedIn

    Oct. 4, 8pm ET

  • Art Thinking

    Oct. 8, 8pm ET

  • Recalibrate for Life 2.0: Transition Stories for Business Leaders

    Nov. 8, 8pm ET

  • HIRED! IN 2017: Let's Make Your Job Great Again!

    Dec. 13, 8pm ET


Stay Connected



Life in Twenty-Something: A Story of Self-Discovery – Alumni Career Webinar @ webinar
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
If you’ve ever believed that you’re destined for something great, and if you’re constantly searching for your purpose, then this presentation is for you. Evan will present the life that stands before you in the characters in his book. You may recognize yourself in some of them. Along the way you will gain an understanding of the importance of taking time right now to gain a better understanding of what you want out of your life and regardless of others expectations, do what you need to do to explore the jobs, responsibilities, and industries that will feed your personal happiness and desire to make a difference.
Just like the characters in Evans book, Evan will remind you that you will face difficult people who for a multitude of reasons will put roadblocks in front of you that can slow down, or alter your career path. You will learn how to transcend issues and events that could keep you from reaching your dream job. Join Evan to gain a learn insights into how you can control your destiny by building a solid foundation in your twenties!
3 day online career event – Grad CareerFestival @ Online
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – Jul 29 @ 10:00 pm

Use Promo code FIUalumni for FREE registration! Enter it in the upper right corner when ordering a ticket!


About the online event:

Join us ONLINE July 27th – 29th from 11 am – 10 pm EDT to learn career and job search tips from 27 career authors, a dozen career coaches and 27 companies with tools designed to get you noticed! We have 33 hours of LIVE career discussions scheduled for you.

If you are like most graduates, you spent your college years fulfilling the academic and cultural requirements to earn your diploma. In fact, research by NACE suggests that nearly 62 percent of graduating seniors will either NEVER visit the career center, or only visit once or twice.

We get it!

That’s why we’ve organized this MASSIVE 3-day Grad CareerFestival.

We’ve assembled 27 of the nation’s top career authors, over a dozen career coaches, and 27 companies that provide innovative online job search tools to give you the confidence, knowledge, and skills land your first professional job quickly,

The Grad CareerFestival is organized into four tracks

  1. Career Management – On Thursday, July 27th, nine career authors, and nine online career tool providers will provide tips, strategies, and advice on managing one’s career.
  2. Job Search: On Friday, July 28th, nine authors, and nine online career tool providers will offer tips, strategies, and advice on managing the job search process.
  3. Post-Graduation Advice – On Saturday, July 29th, nine authors, and nine online career tool providers will provide tips, strategies, and advice on navigating post-graduation life.
  4. Career Coaching – Each day from 8 pm – 10 pm EDT four certified career coaches will lead thought-provoking discussions to help you find direction and meaning in launching and leading a successful career and life.

Register with promo code FIUalumni at: http://www.gradcareerfestival.com


Career Blog

  • posted Mar 22, 2017

    The Ultimate Interviewing Resource Guide

    Prepping for an upcoming interview can be overwhelming. Interviewing requires work – understanding the position, researching the company, reflecting on your work history and identifying your career goals. There are many great resources readily available online, but sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out what exactly to search for or ask. To make […]

  • posted Mar 08, 2017

    Spring Forward in Your Career with these Professional Development Events!

    Spring is in full bloom at FIU and so are your opportunities to connect with professionals, meet new colleagues and alumni in our community and beyond. From workshops to webinars to in person events, there is something for everyone this spring at FIU!   Saturday Workshop Series Join us for two interactive professional development workshops! […]

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"My FIU Alumni Career Coach was amazing. She helped me to review my resume and cover letter and gave me great tips on where I might have been selling myself short. I even took away job search optimization tips that I was not expecting to receive. The session was beneficial, and I am more confident that I will secure a job soon." - Herline Emmanuel
"My FIU Alumni Career Coach was absolutely amazing and gave me the push I needed to get out there and off my computer. I found my job through the FIU Business Career Fair, which I probably wouldn't have attended if it wasn't for my coach's encouragement to change my job search strategy." -Melissa Alfonso ’09
“As a recent graduate with no job waiting for me, I was worried that it would take a long time to find a job I genuinely liked. Attending the Optimize Your Job Search workshop was a blessing. After the workshop, I felt empowered and motivated to get the job of my dreams. A few weeks later, I was offered a job! I am truly thankful for the Alumni Association. The biggest thing I will emphasize is to take advantage of all the things they have to offer. They are here to help!" - Diana Hernandez-Alende ‘14
“My FIU Alumni Career Coach was absolutely fantastic, knowledgeable, and driven to provide me with a great experience. I was provided great tips on enhancing my profile on LinkedIn and the resources were profound for me since I plan on expanding my brand. The FIU Alumni Association is the best in the country!” - Audra Wright ’13

Campus Resources

  • Career and Talent Development

    MMC, SASC 305

  • College of Business, Career Management Services

    MMC, CBC 122

  • Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Career Development

    Biscayne Bay Campus

  • College of Law, Career Planning & Placement Office

    MMC, RDB 1046

  • Center for Leadership

    MMC, MARC 326

  • FIU Online

    MMC, MANGO 650

  • FIU Graduate School

    MMC, PC 230

  • Institute for Hospitality & Tourism Education & Research

    Biscayne Bay Campus