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  • posted October 13, 2016

    How To Direct The Award Winning Movie Called YOU

    When Alumni outreach organizers here at FIU reached out to ask if I would be interested in spending time talking with students and Alumni about career and life goals I was flattered. What a great opportunity to share! But then I instantly began wondering, What in the world could I present to this incredibly talented, […]

  • posted October 11, 2016

    Life is too short…

    Contributed by Jackie Pires, NSU Career Advisor This past summer, I had the pleasure of doing a practicum at the FIU Alumni Association, working with Maria Tomaino, Associate Director of Alumni Career Development. I enjoyed meeting so many FIU alumni and working with some of you through career coaching. During the summer and this fall […]

  • posted September 2, 2016

    Panther Steps

    After years of reflection, I realize that the starting point for many of my successes started at FIU. I believe it all started when I received my commission as a 2LT in the Army through the FIU Army ROTC program. But perhaps I should back track even further. I was a Soldier serving on active […]

  • posted June 1, 2016

    FIUNYC Builds Walls with Panther Paws

    On Saturday, May 21, the FIU Alumni Association of Greater New York (FIUNYC), in partnership with the Friends of Rockaway/St. Bernard Project, put their paws to the wall to help a Brooklyn family rebuild their still devastated home, following the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy nearly four years ago. Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and […]

  • posted April 27, 2016

    Worlds Ahead Tour returns to the city that never sleeps

    The Big Apple Panthers came together once again for the FIU Worlds Ahead Tour in New York City. The venue for the 2016 edition was the Refinery Rooftop, nestled on the top floor and outer-deck of the Refinery Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. This was a truly unique experience, with high-definition flat screens displaying still shots of […]

  • posted April 25, 2016

    How can I improve my credit score?

    An important financial concern that we often hear from clients is, “How can I improve my credit score?” Now, I have to give a quick disclaimer that our company, CameronDowning, is not a credit repair or debt consolidation service. Our goal is to arm you with the education you need to establish a strong financial foundation – this often includes advice on how to […]

  • posted February 1, 2016

    Freaking Out Because the Dow is Down?

    Freaking Out Because the Dow is Down?  These People Aren’t. Our financial planning clients get it. Sometimes the stock market gets ugly and accounts drop in value. You expect some panicked clients to call with orders to sell out of their investment portfolios. In fact, receiving a phone call or email from a flustered client […]

  • posted December 15, 2015

    Student Loans: How to Tackle an Elephant

    According to CNBC, there is more than “$1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, 40 million borrowers, an average balance of $29,000.” * Are you stressed out yet? Large student loan balances can be a significant cause of stress. Stress over loans can lead to resignation. “I’ll have student debt forever” is a refrain I […]

  • posted July 27, 2015

    What’s sex got to do with it? FIU Ph.D. candidate examines the relationship between sexual functioning and fitness

    Photos and Interview by Julie Natter ’04, MA ’09, 10 Lia Jiannine, FIU PhD candidate and Assistant Director of FIU Fitness Program, has examined sexual functioning and fitness in order to improve individual health and wellness.  Many who have taken her exercise classes know first-hand how passionate she is about fitness.  As Assistant Director of […]

  • posted June 4, 2015

    You Are Generous. Give Creatively.

    As a financial advisor I am privileged to work with many wonderful and generous people who want to leave a legacy – to leave money behind which will continue to accomplish the good works the donor did during his or her lifetime. Often we see or hear the names of prominent donors – sponsors of […]