Register as a guest speaker and prepare for an unforgettable, rewarding experience with your Panther family!

You’ll have the chance to inspire our bright and ambitious students, explore our vibrant campuses and discover the difference FIU is making. This is also a great time to rekindle your Panther Pride and reunite with a favorite professor or mentor from your time at FIU.

We encourage our alumni to share their professional experience, answer questions and offer career advice to students in classes or panels.

Speakers at the You Got This: The Truth About Post-Grad Life PAW Event

Who We’re Looking For

Career Driven

You’re passionate about your career and want to share your insight with students soon-to-be emerging professionals. You know your industry: the niches, best practices and upcoming trends. You’ve had successes and failures because careers are jungle gyms, not ladders. You’ve got grit. And you’re not stopping now.

Panther Pride

You love FIU. You bleed blue and gold. You support FIU in the community, whether attending events, sharing on social media, volunteering, donating or rocking your FIU gear. FIU is an important part of your success story that you want to share with others. Wherever you go, you rep FIU.

Student Focused

You understand our diverse, global community of 55,000 students attending higher education for the first time. You know the importance of education, experience in the field, seeking out resources and connecting with staff, faculty and industry professionals. You encourage others, provide sound advice and empower others to do great things. You want to give back to your community and have a passion for helping students.

How To Get Involved

  • Connect with students as a PAW guest speaker
  • Attend the PAW Kick-Off Speed Mentoring Event Virtual
  • Host a webinar or Google Hangout
  • Attend a school/college event
  • Join the PAW Facebook Group
  • Promote PAW on social media using #PantherAlumniWeek
  • Become a PAW Sponsor
  • Join FIU Mentor, the university-wide hub for mentorship and meaningful connections.

Once you’ve registered, check your inbox for a confirmation email and regular updates before the event.

PAW Lecture

PAW Guest Speaker Responsibilities

As a guest speaker, in agreement with your faculty host, you will:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Share your story, career experiences and milestones
  • Provide some background and explain how you got started
  • Describe your day-to-day professional life
  • Advise students on a similar career path
  • Discuss what it means to be a Panther in the community

Become an FIU Mentor

Do you have knowledge and experience you want to share with students all year round? Register to become an FIU Mentor, give back to those who look up to you and connect with other FIU alumni.

Become a Mentor