Record number of students landed D.C. summer internships

As summer came to a close, FIU in D.C. bid farewell to a record-breaking number of interns. Sixty-three students from across the university spent their summer living and working in Washington, D.C. They worked in various organizations and federal agencies, including the Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “It’s awesome to […]

Welcome to Fall 2018!

On Sunday, Aug. 19, President Mark B. Rosenberg shared the following message with the FIU community.  Dear FIU family, Welcome to fall! Here we are again at one of the most exciting times of year – the new semester lays before us full of hope and possibility! Because of our FIU family, this university is the shape of […]

Nuclear waste might be a thing of the past if this graduate can help it

A recent chemistry graduate might help FIU researchers unlock the secrets to make nuclear waste safer. Matthew Fortunato ’17 starts his days mixing chemicals in radiochemistry professor Konstantinos Kavallieratos’ lab. It is a task he knows well. With a practiced hand, he collects just the right amount of powders and liquids and blends them together […]

Spotify mixes music and careers with FIU College of Business students

On a quest for dynamic college students as interns and student ambassadors, Spotify executives arrived at FIU’s College of Business with a DJ mixing the latest hits and lighting effects headlining its #jointheband event. A partnership with COB’s Career Management Services, it was Spotify’s first event at FIU. “We want to invest in student talent from FIU,” said […]

Internship program introduces high school students to different career fields

High school senior Sebastian Sanchez spent his five-week  internship scouring FIU websites to ensure they were compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. He made whatever programming changes might be needed so that those who suffer vision impairment, for example, can use a screen reader to access digital information. Along the way, Sanchez learned a lot […]

Braman Family Foundation to announce significant gift to Miami Dade College and Florida International University

Braman Family Completion Scholarship Fund will support college completion for neediest students in our community The Braman Family Foundation is making a $1 million gift to Miami Dade College (MDC) and Florida International University (FIU) as an incentive for students to enroll full-time during their last year of studies at the institutions to facilitate and […]

FIU graduates do well by doing good

FIU graduation
Social entrepreneurship runs deep with the class of 2017 While traveling in Asia, Ari Sernik volunteered at a Cambodian orphanage for HIV-positive children. After returning home he devised a way to continue to help: He organized a charity auction of the children’s art work. That experience led him to create Ten-Yad (“Give a Hand” in […]

FIU President’s Council launches campaign to raise funds for Fostering Panther Pride

FIU student Juan Munoz
Juan Muñoz lost his mother to cancer when he was six years old. Raised by a single father, Juan grew up both in the U.S., where he was born, and in his father’s native Colombia. At age 16, when he was attending high school in Cape Coral, Fla., his father abandoned him and his 17-year-old […]

New Career Closet needs donations

FIU College of Business student Carlos Santiago
  Have work clothes that you’ve been meaning to donate? Now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning in your wardrobe, because the Career Closet, a new program through FIU Career and Talent Development, needs donations. The Career Closet, which soft-launched last week, is a mobile professional clothing closet that provides free suits and […]

App helps Flint residents find services, info on lead risk

Mywater Flint App
A new app and website launched by an FIU alumnus is helping residents of Flint, Michigan, assess the risk of lead contamination in their homes and find resources to cope. The Mywater-Flint app, designed by computer science alumnus Mark Allison Ph.D. ’14 in conjunction with his students at the University of Michigan-Flint, provides information on […]