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Our Philosophy

We’re all about creating connections at the FIU Alumni Association. In our career development program, you’ll enhance job search strategies by engaging your knowledge community; connecting with employers and industry colleagues; and amplifying your social media knowledge and personal brand.

You'll also learn how to align your interests, strengths and skills for more meaningful work inside your job and holistic living outside the office. Stop searching for your dream job, and start creating your dream life. We’re excited to work with you. 

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

Sharpen Your Skills

Job Search Cycle

Assess

  • Interests
  • Skills
  • Experience
  • Personal Brand

Explore

  • Research Industries
  • Company Cultures

Connect

  • Networking
  • Outreach
  • Info. Interviews

Attend

  • Events
  • Conferences
  • Volunteering
  • Prof. Development

Apply

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Interviewing
  • Salary Negotiation

Interview Prep

Practice

Describe a Situation, explain the Task, highlight your Actions, and state the Result. (STAR Method)

Demonstrate

  • Skills & Abilities
  • Experience
  • Industry Competencies
  • Job Knowledge

Answer

  • Tell me about a time...
  • Provide an example when...
  • How did you go about...
  • Describe a situation...
"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

Begin your job search

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