More Ways to Give Back

Donating money isn’t the only way to enrich our FIU. Through programs like Dining with 12 Panthers, the Panther Alumni Recruitment Team, Advocate FIU and Mentor programs, you have ways to volunteer and give back to FIU wherever you are.

Ambassador Program

FIU Alumni Association Ambassadors are hand-selected individuals that have been recommended by their peers, FIU faculty or FIU staff and have demonstrated strong enthusiasm and support for FIU. An Alumni Ambassador is a proud alumnus living outside of South Florida that represents FIU in their personal and professional network and serves as a Panther point of contact for the FIU community. Alumni Ambassadors can represent a city, state or country.

To learn more about this program, please email Rebecca Solomon at

Board of Directors’ Committees

Make a difference; get involved. Our Board of Directors Committees provide you with a way to give back to FIU while networking with your fellow Panthers and industry leaders.

To learn more about the Board of Directors' Committees, please complete this form.

FIU College of Business Mentor Program

The College of Business Mentor Program connects students with leading executives for one-on-one mentoring that enhances the classroom experience. Mentors share their business experience and expertise, offering practical advice and valuable industry insight. Students gain first-hand knowledge about their career of choice, build networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

Interested? Click here to learn more about the College of Business Mentor Program! 

Leadership Excellence and Development Series speaker

The LEAD Series is designed for FIU students seeking to develop their individual leadership capabilities. The focus of this program is to help build and strengthen their core leadership skills, while working on professional development and gaining personal enrichment. Each workshop will be hosted by successful alumni and supporters of the university who are invested in seeing our current students become strong community leaders. Students will gain interpersonal, networking, career and etiquette skills.

To learn more about this opportunity, please email Beatriz Newborn at 

Panther Alumni Recruitment Team

The Undergraduate Admissions Office is looking for passionate FIU alumni volunteers who are eager to help recruit the next generation of proud Panthers. Volunteers participate in student recruitment initiatives such as college fairs, outreach and events.

Alumni activities would include:

  • Representing the university at local and regional college fairs
  • Serving as speakers on alumni panels at special events or information sessions
  • Contacting admitted students in order to answer any questions and discuss an FIU education
  • Hosting or attending local receptions for admitted students and their parents

Interested? Click here to learn more and apply for the Panther Alumni Recruitment Team. 

Panther Alumni Week

Alumni who participate in Panther Alumni Week have the chance to inspire our bright and ambitious students, explore our vibrant campuses and discover how FIU is becoming Worlds Ahead. This is also a great time to rekindle your Panther Pride and reunite with a favorite professor or mentor from your time at FIU.

Learn more and sign up at

Panther Connections

Through a partnership with Undergraduate Education, we created the Panther Connections program, which connects current students in exploratory courses to FIU alumni.

Here are a few examples of how you can help:
– Schedule an interview with a student to discuss your career path and job history
– Provide a one-day shadowing experience to a current student
– Present as part of a panel to inform students about your career path

Interested? Fill out the survey

Panther Network Development

Panther Networks are chartered organizations of the FIU Alumni Association consisting of alumni and friends that support the goals and mission of Florida International University. The Alumni Association is always looking for leaders to help existing networks as well as those on the next horizon.

To learn more about this opportunity, please email Rebecca Solomon at

Present an FIU Book Award at a local high school

Between April and June, FIU presents book awards to juniors in the community that excel inside and outside the classroom. More than 40 high schools nominate students for this honor. Your assistance in presenting an award to these schools helps FIU to become more prominent in South Florida.

To learn more about this opportunity, please email Beatriz Newborn at

Prospective Panther Referral Program

FIU is looking for new students who want to go beyond what is expected and do something great with the opportunities they’ve been given; students who are driven and whose academic records point to success. We’re looking for students who not only want to make a difference, but are already participating in activities that have a significant impact on our community.

Do you know someone who is ready to be Worlds Ahead at FIU? Submit the Prospective Panther Referral form now.

Special Events

Planning for the many events the Alumni Association coordinates annually takes a lot of effort and energy. These events include the Torch Awards Gala, Fishing Tournament and football tailgates.

To learn more about how you can help, please email Matt Atkins at

Thank a Professor

Send a warm thank you to the professors who made a difference in your life! The FIU Alumni Association has partnered with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching to share the Thank a Professor program with our alumni.

To thank your professors, click here.

Young Alumni Council

The Young Alumni Council, housed within the FIU Alumni Association, is comprised of outstanding young graduates that have a special vision for FIU and their peers. The Young Alumni Council is committed to providing career, networking, leadership and philanthropy opportunities for their fellow young alumni in order to showcase, mentor and promote the exceptional graduates that FIU produces.  Applications open once a year in February.

To learn more about getting involved, please email Rebecca Solomon at