Between busy schedules and FIU’s ever-expanding campuses, some Panthers find it challenging to come back and visit our vibrant University after graduation.
In pairing that with our alumni’s eagerness to give back to the community, Panther Alumni Week (PAW) was created. During this week of service, our exceptional alumni are invited to return as guest speakers in order to inspire current students by sharing tips, tricks and career advice.
On February 2 – 6, PAW celebrated its second anniversary and this year alumni were not only invited back as guest speakers, but were also encouraged to participate in our first-ever Student & Alumni Virtual Networking Hour and attend our closing reception at the Frost Art Museum.
With over 300 participants, the successful week was met with great excitement and appreciation from alumni, students and professors alike.
School of Journalism and Mass Communications student, Bibiana Alonso, had a panel of alumni visit her advertising course and left feeling appreciative of the invaluable knowledge shared by alumni in the field.
“I wanted to thank the alumni for their words of inspiration and professional advice. Having outstanding alumni that are willing and passionate about the success of their fellow Panthers is one of the many reasons I’m proud to attend such an incredible university.”
Panther Alumni Week is truly an unrivaled experience which grants alumni the chance to showcase the power of giving back to your community, as well as the strength of FIU and its Panther Network.
“[Participation in Panther Alumni Week] proves, that even after graduation, FIU made such a difference in people’s lives that alumni want to come back and pay it forward to students who are here now. If that doesn’t prove FIU’s impact on its students’ lives, I don’t know what does,” shared student Stephanie Cepero.
We hope to see you at the next PAW, taking place February 1 – 5, 2016.