10 Things I’ve learned from my interns

Internships are a great way for students to get hands on experience in their industry, network with professionals and learn valuable professional lessons that can’t always be taught in the classroom. But this learning isn’t always one sided. I’ve learned as much from my interns as I have (hopefully) taught them. You are not just […]

Serve as a Peer Collaborator for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Are you an established professional working in business, government, or the non-profit sector? Are you interested in establishing partnerships and professional networks with African peers through one-on-one networking and collaboration? If so, we invite you to consider serving as a Peer Collaborator for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship! Mandela Washington Fellows are early to mid-career professionals between […]

Confessions from Mid-Professionals

There are some things you just don’t learn in college. And by some, I mean many. People give you advice about what to expect when you enter (wait for it…) the workforce! These pieces of advice could be invaluable, but either we are not ready to hear it, don’t retain it, can’t relate to it, […]

Why Saturday Morning is the new Thursday Night

So. Many. Events. Networking nights. Meet ups. Luncheons. Workshops. Conferences. Speakers. Panels. Happy Hours. I find myself in a constant state of which ones to attend, which ones to promote and share on social media, and when to host my own events for my job. And they are all on weeknights. Great. I don’t know […]

Google That Question

Let’s get something straight. Whatever question you have, about anything, you can search in Google. Job searching questions are no different. You can read articles from experts in the field. Forbes, US News, The Muse, Fast Company, Ask a Manager, and Glassdoor, are just a few of the hundreds of career and industry sites out […]

Small Business Guilt

Have you ever been at your business and your spouse calls to say, “You’ve been at work for 12 hours. When are you coming home?” You catch yourself glancing at your watch — it’s 7pm and you’re not even close to getting done with your workload. You say to your spouse, “I’ll be home in a little bit… right […]

You Graduated, Now What?

“I graduated…so, now what do I do?” Many recent graduates are faced with this daunting question not long after commencement and don’t exactly know how to answer it. “We find that when FIU students graduate they feel somewhat abandoned or lost by the system. What do they do next? And how do they acquire and achieve their job […]

There’s No Such Thing as a Dream Job

There’s no such thing as a dream job. The mentality of “if I was just doing ___, then I’ll be happy” is not only untrue, but dangerous thinking. Why? Because it’s a hypothetical. It lives in the future. It’s not reality. That’s a lot of pressure that you are putting on yourself. That’s a lot […]

This is How You Job Search

Applying to job postings is not job searching. It’s applying to job postings. If you apply to a job posting without tailoring your resume and cover letter to fit that job description, you’re probably not getting a call back for an interview. If you don’t know anyone at the company, you’re probably not getting a […]