Re-Union Reflections; Wills, Walls, Wells Webinar

Contributed by Natalie Butto, Management Professor and Workshop Facilitator  It is autumn, which symbolizes transition, and reunion time at many colleges. FIU recently hosted their roaring Reunion week, and I just returned from a Georgetown Hoya Lawya reunion in DC. The anticipation of reunions can spark a variety of feelings including excitement, nostalgia and doubt. […]

How To Direct The Award Winning Movie Called YOU

When Alumni outreach organizers here at FIU reached out to ask if I would be interested in spending time talking with students and Alumni about career and life goals I was flattered. What a great opportunity to share! But then I instantly began wondering, What in the world could I present to this incredibly talented, […]

Life is too short…

Contributed by Jackie Pires, NSU Career Advisor This past summer, I had the pleasure of doing a practicum at the FIU Alumni Association, working with Maria Tomaino, Associate Director of Alumni Career Development. I enjoyed meeting so many FIU alumni and working with some of you through career coaching. During the summer and this fall […]

Are You Ready for the DOL Overtime Changes?

The new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime regulations will significantly increase the number of working Americans who qualify for overtime wages. The effective date for these changes to be in place is December 1, 2016. As part of the changes, the minimum weekly salary for an employee under the white collar exemption* will increase from […]

FIU Took Center Stage at Villain Theater’s Alumni Night

The live comedy scene in Miami has undergone a major transformation with the recent addition of Villain Theater – a new Chicago-style improv theater in the blossoming arts district of Little Haiti. An enthusiastic audience of FIU alumni, students and staff had an opportunity to witness this first hand at a special FIU Alumni Night […]

FIU Alumni Night at Villain Theater

Picture yourself standing on a stage. There’s an eager crowd anticipating your next move and it’s your turn to speak, but you haven’t a clue what you’re going to do next. For most people, this is the beginning of a nightmare. But for the improvisers at Villain Theater, it is an experience they crave. Villain Theater […]

Easy Equality

On June 7, 2016, Patricia Arquette spoke at the Women in Technology International Conference (WITI) in San Jose, California. I listened to Ms. Arquette cover many topics near and dear to her heart, spouting off various statistics many of us are already familiar with: Women making less money than men doing the same job, women […]

Worlds Ahead Tour returns to the city that never sleeps

The Big Apple Panthers came together once again for the FIU Worlds Ahead Tour in New York City. The venue for the 2016 edition was the Refinery Rooftop, nestled on the top floor and outer-deck of the Refinery Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. This was a truly unique experience, with high-definition flat screens displaying still shots of […]

How can I improve my credit score?

An important financial concern that we often hear from clients is, “How can I improve my credit score?” Now, I have to give a quick disclaimer that our company, CameronDowning, is not a credit repair or debt consolidation service. Our goal is to arm you with the education you need to establish a strong financial foundation – this often includes advice on how to […]