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As part of a regular feature, one department in Student Affairs will be in the spotlight each month. This month we spotlight Career Services.
FIU graduates are equipped with the tools and resources to develop and manage their careers within a global workforce.
To provide FIU students, alumni, faculty, administration and the community with current information regarding career development skills, trends and issues while preparing a viable global workforce for the 21st century.
The Career Services Office offers services and activities to develop the professional skills of our students and alumni to help them go beyond the classroom and into the workplace, as well as to advance within the field they may have already chosen.
As a first step, we invite students to visit any of our three locations so they can register with Career Services as early as possible. We provide assistance by first evaluating the student’s resume and career goals by offering face-to-face consultation with a career services professional.
We also host popular professional development workshops throughout the year on topics such as:
- How to Choose a Major
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing
- Interviewing Skills
- Internships 101
- How to Prepare for a Career Fair
- Oral Presentation Skills
- Where the Jobs Are: The Key to Government Employment
- SLS First-Year Experience
- And others on an on-demand basis.
Career Services is probably most associated with Career Fair. Career Fair is offered twice a year on each campus. Our last Career Fair in the U.S. Century Bank Arena attracted approximately 1,500 students and alumni, and over 70 employers.
To ensure we serve all of our students, we maintain three separate CSO office locations: MMC in GC 230; BBC in WUC 255; and the Engineering Center in EC2910.
We also regularly host special career events like Business Etiquette Training, where students are schooled in the finer points of business dining; Graduate School Fair; Engineering Forum — an employment event focusing strictly on engineering; Practice Interview Program; and the Executive Protégé Initiative — a structured series of workshops and networking events to prepare students for the professional world.
In addition, we maintain high-level contact with local, national, and international recruiters who regularly interview on campus through our On-Campus Recruiting Program. We also encourage students to explore career options by considering an internship. Within the last year alone, we placed over 500 students in internships.
Modesto Maidique Campus Staff
Top row left to right: Imani Fredricks-Lowman, Director; Ivette Duarte, Associate Director; Yisell Cirion, Assistant Director; Carolyn Meeker, Assistant Director (Engineering Center Office); Lauren Hubacheck-Butler, Assistant Director; Jairo Ledesma, Assistant Director; Kyra Spence, Assistant Director; Raquel Wright, Assistant Director; Jasmine Rodriguez, Employer Relations Clerk; Grace Mayorga, Senior Secretary; Grace Jutan, Assistant to the Director; Myrian Herlle, Graduate Assistant; Cynthia Salazar, Graduate Assistant (Biscayne Bay Campus Office)
Seated, left to right:
Sheetal Sujan, Budget and HR Coordinator; Kenneth Setzer, Marketing and Publications Coordinator; Darren Gregory, Career Coach; Carmen Rosado, On- Campus Recruiting
Biscayne Bay Staff
Harold Clayton, Associate Director (Biscayne Bay Campus Office);
Efigenia Gonzalez-Duran, Assistant Director (Biscayne Bay Campus Office);
Isabel Capella, Student Assistant (Biscayne Bay Campus Office)