“A house is made of bricks and beams. A home is made of hopes and dreams.” -Unknown How paradoxical it is to say a person can claim his place, thousands miles away from where he/she was born, a home away from home. This is definitely the case for me. My name is Anna and I... Continue reading I Am A Citizen of The World – G1Y Student Voice
For progressed Global First Year student and FIU double Marketing & Hospitality major, Maria Silva from Colombia, its all about making the most of her time and choosing the right career path through hands on experience. Alpha Kappa Psi: Maria is the Vice President of professional development for the FIU Business fraternity. She credits this position... Continue reading Panther Profile: Maria Silva Orebegozo, Colombia
This week on the blog, we’re catching up with one of our progressed students! Kat is a junior (third year) at FIU now. She progressed from the Global First Year (G1Y) program in Summer 2016 and she’s telling us what she’s up to now, how G1Y prepared her for the rest of her time at... Continue reading Catching up with a Progressed Student!
Nicole is our first Global FIU student to study abroad! While all of our students are technically “studying abroad,” it is especially exciting to see one of our students immerse themselves in ANOTHER global learning experience! Originally from Mexico, Nicole has also lived in Canada and now the United States. She was in Italy this... Continue reading Global FIU student Nicole Navarroa Studies Abroad
Lukas Calafell, Student Services Advisor at FIU Global First Year, helps students transition and adjust to their new environment. He's committed to seeing our Global First Year students thrive in Miami and he's sharing some of his insights into the daily activities of a Student Services Advisor. What do you do on a daily basis?... Continue reading Staff Profile: Lukas Calafell, Student Services Advisor
Ana Pacella, Marketing major from Venezuela is making the most of her Global First Year experience at FIU by getting involved in some of Miami’s coolest opportunities! South Beach Food & Wine Festival: “I’m not a hospitality major, so at first I was a bit hesitant to volunteer to work at the festival, but then... Continue reading Panther Profile: Ana Pacella
Last week, Global First Year Career Accelerator (CAP) students participated in a series of networking events and professional development opportunities that culminated with the FIU career fair on Thursday. The events were a great opportunity for students to prepare and build their confidence ahead of interactions with potential employers. On Monday, John Swartz, the Career... Continue reading Panthers go professional for the Career Fair!
Aisha Maikudi, Global First Year student from Nigeria, shares her experience in the Career Accelerator and how it has helped her gain confidence and land experiences to put on her resume! "Hello everyone! My name is Aisha Maikudi and I am in the Global First Year program. This is my second semester here at FIU and... Continue reading Global FIU’s Career Accelerator Program