Students

Connecting Students with Alumni 

Students, this week is for you.

Alumni visit campus and share their career insights, successes, challenges, and pride they have for FIU.

This is a great way to hear stories from alumni, build mentorship and internship connections, and create advocates for yourself, locally and globally.

Whether you are looking for an internship, going to graduate school, searching for a full-time job or anything in between, this program is for you. Perhaps you’re unsure what you want to do after graduation. Hey, 4 years is a long time! What better way to brainstorm than to connect with successful alumni.

We are bringing professional alumni to you –  and you don’t have to go anywhere. It’s on campus. It’s online. It’s a week-long program with events, panels, in-person and virtual networking meet ups.

Even better: You can host your own PAW event!

Clubs/Organizations – invite your former members to speak to your group. Need a speaker? We’ve got you covered.

 

Know any inspiring alumni? Encourage them to get involved!

This is the perfect opportunity to find and connect with FIU alumni who inspire you. LinkedIn is a great way to start. Tell them about PAW. Let them know you’d love to see and hear from them on campus (we can help you figure out what to say). Even if they can’t make the event, you’ve just opened the door to a new professional relationship with a fellow Panther!

 

There are many ways to get involved:

BE INSPIRED

  • Invite alumni to speak to your student organization - Connect your peers with alumni to cultivate new connections
  • Attend events held by your school/college - Many schools and colleges create engaging events for students and alumni during PAW.
  • Watch alumni present during a webinar or Google Hangout - Industry leaders, career experts and notable alumni present webinars to the FIU community. Topics can be career or job search related, best practices or industry trends in your field, or informational interview format.

GET CONNECTED

  • Meet alumni at the PAW Kickoff & Speed Mentoring events at MMC in the GC Pit and BBC in the WUC Panther Square - Engage with FIU alumni at the PAW Speed Mentoring Event during our Kickoff Celebration! Connect with alumni in your field and enjoy an afternoon of networking, free food, and giveaways. 
  • REGISTER NOW to connect online with alumni during the PAW Connect: Student and Alumni Virtual Meet Up  - A speed networking opportunity with alumni completely online! During PAW Connect, through the Brazen platform, you can participate in several 8 minute text-based chats with FIU alumni.
  • Attend a Dining with 12 Panthers event - An opportunity for students to enjoy a free meal while socializing and networking with FIU alumni in a small group setting.

BUILD YOURSELF A BRIGHTER TOMORROW

  • Promote PAW on social media using #PantherAlumniWeek - Help us spread the word and get your friends involved with PAW!
  • Stay connected with alumni!
  • Join the FIU Alumni Association LinkedIn group.
  • Join the Panther Alumni Week Facebook Group - Stay connected with the alumni you meet on Facebook!

REGISTER ALUMNI TO SPEAK