Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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The Office of Student Access & Success invites you to engage with university and industry professionals to compliment your Worlds Ahead education. Long-term success in life rests in one’s ability to stand apart from the crowd.

Follow the links below to register. Seating is limited.

BUILDING & LEAVING A LASTING IMPRESSION WITH YOUR PROFESSOR

January 26, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | SASC-302 | Dr. Antoinette Smith | Click here to register
Want to make a lasting impression? Discover the tips and tricks of standing out from the crowd from Dr. Antoinette Smith. In this session, learn everyday practices that lead to success, get tips on exclusive, unconventional action planning, learn the art of relationship strengthening and how to develop the best balance of the personal and professional you.

ONLINE REPUTATION AND YOUR FUTURE

February 2, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | SASC-302 | John P. David | Click here to register
On a daily basis, negative information appears online that prevents students from getting jobs and advancing in their academic pursuits. Negative online content causes great personal misery and can derail careers before they even get started. In the digital age, the internet can serve as a judge, jury, and executioner for practically any person’s reputation. Regardless of whether you did something foolish, are associated with another’s misdeeds, or are the victim of a third-party attack, most individuals are ill-prepared for increasingly common online problems. In this workshop, learn the do’s and don’ts of online content and how to keep your reputation in the digital age.

BRING BACK SHOW & TELL

February 9, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | SASC-302 | Nathan Kurland | Click here to register
When was the last time you spoke in public? For many students, the answer is kindergarten. The topics included fish, teddy bears, and puppies. Fast forward – freshman year – public speaking is required. Cold sweats, nervous apprehension, and trembling extremities. The realization that verbal communication skills will have a significant impact upon your university and career success. Relax. Calm yourself. This humorous public speaking workshop will provide techniques for success through preparation, engagement, and energy.

AN INTRODUCTION TO LINKEDIN

February 16, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | SASC-302 | Rey Murat | Click here to register
Learn what LinkedIn is and the benefits of creating and using a LinkedIn account. Also discover how to navigate the site and learn tips of how to network, find jobs and internships, and update your professional online portfolio. Semi-professional attire is highly suggested for a LinkedIn headshot photoshoot!

LGBTQ 101: IDENTITIES, COMMUNITIES, AND ALLYSHIP

February 23, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | SASC-302 | Richard Moreno| Click here to register
This workshop aims to provide an overview of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identities and advocacy. Students will be given tools to learn how to advocate for the LGBTQ community and become more effective allies at FIU and abroad.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?

March 2, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | SASC-302 | Eric Feldman | Click here to register
At FIU, we strive for all undergraduates to be “global citizens.” But what does that mean? If the very definition of “citizenship” is the legal status of inhabiting a specific state or country, how can you be a citizen of the world? During this workshop, we will explore what FIU means when we say that global citizenship is defined as “the process of diverse people collaboratively analyzing and addressing complex problems that transcend borders.” We will also have an open discussion on why someone may want to be a global citizen, and if identifying with that label has any drawbacks. With so much social injustice right here in Miami, shouldn’t we be focusing our attention here at home? These questions, and all of the others you have about what global learning is really about, will be tackled during interactive activities and open dialogue.

BE THE SPARK!

March 9, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | SASC-302 | Marly Q. Casanova | Click here to register
Join Marly for an inspiring FIU story that will shine the light on the impact that kindness can have on students’ lives, relationships, academic careers, professional careers, our local communities, and world as a whole.

BRANDING YOURSELF LIKE A #BOSS

April 6, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.| SASC-302 | Milly Buendia & Rey Murat | Click here to register
Learn how to brand yourself and increase your professional presence. This workshop will provide tips on how to best market yourself on social media as well as networking skills, developing an elevator pitch, interview skills tips, and other career development techniques.

USING EXCEL TO GET AHEAD: REAL WORLD APPLICATION

April 13, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | MANGO-230 | Katherine Grau & Flavio Carrillo | Click here to register
Excel is the language of business, but not just for business majors. It is a powerful tool that is often under-utilized. Join us to learn how to apply Excel skills to enhance your resume and manage your finances. This interactive lesson will apply Excel formulas to real-world scenarios.

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Student Access & Success
11200 SW 8 Street, SASC 205
Miami, Florida 33199

Phone: 305.348.3445
Email: sas@fiu.edu

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