My Internship with Amazon

Starah Heriveaux Feature, Spotlight

While most students were completely focused on schoolwork from the months of February to July 2018, Kerlin Michel was interning at Amazon as a software engineer. Kerlin took a leap of faith and applied through the Amazon website, scored an interview and wowed the company enough to land an internship. As his major is computer science with a math minor, …

Meet Juan Carlos Espinosa, Dean of the Honors College

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

You’ve seen him at orientation and events or while visiting the Honors College. No matter when or where, he’s always there to greet you and talk to you: meet your Dean Juan Carlos Espinosa. “For me, my main role is to help build FIU by building the Honors College. Since we’re integrated because our students are shared, we support the …

My time as “teacher” in Cambodia

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

“And in the silence of that final bus ride away from school, you might have heard the small sound of my heart breaking, but this was only to make room for the new people that had entered my life.” -Rebecca Dupuis Check out this amazing article by Honors College student Rebecca Dupuis and her experience in Cambodia while studying abroad …

Road to FIU ’22: Outstanding Honors College Freshman

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

As the 2018 Fall semester unfolds, FIU News has been highlighting outstanding members of the incoming Freshman Class of 2022 and we’re sharing those students who are not only part of the best class in FIU history, but also entering the Honors College. Read more about these standout members of the Class of 2022:   Meet Gisell Rodriguez, valedictorian at …

Anna Tuttle: My study abroad experience in Italy

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight, Summer

As part of FIU News’ Summer Sojourns 2018 series, which highlights the adventures of FIU students, Junior Anna Tuttle shares her experience on Honors College study abroad program to Italy. “My study abroad experience was life-changing because I will never think of the world the same way again. Instead of studying history, we were living it.” Read more: https://news.fiu.edu/2018/08/the-world-is-my-classroom-study-abroad-to-italy/125359

My first job as a digital content producer at Royal Caribbean

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

Yashodhara Suri, an Honors College graduate, recently landed a job at Royal Caribbean Ltd. as a Junior Digital Content Producer! “I’m able to handle a lot of work and challenges that come my way and they usually are pretty interdisciplinary as opposed to ONLY what I learned in my major, which definitely relates back to the Honors way of teaching.” …

Congratulations to our 2018 Summer Graduates

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

Thursday, July 26, 2018 the Honors College held their 2018 Summer Graduation Assembly in which graduating students were recognized for their competition of Honors College graduation requirements. They also received their tassel and medallion that will be worn at Commencement. You can find pictures from the assembly on our Facebook page. Congratulations once again to our students and we wish …

Jorge and Darlene Perez donate $1 million to the Honors College

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

THANK YOU! We are so grateful for the Perez family and their donation to the Honors College! The donation will be used to fund the Jorge and Darlene Pérez Scholars Endowment, a scholarship for high-achieving students within the Honors College program who intend to live and work in South Florida after graduation. Read more about the story behind the donation: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article214769700.html

FIU ranked number 2 in public universities in Florida

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

The Florida Board of Governors released this year’s performance scores and FIU is now ranked number two among public universities in Florida. Improvements in key areas such as four-year graduation rate, cost to students, second year retention rate and issuing of bachelor’s degrees without excess hours earned FIU this ranking. Check out the article here: https://news.fiu.edu/2018/06/fiu-among-top-performing-public-universities-in-florida/123858