Future Leaders Series

The Future Leaders Series is an excellent opportunity for businesses, community leaders, and alumni to connect with the university and for students to learn about their career, industry, and professional/personal journey.

Chrysler Group
Procter & Gamble
Baptist Health Systems

How does it work?

The Honors College will invite 10-20 targeted students to participate. The company/host will select a site to hold the event and provide a meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) for those students who attend.

Following a welcoming and introductions, the host(s) typically gives an informal presentation discussing his/her personal and professional journey, lessons learned along the way, and other helpful insights into the industry. No visual aids are required but are welcome.

The majority of the event is typically used for open discussion and question/answer sessions. This is a unique and terrific opportunity to connect with potential interns and/or provide mentorship to students looking for guidance.

FIU’s Honors College manages event logistics and marketing, including production and distribution of marketing materials (no cost to host). The event should be approximately 1 – 2 hours from start to finish.

Benefits to host:

Through the Internship Program and Future Leaders Series at the Honors College, we:

  • Have access to the best and brightest students in every major across campus
  • Possess the ability to target students by major and/or year
  • Work closely with companies to determine target students
  • Meet with students one-on-one in a pre-interviewing process before passing along to companies
  • Maintain daily contact through email and phone with companies seeking interns

Benefits to student:

Through the Internship Program and Future Leaders Series at the Honors College, we:

  • Establish a network of businesses and community leaders in different industries to develop work related experience
  • Provide students the opportunity to improve their professional skills and self-confidence
  • Develop meaningful relationships with our alumni who are looking to mentor and guide students
  • Gather insight into a particular industry or organizational culture that can lead to internship and job opportunities
Interested in learning more about the Future Leaders Series?
Contact us at hcengage@fiu.edu
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Special thanks to all of our hosts!

Kaufman Rossin CPA & Advisory Services
Courthouse visit with Judge Veronica Diaz
Miami Herald
Dinner with Brian Abramson
Dinner with Tina Vidal and Carlos Duart