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Career Closet

Become a supporter of the Career Closet by donating professional clothing to students in need. Career and Talent Development will conduct a clothing drive once a semester to increase inventory for the Career Closet. Interested in becoming a Career Closet sponsor, please call the Career and Talent Development office at 305-348-2423 or email career@fiu.edu. 

Donation Requirements:
  • Clothing must be dry cleaned
  • Is of great to excellent quality
  • Purchased in the last five years 
Sponsorship Opportunities

Employers, community programs, and school organizations can become sponsors for the Career Closet. For more information please contact the appropriate campus using the contact information on the right.

Lunchtime sessions

Are you an employer interested in providing a workshop to students? This is a perfect way for you to engage with students in a different platform. This is for the student that might not be able to visit you during an on campus visit. Sign up today and reserve your slot.

Employers are able to participate in Virtual Information Sessions that offer students a workshop component, company profile, and positions available. Once you sign-up we can discuss details over the phone.

Contact: career@fiu.edu

Sign up for Lunchtime Sessions

FIU Panther Shadows

The FIU Panther Shadows program is a one day structured program that is designed to connect FIU students and alumni to Host Sites to observe and learn about professional roles related to majors and industries of interest. The FIU Panther Shadows Hosts do not provide academic credit or monetary compensation; but instead provide an opportunity for participants to observe and network with professional staff.

Benefits: 

  • Effective way to brand your employment opportunities to FIU students and alumni
  • Network and recruit FIU talent
  • Opportunity to give back to your community
  • Assist students in gaining knowledge that aligns with NACE Career Readiness Competencies

For more information or questions pertaining to this program, fill out this webform.

  • Program timeline

    Panther Shadows can be hosted during each semester, dates vary per year. Contact career.fiu.edu for specific dates.

    Spring Term: Spring Break

    Summer Term: End of July

    Fall Term: December following end of Fall classes

  • Program outline

    Hosts are invited to plan shadowing experiences for a full workday to allow participants to see what a typical day is like in the selected profession or career. Participants are not allowed to work or assist in any work since they are not being compensated with academic credit or monetary compensation. However, participants are encouraged to learn by asking, taking notes, and networking when appropriate.

    Hosts can also integrate several activities in the Panther Shadows opportunity in order to allow for more flexibility for staff and to promote company brand and culture:

    • Orientation on company, culture, career opportunities, and agenda outline
    • Networking breakfast or lunch can be provided with employees and participants
    • Informational interviews can be conducted prior to beginning of the shadow
    • Provide guided facility or building tour
    • Allow observations, shadowing, and questions
    • Offer meet and greets with executive staff and knowledge experts

    Please use the following template for creating your FIU Panther Shadows opportunity:

    FIU Panther Shadows Post Template

  • Program details
    • In order to serve as a Host Site for the FIU Panther Shadows program you must have an employer account on Handshake.
      • Do you already have an account in Handshake? Make sure to add Florida International University as one of your schools.
        • Templates on Job Shadows are provided here
    • Contact us for more information or questions pertaining to this program, fill out this webform to notify interest of the FIU Panther Shadows Program.
    • Begin creating your FIU Panther Shadows opportunity before applications open (Dates change each semester).
      • You are invited to host several participants if you have the ability to, as well as participate on several days of the FIU Panther Shadows week.
      • We will notify you of selected matches to your shadow program 
      • Panther Shadows can be hosted in-person or virtually.
    • Host Site will need to notify participants of Day of Details/Welcome Email/Call
    • Panther Shadows opportunities are hosted! Participants will report directly to Host Sites as detailed on their respective agendas.
Working with the FIU Career and Talent Department has been an amazing experience, from an employer standpoint. I've partnered with them for a few events, but one of my favorite has been Panther Shadow Program. We had a few students come and shadow a few of the execs in our organization in December 2019. The students sent were professional and eager to learn. I was very impressed with the young lady that shadowed me and kept her contact information. This year, I was given additional headcount for my department. I contacted her immediately for an interview and after interviewing a few candidates, she definitely stood out. I'm happy to announce that she was hired within the organization and I'm excited to be part of her growth and development within the HR world!Elizabeth Gonzalez, Behavioral Family Solutions

Information Sessions

Information Sessions provide employers with an opportunity to educate our students and alumni about their organization’s work environment, culture, interview process, and career paths. For employers looking to hold an information session at Florida International University, please register for an Information Session on your Handshake account, or contact the Employer Relations team at 305-348-2423.

Employer Spotlight

Looking for an opportunity to showcase your company and career/internship opportunities to the Career and Talent Development? Sign up for an Employer Spotlight Session, held directly before each staff meeting at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) campus throughout the fall and spring semesters.  Employers are given the opportunity to speak with our staff about their company, including their team culture, open positions, and the type of students and alumni they seek. This is an informal way to reach the staff members that work directly with the student and alumni. To learn more please contact the Employer Relations Team at career@fiu.edu or 305-348-2423.

Resume Fest

Resume Fest is an all-day interactive event for students and alumni to interact with employers and have their resumes and cover letters professionally critiqued. Employers provide students with tips on interview preparation, networking and engaging with employers at Career Fair. Resume Fest takes place a few days prior to Career Fair and Career EXPO. To learn more please contact the Employer Relations Team at career@fiu.edu.

Employer Institute

The Employer Institute is an opportunity to engage new and existing recruiters in a unique educational and training experience which will allow them to maximize their engagement with Career and Talent Development department, while meeting their recruitment goals and gaining a better understanding of FIU.

Employers will get access to the most up-to-date information about our services to assist with the development of a more inclusive recruitment plan and interact with our professional staff. For more information on how to be a part of the next Employer Institute contact Lucy Moscoso, Assistant Director, Employer Relations at lmoscoso@fiu.edu.

Micro-Internships

Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable FIU students and recent alumni to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance, and much more

Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey FIU platform, which connects FIU students and recent alumni with Companies in need of support.

While we were focused on just getting some help on a project, we quickly realized that the student was incredible, and ultimately hired her as a summer intern. We saw her work ethic and skills, and got an inside track on hiring her. Microsoft, Parker Dewey Featured Employer