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Congratulations 40 Under 40 FIU Alums!

Thirteen FIU graduates are being honored in Legacy magazine’s 2015 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow.

The honorees were nominated by their peers, then carefully chosen by a selection committee comprised of 40 under 40 alumni. They were chosen for having made a significant impact not only in their professional career, but in the local community, as well. The awards were created as an opportunity to highlight and honor young professionals who are proving themselves to be the leaders of tomorrow. It is now celebrating its 11th year.

The awards reception is slated for July 8, with the Legacy Miami & South Florida issues running in the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel, respectively.

Click here to look review the phenomenal 13 alumni from FIU!  We extend a special congratulations to our chapter President, Kenasha Paul. 

If you are interested in attending the reception, click here to RSVP:

Recap: Black Professionals Summit

The Black Professional Summit was a sold-out-over 200 people attended event! People were excited and eager to learn about all of the various topics offered. This is what you missed:

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Event Included:

• On the spot professional head shots by Photo Bella Images
• 15 professional organizations including NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION, INC. – SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER, National Sales Network,T.J. Reddick Bar Association, One United Bank, and more
• 12 professional workshops ranging from career development, marketing, negotiating salary, getting into the green jobs, learning how to fund a sustainable start-up, learning all about the academic & career hustle and so on! Jeffrey Zelaya, Ebonni N Bryant, Dr Pandwe , Takeyah Young ,LeToya StairsMatthew Pigatt, Mary V. Davids
• An entrepreneurship panel ranging from the best in the business Gordon Eric Knowles Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, Dexter Bridgeman, Legacy Magazine, Jay Reynolds of WolfCreek Consulting, Felecia Hatcher of Code Fever and Feverish Pops, Casandra Yourlifecoach Roache “Coach Cass”
• An etiquette lunch presentation by the incomparable Rose Hedgemond
• An enriching conversation with these dynamic community leaders Dr Bendross-Mindingall (School Board), Kenasha Paul, Benjamin ‘Brotha Ben’ Evans, BMe Community; Aaron McKinney, Merdochey LaFrance and Dr Patti Rose

Thank you Sponsors:

FIU Alumni Association

Wells Fargo

FIU Black Student Union

South Florida Black Professionals Network

ICABA Media Holdings, LLC

FIU Student Government

FIU Campus Life

In-Kind Sponsors

D & M Consulting

Avenues of Excellence

Juanita’s Kitchen

Sèlman Dous

South Florida’s Black Professional Summit

South Florida Black Professionals, LLC, the Black Alumni Chapter of the FIU Alumni Association and the Black Student Union are co-hosting the inaugural Black Professionals Summit, themed “Molding the Keys to Success.”

This is an open invite to all Black professionals in South Florida! Link up with professionals in law, accounting, education, STEM, graphic and design, hospitality, and the list goes on! Get additional career development skills while building connections and relationships. Undergraduate (specifically juniors and seniors) and Graduate students from all of the South Florida Colleges and Universities should be in attendance to get mentors, inside scoop and resources how to successfully transition from student to professional.

​​The event will be held on:

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
9AM to 4PM

General Admission: $10

Dress Code: Business Casual

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
Florida International University –Biscayne Bay Campus

Wolfe University Center
3000 NE 151 Street
North Miami, FL 33181

Keynote Speaker: Jerome Hutchinson, Jr., is the President/CEO of ICABA™ Media Holdings, LLC, a South Florida based marketing and technology enterprise dedicated to connecting and activating accomplished black professionals and entrepreneurs. Hutchinson brings 23 plus years of broadcast and marketing experience to the ICABA™ brand. Before launching ICABA Media Group, LLC, in 2008, Hutchinson enjoyed a successful career as a radio broadcasting executive.  From 2002 through 2008, he served separate stints as General Sales Manager for three of the nation’s top five urban radio stations beginning with Houston’s KMJQ-FM, Majic 102, Atlanta’s WVEE-FM, V-103, and ended with Miami’s WEDR-FM, 99JAMZ.

Featured Workshops:

  • Negotiating Your Salary by Mary v. Davids of D&M Consulting
  • Resume Writing by NAAAHR
  • How to Build a Fundable Start-Up by Felecia Hatcherof Code Fever
  • Transitioning from Student to Professional by Letoya Stairs, Managing Partner of RSVPLive
  • Marketing and Social Selling by Jeff Zelaya

 Panel Discussions include:

Entrepreneurship: Walking the Road Less Traveled.” The topic will broadly discuss and engage audience members to think of the challenges that the black entrepreneur face, what avenues and resources we have at our disposable and what skill sets are necessary to walk this path featuring Casandra Roache of Inspiremany and Marcel Haywood of DirtPros.

 “What If We Were United? Panelist will discuss the importance of acknowledging the different cultures within the black race as a means to improve as a whole and not divide. Furthermore, discuss how we can leverage our resources for the betterment of our community featuringJean Monestime, District 2 Commissioner and Benjamin Evans, Managing Director of BMeCommunity.

Networking-Etiquette Lunch: This is no ordinary lunch! We will have an interactive lunch that will teach the fine points of business dining etiquette provided by Avenues of Excellence, Rose Hedgemond and all attendees will gain a significant advantage over the competition.

 Attention Organizations and Companies!

If you would like to table during our vendor/organization showcase fair, we are having a vendor and organization fair the cost is $50 and the price includes reservation of the table and two individuals. Register here.