Connect with Employers

Career and Talent Development (CTD) encourages students to take advantage of opportunities to get to know employers firsthand. This is a great way to learn about what potential employers offer and what you need to land the job you want. Browse below for opportunities.

Career Connections

Career Connections grants students the opportunity to have professionals within their area of interest to review their resume and provide interviewing and networking tips targeted towards their career interest. Opportunities include:

  • Information sessions
  • Tabling
  • Coffee exchange
  • Career site visits
  • Resume Fest
  • LinkedIn review
  • Access the Career Closet for professional work attire

Career Connections will give you access to the new and current tools to get the job. As a student you will have the opportunity to engage in an event or with a professional in your career area of interest.

"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

CTD hosts multiple information sessions every semester, on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC), Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) and at the Engineering Center (EC). This allows recruiters from a variety of industries to talk about their organization on campus, discuss their hiring needs, and what kinds of positions and employees they will be looking for. 

Some information sessions are hosted in a traditional format while other can be more casual. While requirements for attire may not always be shared by the employer, we strongly suggest students and alumni to dress professionally at information sessions to make a strong first impression. To find out if a company will be hosting an information session, please check your Handshake account under the “Events” tab.

This is an excellent opportunity for students and alumni to network with a prospective employer, as well as to get an idea of what different companies and organizations are seeking in future employees.

On Campus Interviews

Each semester, employers come to campus to interview FIU students and alumni for full-time and internship positions. FIU’s on campus recruitment seasons typically occurs late September through mid-November and late January through early March. 

It is in your best interest to only accept interviews or sign-up for interviews that you are interested on and will be able to attend. Failing to show to an interview can impact your Handshake access and hurt your professional network.

  • Attend an interview

    Students can view available on campus interviews via Handshake. 

    Sign up on Handshake 

  • Canceling an interview

    Students and alumni must personally contact Career and Talent Development at least two (2) business days before the scheduled interview to cancel their interview. Failure to show up for an interview or failure to comply with the interview cancellation policy will result in immediate loss of interviewing privileges and resume referrals for one month. To request reinstatement of privileges, students and alumni must call our front desk at (305) 348-2423 to make an appointment with the Assistant Director for On Campus Recruitment. Second offenders will result in immediate loss of interviewing privileges and resume referrals for the remainder of the semester.