Career and Talent Development (CTD) is the FIU student and alumni career resource with the priority on you!
CTD is dedicated to helping both students and alumni make their career goals a reality. We offer one on one career coaching, professional development workshops, practice interviews, choosing a major, resume writing, practice interviews, personality and interest assessments and career transition to name a few! The dedicated staff is at your service to help you move your career in the right direction. What makes CTD different is a professional team who is invested in the success of each student at FIU.
Pierre Funderbunk, a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Global Affairs, worked closely with Nelly Leon, Assistant Director for CTD at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. He notes that “Nelly has been a great asset to the program as well as to my professional and career development. Because of her guidance and advice, I was able to land an internship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and with the Peace Corps through the Washington Center located in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating from the MAGA program, I had the chance of a lifetime to interview with Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg. The morning of my interview, Nelly was on the phone with me going over questions the interviewers may or may not ask and just giving me interview tips and tricks! I greatly appreciate all of her hard work and dedication to students. I highly recommend FIU students use the resources available at the career services department!"
Taylor Diaz-Rogers, an advertising and marketing major alum, says that she never took advantage of the services that CTD has to offer until her junior year. She notes that while her shyness made her hesitant and intimidated to visit the office and speak with a career coach, she is beyond glad she did. “I didn’t know where to start, but from the day I walked in, my experience has been nothing but excellent. With the help of my career coach and the rest of the CTD staff, I was able to land an internship in Barcelona for that following summer! It’s amazing how something that seems so simple, such as editing your resume with an advisor, can make such a huge difference. There are so many resources available for students and helpful staff to guide you every step of the way. From Handshake, internship fairs, job updates, resume critiques and mock interviews through resources alone you can thoroughly prepare yourself for any short term or long-term goal.” Diaz-Rogers has since relocated to Los Angeles for her dream internship with Sony Pictures. “I sincerely have to thank CTD for helping me achieve so much for my future, in such a short amount of time. Anything as simple as tailoring a resume for a summer job, to as complex as figuring out a plan for your future after graduation, you are in good hands. Career and Talent Development is undeniably one of the greatest resources FIU has to offer."