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Talent Development Network

For the South Florida economy to continue to grow and thrive, talented and highly skilled college and university graduates must be able to find the quality, high-paying jobs they desire. To retain the region’s “intellectual capital,” Florida International University has teamed up with local academic and economic development institutions to provide students with meaningful work experience in key, targeted industries.

The Talent Development Network is based on the One Community One Goal Targeted Industry Strategic Plan and focuses on creating internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in seven industries: Aerospace, Creative Design, Hospitality and Leisure, Information Technology, Life Sciences and Health Care, International Banking and Finance and Trade and Logistics.

Goals

  • Increase retention, graduation and job placement rates for students.
  • Increase the availability of paid internship opportunities.
  • Match students with prospective employers.
  • Align internship programs with key learning outcomes.  

Partners

  • The Beacon Council
  • The Miami Foundation
  • Barry University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Miami Dade College
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • St. Thomas University
  • University of Miami

The Office of Engagement welcomes public, private and non-profit industry partners to support the effort, as well as other academic institutions who wish to become involved. There are many ways the community can support the Talent Development Network. To learn more, contact us.

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