Florida will surpass New York in population and this growth is driven by youth, creating competition for students in both resources and the job market.
Typically, there are six summer graduation ceremonies that occur. According to the Sun Sentinel, 3,500 students graduated this past summer, as opposed to 4,000 last winter and 4,300 last spring. Ivette Duarte, the interim director of Career Services, said seniors enrolled in summer A, B and C term that graduate in August face a better job market.
Contributing writer Ashley Valentin believes students should not be discouraged when they cannot find work in their fields.
Contributing writer Moises Fuertes thinks that students should be familiar with the operating systems of Macs and Microsoft Windows in order to have an advantage in the competitive job market.
The University’s emergency text alert system, Panther Alerts, is plagued by inefficiencies which have led it to misinform students and, in some cases, cause panic.
The primary concern regarding the alert system is its reach. Although the system is implemented University-wide through a mandatory sign-up through myFIU, it seems that not all students are receiving the texts.