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Our students represent a diverse group of learners with one thing in common: the drive to succeed. Learn about their experiences and how FIU Online helped them achieve their goals.

On Her Time

Some days, she thought about giving up. But that was not an option for her. Ana graduated from high school, earned her bachelor’s degree from FIU and now she has an eye on graduation for her master’s degree, which will happen soon.



Academic Do-over

Maria Dawson-Torres was one semester from earning her bachelor’s degree when she learned she’d have to start over. Then she restarted it – with the help of FIU Online.



A New Calling

Aaron had no career plans. But then the Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications program at FIU Online offered new possibilities.



Their Struggle is Her Strength

Natasha Quesada teaches kindergarten through third grade in Miami and her classes are dedicated to students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD). Quesada is now on her way to earning her online master’s degree in Special Education. Her reason? To gain the knowledge and skills needed to help this very deserving population of students who shouldn’t be defined by their behavior. They’re simply students who need someone to care, she said.

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6 Tips for New and Continuing Online Students!

Whether you are a new or returning student, the beginning of a new school year, the fall semester, is likely to carry with it some anxious moments.

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5 Things My Online Education Gives Me by Stacey Fleurijean

When life had other plans, Stacey Fleurijean found a way to fulfill her educational dreams with FIU Online. With a husband in the military, her life turned upside down when a job change took her family overseas. But a relocation didn’t stop her from earning a degree. FIU Online offered her the portability she needed to make it all work.

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From RN to BSN Online - An up-close and personal Q&A

For Miclide Joseph, Florida International University’s fully online RN to BSN program became the game changer for her career. The program, designed specifically for working registered nurses, can help you leap forward in your career, boost your marketability, expand your skills, and increase your value to your employers. Read what Joseph has to say about her experience in this candid interview.

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Healthcare MBA: The Best of Both Worlds

Today’s everchanging healthcare field needs leaders who can navigate the business side of healthcare organizations and provide forward-thinking vision to ensure the highest possible customer service, safety and patient outcomes. See why one student decided that FIU’s online Healthcare MBA was the right choice for him and learn more about the program.

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HR as Strategic Partner: Are You Ready?

Today’s human resources offices are tasked with so many different responsibilities from onboarding to nurturing employee wellness. In essence, today’s HR professionals resemble company consultants who can help shape and company’s direction and vision. See why one student chose to further her education with an online Human Resource Management master’s degree from FIU.

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A Father’s Commitment to His Only Daughter

In July 2018, after just ten months, Benjamin Paul graduated with a master’s degree in marketing from Florida International University (FIU). The pace at which he completed his degree is all the more impressive when you learn he was working full time as a career specialist at a local college. But more impressively, he did it as a single father.

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Against All Odds, Lauren Apodaca Graduates with Help from FIU Online

In January 2011, during her first year of college at another university, Lauren Apodaca was struggling with severe anxiety when, one night, she felt a tingling sensation in her legs. As time went on, walking became increasingly difficult. One day, as she slogged her way to class, she passed out.

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Support, Every Step of the Way

At the 2017 FIU commencement ceremony, Jess Barnett met Kimberly Noy for the first time, in person, outside the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. Kimberly was an FIU Online Student Success Coach. “You have no idea how much your help meant to me,” he told her.

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