BMI Financial Group, Inc. (BMI) has partnered with FIU to develop two unique programs that will provide support and hands-on learning opportunities for business students.’
The programs will be known as the BMI Global Business Experience and the BMI Eminent Scholars Program.
“Through this investment in its community, BMI hopes to nurture and keep talented future business professionals in South Florida and develop a private-public partnership that can serve as a successful national model for corporations and universities in the future,” said Andrew Sierra, vice president, treasurer, and chief compliance officer at BMI. “Being able to contribute to the cultivation of great Miami talent in this way, is truly rewarding to us and to our community”
The BMI Global Business Experience is a blended scholarship and experiential learning opportunity. Top FIU Business upperclassmen will experience firsthand the inner workings of one of BMI’s international offices in Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, or Guatemala during a summer program. Students will work directly with the host office’s president and leadership team, who will mentor and coach students as they tackle real-world business challenges. In addition, BMI will pair each student with a mentor from its Miami leadership team, invite students to its Miami headquarters, and host events throughout the school year.
Through the BMI Eminent Scholars Program, top local freshmen admitted to FIU Business who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need will be invited to apply for a full-tuition scholarship. More than a scholarship program, BMI Eminent Scholars will receive mentorship from BMI leaders and internship opportunities, which will help prepare them for the demands of the workplace.
“We are excited to partner with BMI Financial Group, Inc.,” said Joanne Li, dean of FIU’s College of Business. “These two unique programs hold the potential to be game-changers for our students, giving them vitally needed support and invaluable real-world experiences.”
Students seeking more information about the BMI scholarships may contact Megan Meeks, FIU Business’ director of corporate relations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-348-7953.