FIU in D.C.: Possible Pell grant increase, Rosenberg advocates for research grants


“Always ask yourself: ‘What can I add that someone hasn’t already said?’” said Schlapp. “You don’t always want to be cookie-cutter.”

The panelists took questions from audience members that covered best practices in the field; what a day in the life of a media professional entails; and how to best transition into a communications profession when already established in a different field. The resounding advice from experts: Do not burn bridges; find your niche and develop a network; build a portfolio; be honest and aggressive, but not obnoxious; and display a dedicated work ethic.

Professionals on The Prowl:

Alumna Tiffany Roman Biffa

FIU in D.C. extends their congratulations to alumna Tiffany Roman Biffa on her new appointment as International Postal Affairs Specialist Trainee at the United States Postal Service! Prior to this, Roman Biffa served as student body vice president for the Student Government Association at FIU from 2014-2015.

Interested in learning more about jobs and internships in D.C. or interning in the city and want to connect with our D.C. Panther network? Contact FIU in D.C.’s Career Success Manager Ethan Starkey

Panthers Spotted:

  • Alian Collazo — Student Government Association President, visiting for meetings at the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC)
  • Krish Jayachandran —Graduate Program Director/Co-Director of Agroecology at the FIU College of Arts and Sciences, visiting the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Ana Reyes — El Tamarindo Owner, celebrating 35 years of serving Hispanic food in the D.C. metro area with this family-owned restaurant

To learn more about FIU in D.C., visit; call (202) 558-3481; or follow on Twitter,Facebook and Instagram.

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