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H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business Associate Professor Participates as Panelist in Education Summit

Fernando Figueredo, Executive Director of Career Services Staff at FIU,  Albert Williams, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Finance and Economics at HSBE at NSU, Andrea Keener, Dean of School of Professional and Career Development at Barry University, Jose A. Vicente, President of Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College, and Irma Becerra, Provost of St. Thomas University.

Fernando Figueredo, Executive Director of Career Services Staff at FIU, Albert Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance and Economics at HSBE at NSU, Andrea Keener, Dean of School of Professional and Career Development at Barry University, Jose A. Vicente, President of Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College, and Irma Becerra, Provost of St. Thomas University.

Albert Williams, Ph.D., associate professor of Finance and Economics, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, was a panelist for an education summit, “Linking Education to Employment Success,” organized by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Coral Gables, FL. He joined four other panelists who represented Florida International University, Barry University, St. Thomas University and Miami-Dade College. Participants came from banking and finance, insurance, tourism, education (including some students), healthcare, retail and non-profit organizations.

At the summit, Williams pointed out that many universities across the United States are now including a course in ethnicity in their general education for undergraduates. This will give students a better understanding of people from different cultures in the workplace. He also mentioned the importance of: 1) a solid foundation of core knowledge in one’s field, 2) excellent communication skills, 3) basic computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), 4) emotional intelligence (soft skills – dealing with people), 5) creativity and innovation, 6) technology, 7) problem solving, 8) integrity, 9) action orientation (get it done) and 10) leadership. These are all necessary for employment success, Williams pointed out. Universities should ensure that their graduates have a working knowledge of these 10 areas. He further stated that employees must be competitive, but not be bullies.