ATOM Think TankTaking Learning Beyond the Classroom!

The ATOM Think Tank is a professional-oriented learning program created and run by the Faculty of the Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA) department in the FIU College of Business. The program is designed to present a wholistic approach to student development by focusing on four main pillars: Analytics, Technology, Optimal Learning and Mentorship (ATOM).

ATOM pursues hands on learning though real-world experiences, to equip students with the unique skillsets demanded by today’s technology leaders and employers. By actively encouraging mutual engagement and meaningful connections with industry, ATOM enriches student learning experiences beyond the classroom, to bridge the transfer from academic knowledge to practical skills and know-how.

ATOM Initiatives

  • Fee for Service Projects
    Multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and students collaborate on business consulting projects to help companies organize data into meaningful patterns, dashboards, and apps to improve their business processes and boost outcomes. Our projects keep faculty up to date with business needs & provide students with real-world experience in business.
  • Experiential Learning Course Projects
    Students take part in real-world IS data- driven course projects over the 8 or 16-week semester term. Project phases include;
    • Initial pre-project planning with company and ATOM faculty
    • IProject kick-off with students and company
    • IStudents mini-deliverables or mid-touchpoint reporting
    • IFinal business proposals and presentation pitches
  • Business Innovation Challenges & Programs
    Students compete to design innovative solutions to a business problem and present their original ideas to a jury of senior IS professionals.

Ways to Engage

  • Connect with Students and Share Your Expertise
    • Capstone projects
    • Guest classroom lectures
    • Classroom guest lectures
    • Event speaker/panelist
    • Event judging panel
  • Sponsor a Program, Event, or Business Challenge
    • Business innovation challenges
    • Online webinars
    • Training and tutoring sessions
  • Create a Custom Program
    • Develop a custom experiential learning or mentorship program based on a knowledge area, business need or trend, or student group.
  • Provide Tuition Scholarship Awards and Grants
    • Reward top performing students
    • Fund projects that encourage students’ academic and professional development
  • Network and Recruit for Internships of Job Placements
    • Participate in mentorship opportunities
    • Recruit from our pool of top performing students
  • Become an ATOM Industry Partner
    • Business Consulting
    • ATOM Board Member
    • ATOM Sponsor

  • Florida International University
    Department of Information Systems & Business Analytics
    11200 SW 8th Street, RB 250
    Miami, FL 33199
    Office: 305.348.2830
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