Director Career Services, Career and Talent Development
Office: SASC 313
Ivette Duarte is the Director of the Career and Talent Development Department at Florida International University. Her career spans 27 years in Higher Education. Under her direction, the department focuses on the career development of FIU students and alumni as well as the comprehensive Employer Engagement initiatives.
A two-time Panther, Ivette received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies and a certificate in Women’s Studies. She also earned her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration and is a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Psi and the National Association of Collegiate Scholars. Ivette has served on various boards in key leadership positions including Vice President of the Southeastern Federal Recruitment Council and is currently on the Community Relations Board for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Ivette is the founding chair of the Statewide Federal Government Conference; an event that brings together dozens of federal agencies, hundreds of students and Career Services professionals from the state of Florida each year. Ivette is a past USDA Kike E. De La Garza Fellow in Washington D.C. During her fellowship, she visited with top recruiters in dozens of federal agencies to share best practices and fostering relationships that led to an increase in federal hiring of FIU students and alumni.
Ivette is a member and graduate of NACE’s Management Leadership Institute and an active member of SoACE and Florida ACE. She has presented a regional, state and national conferences. Ivette is a certified practitioner of the Myers Briggs Personality Indicator (MBTI)and the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) as well as a Dining Etiquette facilitator. She has presented university-wide etiquette to hundreds of students including international students, student-athletes, The College of Medicine, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Epsilon Iota and The College of Engineering and Computing.