Degree: Master’s of International Business
College/School: College of Business
In the fall of 2012, Rebecca Wilde came from Northumberland, England to FIU, as a freshman on a swimming scholarship. As an undergraduate she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management in only five semesters, graduating in 2014, and has since worked to earn her Master of International Business. Rebecca has certainly distinguished herself in swimming, especially in 200- and 400-yard individual medley events.
Rebecca became captain of FIU’s Swimming and Diving Team and this past February in Atlanta Rebecca led her team to win their second consecutive Conference USA title. These were the first back-to-back Conference USA titles for any FIU team. Rebecca’s “It can be done” approach motivated her talented team.
But this conference champion never put swimming ahead of academics. She has earned a 3.74 GPA despite waking up each morning at 4:30 a.m. for swim practice and then, after classes, going to the weight room and then returning to the pool for more practice.
Rebecca thanks the faculty, staff, and her peers of the MIB program for providing her with a fantastic opportunity to learn and excel here at FIU, and she will carry blue and gold pride with her wherever she goes.