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CAREER Programs

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The Toppel Career Center offers several programs each semester designed to assist students and alumni with their career development needs. Programs include Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing Skills, and industry-specific programs such as Careers in Sports and Careers in Music, featuring employer speakers.

more than just helping students land a job, toppel also enCourages students to Create a job. we work with a variety of employers— from start-ups to fortune 500s—to provide a wide range of free programs, serviCes, and resourCes, to help you identify, and aChieve your Career goals.

23%

OF FRESHMEN ENTER UM AS UNDECLARED... AND TOPPEL PROVIDES GUIDANCE IN CHOOSING A MAJOR.

71%

OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED JOB OFFERS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THEIR COLLEGE CAREER CENTER...

CAREER ADVISING

COME TO TOPPEL TODAY!

Professional advisors are available to discuss your goals and interests, create a personalized career action plan, and develop internship and job search skills. In addition, students who have not selected a major can choose from a variety of career assessments and review results with an advisor.

SOURCE: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND EMPLOYERS

Career EXPOS and FAIRS We host a variety of job and internship fairs to assist students in networking with recruiters from a variety of industries. All students— from freshmen to seniors— are encouraged to attend.

INTERNSHIPS and the

Toppel Internship Program

Internships are a great way to explore interests, gain work experience, and apply classroom learning. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently reported that employers find their own internship programs to be the most effective resource for recruiting college graduates for full-time positions. For students who have already secured an internship, the Toppel Internship Program provides a 0-credit transcript notation that is visible on University of Miami transcripts.

53%

On-Campus RECRUITING OF MOCK INTERVIEWS AT

TOPPEL ARE FOR STUDENTS PREPARING FOR GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL.

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL Programs Pre-professional career advising is available for students interested in medical school, law school, and other graduate programs. Toppel helps students identify programs of interest, prepare a personal statement, and conduct a mock interview.

33%

OF UM STUDENTS ATTEND GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL... AND TOPPEL HELPS THEM PREPARE.

The LAUNCH

PAD at Toppel

Entrepreneurship is a career choice to consider now! The Launch Pad serves both new and experienced entrepreneurs and assists with opportunity recognition, feasibility assessment, and strategy development for starting and growing companies or non-profits. The Launch Pad works with UM students and alumni from all majors and specializes in just-in-time delivery of resources - what you need, when you need it. Register at www.thelaunchpad.org.

Each semester, companies come to campus to recruit and interview UM students for jobs and internships. To apply for oncampus interviews, students must first register on HireACane.com and have an approved resume on the system.

HIREACANE.COM HireACane.com provides you full access to all of Toppel’s services and resources, including our online career management system featuring a variety of resources available only to UM students and alumni. Users can post resumes, review jobs and internships, and participate in on-campus recruiting. View lists of companies/ organizations attending career expos and fairs and see what programs are scheduled. Create your account today by going to www.HireACane.com.

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CONTACT US disCover the many programs, serviCes, and resourCes toppel has to offer and obtain the knowledge and skills neCessary for a suCCessful job searCh or graduate/professional sChool appliCation. it’s your future. don’t leave it to ChanCe. ContaCt us today. hours of operation: monday-friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 1306 stanford drive, whitten university Center Coral gables, florida 33124 telephone: 305-284-5451 fax: 305-284-3668 email: toppel@miami.edu the launCh pad at toppel tELEPHONE: 305-284-2789 EMAIL: THELAUNCHPAD@MIAMI.EDU


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