Career Crawls

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UM students on the inaugural Miami Career Crawl show their spirit while visiting YWCA Miami.

Where will U live and work after graduation? Discover what it's really like to live and work in cities of interest to you by engaging in Career Crawls, immersive trips that allow you to explore career paths and connect with that city's UM community through employer site visits, receptions with alumni, and more!

About the Career Crawl Program

Career Crawls take place in a variety of domestic and international cities, and are focused on specific industry themes relevant to that location. Why should you be excited to participate in a Career Crawl?

  • Visit local employers on site: Experience their work environment and company culture firsthand. Learn about current and emerging career paths in that organization and industry. Engage in interactive activities designed to give you a feel for their work.
  • Meet UM alumni: Get answers to the questions you’re eager to ask: How did they find employment and make connections in that city? What was the most challenging aspect of their transition from Miami? How much does an apartment in the city really cost?
  • Enhance your career readiness: Hear advice on what you should be doing NOW to successfully transition to that city’s workforce after graduation. Gain insight into the skills and qualities that will make you stand out to employers. Reflect on how your Career Crawl experience has shaped your professional development.

Career Crawl Locations

Upcoming Career Crawls

Washington, DC (May 22-24, 2017)
Industry Focus: Government and Public Service
Site Visits: FBI, Capitol Hill (Offices of Congressman Carlos Curbelo, Congresswoman Ann Mclane Kuster, Congressman Brian Mast), Peace Corps, Federal Reserve Board, U.S. Department of State

Past Career Crawls

Miami (April 7, 2017)
Industry Focus: Hospitality
Site Visits: Carnival, National Hotel (Panel featuring Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association, Daycation App, Port Miami, and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau)

New York City (March 13-16, 2017)
Industry Focus: Media and Branding
Site Visits: Yelp, NBC News, Ogilvy & Mather, Canon Solutions America (Ralph Lauren, CBS Radio, and Nielsen canceled due to weather)

London (October 2016)
Industry Focus: Global Careers
Site Visits: LetterOne, Chime Communications Limited, Corsair Capital LLC, Diageo, Morgan Stanley, White & Case LLP, Robert Walters 

Washington, DC (May 2016)
Industry Focus: Government & Public Service
Site Visits: Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Alpine Group, MAXIMUS, US Global Leadership Coalition, Federal Reserve Board, U.S. Department of State

Downtown Miami (April 2016)
Industry Focus: Nonprofit
Site Visits: Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation, United Way Miami-Dade

Testimonials from Past Participants

"Being fully submersed in another culture and way of working truly opened my eyes and gave me a very genuine taste of how I would act and feel living and working abroad. Gaining insights and perspectives from some of the most successful people in business built my confidence as I begin my process to enter the professional business field and gave me unique insights I could not have gotten otherwise." - London 2016

“Great chance to see the actual working environment and get a sense if you will like working in that industry/job or not.” - Miami 2016

“The best [part] was meeting with past alumni who have a connection to you, and somehow already know and understand you.” - DC 2016

"Such an eye opening experience. Made a huge impact on my life and my goals. Probably one of the most beneficial experiences." - London 2016

“Being able to visit organizations with people who are so passionate about their cause and mission was truly inspiring.” - Miami 2016

“I made great contacts throughout the crawl and have maintained contact with them.” - DC 2016

How to Participate

Ready to pack your suitcase? Here’s what you need to know about participating in a Career Crawl.

Eligibility

Career Crawls are open to current University of Miami students of all schools/colleges who are classified as sophomores or juniors at the time of the Crawl. You must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Application Process

Links to specific application instructions for each Career Crawl will be included in “Upcoming Career Crawls” above when the application process for that Crawl opens. Applications are completed online and include short answer questions focused on why you are interested in participating and what you hope to gain from that Career Crawl, as well as a resume submission. For some Career Crawls, you will also be asked to conduct a brief presentation. Between 15-20 students are typically selected for each Crawl.

Fees

If you are selected to participate in a Career Crawl, you will need to pay a $100 administrative fee in order to secure your spot. All other costs for Crawl activities (flights, hotels, local transportation, meals) will be covered by the Toppel Career Center and our partners. However, don’t forget to bring spending money for souvenirs or other personal expenditures!

Questions? Contact Hilary Kautter Allsopp.