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August 21, 2023


Welcome back Canes, and welcome to all incoming Canes alike! Here at the Toppel Career Center, we are dedicated to helping you succeed in your career. This is our weekly e-newsletter The Toppel Insider where you will receive valuable information regarding events, jobs & internships, career advice, and how to make the most of the resources available to you here at Toppel!

Our theme this year is #UShine, which is all about encouraging you to stand out, shine, and reach your full potential in all areas of career readiness and recruitment. For inspiration and celebration, we will be featuring students who embody this theme. So be sure to keep an eye out for this newsletter every Monday and follow us on social media to stay up to date with all things career!


Peace Corps Office Hours @ 9 AM
Peace Corps Virtual Information Session @ 4:30 PM
EY-Parthenon Summer Associate (Internship) Info Session @ 2 PM
BreakThru Diversity Mixer @ 4 PM
Job & Internship Expo/Graduate School Fair @ 1 PM


Browse Our Resources

Whether it’s your first time looking for an internship, planning on attending a career fair, or you’re just trying to figure out what you want to do after graduation, Toppel is here to help!

We offer a range of services, such as resume critiques, our professional headshot photobooth, finding a mentor, and more! One good way to get started is to speak with one of our highly-trained career coaches who are available Mon – Fri from 10 AM – 4 PM to help you with all of your career needs. So if you want to get a head start, we encourage you to check out our website and browse through some of our resources to get familiar with all that we have to offer.


Do You Know About Handshake?

Have you ever wished that there was one place where you can easily find jobs & internships, or discover more events that can help you grow professionally? Well, let us introduce you to Handshake! Handshake is an online platform where you can search for jobs & internships, discover beneficial events around campus, interact with recruiters, and so much more. Think LinkedIn and Indeed but specifically tailored toward students.

The good part about it being specifically for students is that you’ll be able to find opportunities that are just for you, while also making yourself visible to employers who are looking to hire students and recent grads. As a UM student, you automatically have an account so all you have to do to activate it is log in with your CaneID and password and start filling out your profile.

If you’re already on Handshake, you’re doing great! One thing that you can do is update your profile with any new experiences you’ve gained over summer so that recruiters can see all of your accomplishments!


ToppelFest 2023

We had an amazing time welcoming incoming Canes at ToppelFest 2023 and look forward to continuing to engage with you throughout your college career!

Whether you’re a new or returning Cane this year, we hope to see you at Toppel soon. Don’t wait until graduation – start a conversation with us any time! We’re here to help you explore, prepare, and connect along your career journeys!


Internship Opportunities

Job Postings

DoD SMART Scholarship Program

Toppel Spotlight

AS/COA Miami - Student Internship, Programs
Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Intern – Tax Services 2024

Marketing/ PR Intern
Black Ivy Media

Kameha Media Group

Intern – Environmental Scientist
AirQuest Environmental, Inc.

Operations Internship 2024
Performance Food Group

Internship Opportunities for Engineers and Scientists
Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport

Warrior Focus Foundation

Cybersecurity Consultant - Intern 2024
Plante Moran

Graphic Design Intern for The Olami Social Media Internship (Paid)

Inside Sales Representative Part-Time
A&D Mortgage LLC

Navy Reserve
US Navy

Launch - Finance Leadership Development Program Associate
NextEra Energy, Inc.

IM - Investment Management Opportunities
Rialto Capital

Jr. Analyst, Revenue Management (Immediate Start)
Royal Caribbean Group

Swimming Instructor/Coach
AquaKids, Inc.

Warner Music U Rep, Content Creator
Warner Music Group

Youth Therapist - Miami- Dade Counties
Chrysalis Health

Teacher Candidate
Teacher Accelerator Program

IT Manager
City of Sweetwater

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students.

SMART offers scholarships for undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students pursuing a STEM degree. Scholarship recipients receive full tuition, annual stipends, internships, and guaranteed employment with the Department of Defense after graduation.

Summer internships are performed at DoD facilities alongside scientists and engineers which prepare you for full-time employment and get you accustomed to working with the DoD. Applications are open till December 1st so apply now if you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity!

Christine Lara

Career Coach

Meet Christine Lara, a Sophomore Engineering major with a minor in philosophy! Aside from her role as a career coach here at Toppel, she is also a part of the Association of Commuter Students and the Biomedical Engineering Society as well.

She says that the Toppel Career Center has helped her shine and achieve some of her career goals because it has helped her to step out of her comfort zone and make more connections, not only through career coaching but also by attending Toppel's career fairs.

The opportunities that she has acquired through Toppel have been her summer internship at a medical research office and shadowing a dermatologist who was a former Cane!

Piece of Advice:

“Life is like a train. Some people get off your train and new people and new opportunities also get on your train. What it tells me, is that life is full of changes, both good and bad, you just need to keep looking forward and never give up.”



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