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February 20, 2023


Meet Jazmine Halawa, a first-year Broadcast Journalism and Media Management major!

As a first-year student, she was part of First Year Directions (FYD) which she says was a very helpful experience overall. In FYD, she was able to get more accustomed to campus and learn about some of the resources available to her, such as the Writing Center and the Toppel Career Center.

She says whether she's looking for a summer internship or a job to have while living on campus, that Toppel is her first place to go! She is glad to have Toppel here for her if she needs advice on her resumé, interview tips, her professional headshot taken, as well as anything else career-related that will aid her in her continued success.

Piece of Advice:

“Everything happens for a reason, and you cannot expect everything to go the way you plan. It is normal if you are not certain about what you want to do when you graduate, or if you realize the major you thought you would have loved is not for you. Everything will end up working out and there are many people around campus that have your best interests in mind and want to help you figure out your future.”


Career Conversation with Bloomberg Recruiters @ 4:30 PM
Create classroom impact and build your resume with City Year @ 6 PM
#LevelUp for Expo (Expo Prep Session) @ 5 PM
Employer Practice Interviews and Critiques (EPIC) @ 10 AM
Architecture Career Forum 2023 @ 1 PM
Life Sciences Case Workshop hosted by Trinity Life Sciences @ 4 PM


Architecture Career Forum

As part of a two-day recruiting event, the Architecture Career Fourm will take place this Thursday from 1 PM – 5 PM at the Lakeside Village Expo Center, and the Virtual Architecture Career Fourm on Friday from
2 PM – 5 PM.

This event is held for UM students & alumni who are interested in meeting and networking with firms from across the country. Employers that will be attending are looking to hire Architecture majors for internships and full-time positions! Click here for more information.


Register for EPIC on Handshake

With our signature Job & Internship Expo on the horizon, you can gain a competitive edge by attending our Employer Practice Interviews and Critiques (EPIC) event on Wednesday, February 22.

During EPIC you will meet 1:1 with actual employers to practice your interviewing skills, ask questions relating to your desired field, receive valuable feedback on anything from your resume to your LinkedIn profile, and more! Once you register for EPIC on Handshake you will recieve an email to sign up for one of their open time slots from 10 AM - 4 PM to meet with recruiters from companies such as:

  • NBCUniversal
  • Bloomberg
  • PWC
  • Kaseya
  • Johnson & Johnson
This will give you a headstart on Expo but don't hesitate as spots are filling up fast! Prepare to show up 5 minutes before the meeting and come with an open mind ready to learn, as you never know what may come from this incredible experience.


#LevelUp for Expo

On Wednesday, February 22nd from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, we invite you to join our #LevelUp for Expo prep-session here at the Toppel Career Center.

You will get a chance to hear from HR leader, Dave Ong, as well as Toppel staff to go over some tips on getting ready for Expo, such as researching companies, preparing your pitch, following up with employers, and more.

So as we get closer to Expo, we encourage you to register on Handshake and stay ahead of the game – refreshments will also be served!


Internships & Job Postings

How to get the Most out of a Career Fair

Miami Open 2023 Volunteers

Toppel Spotlight


Diversity in Cancer Research Internship Program
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Finance - Venues Summer 2023 MSG Student Associate
Madison Square Garden Entertainment/Sports/Networks

Furniture Conservation (Art History) Intern Summer 2023
U.S. House of Representatives

2023 GDI&A Summer Intern - Freshman Students Only
Ford Motor Company

Summer 2023 Internship - Design Intern (Hybrid)
Vineyard Vines Headquarters


Telemedicine Communications Specialist
Specialty Telehealth Services

Client Services Coordinator

AmeriCorps School Day Learning Coach
City Year

Staff Auditor II
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Auditor Trainee
City of Philadelphia

Career fairs are one of the best ways to advance your career, especially when it comes to building your network and securing a job or internship. As you prepare for our upcoming career fairs, here are a few tips on how you can get the most out of a career fair:

  • Create an itinerary so you know who and what you’re looking for.
  • Be prepared by bringing everything you need.
  • Remember career fair etiquette and always be professional.
  • Network by making connections, someone always knows someone.
While the main objective of attending a career fair is undoubtedly to get a job or internship, it’s important to keep in mind that you can always use career fairs as a learning experience as well! Use the fairs as an opportunity to hone your career fair skills and learn about different companies.

Are you interested in attending the Miami Open and having the chance to receive 2 FREE tickets to one of their sessions? Then we encourage you to volunteer at the 2023 Miami Open on March 19 – April 2 at The Hard Rock Stadium.

They have a variety of positions available and are looking to gather the best volunteer team in sports. The support and dedication of their volunteers are what make the Miami Open one of the world’s premier sports and entertainment events. Click here for a list of volunteer area descriptions.

Please review the updated commitment requirements and information regarding their volunteer program here. Please note that volunteer applications must be received by March 4, 2023.

Andrea Lizanel Nieves Méndez

Career Coach

Meet Andrea Lizanel Nieves Méndez, a first-year Marine Biology & Ecology major with minors in Business Technology and Computer Science!

Aside from being a Career Coach here at Toppel, she is also a Foote Fellows student, a member of the Caribbean Students Association, and a member of the UM Surfrider Foundation. She is also a Gift of Life Campus Ambassador and an Education Chair for the Ocean Awareness Week Board.

She said that she had to #LevelUp by stepping out of her comfort zone and going after opportunities she wanted. This led to her getting her first job, applying for a position on the Ocean Awareness Board, making solid professional connections with her professors, and having the opportunity of being a Toppel Intern!

Piece of Advice:
“Allow your passions to flourish, but don’t be stubborn; you can’t always do exactly what you want. Be realistic, act with your heart, and think with your brain. Be practical, be honest, be truthful, and be the kind of person your parents would like you to be.”



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