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March 20, 2023


Meet Chrysanthi Makrygeorgou, a junior from Athens, Greece who is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics with minors in Sustainable Business and Marine Policy!

Having witnessed the hardships of disadvantaged societies in West Africa in 2018, she founded the non-profit organization EDUC-AID which is based in Nigeria. Through this work, she liaises regularly with educators and church administrators in Nigeria to identify the needs of schools there so she can organize fundraising and school supply donation events according to their needs.

Her love for the sea pushed her to intern alongside researchers at the highly respected Greek Institute of Marine Conservation, Archipelagos, where she developed environmental management and conservation strategies to protect the environment from microplastics in the oceans. In the same spirit, she also interned for Unibros Shipping Corp. where she researched the market for new technologies, developed eco-friendly marine fuels, and prepared reports with alternative options on future marine fuels with minimum carbon footprints.

Piece of Advice:

“Get an early start, grow your skills and knowledge, and always seek internship opportunities. Toppel is a great resource as they have helped give me insights about job and internship opportunities!”


Understanding Google’s Online Assessment for Software Engineers @ 12 PM
"All About EisnerAmper" Virtual Sessions @ 4 PM
Job Search for International Students @ 12 PM
Go the extra mile with your LinkedIn Profile @ 11 AM
Deloitte Lunch N Learn @11:30 AM


The Universum Career Test

Want to take a test to learn more about yourself, and potential employers while having the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card at the same time? When you take the FREE 2023 Universum Career Test, you will be learning more about your strengths, opportunities for growth, and companies that best match your needs and values. By taking the Universum Career Test you’ll also be:

  • Sharing your top 5 ideal employers so we can invite them to engage with you at the U.
  • Expressing your short-term and long-term goals so Toppel and employers can know what really matters to you.
  • Indirectly telling us how the Toppel Career Center’s services could improve.
The test closes on Sunday, so this week is your last chance to win and make your voice heard, while also learning more about your skills and some companies that best match your personality!


Tips for International Students Searching for Jobs on Handshake

Finding work as an international student can be difficult, and while opportunities may seem limited...did you know that you can search for employers who are more than willing to hire you as an international student?

As you search for jobs on Handshake, all you have to do is click on “All filters” in the toolbar at the top of the page. From there you can scroll down until you see “Work Authorization” which will show two options: one for employers who will sponsor you or don’t require you to have a US visa, and the other is for employers who accept OPT/CPT. Check the box that is most applicable, and it will then show you all the relevant opportunities for you!

As an international student, you must never forget the value that you bring to these companies. Sometimes recruiters are looking specifically for international students because you can offer a different perspective to the team. As you begin searching for your next opportunity, here’s an article that outlines some of the do’s and don’ts for international job seekers.


Student-Athlete Career Fair

Are you a student-athlete looking for a job or internship? If so, we will be hosting our student-athlete career fair next Monday at the Lakeside Village Expo Center from 4 PM – 6 PM! This opportunity will give you the chance to meet with employers who are looking to connect with UMiami student-athletes from all majors, degrees, and levels.

With spending a lot of time training during your college career, it’s understandable if you haven’t found too much time to focus on internships. But it’s important to know that your career as an athlete is a career in and of itself and may have taught you many valuable skills that can be transferred directly (or indirectly) into the field in which you want to pursue.

If you want an example, check out this
student-athlete guide to getting a job. Also, feel free to visit our custom career content site that is geared specifically toward student-athletes here at The U!


Internship Opportunities

Job Postings

Leadership Women’s Whitely Leadership Symposium (WWLS)

Toppel Spotlight

Writing Intern
VSA Partners

Summer 2023 Co-op/Intern Guest Experience & Retention

Brand Management - Emerging Leaders - 2024 Internship (Sophomores)
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Intern, Performance Analytics

Paralegal Intern (Summer 2023)
FedEx Ground - Corporate

Editorial Intern
American Horticultural Society

Marketing Intern (Video Intern)

Managed Markets Internship -Hybrid

Self-Directed Study Internship
Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)

Bell Labs Math & Algorithms Summer Intern

Sales Junior Broker
ML Services

News Reporter
WTTG/WDCA Fox 5 Washington DC

Music Therapist
Meaningful Day Services, Inc.

Business Development Specialist
A&D Mortgage LLC

Treasury Analyst II
World Fuel Services Corporation

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

District Analyst, Risk Benefits Mgmt (Wellness)
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

School Social Worker
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

NOAA Corps Officer
NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

Digital Media Planning Specialist/Entry Level
Fox Corporation

The Butler Center will be hosting its 10th annual Leadership Women’s Whitely Leadership Symposium (WWLS) this Friday from 4 PM – 8:30 PM!

This year's symposium theme, “Era of Empowerment” will inspire you to analyze the past, honor the present, and build toward a future of excellence. You will be redefining and reshaping your role within a global community by engaging in dialogue and activities with local trailblazers through  workshops and peer-to-peer interaction. This symposium serves to empower you with the strength to find your purpose in a new era of leaders.

The day consists of networking and workshop sessions with female prospective leaders in the Miami community. The highlight of the symposium is their guest speaker, Latesha Byrd, CEO of Perfeqta: Career & Talent Development Consultant. Through the years, WWLS has convened 700+ student and community attendees annually to explore the day-to-day triumphs and challenges women face. Although this conference serves to empower women and provide them with the knowledge and experiences to lead, the symposium will be open to all individuals across the gender spectrum. Click here to register now!

Julia Carey

Graduate Assistant

Meet Julia Carey, a first-year master's student at the Frost School of Music studying Instrumental (Flute) Performance from New Jersey!

Because going to grad school for performance is not an easy feat, she said she had to #LevelUp by sacrificing a LOT of time in order to get to UM. This meant she had to say no to hanging out with friends for the night or going on fun trips so that she could focus her energy on perfecting her craft, which she says is an ongoing process!

Being the only incoming master’s student in her program, she states that there was a lot of pressure for her to push herself beyond what she thought she was capable of this time last year.

Piece of Advice:

“If you practice stupidly, you will perform stupidly.” Sure, this is music-specific, but it can also apply to most things in life.



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