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March 27, 2023


Meet Ranya Marrakchi, a second-year Master of Public Health student!

She is a Research Assistant for a non-profit she volunteers with called a Breeze of Hope, as well as a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Vidot's International Cannabis and Psychedelics Research Laboratory. This summer she will be working with the NIH-Funded Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHRT) program in Jamaica in collaboration with the University of West Indies. During this opportunity, she will get firsthand experience with study start-up and implementation and will assist with the launch of their HIV and Cannabis research program.

She says that Toppel has immensely prepared her with their workshops, Expos, and recruiting/job opportunities. Getting the emails from Toppel and Handshake allows her to always stay in the loop and be updated with what is going on to keep her career ready and work on becoming better professionally.

Piece of Advice:

“We are sometimes our own worst enemy. Do not let fear hold you back from going after whatever it is you want to go after. Take that risk and go for that opportunity because it could end up being really beneficial to you later on. You will learn so much from it and not have that ‘what if’ gut feeling. There’s rarely any growth in comfort, so step outside that bubble and push yourself to do better and be better!”


Wellbeing at NXP Semiconductors – Roundtable @ 2:30 PM
Student-Athlete Career Fair @ 4 PM
How to Make the Most of Your Tech Internship @ 5 PM
Peace Corps Office Hours @ 3 PM
Virtual Marine, Environmental, Conservation, and Atmospheric (MECA) Career Fair @ 4 PM


Virtual SEC & ACC Career Fair

On Wednesday, April 5 at 10 AM we invite you to engage with recruiters in 1-on-1 meetings or in group sessions at the upcoming Virtual SEC & ACC career fair!

You will get the chance to make easy and efficient connections with companies such as State Farm, Federal Aviation Administration, National Security Agency, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, PGA of America, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and many more.

There will be opportunities for all majors and levels, so register today to gain insight into potential career fields and expand your network!


Registering for the MECA Career Fair on Handshake

This Wednesday, we will be hosting our Virtual Marine Environmental, Conservation, and Atmospheric (MECA) Career Fair from 4 PM – 6 PM!

The Virtual MECA Career Fair is an opportunity for students interested in learning about career options in a variety of areas within Marine Science. Once you register on Handshake you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to attend via Zoom.

Through the Zoom platform, you can interact in group sessions with recruiters to learn from the experts about internship opportunities and working in the industry.

Preparing for a virtual career fair is no different from preparing for an in-person one. It’s always best to have your resume ready, with questions and information about the employers who will be attending. If this is your first virtual career fair, check out this Handshake article that offers ten tips you should know before attending a virtual career fair.


Toppel Internship Fund

The Toppel Internship Fund (TIF) application is now open! TIF aims to support UM undergraduate students as they pursue high-quality internships that foster their career exploration by reducing financial challenges. We offer awards of $500 to $3,000 for undergraduate students who will be accepting unpaid or paid internship opportunities this summer.

If you have secured an internship for the summer of 2023 and need additional funding for items, such as transportation, housing, business apparel, or supplies necessary for the internship, please review the application process, and
submit your application. The awards are competitive so don’t wait to apply as the deadline is April 21, 2023!


Internship and Job Opportunities

Miami-Dade County Procurement Job Fair

CFL Immersive Tech Summit

Toppel Spotlight

2023 Summer Intern - Creative Clay Sculptor
General Motors

Museum Management Curatorial Internship
Perez Art Museum Miami

Student Associate Program - Accounting - Venue Operations (Summer Season 2023)
Madison Square Garden Entertainment/Sports/Networks

NextGen Summer Fellowship - Internship
GGV Capital

2023 Internship - Robotics Intern
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Job Postings

Customer Experience Assistant - Miami
Brilliant Earth

Junior Payroll Specialist
Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners, PLLC

Sr Analyst Vg Process Eng OCR
CVS Health

Legal Assistant
Daniels Rodriguez Berkeley Daniels & Cruz

Sales Representative

Miami-Dade County will be hosting its Procurement Educational Career & Internship Fair tomorrow, from 11 AM to 2 PM at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus. This is a free event open to the public with no RSVP required. Free parking will be provided at the Student Parking Garage Building 7.

You will have the chance to meet with representatives from various governmental agencies, colleges, and Miami-Dade County departments. There will also be a roundtable session to educate you regarding procurement as a career path, educational/experience requirements, and numerous growth opportunities.

Come and explore procurement as a profession and learn about the requirements for career opportunities, internships, and college programs geared toward procurement!

The Central Florida Chapter of the VR/AR Association is pleased to announce the inaugural Central Florida Immersive Technology Summit that will be taking place at Full Sail University this Friday at 1 PM!

This FREE full-day event is the premier Immersive Technology and Metaverse event in the region and brings business leaders, technology professionals, and job seekers together to explore the future impact of VR/AR technologies, business strategies, and solutions. You will get to engage with some of the world leaders in XR such as Magic Leap, Microsoft, HTC Vive, Varjo, Nu Eyes, Engage, Unity, MetaVRse, Army, Navy, Air Force, Booz Allen Hamilton, and more!

The event will include industry panels, an exhibit hall where companies will highlight innovative technology, and a career fair with up to 40 participating companies from a variety of industries that will be looking to hire for technology-related roles. From entry-level positions to experienced managers, this hiring event will focus on connecting leading companies with qualified job seekers.

Laila Pettus

CE Intern

Meet Laila Pettus, a freshman broadcast journalism and Spanish major from Washington, D.C!

She is the freshman liaison for UM’s ‘Hairology’ club and is also a part of the Residential Leadership Council (RLC).

To #LevelUp and achieve her career goals, she said she had to step outside of her comfort zone and branch out into areas that she thought didn’t interest her. Stepping outside of her comfort zone led her to obtain an internship with a government agency.

The internship was finance-based and as a broadcast journalism major, she said she never pictured herself doing that. However, she said she absolutely loved the internship and all the opportunities that it presented as she gained lifelong professional connections. Her role was still communication-related, so she was able to truly understand how different areas of concentration work together to create one cohesive corporation.

She also says that joining Toppel helped enable her to #LevelUp by exposing her to different events and resources that UM and the community offer to help her excel personally and professionally.

Piece of Advice:

“We should always do everything out of love because eventually love is all we have for people to remember us by.”



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