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November 13, 2023


Meet Alexander Miller, a Junior Microbiology and Immunology major who is also minoring in Health Management and Policy!

Alex is a pre-medical student, Hammond Scholar, and the Co-President of United Black Students as well. As an aspiring physician, some steps he has taken recently in his career journey include shadowing physicians, gaining research experience, and gaining leadership experience during his time as an undergraduate student. During his sophomore year, Alex had the opportunity to shadow a different specialty at Jackson Memorial Hospital once a week as a member of the Health Professions Mentoring Program.

Over the summer, he had the opportunity to shadow an OB/GYN who managed her own practice. While gaining clinical experience, he also gained an interest in the differences between private and public systems, prompting him to declare a minor in Health Management and Policy. Alex aims to pursue an MD/MBA after graduation, and Toppel has helped him to become career-ready by hosting resume-building workshops, introducing him to job-search applications like Handshake, inviting him to participate in events such as the BreakThru Diversity Mixer, and of course allowing him to take a free headshot!

Piece of Advice:

“Seek out diverse experiences during your time at the University. This is a unique time in our lives because there are so many resources and opportunities right at our fingertips, so utilize them while you can!"


JM Family/UM Exploring Career Opportunities @ 1 PM
Come Meet Kaseya- Employer Session @ 4 PM
Marketing Your Student Leadership Experience @ 7 PM
SMART 101: Let's Hit Submit Webinar with The DoD SMART Scholarship Program @ 1 PM
Curious about the Bloomberg Terminal?: Bloomberg Terminal Demo @ 4:15 PM


Teacher Accelerator Program | In-person Coffee Chats

Join the Teacher Accelerator Program for their coffee chats on November 18 or November 28 from 12 – 3 PM. This is an opportunity for you to drop in for individual questions regarding the program.

Come meet with them in person, get some TAP goodies and coffee, and learn more about their pathway to becoming an educator. Their course is now open for Spring 2024 for seniors and graduate students. Please fill out their interest form to get more information.


Adding Your Projects to Handshake

With the end of the semester approaching, it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve completed or have been working on some amazing projects for your classes. Did you know that you can use these projects to showcase your skills to employers? Although they feel like just school projects, they can also serve as practical proof that you can do certain tasks that might be required for the position.

Handshake is a really good place to add projects that you’ve done, as employers can look at your profile and see exactly what you’re capable of before reaching out. Right on your profile page, you should see a section that says “projects” which is where you’ll add details about the project. Another great place to add projects is on your resume – check out this LinkedIn article to learn more about how to do so!


Tailoring Your Resume to Jobs Using JobScan

Have you ever been at that point in your search where you feel like you’ve sent dozens of applications but have yet to hear back from anyone? Well…you’re not alone. A major reason why this can happen is that some recruiters utilize applicant tracking systems that filter out resumes by keywords. So essentially if your resume doesn’t have these specific keywords, then it is never viewed by a recruiter. While it may be more efficient for recruiters, it is NOT helpful for job seekers who might be unaware of this.

We do always encourage you to look at the job description and pull keywords from there to add to your resume, but JobScan makes this process a whole lot easier. With JobScan, you can upload your resume with the job description of the position you’re applying for, and it will automatically cross-reference both to give you feedback on any relevant changes you need to make. While tailoring your resume to each and every job that you apply to may feel daunting, JobScan was designed to make the process a breeze!


Internship Opportunities

Job Postings

Harvard Kennedy School's Public Policy Summer Program for Rising Seniors

Toppel Spotlight

Law Clerk
Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb

Google Advertisement Intern (RMEOTE)

Summer 2024 Marketing and Business Development Internship
Waldron Private Wealth

PR, Communications, Journalism & Social Media
TransMedia Group

Architecture Intern

Graphic Design Intern
South Streets Design

Cardiac Rehab Internship – Spring 2024 – Exercise Science Students
Baylor Scott & White Health Care System

Fitness & Wellness Intern
So Flo Well Body, LLC

Remote Illustrator Intern • Fall 2023 & Spring 2024
The AAT Project (America’s Amazing Teens, LLC)

Photography Intern
South Street Designs

Digital Graphic Designer / Producer
SportsNet New York

Finance Development Program Analyst

Client Portfolio Management Analyst
Voya Financial

Marine Biologist- Alaska
A.I.S., Inc.

Clinic Manager Physical Therapy
ProFlex Physical Therapy


Product Engineer
BWX Technologies, Inc.

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Assistant Teacher at the Margaux Early Childhood School
Margaux School at Temple Judea

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
Kids In Distress

The Harvard Kennedy School's Public Policy Summer Program for Rising Seniors is designed to empower talented students with a passion for public policy and international affairs. This rigorous 7-week summer initiative is aimed at preparing a diverse group of individuals for the challenges of graduate school and cultivating a deeper understanding of career opportunities in public service fields.

Participants will engage in valuable courses and co-curricular activities. Additionally, the program includes an innovative Public Policy Incubator where small groups work on real-world policy projects, and gain valuable skills in communication, policy memo writing, and professional presentations.
The program covers full tuition, housing and meals, travel reimbursement, books, GRE preparation, and a $2,000 stipend for living expenses. Furthermore, successful participants who are later admitted to a PPIA graduate school will receive a guaranteed scholarship of at least $5,000.

Apply here by Nov. 15!

Natalie Gutierrez

Career Coach

Meet Natalie Gutierrez, a junior Computer Science major with a minor in Business Technology!

Natalie is a part of the Developer Student Club and First Gen Canes. Reflecting on her previous semesters, she has come to realize the valuable lesson that you should be confident in your abilities. She says it's important remember that everyone is on their own learning journey and that there's no need to compare yourself unfavorably to others.

Natalie says that Using Toppel’s resources has helped her to #UShine and achieve her career goals by perfecting her resume and cover letter, making connections within her industry through Cane2Cane, and learning how to both navigate her industry and build on essential skills by using Forage.

As a career coach, Natalie says that she has become very knowledgeable about Toppel's various resources which allows her to use them to the best of their capabilities. She says that coming into drop-in as a student and gaining guidance from a career coach can help all other students be just as knowledgeable as well and will help them reach their career goals.

Piece of Advice:

“Failure is a natural part of growth. Learning from mistakes can lead to personal and professional development.”



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