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October 9, 2023


Meet Isabella Destounis, a senior Broadcast Journalism major with a double minor in Public Relations and Political Science!

This past summer she was a Public Relations intern for a Miami-based PR agency called GreenRoom Agency. Through this internship, she was able to see the agency side of PR and gained real-world experience as she was able to collaborate with her co-workers and see first-hand how they interacted with their clients.

She was also an Orientation Fellow for the recent fall 'Cane Kickoff and a TA for a section of the First Year Directions course this semester. Some resources she has used for gaining professional experience are LinkedIn and Handshake.

Isabella says the Toppel Career Center has helped her become career-ready by providing her with various career-centric resources. Specifically, Handshake which is where she found the posting for her recent internship and was able to connect with the employees at GreenRoom, ultimately leading to interviews for the job.

Piece of Advice:

“Take advantage of the opportunities Toppel and UM have to offer. Even if you do not find a job or internship right away, keep looking and networking until you find something. The staff at Toppel is also there to help if you need any extra guidance!”


Teacher Accelerator Program (TAP) | One-on-one's @ 9 AM
Google Presents: How to Build Experience in CS and Apply for Internships @ 6 PM
Virtual Healthcare Career Fair @ 4 PM
Virtual Panel Session: Is Graduate School Right for Me? @ 6 PM
SGU School of Medicine Workshop: How to ace your medical school admissions interview @ 3:30 PM


How to Stand Out at Virtual Career Fairs

Although it may seem a bit intimidating at first, virtual career fairs aren’t too different from in-person career fairs. Why? Because you’re all there for the same reason – to connect with employers and see if the opportunities available are the right ones for you.

So when it comes to virtual career fairs, your approach should be no different. Always come prepared with some talking points, be professionally dressed, and have an updated version of your resume.

If it’s your first virtual career fair, or even if you’re still getting your feet wet when it comes to career fairs, feel free to take a look at this article that provides valuable information on how to stand out at a virtual career fair.


Register for the Virtual Healthcare Career Fair on Handshake

If you’re looking for a career in the Healthcare field, we encourage you to join us for our Virtual Healthcare Career Fair this Wednesday at 4 PM! With this opportunity, you’ll get a chance to:

  • Learn about internships & full-time positions
  • Network with employers in the healthcare industry
  • Sign up for 1:1 or group sessions with recruiters
Some major healthcare organizations will be in attendance, so you will have a good chance of finding an employer that may spark your interest.

As stated above, virtual career fairs are just like in-person career fairs…but just virtual. So as you get ready, you can meet with a career coach any time M-F from 10 AM – 4 PM in-person or via Zoom to help you prepare for this incredible opportunity!


Is Graduate School Right for You?

Are you considering attending graduate school? If so, then join the McKnight Doctoral Scholars & the Toppel Career Center for our "Is Graduate School Right for Me" panel session this Thursday at 6:00 PM on Zoom.

We will feature a diverse set of panelists across multiple disciplines who will cover topics regarding the application & admission process, funding opportunities, and more! This event is open to University of Miami students and alumni considering graduate school. So register now if grad school is something that may be part of your future plans.


Internship Opportunities

Job Postings

The MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Virtual Information Session

Toppel Spotlight

Analog Design Intern, Power and Isolation
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Human Resources Intern - Uhrichsville, OH

Summer Intern: Pharmacy - Harrisburg-Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, York-Lancaster
The GIANT Company

Sustainability and Conservation Intern
Orange County Public Schools

Medical Scientist Undergraduate Summer 2024 Research Internship
Indiana University School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Web Developer Internship

Marketing Intern WINTER 2024
Atlanta Film Society

Communications Intern: Artpace Spring 24
Artpace San Antonio

Fashion PR Intern
Agentry PR

University Relations – Associate Project Manager Intern
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Coastal Engineer
US Army Corps of Engineers—Engineer Research and Development Center

Lead, Environmental Regulatory Compliance
Royal Caribbean Group

Human Resources Assistant
PriceSmart Inc.

Production Assistant, The Evening Edit
Fox Corporation

Communications & Community Engagement Manager
Dept of Race and Gender Equity at YWCA SOUTH FLORIDA, INC

iOS Developer

Business Tax Services Associate - Summer 2024 (Miami)

Sales Development Program
ML Services

Marketing and Proposal Manager
EAC Consulting, Inc.

Graduate Architect (Miami. FL)
CPH Consulting, LLC.

Join the Miller School of Medicine next Tuesday (10/17) at 4 PM for their virtual MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology info session! During this session, their Graduate Program directors will cover details about this hands-on one-year MS program, including the curriculum, faculty, research opportunities, and more.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about this degree option and get a sense of whether the BMB MS might be a great GAP year option. Below are some more details regarding the MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program.

This one-year, 30-credit program, offers a fixed tuition & engages students with “hands-on” laboratory-based research in state-of-the-art laboratories. It is an ideal degree option for those seeking:

  • A gap year before applying for MD and MD- Ph.D. programs
  • Hands-On research exposure for careers in industry
  • Additional training for admission to Ph.D. programs
Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring session - beginning this January 2024, so don’t hesitate to apply! Click here for more details on the application process.

Lex Jack

Guest Experience Intern

Meet Lex Jack, a sophomore psychology major with minors in mathematics and philosophy!

She is currently a research assistant for the PAIR Program at UM’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. For this academic year, Lex says that she’s most looking forward to gaining research experience in the psychology field. During her first year at the U, she wished she had known that fully transitioning into college is a long process and that it’s okay if you’re not completely comfortable during your first few weeks.

The way Lex #UShined to achieve her career goals is by consistently advocating for herself and her future. She did this by taking the initiative in the first steps to attaining her goals. By advocating for herself, Lex gained the opportunity to work in a hands-on clinical research lab here at the U!

Piece of Advice:

“Whatever’s meant to be, will be.”



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