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September 5, 2023


Meet Ines Ruiz, a senior who is triple majoring in Marketing, Economics, and English with a Concentration in Creative Writing! Last spring, she started working at Siemens Digital Industries Software as an Energy Industry Marketing Intern and has been there ever since. She says she really enjoys her role at Siemens, given that it not only provides her with hands-on experience in the marketing & business fields, but it also prompts her to immerse herself in topics that are shaping the future of our world such as clean energy, sustainability, and AI.

By working with a diverse and international team of engineers, she says she’s been able to broaden and complement her business skillset as she’s constantly merging and combining different disciplines. She feels that one of the most valuable lessons from the internship is it gives her the ability to cultivate an interdisciplinary mindset where she can blend business with technology, creativity with technicality, and marketing with engineering.

She says that Toppel has encouraged her to start developing a career-oriented mentality, from setting up LinkedIn and Handshake profiles to improving her resume and building her network. In this way, Toppel not only made sure that she was ready and prepared for when an opportunity came her way but also taught her the importance of making these opportunities happen by making the right connections and by being proactive in the job search.

Piece of Advice:

“View internships as opportunities to try things outside of your comfort zone. In my case, I hadn’t really pictured myself working in tech given my business background and yet so far, the experience has been amazing. Don’t be afraid to give new things a shot, you might be surprised with the end results!”


Toppel Tuesday in front of Cox Science Building @ 12 PM
Job & Internship Expo Tabling UC Breezeway @ 11:30 AM
SMART Scholarship Information Session @ 12 PM
Build Your Online Portfolio With Wix @ 4 PM
Get to Know Grant Thornton! @ 6 PM


Job & Internship Expo/Graduate School Fair

This month is a special one because we will be hosting our biggest career event of the semester! The Job & Internship Expo/Graduate School Fair is the place to be if you’re looking for a job, internship, or looking to apply for graduate school in the future.

At expo, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and connect with employers and graduate schools from various backgrounds, including healthcare, communication, government, business, non-profit, science, technology, and more! With over 100 employers and graduate schools attending, you’re bound to find something aligned with your ideal career path.

So if you’re interested, feel free to check out some of the organizations attending but be sure to register and follow it on Handshake to stay updated on any new changes that may come along.


Find Events on Handshake

When it comes to finding career-related events happening on campus, Handshake is the best place to check. On Handshake, you’ll be able to find upcoming events based on type, day, location, employer, and more!

You can easily do this by logging into Handshake and clicking the “events” tab in the left-hand section which will then take you to the events page where you can apply any relevant filters as it pertains to the type of event you’re looking for.

At first glance, you can see the type of upcoming events, such as career fairs, info sessions, networking events, etc. but you can also see which employers are hiring! This is extremely valuable because if you attend a networking session, for example, and the employer happens to be hiring, there is a possibility that you can get a job through networking simply by having this knowledge at your fingertips.


Make Connections on Cane2Cane

Who’s a better person to receive career advice from than from someone who is in the field you plan to enter, and who also happens to be an alumni from UM? When it comes to career guidance, it’s good to network with someone who is in a position you want to be in, but also with someone who was once in your shoes cause you're able to connect on mutiple levels.

With Cane2Cane, you can connect with other 'Canes to build relationships that can help foster your growth. On Cane2Cane, you can even narrow down your search based on specific characteristics that you’re looking for, such as industry, location, degree, race/ethnicity, or other identifying groups, so you can connect with someone with a similar background.

With thousands of active ‘Canes you can connect with on Cane2Cane, sign up for Cane2Cane today to connect with the right professional who can help you achieve your career goals!


Internship Opportunities

Job Postings


Toppel Spotlight

Summer Operations Analyst - Data Analytics

Sustainable Banking Solutions Summer Analyst Program - 2024
Bank of America

Royalties Internship
Reservoir Media

Fall 2023 Internship

Software Development Engineer Internship (2024)

Fall Intern, Clean Energy Procurement
Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Recruiting Marketing Intern
Kroger Co.

Intern, Logistics/Data Event Support-West Palm Beach, FL
American Heart Association

WDI Project Controls Planning Intern, Spring 2024
The Walt Disney Company

ROLI Latin America - ABA Fall Paid Intern
American Bar Association

Enterprise Credit Summer Analyst Program
Bank of America

Investigative Analyst
Internal Revenue Service

BlackRock Full Time Analyst (Japan)

Environmental Planner

Respiratory Therapist
Select Medical

Law Clerk
Colorado Judicial Department

Audit & Assurance Staff

Marketing Data Analyst
O'Reilly Auto Parts

Social Media Content Manager
Doral Toyota

Real Estate Marketing Assistant
Fortune Christie's International Real Estate

One of the best ways to get prepared for our Job & Internship Expo/Graduate School Fair is to attend EPIC. What is EPIC? It is your opportunity to meet 1:1 with a recruiter from participating employers to receive feedback on your Resume, Cover Letter, LinkedIn Profile, Interviewing Skills, or Elevator Pitch.

Not only will this help you prepare overall since you’ll be talking with real recruiters and have the chance to hear what they’re looking for in a candidate, but it’s also an amazing networking opportunity. Because some of these companies are hiring or will be attending Expo, there’s a possibility that you can get a job or internship out of this simple interaction.

click this link to find all the practice interview events hosted by the companies attending and register for one of the 30-minute time slots available. The times will fill up quickly so make sure to sign up as soon as possible!

Andrea Lizanel Nieves Méndez

Career Coach

Meet Andrea Lizanel Nieves Méndez, a sophomore, born and raised in Puerto Rico who is studying Biomedical Engineering and is on a Premed track with minors in Marketing and Health Management and Policy!

She is the co-founder and PR chair for the Puerto Ricanes club, an active member of the Surfrider Foundation, Caribbean Students Association, a campus ambassador for the Gift of Life bone marrow registry, and served as Education chair for Ocean Awareness Week last spring.

To her, #UShine is when you are your most authentic self and portray that to other people, whether it be employers, professors, or friends. Being herself and letting her accomplishments and aspirations speak for themselves has granted her most of the opportunities she has today.

Some opportunities that being her most authentic self has given her was a shadowing opportunity with a neurosurgeon, which also facilitated the creation of the Puerto Ricanes club and helped her obtain my position as PR chair in it!

Piece of Advice:

"To act you must use both the head and the heart".



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