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September 11, 2023


Meet Ashlyn Mock, a third-year architectural engineering major!

This summer she participated in the NSF REU (National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergrads) where she worked alongside Dr. Ali Ghahremaninezhad and his PhD student, Sadegh Tale. During this program, she worked on two ongoing projects about coastal infrastructure and resilience, as well as ways to improve resiliency in our concrete infrastructure which illuminated a path for her to consider pursuing research in material sciences!

During one of the REU workshops, she met with a Toppel staff member, who assisted her in updating her resume for scholarship applications. She is thankful for the resources provided by Toppel, as she learned how to effectively present her research experiences on her resume.

Piece of Advice:

“Make an effort to get to know your professors and faculty members. UM has a relatively small community, which provides unique opportunities to connect with professors beyond the classroom setting. Professors aren't just educators; they are willing to guide you, facilitate connections with others, and engage in meaningful conversations over a cup of coffee! You would be surprised by the doors you can open when you take the initiative to build these relationships.”


Meet our PwC Pros @ 5 PM
EY-Parthenon Summer Associate (Internship) Info Session @ 7 PM
Employer Practice Interviews & Critiques (EPIC) @ 10 AM
Job & Internship Expo Tabling @ 11:30 AM
Accounting Practice Interviews @ 10 AM
Preparing for an Interview Info Session with Citi @ 11:30 AM


Make Connections on Cane2Cane Before Expo

Did you know that you can use Cane2Cane as a tool in your job search? Because some employers attending Expo also have ties to the university, some may even be on Cane2Cane! All you have to do is take a look at the list of employers attending, and search for them on Cane2Cane. From there, you can then use the filters at the top to narrow down your search.

Let’s say you find someone with ties to the company you're looking for, but they no longer work there. The great thing about networking is that you can still reach out to them to gain information on the interview process, work culture, and more about the company overall. Through this connection, they can even connect you with someone who still does work there, which could potentially enhance the possibility of you finding the right opportunity!


Register for EPIC on Handshake

One of the best ways to prepare for the 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 recruiters and have the chance to hear what they’re looking for in a candidate, but it’s also an amazing networking opportunity! Many of these companies will be hiring and attending Expo, so there’s a possibility that you can learn about 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!


Accounting Career Fair and Practice Interviews

Similar to EPIC, if you’re looking for opportunities in the accounting field you can register for our Accounting Practice Interviews this Thursday. This is your opportunity to meet 1:1 with recruiters to perfect your interviewing skills and help you prepare for our Accounting Career Fair on Friday.

The Accounting Career Fair is designed for students with Accounting, Finance or Economics backgrounds to meet with recruiters from firms and companies from across the country looking to fill internships and full-time positions! If this is something you’ve been looking for, register today to meet with recruiters at the Accounting Practice Interviews and follow through to meet with them at the Accounting Career Fair next Friday, September 22nd!


Internship Opportunities

Job Postings

Job Search for International Students Workshop

Toppel Spotlight

Internal Audit Intern - Summer 2024 (Hybrid - 3 Days in Office)
Freddie Mac

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Internship
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Power Generation Division Computer Science Engineering Internship
NextEra Energy, Inc.

Branding & Communications Summer Intern
Millennium Management LLC

Construction Management Internship - Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 - Orlando, FL
The Douglas Company

Nurse Externship (Winter)
Penn State Health

Human Resources Total Reward Summer Intern

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

Environmental, Health & Safety Summer 2024 Internship - Denver, CO (Corporate)
Builders FirstSource

Research Assistant - Intern, Los Angeles, CA
Resolution Economics, LLC

Finance Manager
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Graduate Leadership Program - Media Marketing
PMG Digital Marketing

Navy Nursing
US Navy

BlackRock Full Time Analyst 2024

Clinical Research Coordinator
Auzmer Research

Environmental Scientist II - Wetlands Division (Compliance Assurance)
Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Research Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, Talent Acquisition

Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

2024 Nestlé USA Human Resources Development Program

As an international student looking for opportunities here, we’re sure you may have run into a few roadblocks during your search. But did you know that with the right information, your search can be made a bit easier?

Join the Toppel Career Center, the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) department & Anielka Nortelus from Fragomen LLP on Thursday Sep. 21 at 4 PM, to learn more about applying for opportunities as an international student. The International Student Job Workshop will include information about employment authorizations for F-1 students and applying for the H-1B work visa. So register now to learn more!

Valentina De Gennaro

Career Coach

Meet Valentina De Gennaro, a senior Biomedical Engineering major in the 5-year BS/MS program!

Aside from being a career coach at Toppel, she is also part of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Society of Women Engineers.

She says that in order to achieve her career goals, she used a lot of the resources that Toppel offers such as attending career fairs, Handshake, and resume reviews so that she could make connections and apply for jobs and internships. This led her to get an internship during the summer at a medical device company and connect with professors so that she could begin doing research during the academic year.

This semester, she's most looking forward to starting her grad school classes and meeting all her new professors. In her previous years at the U, she says she wishes she had known how important it was to connect with professors and get involved early on in your career.

Piece of Advice:

"It's never too late to start."



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