Going Hybrid (Virtual & In-Person)

The information below outlines our services and how they will be offered in person and/or virtually.

Our Services

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  • For Students

    The Toppel Career Center continues to follow University of Miami guidance to maintain the safety and well-being of our students and staff during the 2023-2024 academic year. We will be operating in a hybrid model to make sure you can access our services in the best way for you.

    Instructions for accessing coaching, as well as other services and resources, are below. For any questions, please email us at toppel@miami.edu.

    Drop-In Coaching

    Drop-in coaching will take place Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm either in-person or via Zoom. You do not need to schedule an appointment to take advantage of drop-in coaching. Feel free to come see us at 5225 Ponce de Leon Blvd. or go to https://tinyurl.com/toppel at any time during our drop-in hours, and a coach will be there to assist you. 

    Practice Interviews 

    Students have several options available for practice interviews. You can either record practice interviews utilizing Big Interview or meet with a career coach during drop-in coaching hours to gain feedback. More details on how to access practice interviews can be found here.

    Resume Critiques

    Students can continue to submit their resumes on Handshake for an online resume critique. You may also discuss your resume and other documents during the coaching options mentioned above.

    Searching for Jobs & Internships

    Students can continue to search for jobs and internships on Handshake. On Handshake, you can also register for both in-person and virtual events to network with employers, read company reviews, message recruiters, and message your peers. Remember to fill out your Handshake profile and keep it up-to-date! If you’re interested in doing a paid short-term project, check out Parker Dewey for listings.

    Career Assessments

    Students can continue to take career assessments to help them explore career options. Career Explorer by Sokanu is a career test designed to measure a person’s traits and match them to careers. You can take the test online at any time.

    Finding a Mentor

    Students can continue to use Cane2Cane to find alumni mentors. Cane2Cane is an online platform that connects UM students with alumni for opportunities to explore career paths, prepare for the workplace, and establish new connections in their network. You can message alumni and schedule virtual meetings to get advice or ask them about their careers.


    Career events including career fairs, information sessions, and workshops may be in-person or virtual. For the most up-to-date list of events, check out the events tab on Handshake.

    Any Questions? 

    For any coaching-related questions, please email coaching.toppel@miami.edu, and we will be in touch with you shortly. For questions about current or upcoming internships contact us at toppel-internships@miami.edu. For any other questions, please contact toppel@miami.edu.

  • For Employers

    The Toppel Career Center team is committed to connecting employers and students for internships and full-time roles. Our priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. For this reason, the Toppel Career Center is happy to host virtual options via Zoom for Talent Engagement events. Please make these requests through Handshake. Career Fairs will be held in person and virtually. For any questions, please contact HireACane@miami.edu, and here are some additional tips. 

    Utilize Handshake

    • Reach our entire undergraduate, graduate student, and alumni populations by posting full-time, internship positions in Handshake.
    • To better identify prospective candidates for roles for which you are recruiting, use the student profile search function and engage students directly.
    • Schedule virtual interviews via Handshake.

     Host Talent Engagement Events

    • Use Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other platforms to engage directly with students. This is the best way to continue building your brand and Toppel can also host these events for you using Zoom.

    Post Micro-Internships (Parker Dewey)

    • Consider creating micro-projects or shorter-term task-based assignments for students. Learn more here.