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 2021-2022 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 advising as well as other services and resources are below. For any questions, please email us at toppel@miami.edu.

    Drop-In Advising 

    Drop-in advising will take place Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm either in-person or via Zoom. You do not need to schedule an appointment to take advantage of drop-in advising. 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 an advisor will be there to assist you. 

    Practice Interviews 

    Students have several options available for practice interviews. You can record practice interviews utilizing Big Interview. To receive feedback on your practice interview, please share the videos with advising.toppel@miami.edu. You can also schedule practice interviews by speaking with our Front Desk Assistant in person or at https://tinyurl.com/toppel during business hours.

    Resume Critiques

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

    Searching for Jobs & Internships

    Students can continue to search for jobs and internships on Handshake. Also on Handshake, you can 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 short-term project, check out Cane2Cane or 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 advising-related questions, please email advising.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 remains committed to connecting employers and students for internship and full-time roles. Our priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. For this reason, the Toppel Career Center will be suspending in-person recruiting events for the fall semester and will host virtual options for talent engagement events and career fairs. Please make these requests through Handshake. 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, Skype or other platforms to engage directly with students. This is the best way to continue building your brand and Toppel can host these events for you using Zoom.

     Post Projects on Bridges (PeopleGrove)

    • Share short-term, project-based work experiences with University of Miami students and alumni. Click here for more information.

    Post Micro-Internships (Parker Dewey)

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

    Handshake has also developed a list of Virtual Recruiting Resources to Engage College Students and Grads During COVID-19.