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As a ‘Cane, you are an ambassador representing the University of Miami for the rest of your life. Observing the highest professional and ethical standards is just part of the ‘Cane package. We know you always want to put your best foot forward, so we’ve put together a few policies to guide you as you work toward your dreams.

No Show Policy

The no show policy applies when a student does not appear for a scheduled on-campus interview and/or when a student does not cancel their interview with at least 48 hours advance notice. All interview cancellations must be made in writing to svega@miami.edu, including emergencies.

First Offense - The student will:

  • Lose full access to Handshake until he/she attends a meeting with the Assistant Director of Campus Talent
  • Contact the Career Center to schedule the meeting by phone (305-284-9673) or via email
  • Provide a letter of apology addressed “Dear Recruiter” in both printed and electronic formats

Second Offense - The student will be banned from all recruiting activities


Falsifying data such as your identity, GPA, dates of graduation, major/minor, work experience, or other information is unethical and in violation of the Toppel Career Center’s standards. If you falsify documents or misrepresent yourself to any employer, whether via our recruiting program or in your independent job search, the Career Center has the right to rescind your privileges to use our services. You may also be subject to additional repercussions from the Dean of Students Office and from employers themselves.

Rescinding Job/Internship Offers

Once you accept a job/internship offer, whether via our recruiting program or in your independent job search, you are expected to withdraw completely from the job search process. If you are uncertain as to whether you should accept an offer or would like guidance on salary negotiations, please consult with a Toppel Career Center staff member. Rescinding is unprofessional and jeopardizes UM's reputation in the employment community, as well as your own professional reputation. Should you renege on an offer, the Career Center may block you from participating in any additional on-campus interviews or revoke your access to Handshake.

Beware Fraudulent Job Postings

The Toppel Career Center makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on Handshake. Unfortunately, there are individuals who post “fake” jobs for the purpose of identity theft or fraud. When using Handshake or other job sites, students should be mindful and use caution when applying for or accepting any position.

Things to Look for:

  • The posting appears to be from a reputable, familiar company, but they are contacting you with a personal email (and not one associated with the company)
  • The position requires an initial investment, such as a payment by wire service or courier
  • Job postings that have many spelling and grammatical errors
  • You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account (often for depositing checks or transferring money

 Important Tips:

  • Never give your personal bank account, PayPal account, or credit card information
  • Do not agree to have funds or paychecks directly deposited into any accounts by a new employer
  • Do not cash a check from the organization in order to send funds to another account

If you have any questions or need to report a suspicious employer, contact the Toppel Career Center at 305-284-5451 or HireACane@miami.edu.