Alison Sanchez

Alison Sanchez

Alison Sanchez

Assistant Director
Business Industry

I serve as the Assistant Director for Business Industry at the University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center located in Coral Gables, Florida. In this role, I work directly with business students to prepare them professionally for future internship and job opportunities on the Employer Engagement Team. Before that, I was the Graduate Assistant for the University of Miami’s Office of Student Activities & Student Organizations. I advised three committees under the umbrella organization, Hurricane Productions, the university’s entertainment and programming board and largest student- run organization on campus. Prior to starting at the University of Miami, I received my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration- Marketing and Minor in Dance. I am a Teach for America Alum from Miami-Dade Region and served as a secondary English teacher in Liberty City, being recognized as the Top 30% of Performing Teachers in Miami-Dade County Public School System. I am a Miami native and love to dance and spend time with family and friends. I have plans to graduate with my Masters in Higher Education Administration: Student Life & Development Track in Spring 2019. I am in love with all things chocolate and am overly excited to be working at the university my parents graduated from. Go CANES!

I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business in December 2014, with a Minor in Dance. While at the University of Florida, I served on the executive board of three major Center for Leadership Programs- Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program (BUMP), Warrington Diplomats, and Warrington Welcome Peer Leader. As the Events Coordinator for BUMP, I matched over 100 incoming freshman mentees with seasoned upper-class mentors, in popes that the mentors would be able to offer academic and professional advice to their mentees, while organizing social events on campus that would introduce students to the many diverse opportunities the university had to offer. As a member of the executive board, I later would organize whole group workshops that focused on molding a holistic student that was able to manage and navigate the inevitable obstacles all students face. I created events that taught business etiquette, discussed healthy eating and sleeping habits, time management practices, and took a deeper look into the different interview styles of modern society with the assistance of company recruiters, and more. As a Warrington Diplomat, I served as one of 30 student ambassadors and gave campus tours on a weekly basis, spoke frequently with potential students and their families, discussed academic majors and internship opportunities. Wanting to take a break from my business courses, I pursued a minor in Dance and spent many hours at UF’s dance studios, taking classes ranging from classical ballet to yoga to Western African Dance. If I could go back in time, my advice to myself while in college is to take risks and never sell yourself short, let your awesomeness shine! I would also encourage all my friends to find a supportive mentor to lean on when it comes to making tough decisions.