Toppel Day of Service

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Toppel staff gathered near the Shalala Student Center and "throwing up the U" on Toppel Day of Service.
Toppel Day of Service is an annual event that brings together students, employers, and UM staff on a day-long service project for the greater Miami community. Collaboration and a passion for improving the lives of others are at the heart of Toppel's values, and Toppel Day of Service is one demonstration of this. Recruiters and other professionals attend to demonstrate their organizations' values as well, allowing them to better connect with UM students.


Virtual Toppel Day of Service 
April 18, 2020

This event provided career assistance and support to the Miami community. Originally planned as a service day at Feeding South Florida, the event was reimagined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virtual Service Day began at 11:00 am with Zoom presentations which covered three topics: resumes, interviewing, and virtual connections. Participants then moved into one-on-one sessions with advisors from the Toppel Career Center and employer volunteers included representatives from Alight, Enterprise, Maximus, Miami-Dade County, Royal Caribbean, Techtronic Industries, and more!

Here’s what some of the community participants had to say:

“Sometimes life can surprise you with a happy coincidence, as this event was brought to my attention at the last minute. It was very beneficial and the leaders on-call were very experienced and driven to enable success.”  

“This event s provided me the experience I didn’t realize I needed. As someone who has been in the professional arena for over 5 years, the event really showed me how to stay relevant to hiring companies.”  

Here’s what some of the employer participants had to say:

“It was really well done – thanks for inviting us!” 

-Maria Coppa, Recruiter, Hajoca Corporation  

“I think the team did a great job pivoting with the situation. Thanks for helping our community!”

-Raul A. Velarde, Sustainability Manager, Turner Construction Company