Career Advising

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Do you have questions about internships, graduate school, or your future career? Or are you unsure what your first step should be?

Come meet with one of our highly trained advisors for support and guidance individually or in a small group of your peers during our drop-in advising hours. Our advisors help students further develop their career knowledge, self-awareness, and confidence to make the most informed career decisions possible.

Here are some themes that can be discussed with an advisor:

  • Explore skills and interests, using the Strong Interest Inventory and Sokanu Career Assessments
  • Identify values and goals and how they relate to career paths
  • Learn what you can do with your major
  • Get assistance with the graduate school application process
  • Locate resources within your industry or area of interest
  • Learn how to network in your field
  • Discuss how to search for jobs and internships

Advising

Toppel has a new advising approach that gets you the advice you need on the spot. No appointment necessary! Students can now come into Toppel for advising any time throughout the day and stay as long as they need (Monday-Friday, between 8:30am – 5:00pm). Have a question about internships but only have 10 minutes to pop-in before class? No problem. Need to stay all afternoon to craft your resume from scratch? Done.

If you’re familiar with Toppel, you may have experienced career advising here before, but with this new advising approach, you’ll experience reduced wait times to see an advisor, hands-on help for as long as you need it, and extended conversations about how to navigate your career options and identify your professional brand. Drop-ins are more than just resume critiques or quick questions now. You’ll be able to receive all of the information and support you need, at your convenience. This will be achieved in tandem with an advisor within a supportive co-exploratory learning environment. So, instead of making an appointment, you just show-up [during business hours] whenever you need help. Come see how this new way of meeting with advisors works for yourself!

Evening or phone appointments can be made for students who work full-time or have other time restrictions. Please call the Toppel Career Center for assistance at 305-284-5451.

Practice Interviews

Were you invited to interview for your dream internship/job? Are you asking yourself the question, “Now what?” Stop by Toppel to meet with one of our advisors and go over tips to prepare for your interview!

We can also do a practice interview with you where we simulate an interview setting and go through questions and provide feedback during an hour session. The session is broken down into two parts. First, we will go through a 25-30 minute interview with tailored questions followed by a 20-30 minute coaching session that will provide you an opportunity to learn what you excelled in and areas that you need to continue working on to develop your interviewing skills. Don’t wait! Come in and gain the experience and confidence needed to shine at your next interview. Practice interviews are coordinated by our front desk, so give them a call at 305-284-5451 today to set up your appointment. 

Business Drop-in Advising

Students in the Miami Business School can meet with Toppel's professional business advisors without an appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 4pm at Toppel.