Career Champions Network

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The Toppel Career Center’s Career Champions Network initiative engages and prepares faculty and staff in the University of Miami community to feel comfortable sharing up to date and relevant career development information with the students they work with on a daily basis. Faculty and staff have consistent interactions with students across campus -- interactions for which the Career Champions Network initiative is aimed to equip, guide and connect faculty and staff to confidently and accurately carry out.

What is the Career Champions Network?

The main goal behind the Career Champions Network is to prepare our students as much as possible to be professionally ready for opportunities during and after their time at the University of Miami. Through a series of workshops and presentations, faculty and staff will feel prepared to powerfully and deliberately assist students with their career development and become very knowledgeable about the resources and services offered to students at the Toppel Career Center.

The sessions are as follows:

Career Education Trends and Frameworks

Gain insight into new trends happening in career education and the frameworks we utilize to support our students in their careers.    

  • Thursday, September 22, 3:30-5:00PM

Using Technology to Navigate Careers

Demo our Handshake and Cane2Cane platforms and learn ways to incorporate them into your work. 

  • Thursday, October 20, 3:30-5:00PM

Explore, Prepare, Connect: Our Model for Supporting Students

Discuss how we can better support students through the processes of exploring, preparing, and connecting.

  • Thursday, November 17, 3:30-5:00PM

HireACane Academy: Fostering a Culture of Belonging

Engage with organizations that recruit at the U to discuss critical topics affecting our students' transition into the workforce during Toppel's recruiter conference.

  • Wednesday, December 7, 3:30-5:00PM

How do I get involved?

The Toppel Career Center is excited to grow our support system for University of Miami students! To learn more about the Career Champions Network email Carly Smith or fill out the interest form.

Toppel in the Classroom

Why cancel class when you can rely on us? Dedicated Toppel Career Center staff are available to present to your class on a variety of career-related topics. Would you like an employer to come in and present to your students on a specific organization or industry? We can also assist you with this!

Are you looking to embed career education into your course? Toppel has a variety of tools to help facilitate career assignments in the classroom including:

  • Industry or Competency-Based Practice Interviews
  • Resume or Professional Document Reviews
  • Group Career Assessment Facilitation
  • And much more...

To inquire about classroom presentations or assignments, please take a moment to fill out the Workshop Request Form or reach out directly to Douglas Neese.

Become a Career Contributor

The Toppel Career Center's Custom Career Content webpage creates a personalized experience for students and alumni to navigate their careers based on categories such as industries, Career Circles, identity groups, and more. Engage with University of Miami students and alumni by submitting a guest blog/article, promoting an event, or recommending a resource. It’s quick and easy!

Become a Career Contributor