Career Crawls

Where will U live and work after graduation? Discover what it's really like to live and work in cities of interest to you by engaging in Career Crawls, immersive experiences that allow you to explore career paths and connect with that city's UM community!

About the Career Crawl Program

Toppel’s Career Crawl program gives you the opportunity to discover what it’s really like to be a professional in a city of interest to you! Why should you be excited to participate in a Career Crawl?

  • Visit local employers on-site or virtually: Experience their work environment and company culture firsthand. Learn about current and emerging career paths in that organization and industry. Engage in interactive activities designed to give you a feel for their work.
  • Meet UM alumni: Get answers to the questions you’re eager to ask. How did they find employment and make connections in that city? What was the most challenging aspect of their transition from Miami? How much does an apartment in the city really cost?
  • Enhance your career readiness: Hear advice on what you should be doing NOW to successfully transition to that city’s workforce after graduation. Gain insight into the skills and qualities that will make you stand out to employers. Reflect on how your Career Crawl experience has shaped your professional development.

Career Crawls

Upcoming Career Crawls

London, October 2024
Application dates: July 22 to August 20, 2024 (12:00 pm)
Open to all stuents

Career Crawl: Arts & Sciences in Washington, DC, October 2024
Application dates: July 29 to August 28, 2024
Open to students in the College of Arts & Sciences

Past Career Crawls

Career Crawl: Arts & Sciences in NYC (March 2024)
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and Toppel Career Center 
Site Visits: Pfizer, Estée Lauder, Bloomberg, Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, MoMA, CBS News 

Virtual Career Crawl (October 2021)
Focus: Intelligence Agencies
Participating Organizations: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Virtual Career Crawl (April 2021)
Focus: Technology Industry
Participating Organizations: Tesla, Microsoft, Citrix

Virtual Career Crawl (January 2021)
Focus: NYC
Participating Organizations: Bloomberg, ESPN, SiriusXM

Virtual Career Crawl (November 2020)
Focus: West Coast
Participating Organizations: Google, Nike, Netflix

Washington, DC (May 2017)
Industry Focus: Government and Public Service
Site Visits: FBI, Capitol Hill (Offices of Congressman Carlos Curbelo, Congresswoman Ann Mclane Kuster, Congressman Brian Mast), Peace Corps, Federal Reserve Board, U.S. Department of State

Miami (April 2017)
Industry Focus: Hospitality
Site Visits: Carnival, National Hotel (Panel featuring Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association, Daycation App, Port Miami, and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau)

New York City (March 2017)
Industry Focus: Media and Branding
Site Visits: Yelp, NBC News, Ogilvy & Mather, Canon Solutions America (Ralph Lauren, CBS Radio, and Nielsen canceled due to weather)

London (October 2016)
Industry Focus: Global Careers
Site Visits: LetterOne, Chime Communications Limited, Corsair Capital LLC, Diageo, Morgan Stanley, White & Case LLP, Robert Walters 

Washington, DC (May 2016)
Industry Focus: Government & Public Service
Site Visits: Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Alpine Group, MAXIMUS, US Global Leadership Coalition, Federal Reserve Board, U.S. Department of State

Downtown Miami (April 2016)
Industry Focus: Nonprofit
Site Visits: Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation, United Way Miami-Dade

Testimonials from Past Participants

“The Career Crawl: NYC was a magnificent experience. Through this experience, I gained knowledge in the professional field and how to set myself up for success right now.”
-Aiden Orleans-Pobee, Microbiology and Immunology 

“The information I learned regarding my professional development and insights for entering the professional world as an undergraduate is precious.” 
-Sophia Plancich, International Studies and Ecosystem Science and Policy

“From getting to know and bond with the other participants to meeting professionals at each company, to engaging in conversation with UM alumni, every interaction offered me a new insight on career, personal development, and overall finding success and happiness.”
–Lucia Moglia, International Studies and Global Health Studies