HireACane Academy

Student Panel at HireACane Academy
Audience engaged at HireACane Academy
Fireside chat at HireACane Academy

HireACane Academy (HACA) is Toppel’s recruiter conference and retreat where recruiters come together to discuss critical topics and recruiting trends. Employers and UM representatives create interactive presentations, and faculty and students share their expertise and insight into the recruiting process.  Past topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruiting, branding your organization on campus, faculty engagement, and more. 

Virtual HireACane Academy: Winter Edition
December 6, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00pm on Zoom

During Virtual HireACane Academy: Winter Edition we will hear from employer partners, campus partners, and UM students about early engagement, including sessions on connecting with student organizations, building your company's brand to increase engagement, and more! 


1:00pm - Opening Remarks / Welcome and Intros  

1:15pm – The Many Benefits of Mentorship: A Conversation with Charmel Maynard, Associate VP & Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer, University of Miami 

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the role of mentorship and the benefits it offers to students and your organization as a whole. 

1:45pm - Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders: The Value of Shadowing Initiatives 

  • Learn and discuss various ways of engaging students as early as during their first year through shadowing opportunities and connections with professionals within your organization.  

2:35pm – Break  

2:45pm – Maximizing your Campus Visit - A Panel with Employer Partners and Student Leaders  

  • Bloomberg:  Alexis Polanco, Campus Recruiter, and Jeremiah Paul, UM student and Participant in First Year Insights Program  
  • PwC:  Dylan Cassidy, Manager, Talent Acquisition, and Ashley Chavarria, UM Student and PwC Intern 

3:55pm – Wrap Up and Final Remarks by Christian Garcia  

Corporate Registration: $59
Government / Non-Profit Registration: $49  

Employer Testimonials

"I enjoyed hearing from the students and faculty and their news on how
employers can attract and retain diverse candidates."
Gwynett County Public Schools 

"[My favorite aspect of the event was] the student/faculty panel – great to hear their experiences and preferences and to further our thinking for future recruiting strategy."
Federal Reserve Board  

"Thank you! The gifts, boxed lunches, and small touches were really special! Really great environment to learn from others and connect with various industries."
Restaurants Brand International 

"HireACane Academy allowed us to truly gain insight into what attracts candidates to the workforce."
Southern Glazers (SGWS)

"Connecting with other private sector and government employers was a big plus!"