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Career Development Series

Each semester, the Toppel Career Center offers a variety of programs designed to increase awareness of career paths and professional opportunities. They are conducted by outside speakers and panelists who are recognized specialists in their field. 

NOTE: All locations in the Toppel Career Center, unless noted.

Creating a Game Plan for Career Expo - Co-sponsored by Toppel & MSA

Monday, September 8, 6:00 pm

Branding U: What's Your Pitch?
Join the Toppel Career Center and Multicultural Student Affairs as we help U prepare for Career Expo! Guest employers will provide tips on professional dress, verbal and written communication and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to present their 30 second pitch and win prizes!

Banking Part 1: Creating a Standout Resume & Networking Tips

Tuesday, September 9, 5:00 pm
Location: School of Business Administration

Come learn from the experts, your peers!  The Toppel Career Center will be featuring a panel of students who pursued internships in the financial services industry this past summer to give insights into getting into the field and preparing for your 10-week summer internship.  Students will discuss their experiences as well as offer tips and advice to peers looking to learn more about the industry and field of investment banking and analyst roles.   

Is Grad School Right for Me?

Tuesday, September 9, 6:30pm

A panel of current graduate students, alumni, and graduate program directors will discuss what it takes to be a successful grad student and how to prepare for this important decision in your career.

Employer Practice Interviews & Critiques (EPIC)

Thursday & Friday, September 11-12*

  • Are your interview skills top-notch? How does your resume look? Would you like to kick start your job or internship search?  Gain the competitive edge by participating in Toppel's Employer Practice Interview & Critique (EPIC) Program!
  • Reserve your space today with the company of your choice at Login, click on job postings, and search for the keyword "EPIC." 
  • Past participating organizations included: Target, FBI, Systemax / TigerDirect, TEKsystems, Nielsen, Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., Cargill, Citrix, BlackBerry, Orchid Boutique, Coca Cola, Total Quality Logistics, Miami Dolphins, Northwestern Mutual, TJX Companies, First Investors, General Electric, GR8 Group, Office Depot, Aerotek, Get Covered America, Peace Corps, Manpower Group, TD Bank, ICAP, and City Year. 
*Business Attire is Mandatory

Maximizing Strengths: Dominate Interviews! For the Undergraduate Go Getter

Tuesday, September 30, 6:00 pm

Capitalizing on talents and strengths is a key component for dominating the interview process and ultimately the job search.  In this workshop, you will identify your strengths using a unique assessment and learn how to successfully showcase talents during an interview. All students will be required to complete the StrengthsQuest assessment prior to attending the workshop.

Writing the Personal Statement - Hosted by Kaplan

Monday, October  6, 6:30pm

The personal statement is an important part of the application package for graduate and professional programs. Attend this program and learn how to write an effective personal statement that highlights your strengths and unique qualifications.

Like a Boss: How to be a Leader, Not Just a Manager

Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 pm

The best managers are flexible, adaptable, and closely attuned to their environment.  Leaders know every area of a business from top down and know how to work with different departments to gain perspective of the overall organizational goals and mission.   Companies are shifting more and more to management trainee and executive leadership programs to build the next leaders in the corporate world.  Hear from top employers about the ins and outs of these programs and positions as well as the advantage to rotational programs. 

The Path to an Environmental Career

Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 pm

How can you turn your passion for the environment into a career? Hear from current environmental professionals about how they got to where they are now, and what you can do to reach your own career goals in this field.

Job Search for International Students

Thursday, November 20, 6:30 pm

Back by popular demand, this program will discuss the job search process for international students and offer suggestions for an effective job search. Gain a better understanding of the employment eligibility process, learn about helpful resources, and discuss the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful.

Toppel Career Center
Physical Address:
5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-5451
Fax: 305-284-3668
Mailing Address:
PO Box 249175
Coral Gables, FL 33124-5610