Toppel Career Center Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm. Closed Friday.
Walk in advising: Monday-Thursday, 2:00pm-4:00pm. No advising on Friday.
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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.

Interviewing Skills Presented by David Ong, Maximus

Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 pm

  • Hear tips and strategies from an employer recruiter and learn what recruiters are looking for during candidates interviews!

Ins & Outs of Teaching English Abroad

Monday, January 27, 5:00 pm

  • Teaching English abroad is an excellent way to improve knowledge of a foreign language and gain valuable experience.  Attend this program to learn about the potential of teaching English as a second language abroad. Information about some of the programs out there and paths people take for this amazing opportunity will be discussed.

What’s up Doc? Finding Pre-Health Shadow, Volunteer, and Research Opportunities

Monday, February 10, 6:00pm

  • Are you interested in becoming a health professional and looking for strategies to make your graduate school application more competitive? Hear from current UM students who have applied to health programs (medical, dental, PT, and more) about what they did to get ahead.

Employer Practice Interviews & Critiques (EPIC)

Friday, February 21, 9 am - 4:30 pm*

  • 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 www.HireACane.com. 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

Scholarships and Fellowships to Launch Your Career

Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 pm

  • Scholarships and fellowships are more than just money for tuition. In fact, many nationally competitive award programs offer paid internships, leadership training, and even job placement opportunities.  Attend this program to learn about specific opportunities available to you and how they can contribute to launching your professional career!

Student. Intern. Leader. How to Manage it All.

Monday, February 24, 4:00pm

  • The Toppel Peer Advisors know you are busy. They are busy too! But they know the tricks to accomplishing everything you want to at UM. Come learn how to manage it all, while reducing stress and still having fun. 

Writing the Personal Statement

Thursday, February 27, 6:30 pm 

  • 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.

Earth, Water, Air, and Fire: A Career in the Natural Sciences

Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 pm

  • Your goal is to understand the universe. But, how can you turn this goal into a career?  Listen to professionals in the natural sciences talk about their paths into the field and provide tips for getting started.

Navigating Your Summer Internship as an International Student

Monday, March 24, 4:30 pm

  • As International Students, you must follow certain processes and procedures when obtaining internships as well as take steps to maximize your internship overall experience. Learn some of the basics about CPT, getting oriented at your internship site, and making the most of your U.S. internship experience.

    From College to Career: The Transition to the Real World

    Tuesday, March 25, 4:30 pm

    • Presenters will discuss how to transition from college to the working world.  The session will focus on preparing for your first 100 days, identifying and utilizing benefits available to you, and planning for the long term career success. This will be an open forum where attendees will be able to ask any questions about transitioning into the real world.

    Personal Finance Series: Everything You Need to Know About Credit

    Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 pm

    • How long do I have before I need to start paying off my student loans? How do my student loans affect my credit? When should I open a credit card?  How many credit cards should I open at once?  If you have asked yourself these questions, you don’t want to miss this program!  The experts will provide you with insight on creating and maintaining good credit.

    International Resume: Designing an Effective Resume to Appeal to an Overseas Market

    Thursday, April 3, 3:00 pm

    • Interested in working or going to graduate school abroad?  Attend this program to help develop a resume fit for an international vagabond. Attendees will learn how to make a resume jive in any cultural setting.

    Personal Finance Series: Life After College

    Wednesday, April 9, 12:30 pm

    • How do I build a budget? What does the typical budget for someone my age look like? How much money can I expect to make from my first full-time job?  How much does it cost to live in this city? How much should I put toward my credit card balance each month? What rent can I afford? If you have asked yourself these questions, you don’t want to miss this program! The experts will provide you with insight on how to put your best foot forward in the real world.
    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