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Jordan Adams
Assistant Director, On-Campus Recruiting

Jordan joined Toppel in November 2012, and he works with the dynamic Employer Relations team to conceptualize, lead, and manage career-related programs and events. Previously, Jordan served as the Manager of Civic Engagement at UM's Center for Latin American Studies, partnering with various civic organizations and overseeing a million dollar federal National Resource Center grant. Jordan holds a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego. He also studied at La Universidad de Concepción, Chile and at La Universidad de Chile, Chile.

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Employer Practice Interviews and Resume Critiques (EPIC)
Friday, February 21st – at Toppel Career Center
Have your résumé critiqued or conduct a mock interview with an actual employer. Reserve your space today with the company of your choice at HireACane. Login, click on Job Postings, and search for the keyword "EPIC." Participating organizations include: Dycom Industries (STEM), Citrix, Arise Virtual Solutions, Cargill, FPL / NextEra, Coca Cola, General Electric, Northwestern Mutual, MBAF (ACC), Total Quality Logistics, Luxury Brand Partners, ICAP, Miami-Dade County, Enterprise Holdings, Nielsen, Kaufman, Rossin & Co. (ACC), McGladrey (ACC), FBI, and Desimone Consulting Engineers (STEM).

Celebrate Peace Corps Week with currently serving Volunteers!
Tuesday, February 25 @ 7:00 pm – at Toppel Career Center
The best way to learn about Peace Corps is to hear from those who are serving and those who have served. At this event, you can talk live via video-chat with University of Miami alumni who are serving overseas right now. UM President Donna Shalala will share her experiences as a volunteer and the positive influence Peace Corps service had on her career. Space is limited. Apply by March 1st for programs departing before March 2015! To reserve a seat, please RSVP here. For more information contact Steve Hunsicker.

Business Walk-Ins!
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm – in Merrick 104
For all business majors: The Toppel Career Center Business Advisors will be available every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in Merrick 104 for career advising, résumé and cover letter assistance and job and internship search techniques. Have a quick question? Stop by without having to schedule an appointment!

Toppel Is Hiring!
Peer Advisors
The Toppel Career Center is looking for an energetic, outgoing, and well-spoken undergraduate students to represent the Toppel Career Center as Peer Advisors for the Spring 2014 Semester. Peer Advisors play a critical role in representing Toppel across campus by serving as the liaison between UM students and the Toppel Career Center. This is a leadership position through the Toppel Career Center. Applicants must qualify for federal work study. Contact Megan Morini for an application and more details.


Healthcare Networking Night
Monday, March 24th @ 6:00pm-8:00pm
Toppel Career Center, Career Reflections Courtyard
This evening networking reception is your opportunity to meet and connect with employers in medicine, nursing, health sciences, research and healthcare. Professional dress is required and refreshments will be served.


Rules of the Résumé in 2 Easy Steps
Monday, February 17 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm
A high-quality résumé can effectively sell your skills to any organization! This program will teach you what essential components to include, how to format your résumé, and how to create outstanding accomplishment statements.

Exploring Internships - Sports
Monday, February 17, 2014 @ 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Interested in getting into the sports industry? Come learn tips and advice from fellow students who have already gotten an internship in the field and learn how you can find an internship of your own!

Scholarships and Fellowships to Launch Your Career
Tuesday, February 18th @ 3:30pm
Attend this program to learn about specific opportunities available to you and how they can contribute to launching your professional career. For more information contact The Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships or view event information on Facebook.

5 Tips to Creating Professional Cover Letters
Wednesday, February 19 @ 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Come learn some valuable tips on how to create a cover letter that will make you stand out as an applicant!

Hospitality 24/7
Wednesday, February 19 @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Learn how industry professionals have utilized their majors to be successful within hospitality. Explore an industry and learn the many pathways for success, regardless of your major!

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.

8 Steps to Acing the Interview
Tuesday, February 25, @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Come hear tips and strategies from an employer recruiter and learn what recruiters are looking for during candidates' interviews!

Leveraging Social Media for Your Job Search
Wednesday, February 26 @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Are you on the different social media platforms but have no idea how to effectively use it? Toppel can help! Attend ‘Leveraging Social Media for the Job Search’ to learn how to effectively use the different social media platforms for networking, job searches, and much more. You won’t want to miss this!

*** All programs are held in the New Toppel Career Center (5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd., behind the Pavia Garage), unless otherwise noted.


OCR Resume Submission Deadlines:

02/17: NIELSEN (Professional Services Fulltime Analyst, Professional Services Summer Intern)
02/17: BERKOWITZ POLLACK BRANT ADVISORS AND ACCOUNTANTS (Tax Intern, Tax Staff, Rotational Intern, Audit Staff, Audit Intern)
02/17: ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER INC. (Summer Internship Program)
02/17: PWC (Risk Assurance Associate, Tax Intern, Core Tax Intern, Tax Associate)
02/19: TRILLIUM TRADING, LLC (Proprietary Equity Trader)
02/19: DELOITTE (Audit Intern, Tax Full-Time, Tax Intern, Advisory Full-Time)

Upcoming companies include: Trane, Mobiquity Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Co.

If you would like to participate in on-campus recruiting (OCR) at the Toppel Career Center, remember that your résumé must be approved on HireACane by the résumé submission deadline.


2/24: FIRST INVESTORS @ 5:00pm
2/24: PLS LOGISTICS @ 5:00pm
2/25: PEACE CORPS @ 7:00pm

All Infosessions will be held at the NEW Toppel Career Center unless indicated. Business Casual Attire required. More information about upcoming information sessions and breezeway tables can be found here.


Systemax/Tiger Direct
Systemax/Tiger Direct is hiring for multiple full-time opportunities, including Financial Analyst, Merchandiser and Management Training Program. Apply on HireACane by doing a keyword search for Systemax under “Postings.”


S.E.A.R.C.H. (Summer Education And Research in Clinical Healthcare Internship)
Deadline for application: Friday, March 28, 2014
S.E.A.R.C.H. is an opportunity designed for undergraduate students from underrepresented populations in healthcare, interested in exploring a career in scientific research and medicine. During the internship, students will complete a project that encompasses quality of care, education, and/or research. We encourage Biology, Chemistry, and Research Majors and students on track to attend Medical School and/or receive their Post-Doctoral degree to apply. Program dates are from June 9 – July 18, 2014. For more information and answers to any questions, please email Keyla L. Fincher, contact her directly at (614) 355-4146, or visit their website.

2014 NASI Summer Internship Programs
Deadline for application: March 1, 2014
The National Academy of Social Insurance is now accepting applications for their paid internships for students studying for or interested in careers in social insurance policy. Their internship programs cover a wide array of policy areas including Health and Income Security Policy (Washington Internship), Aging and Long-term Care Policy (Somers Internship), Disability Policy (Eileen Sweeney Internship), and Non-profit Management (Nathan J. Stark Internship). The programs consist of a 12-week summer semester internship that usually spans May to August, depending on the student’s college schedule. Students receive a $3,500 honorarium for their internship experience and academic credit may be arranged through the intern’s college or university. International Students with valid student visas are encouraged to apply and can be placed with non-governmental organizations, if placement projects match their skills and interests. For more information, visit their Internship Opportunities page or contact them directly.

Overseas Travel of Florida
Overseas Travel of Florida is seeking a Marketing Intern. A successful candidate will have previous internships in marketing or account management and display in-depth knowledge and experience marketing to Social Media platforms. French, Spanish and Portuguese as a second language are a plus. For more information, search for Job ID 38822 on HireACane.

Pomodoro Stories
Pomodoro Stories acquires, develops, and adapts, co-produces and produces scripted and unscripted television shows from around the world. They are searching for an Operations Intern to begin ASAP. The internship has some administrative duties, but also focuses on aspects of the industry and business. Fluency in Spanish is a plus! To apply, search for Job ID 38684 on HireACane.

The National Crowdfunding Association
The National Crowdfunding Association supports, educates and protects the American crowdfunding market. They represent the interests of both the investors and the entrepreneurs in every crowdfunding transaction. They are searching for an intern to help with membership engagement, develop industry educational materials, and develop a sponsorship program. For more information and to apply, search for Job ID 38392 on HireACane.


Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad
Deadline for Application: March 4, 2014
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for US citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Summer and Fall 2014 applications are now being accepted online. Visit here for more information; contact the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships, or a study abroad advisor in International Education in Exchange Programs.

For more information on Toppel programs, please visit our web site at www.HireACane.com.

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