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Esther Lamarre
Assistant Director – Alumni Career Programs

Esther is a Miami native and the newest addition to the Toppel staff. Esther earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies & Political Science from the University of Miami and a Master of Education in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia. Prior to returning to her alma mater, Esther worked to advance leadership education and development at the Illinois Leadership Center on the University of Illinois campus.

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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.

University of Rochester's McNair Summer Research Program
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of Rochester provides participants with a mentored research experience, seminars and workshops on topics germane to the pursuit of the doctoral degree, and opportunities to meet with role models who have obtained the terminal degree. Program benefits include but are not limited to: room and board on the University of Rochester campus and a $3600 stipend for the summer. During the program, participants work with a faculty member on a research project in their major field, prepare for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and complete a course entitled “The Culture of the Academy,” which includes a series of assignments that will assist in the graduate school application process. To apply and for more information, visit here.


Toppel Presents the “Work It” Fashion Event !
Wednesday, February 5 @ 11am on the UC Patio
You only have one chance to make a first impression. As a young professional, your image is crucial. What does your style say about you? Professional dress doesn’t have to mean spending tons of cash for a put-together look. The Toppel Career Center wants to show you how simple it can be to look professional, while still being an individual and showing your style. Stop by the event for discounts on clothing and style products, the opportunity to donate your unwanted professional dress items, and a chance to see your friends and favorite UM staff members rocking the runway in style.

Career Symposium
Wednesday, February 12 @ 12:00pm - 8:00pm
The Toppel Career Center invites you to attend the 2014 Student & Alumni Career Symposium, which is a one-day conference that will provide you with invaluable career development experiences and networking opportunities with successful UM alumni and employers. Registration is now open, so please click here for an event breakdown and additional details.

Career Expo
Thursday, February 13, @ 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the Herbert Wellness Center, Coral Gables Campus
Attend the Career Expo to meet recruiters from a wide array of industries looking to connect with UMiami students and alumni. Career Expo attracts hundreds of companies from various industries including business, healthcare, communication, government, non-profits, science, technology and more! Gain exposure to a broad spectrum of career paths, learn about internships, full time positions and network with employers from various industries. Open to UMiami degree seeking students and alumni only. Professional dress is required for entry and students are encouraged to bring at least 20 copies of their résumé. Visit here for the list of employers attending.


UM CTSI & CCS: Software Carpentry Bootcamp
Monday, January 27 & Tuesday, January 28, @ 9am - 4:30pm at the Newman Alumni Center
Are you a graduate student in science, engineering, medicine or a related research-intensive discipline interested in learning basic programming concepts? This two-day workshop, jointly hosted by the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Center for Computational Science, will provide you with the skills and best practices needed to be productive in a small research team. This bootcamp will focus on the fundamentals of writing scripts and software to analyze data, with particular focus on R and Python programming languages. Visit here for more information.

5 Tips to Creating Professional Cover Letters
Monday, January 27 @ 11:00am – 12:00pm
Come learn some valuable tips on how to create a cover letter that will make you stand out as an applicant!

Ins & Outs of Teaching English Abroad
Monday, January 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00pm
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.

Rules of the Résumé in 3 Easy Steps
Thursday, January 30 @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
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.

Leveraging Social Media for Your Job Search
Monday, February 3 @ 11:00am – 12:00pm
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!

Exploring Internships - Business
Tuesday, February 4 @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Interested in getting a business internship? 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!

*** 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:

01/27: CHENMED (Technical Writer, Medical Internship Program - Industrial Engineering & Finance – open to all majors, $18/hour)
01/29: THE AROUND CAMPUS GROUP (Sales and Marketing Summer Internship)
01/30: JPMORGAN (2014 Private Banking Summer Analyst)
02/01: ESPN (“Career Conversations”)
02/06: ICAP (Summer Internship Program 2014, Industry Insight Program 2014)

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.


1/30: CITIBANK @ 6:00pm (SAC 3rd Floor)
2/3: OMNIPOINT / AON HEWITT @ 12:30pm
2/3: ESPN @ 4:30pm

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


ACADEMICA Account/Budget Analyst
Academica, one of the nation’s largest and longest-serving charter school management and support organizations, is seeking an entry-level accountant to assist with budget analysis. Apply today on HireACane, Job ID 38372.

Multivision INC.
Multivision Inc. is an IT consulting firm located in the Washington, D.C. area in search of talented software developers for multiple job openings around the country. Work on software development teams creating programs for some of the country’s largest companies and government agencies using the latest cutting edge technologies by searching for Job ID 38325 on HireACane.


Kreps DeMaria (KD)
Kreps DeMaria Public Relations and Marketing Internship
Apply for this spring internship today! Interns will develop skills in media and community relations, social media, client management, crisis communications, branding, digital marketing, event planning and more! Founded in 1988, Kreps DeMaria (KD) is one of the leading, independently-owned public relations and marketing firms in Florida. Visit HireACane and search Job ID 38306; contact Samantha Haimes with any questions.

GTC Media
GTC Media is currently looking for interns to join their team. They are searching for two positions:
  • Graphic Design Intern: The intern will work with the internal marketing department, particularly with social media. Responsibilities include designing graphics for social media platforms, splash pages, e-commerce and more. To apply and learn more, visit HireACane and search Job ID 38229.
  • Marketing Intern: The intern will work under the Creative Director/Magazine Editor. Responsibilities include marketing the launch of new products, promotion through social media, conceptualizing campaigns and more. To apply and learn more, visit HireACane and search Job ID 38230.

U.S. Department of State 2014 Fall Student Internship Program
Deadline for application: March 3, 2014
Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State 2014 Fall Student Internship Program (unpaid). This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts. So consider spending your Fall 2014 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit. Please visit here for more information about the Fall 2014 Student Internship Program and to start the online application process via USAJobs.


Beinecke Scholarships for Graduate Study in Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
Deadline for application: February 4, 2014
The Beinecke Scholarship Program aims to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduated course of study. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while entering graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships and grants. Visit here for additional information.

Boren Scholarship for Study outside of Western Europe & Australia
Deadline for application: February 5, 2014
Boren scholarships provide up to $20,000 to US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but are all interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For more information, visit here and for questions regarding the UM application process, e-mail Kefryn Reese.

Thomas Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Deadline for application: February 7, 2014
The Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or other academic fields. The Graduate Fellowship award of up to $40,000 annually can be applied towards actual expenses during the first and second years of graduate school. Additional information and application instructions can be found on the Foundation website. Students intending to apply should contact Kefryn Reese in the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships at (305) 284-5387.

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Deadline for application: February 10, 2014
The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program covers the cost of tuition, room, board, and air or train travel from home/school as well as a $3,200 stipend (budget permitting). For more information and to access the application, visit here. Students intending to apply should contact Kefryn Reese in the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships at (305) 284-5387.


Miami Marlins Job Fair
Thursday, January 30 @ 10:00am - 7:00pm at Marlins Park (501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125)
In preparation for the 2014 Baseball Season, the Miami Marlins are looking to fill Event Staff and Part-Time positions. For more information, visit here.

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