By Kelly Martin, Toppel Peer Advisor

 

 

This past Thursday and Friday Toppel hosted EPIC: Employer Practice Interviews & Critiques, giving students a chance to have mock interviews and resume critiques with major employers like Bloomingdales and the Peace Corps among countless others. Even as a Toppel Peer Advisor, I had only attended or participated in one Toppel event previously; a careers in the natural sciences night last semester. Based on my experiences from these two events I can’t stress enough how much students should take advantage of the amazing opportunities that Toppel offers!

Last spring at the careers in natural sciences night, I made multiple contacts, one of which ultimately led to the internship I have just started this semester and could potentially lead into work for my Master’s degree next year. Thursday during EPIC, I received invaluable feedback and advice on interviewing skills, and the opportunity to openly ask a recruiter questions in a more informal setting.
There are countless information sessions, on-campus interviews, career nights, workshops, and other events that take place at Toppel throughout the semester, offering countless opportunities to prepare yourself for internships or careers. So come in to Toppel and check our website for all the different events that are coming up this semester! It’s still early in the semester so make sure to take advantage of these opportunities now.

Here are just a few of the upcoming events you should check out!

Fall Career Expo & Graduate School Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3:00-7:00pm
Bank United Center
Majors & Minors Fair
Monday Sept. 29, 12:00-3:00pm
Fieldhouse, Bank United Center
Accounting Career Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 12:00-3:00pm
Fieldhouse, Bank United Center
Psych & Neuroscience Meet-Up
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30-8:30pm
Toppel Career Center
STEM Meet-Up
Thursday, Oct. 9, 6:00-8:00pm
Toppel Career Center
The Path to an Environmental Career
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:30pm
Toppel Career Center