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Jessica Sublette

Toppel is Hiring!

Not everyone can say they love their job. But I can. I have been with the Toppel Career Center for almost 6 months as the Graduate Assistant for the Career Education team. Hi, I’m Jess. I am a University of Miami graduate student working toward my M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration (code for I want to work at colleges and universities in administrative roles #forever). At Toppel, my main responsibility is to oversee our walk-in advising which includes supervising our Peer Advisors. I have done a lot in the short time that I have worked here. But one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of my job is being able to work with the Peer Advisors to assist students who come in for walk-in advising. If you told me a year ago that I would be giving advice on how to improve resumes, I would have called you crazy. But, I learned that it isn’t rocket science, and that if you are willing to be taught, you can do it, too! Working at Toppel is a lot of fun and every day is a new adventure.

Check out my mini collection of just a few pictures from my first 5 months on the job:

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Toppel Values Wall in the Toppel Career Center #toppelcollection 

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Toppel Professional Staff at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Networking Event at the Lennar Center

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Working the photo booth for cap & gown distribution #classof2016 #hireacane #iamready

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Working my first outreach event with Toppel at Canefest and teaching new students what resources Toppel has to offer them! (Peer Advisors Josh and Lindsey on the left) #lovethem

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Roaming campus with Sebastian to promote Fall Career Expo!

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Wearing purple to support pancreatic cancer awareness month

Toppel is actively searching for students who are energetic, willing to learn, flexible, and genuinely enjoy helping others. Working at the Toppel Career Center has many benefits, but the ones that come straight to mind are as follows: opportunity to connect with employers, grow personally and professionally, gain experience in a professional environment, have co-workers that support you, and have immediate access to resources that can help you land a job or internship.

To work at Toppel you must be Miami Commitment or Work Study eligible. If you are interested in applying for an immediate opening for the spring 2017 semester to work as a Peer Advisor, please call 305-284-1822 and ask for Jess.

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If you are interested in openings for the 2017-2018 academic year, I insist that you join us for one of our info sessions (February 8th or February 28th at 6pm – sign up on Handshake). Here you will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain greater insight about what it means to work in one of our Toppel student staff positions.

Toppel Hearts,

Jess

Crawl to NYC

By Jessica Sublette, Graduate Assistant, Career Education

Let’s Crawl. No, not on the floor as if you’re looking for an earring you dropped. Besides that would take you long time to crawl from the University of Miami to NYC…No I’m talking about a Career Crawl.

The University of Miami Toppel Career Center is proud to announce our FOURTH Career Crawl and this time we are headed to New York City! Here’s what you need to know:

Who: UM sophomores and juniors with a 2.4 or higher GPA and in good standing with the university

What: New York City Career Crawl

When: Monday, March 13 – Thursday, March 16, 2017 (spring break week)

Where: New York City!!

Why: Interested in exploring career opportunities in media and branding? Eager to connect with UM alumni and employers in the New York City area? Apply now to join the Toppel Career Center in this week-long immersion experience that will give you the opportunity to explore career paths in media outlets and brand strategy and development, visit New York City area employers on site, meet UM alumni from a variety of New York organizations and industries, and discover what it’s really like to live and work in New York.

How: For more information and application instructions: https://miami.joinhandshake.com/events/34619

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5pm

 

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Back-to-School, Back to Blogging

By Jessica Sublette, Graduate Assistant, Career Education

Welcome to the new site of the Toppel Peers Blog. What is the Toppel Peers Blog, you ask? Great question!

The Toppel Peers Blog is a medium of communication from the Toppel Career Center staff to University of Miami students and the surrounding community. Here you will find tips, tricks, how-to posts, and suggestions on topics like career readiness, internship searches, making the most of your current job, dressing for success, how to rock an interview, and so much more!

Each week you can expect a couple posts that will be focused around personal and professional development. I am personally very excited to see what tips our staff has in store for us this semester, so I hope that you will stay tuned with me on the edge of our seats…

My shameless plug in this first post is about our walk-in advising at Toppel. Bring your resume, cover letter, personal statement, or CV to our walk-in advising staff (Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) and we will be happy to review it with you!

Don’t forget, Career Expo is coming up on September 19th! Allow us to help you put your best foot forward by dropping in to see us. You will need professional dress and copies of your resume to enter the venue so don’t wait until the last minute to rent clothes from Sebastian’s closet (see link below) or to come in for resume help!

Thank you all and good luck this semester! Go Canes!

 

Important links:

Toppel Career Center Website (check out our new look): http://hireacane.miami.edu/index.html

Professional Dress & Sebastian’s Closet: http://hireacane.miami.edu/resources/dress-for-success/index.html

Resume & Cover Letter Online Resources: http://hireacane.miami.edu/resources/guides/index.html

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