Career Circles for Students

Meet Emily Bouck West, UM Alumna & Cane2Cane Mentor

Emily Bouck West earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami in Public Relations and International Studies in 2010. She’s currently living in Washington, DC, and works as a Public Policy Manager at Amazon.

Throughout her career, she has …

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Types of Software Engineers (and How to Know Which One’s Right for You)

Software engineering is a great career path for those with programming skills who want to work on applications people use in their everyday lives. Yet software engineering requires many different kinds of work, from designing what users see to ensuring …

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What Is a Project Manager?

When you think of a project manager, you might think of someone who’s in charge of “stuff” and “things,” and that they are the person who makes sure everything on a project gets done. In many ways, that’s absolutely true. …

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Featured Resources

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MMI Interview: The Ultimate Guide (150 Sample Questions Included)

Learn how to answer different types of MMI interview questions. Plus, access a list of medical schools that use MMI.

American Psychological Association – Education & Career

This organization represents & supports researchers, educators & students providing resources at all levels by offering a broad array of …

Freelance Writing Jobs in Journalism, Content, Copywriting, & Blogging Gigs has delivered daily and real-time freelance writing jobs online for freelance beginners and experts.

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Are you looking to use real-time job market data to make informed decisions about your future career path, explore relevant salary data, or identify the skills you need to build or market to get your next role? Use the following tool to explore your options.

There are two ways to navigate this tool:

  1. Keyword Search: Search for the title of the job you’re looking to pursue, or skills you may have that could be relevant for a particular career path.
  2. Narrow Down by Industry + Occupation: If you have a general sense of the industry you’d like to pursue, you can narrow down the occupations within a given industry to help you decide.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Featured Jobs & Internships

Thousands of internship and job opportunities are posted on Handshake by employers specifically looking to hire students. The following job and internship opportunities were pulled from Handshake for your career circle.

For thousands more opportunities, log in to Handshake. All UM students have a Handshake account that is automatically created for them when they enroll at the U. All you have to do is log in to Handshake to activate your account.

Skill Building with LinkedIn Learning

Access and explore on-demand LinkedIn Learning content (courses and videos) that can help you identify and build skills needed to be successful in your future career. Here, you can find relevant LinkedIn Learning content featured for your career circle.

Make SwiftUI Playgrounds Applications

Taught by Steven Lipton
If you’ve been interested in getting into programming on the iOS and iPadOS platforms, Swift Playgrounds makes it easier, less…

Blockchain: Learning Solidity

Taught by Emmanuel Henri
In this course, learn about Solidity, the programming language used with the blockchain platform Ethereum. Instructor Emmanuel Henri takes you…

Learning MATLAB

Taught by Majlinda Qarri
MATLAB is one of the most popular programming languages today for engineers and scientists, and with good reason—it allows analysts…

Deploying Java Applications to AWS

Taught by Semirah Dolan
Learn how to build, deploy, and manage Java applications on AWS and take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness…

Effectively Leading Digital Transformation

Taught by Phil Gold
Organizations must radically transform their processes as new tools and systems continue to roll out. What is driving this revolution?…

Avoiding Bad Decisions in Your Cloud Strategy

Taught by Lee Atchison
Whether you’re migrating an existing application to the cloud or building a cloud-native application from scratch, it’s best to prepare…

Cybersecurity Awareness: IoT Devices

Taught by Racheal Popoola
The Internet of Things are physical objects with software, sensors, and processing abilities to allow for collection of data, transfer…

Cybersecurity Awareness: Social Engineering

Taught by Stephanie Ihezukwu
Social engineering is one of the most dangerous forms of hacking because it preys on human nature. Learn how to…

Unity 2023 Essential Training

Taught by Emmanuel Henri
Unity is a powerful interactive development tool for creating mobile and desktop games, 3D environments, real-time simulations and visualizations, and…

Revit: Issues and Revisions

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
Project changes occur frequently and often after contract documents are issued. And if you’re an architect, engineer, or construction management…

Learning OpenShift

Taught by Adrian Kosmaczewski
If you’re just getting started with Red Hat OpenShift, the Kubernetes-based enterprise platform as a service, you may be faced…

Deploy SQL Server on Linux, Containers, and Kubernetes

Taught by Benjamin Weissman
More and more companies are utilizing containerized applications and CI/CD approaches and pipelines. This shift, however, can never be complete…

Jakarta Web Services

Taught by Buddhini Samarakkody
Get started quickly with Jakarta Web Services. In this course, Java engineer, author, and instructor Buddhini Samarakkody gives an overview…

Creating GitHub Portfolios

Taught by Leigh Lawhon
Are you a developer looking to promote your work? In this course, Leigh Lawhon shows you how to build and…

Exploring AIOps

Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen
It seems like everyone is talking about the future of AIOps these days. New, cutting-edge AI tools stand to change…

Storytelling for Leaders

Taught by Todd Dewett
One of the hardest things to do as a leader is to build rapport with subordinates. You can be competent,…

Top 10 Behaviors that Drive Team Success

Taught by Todd Dewett
Building and growing a successful team always starts with authentic leadership. In this course, instructor Todd Dewett offers brief, practical,…

Initiating Change as a Leader

Taught by Todd Dewett
This class with author, educator, and coach Todd DeWett focuses on initiating change projects effectively. While managing change is a…

Exam Review: Microsoft Information Protection Administrator (SC-400)

Taught by Oluwaseun Adebayo
As the rate of data increases day by day and the new culture of remote working becomes firmly established, organizations…

Growing Your Business with LinkedIn Pages

Taught by Michaela Alexis
LinkedIn Pages offer a powerful way to publicize a business, attract more clients, share industry updates, post job opportunities, and…

LinkedIn Learning is free for currently enrolled University of Miami students. You must have a CaneID to access LinkedIn Learning. Click on “View All LinkedIn Learning Courses” to browse through all the content featured for your career circle.

Skill Building Through Virtual Company Projects

Build valuable career skills and get a taste of industry experience via short virtual projects created by top companies across the globe on the Forage platform. Click on "View All Projects" to view all experiences for this career community. To check out projects across all the career communities and relevant practice interview questions, here.

Wondering how to list a completed project on your resume/CV or LinkedIn profile? Review the Forage referencing policy.

Featured Industry & Career Guides

Vault offers comprehensive industry and career guides that provide insights into industry work life and advice for students and alumni on kickstarting their careers. You can access 170+ guides on our Custom Career Content site to help you explore career paths and gain valuable information that will help you make informed career decisions.

Click on “View All Resources” for additional guides featured for your career circle. 

Cane2Cane Mentors

Explore careers, prepare for your future, and connect with industry professionals. Exclusive to our University of Miami community, Cane2Cane is a social network where 'Canes receive help navigating from college to career. No matter who you know, or don't know, connect and learn from professionals across 60+ industries who are eager to help you prepare for your career journey.

Ana Ochoa

Alumni Mentor
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Content Producer Thorne Dynasty

Jordan Coello

Faculty & Staff Mentors
  • Success Advisor University of Miami

Rachael Britton

Alumni Mentor
  • Tavernier, FL
  • Administrative Assistant Monroe County School District

Nubia Hung

Alumni Mentor
  • Huntersville, NC
  • Senior Executive Assistant, Major Gifts and Board of Directors Best Buddies International

Dalton Shoan

Alumni Mentor
  • Sales Associate Miracle Leaf Coconut Grove

Andres Rosero

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL
  • Summer Associate Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Nhung Tran

Faculty & Staff Mentors
  • Associate Director, Student and Young Alumni Engagement University of Miami

Michael Steier

Alumni Mentor
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Software Associate Lifco Hydraulics

Tamara Zishuk

Faculty & Staff Mentors
  • Miami, FL
  • Director of Strategic Initiatives University of Miami Hillel

Scott Brown

Faculty & Staff Mentors
  • Research Associate Professor University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
  • Miami, FL
  • Professional Assistant Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Julieta Omaña

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL

Join your peers on Cane2Cane to connect with a 'Cane who can help you achieve your career goals! You can search for connections in the Cane2Cane community by applying various filters, such as industry, location, degree, and more!  


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