Education & Sports

This career circle is for any student who is interested in pursuing a career in the fields of Education and/or Sports.

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Check out job and internship listings by major/career interests on the School of Education and Human Development website to view currently open listings for UM students and alumni. For thousands more opportunities, log in to Handshake.

Do you have questions about internships, graduate school, or your future career? Or are you unsure what your first step should be? Speak with a coach via Zoom or stop by Toppel for in-person coaching, Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Feel free to email us at toppel@miami.edu if you need assistance outside of our drop-in coaching hours.

Turn Your Passion for Sports Into a Career

Do you love sports and want to turn your passion into a career? You can become a real player in the sports marketing industry if you follow these 5 ways to get started.

By Toppel
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Are You a Student and Need Advice About Working in Sports?

Are you a student and not sure if you should pursue a career working in sports? This article reviews several individuals advising students who would like to work in the sports industry.

By Sabrina Khan
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Pursue a Career in Education Outside of the Classroom

Envisioning a career that doesn’t have you standing in front of a classroom chalkboard? Read this article which explores a multitude of alternative jobs for educators across multiple industries.

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Featured Resources

The following resources were selected for your career circle. 

Athlete 365 Career+

Athlete365 Career+ prepares athletes to transition into the workplace by offering advice, services, and tools.

An NCAA database listing internships and career opportunities in college athletics. 

The Route – Sports Industry Podcast

A sports business coffee chat, in podcast form featuring weekly guests discussing their journey within the sports business.

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

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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.

Body Language for Leaders and Managers

Taught by Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD
Research shows that when your verbal and nonverbal signals are out of alignment, people are forced to choose between what…

Advancing Women of Color: Go from the First and Few to the Many

Taught by Deepa Purushothaman
Women of color are leaving the workforce at heightened rates, and the usual strategies for advancement can set women up…

Generative AI, Recruiting, and Talent Acquisition

Taught by Glen Cathey
Generative AI will have profound effects on fields like recruiting and talent acquisition. But how quickly will these changes take…

Increasing Learning Engagement: A Skills-First Approach

Taught by Karl Kapp
Today’s global workforce is changing, with personal and professional development now accounting for a big piece of the complete employee…

Customer Service: How to Deliver Support Across Languages

Taught by Myra Golden
Build your confidence in delivering support to global customers. In this course, customer service expert Myra Golden outlines how to…

PowerPoint: Designing Better Slides

Taught by Heather Ackmann
You don’t need to use fancy tools to create an infographic. With PowerPoint, you can create a visually interesting and…

Storytelling and Content Creation to Transform Your Personal Brand

Taught by Ash Rathod
Storytelling gives you the power to create an engaging brand, but how can you start using it more effectively for…

Managing Team Conflict

Taught by Amy Gallo
In any group of people, conflict is a natural part of the dynamic. How leaders choose to manage inevitable disagreements…

Data Analyst Mindset: 10 Nontechnical Ways to Influence Decisions

Taught by Mico Yuk
Becoming a data analyst has never been easier: take a Python class and boom, you’re good to go, right? Not…

Nano Tips for Creating Captivating Virtual Presentations with Lorraine Lee

Taught by Lorraine Lee
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this course, top-rated…

Skills-First Talent Management

Taught by Tiffany Poeppelman
Managing talent with the skills-first approach can help to unlock your team’s hidden potential. It allows you to identify, develop,…

The Shift Toward a Skills-First Mindset: A Thought-Leader Roundtable

Taught by Elyse Rosenblum
Skills, not just degrees, are rapidly becoming the new employment currency as we reevaluate a candidate or existing employee’s ability…

Nano Tips for Talking about Race at Work with Benjy Kusi

Taught by Benjamin Kusi
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this course, diversity,…

Nano Tips to Prepare for Public Speaking with Nausheen I. Chen

Taught by Nausheen I. Chen
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, explore…

Strategies to Learn and Upskill More Effectively

Taught by Janell Blunt
Do you have difficulty learning new skills and information? People often think they’re bad learners, or have a bad memory,…

How to Speak with Effortless Confidence

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
There’s a key business skill that top actors already know—how to speak with confidence and courage. Confidence comes from the…

How to Command the Room, Connect with Your Audience, and Close the Deal

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
When you’re speaking—in person or online—do you struggle to make an impact with your audience, much less command a room?…

Cert Prep: PowerPoint Associate – Microsoft Office Specialist for Microsoft 365 Apps

Taught by Heather Severino
Looking to become a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Associate for PowerPoint? Join Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft 365 MVP Heather…

Memorization and Rehearsal Tips for Public Speaking

Taught by Knowable
Want to nail that big presentation but don’t know where to start? In this audio-only course from Knowable, public speaking…

Crunch Time Tips to Nail Your Next Presentation

Taught by Knowable
When you’re giving a presentation, the last thing you want is to feel surprised. In this audio-only course from Knowable,…

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.

Vault Guide to Education Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Nonprofit Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Sports Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

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.

Nubia Hung

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

Nhung Tran

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

Derek Williams

Faculty & Staff Mentors
  • Miami, FL
  • Program Coordinator University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Erika Velarde M.S.

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL
  • Academic Advisor Florida Atlantic University

Nicole Sardina, MBA, MPH

Faculty & Staff Mentors
  • Miami, FL
  • Project Manager University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
  • Tax Expert Intuit

Courtney Woodward

Alumni Mentor
  • Miramar, FL
  • Education Director Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Lisa Epstein

Alumni Mentor
  • Chicago, IL
  • Principal, Lee Elementary Chicago Public Schools
  • Miami, FL
  • Environmental Consultant Independant Consultant

Christine Kotler

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL
  • Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Baptist Health South Florida

Eric Golnick

Alumni Mentor
  • Washington, DC
  • CEO Forge VFR at Forge Health Forge Health

LaTosha Ramsey

Faculty & Staff Mentors
  • Miami, FL
  • Adjunct Professor Miami Dade College

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!  

JOBSCAN

The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances are. Easily optimize your resume by completing a scan below. By scanning and comparing your resume versus any job description Jobscan will give you an instant analysis of how well your resume is tailored for a particular job and how it can be even better optimized for an applicant tracking system (ATS). To start, paste in the text of your resume then paste the text of the job posting you’re interested in, and press Scan.