Social Sciences & Pre-Law

This career circle is for any student who is interested in pursuing a degree in Social Sciences and/or a career in Law.

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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.

Careers in Policy for Law School Graduates

Your experience in law is essential in the policy industry. Have you considered using your law degree to work at think tanks, lobbying firms and government legislatures? Read more about potential options in policy work.

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Toppel
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Starting Law School? Here are Some Tips

Are you starting law school and not sure what to expect or need some guidance? Law school can be an overwhelming journey, however here are some tips that law school tips and advices that can help you succeed and enjoy …

By Sabrina Khan
Sabrina Khan
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10 Careers in the Legal Market for Non-Lawyers

Have you always wanted to be a lawyer but did not have the chance to study? Are you passionate about the legalities and regulations in the legal market? This article will help you find different legal careers even if you …

By Sabrina Khan
Sabrina Khan
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Featured Resources

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Standard 509 Report Disclosure Database – Law Schools – American Bar Association

The 509 reports include data on admissions, tuition & fees, financial aid, scholarships, enrollment, faculty, class sizes, and employment outcomes.

Social Science Careers: Job Path & Majors

This guide helps students explore what a social science degree is and how it can lead to many career opportunities …

USAJOBS: Jobs in Federal Government

Create a profile and apply for jobs in the federal government.

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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.)

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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.

Practice Exam 4 for CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701)

Taught by Total Seminars
This practice exam is intended to help you prepare for the CompTIA Security+ (SYA-701) certification exam. After you launch the…

Wellbeing as a Habit: Tips and Best Practices

Taught by Dr Gemma Leigh Roberts
Join Dr. Gemma Leigh Roberts on this holistic journey to enhance your wellbeing. This course offers a treasure trove of…

Move into a Customer Success Career

Taught by Robbie Kellman Baxter
Map a path from your current customer-facing support role into the lucrative and mobile career in customer success! As a…

Practice Exam 3 for CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701)

Taught by Total Seminars
This practice exam is intended to help you prepare for the CompTIA Security+ (SYA-701) certification exam. After you launch the…

Practice Exam 1 for CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701)

Taught by Total Seminars
This practice exam is intended to help you prepare for the CompTIA Security+ (SYA-701) certification exam. After you launch the…

Practice Exam 2 for CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701)

Taught by Total Seminars
This practice exam is intended to help you prepare for the CompTIA Security+ (SYA-701) certification exam. After you launch the…

Streamyard: Tips for Successful Live Events

Taught by Shelby Merryweather
Streamyard is a popular, browser-based webinar studio that allows you to go live on a variety of social media platforms,…

How to Build Gender Balanced Businesses and Teams

Taught by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
Balancing gender within a team or business goes far beyond a simple 50% balance. To achieve the best results and…

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) Cert Prep: 3 Security Architecture

Taught by Mike Chapple
The CompTIA Security+ exam is an excellent entry point for a career in information security. The latest version, SY0-701, expands…

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks

Taught by Heather Ackmann
PowerPoint gets better with every update. The latest version comes with the cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) as well as design…

Leading Responsible AI in Organizations

Taught by Elizabeth M. Adams
Leading responsible AI is not just an ethical imperative but a strategic imperative as well. Responsible AI enables organizations to…

Navigating the Mental Toll and Stress of Leadership

Taught by Melissa Doman, MA
Leadership today presents many challenges, but it also offers rewarding opportunities to make a significant positive impact in your role.…

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) Cert Prep: 4 Security Operations

Taught by Mike Chapple
In this course, security and information technology expert Mike Chapple guides you through security operations principles to help you prepare…

Managing a Diverse Team

Taught by Daisy Lovelace
Team leaders should aim to create an inclusive culture that celebrates differences and fosters the best performance from every team…

AI-Driven Project Management: Techniques and Insights with Ricardo Vargas

Taught by Ashley Kennedy
In this conversation-based course, project management leader Ricardo Vargas demonstrates next-level techniques for incorporating AI into project management workflows. Incorporating…

Technoethics: A 21st Century Leadership Competency

Taught by Jonathan Reichental
New technologies are rapidly changing the way organizations function and the capabilities of products and services that can be provided.…

Supply Chain and Operations Careers: Certification Tips and Tricks

Taught by Daniel Stanton
There are dozens of certifications for supply chain professionals. So which one is best for you? This course offers an…

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) Cert Prep: 5 Security Program Management and Oversight

Taught by Mike Chapple
The CompTIA Security+ certification is an excellent entry point for a career in information security. The current version, SY0-701, expands…

Building a Successful Business Analysis Career

Taught by Laura Paton
Are you interested in becoming a business analyst? Or are you currently working as a business analyst but feel stuck…

Working with Difficult People

Taught by Emily Anhalt
In every workplace, you’re likely to encounter colleagues who are more difficult to work with than others. But before you…

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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.

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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.

Francina Phillips

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  • Miami, FL
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Alexander Fotiadis

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Victoria Jewula

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Allison Bliss

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  • Student Reporter The Miami Hurricane
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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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