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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Check out job and internship listings by major/career interests on the College of Arts & Sciences Career Resources 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.

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.

By Toppel
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

The following resources were selected for your career circle. 

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 …

7Sage LSAT

7Sage aids LSAT prep with study materials, courses, and tutoring, empowering students for law school admissions success.

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.)

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.

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

Taught by Catherine Mattice
Harassment is still pervasive in many workplaces—despite the fact that nearly every organization has an anti-harassment policy in place and…

Cyber Crisis Management

Taught by Kip Boyle
Knowing how to manage a cyber crisis is a unique and highly sought-after skill in today’s global workplace. A cyber…

Excel and PowerPoint: Creating High-Impact Financial Presentations

Taught by Danielle Stein Fairhurst
Find out how you can create high-impact, data-rich financial presentations using Excel and PowerPoint. In this course, Microsoft MVP and…

Nano Tips for Intentional Engagement Online with Richard Moore

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

Mixed Signals: How Incentives Really Work (Book Bite)

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
How do you get people to do what you want them to do? In this audiobook summary, Uri Gneezy, professor…

Implementing the NIST Privacy Framework

Taught by Ronald Woerner
These days, a large-scale security breach seems to be an almost-daily occurrence. Standing in the balance is the personal information…

CompTIA Project+ (PK0-004) Cert Prep: 1 Project Basics

Taught by ITProTV
The CompTIA Project+ certification can be an ideal fit if you’re an IT professional, particularly if you’re responsible for managing…

Identity Threat Protection with Sentinel

Taught by Venicia Solomons
Are you ready to take a deep dive into the ever-evolving world of identity and access management (IAM)? In this…

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1101) Cert Prep

Taught by Mike Meyers
CompTIA A+ is one of the world’s leading vendor-neutral certifications—with more than one million certified IT professionals to date. Get…

CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) Cert Prep

Taught by Mike Meyers
CompTIA A+ is one of the world’s leading vendor-neutral certifications—with more than one million certified IT professionals to date. Get…

Nano Tips for Demonstrating Your Transferable Skills with Diana YK Chan

Taught by Diana YK Chan
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, Diana…

Delivering Exceptional Live Chat Support: Drive Results and Loyalty

Taught by Myra Golden
What’s the best way to deliver truly exceptional live chat support? In this course, customer service expert Myra Golden shares…

Nano Tips for Creating Equitable Workplaces for Working Mothers with Desiree Coleman-Fry

Taught by Desiree Coleman-Fry
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, Desiree…

Adobe Firefly’s AI-Driven Business Solutions: A Conversation with Bart Van de Wiele

Taught by Ashley Kennedy
The latest release of Adobe Firefly introduces several exciting AI-driven features for business solutions and creative branding techniques. Join Ashley…

Winning Over Execs: Sales Presentations with an AI Boost

Taught by Lisa Magnuson
Big sales opportunities require an executive sponsor and a convincing sales presentation. However, salespeople can struggle with the strategic preparation…

Balancing AI and the Human Touch in Customer Service

Taught by Noah Fleming
If you currently work in or are looking to make a move into customer service, you’ve probably wondered about the…

Customer Service in the Field

Taught by Noah Fleming
In-person interactions make or break relationships, presenting immense opportunities to drive loyalty and value. In this course, customer service leader…

Amplify Your Business Writing with AI

Taught by Lucas Terk
In this course, join instructors Natasha Terk and Lucas Terk as they show how to use generative AI as a…

Nano Tips for innovative Leadership with Lisa Bodell

Taught by Lisa Bodell
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, gather…

Mindfulness Nano Tips For Decision Making with Lillian Daniels

Taught by Lillian Daniels
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, gather…

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.

Xeba Zareie

Alumni Mentor
  • Founder, Preme Foods Preme Foods
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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!  

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.