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.

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

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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 …

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.

Nano Tips for Becoming a Better Thought Leader with Peter Winick

Taught by Thought Leadership Leverage
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, discover…

Getting Started as a Project Scheduler

Taught by Seyi Kukoyi
Dive into the dynamic world of project scheduling with this course, which is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of…

Protect Your Well-being Through Change and Uncertainty

Taught by Erin Shrimpton
These days, we all have to operate amidst uncertainty. This can take a serious toll on people’s wellness, and therefore…

Cloud Security Concepts: Services and Compliance

Taught by David Linthicum
Understand the basics of cloud security—one of the most critical components of cloud computing. Beginning with the basics, instructor David…

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0)

Taught by Cybrary
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is an assessment framework enacted by the United States Department of Defense in 2020.…

Developing Adaptable Teams (beta)

Taught by Francisco Rábano
Please note that this is an experiment using AI-generated audio for this course, which was originally produced in Spanish. This…

Overcoming Project Risks: Real Strategies for Real Results

Taught by JT Moomau
When managing projects, encountering failures is inevitable. However, effective risk management can significantly minimize these setbacks. In the course led…

Navigating Fundamental Disagreements

Taught by Madecraft
Learn to navigate disagreements with respect in Dr. Alyssa Lowery’s “Mastering Fundamental Disagreements” course. Discover strategies to manage conflicts, understand…

Moving On Doesn’t Mean Letting Go: A Guide to Grief

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
What’s the secret to navigating loss? Moving on? Letting go? Or something else? In the 2023 book Moving On Doesn’t…

Top Tips for Personalizing Your Public Relations Strategy

Taught by Madecraft
Dive into PR strategy creation with expert Andrea Holland. This course teaches a personalized PR approach to enhance brand communication.…

Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
Most people often feel embarrassed about uncertainties or blind spots in their knowledge. But Maggie Jackson—a journalist who covers social…

Build Your CX Technology Stack

Taught by Blake Morgan
Many companies have haphazard technology stacks, with many disparate systems that are cobbled together. But between rising customer expectations, lightning-fast…

Simple Tips for Writing Emails that Resonate and Convert

Taught by Madecraft
Dive into the world of email marketing with a focus on crafting emails that effectively engage and convert. Guided by…

Making a Difference: How to Advocate for the Change You Want

Taught by Madecraft
Drive impactful change with Janice Lintz, a consultant and hearing loss advocate, as she shares her journey and strategies for…

Making the Move to Middle Management

Taught by Daisy Lovelace
Are you ready to progress to middle management? In this course, learn how to successfully progress in your role from…

China’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Regulations: Essential Training

Taught by Mandy Huth
As a multinational company with overseas operations, it is critical to stay on top of current local regulations. Recently, the…

How to Pivot Your Career

Taught by Desiree Booker
Embark on a career pivot with Desiree Booker’s expert guidance. Learn why pivots are now common, key elements for success,…

Sustainable LGBTQ+ Allyship

Taught by Jeannie Gainsburg
One of the biggest challenges allies face is not knowing when and how to lend support. In this course, instructor…

Service Excellence: How to Exceed Expectations Every Time

Taught by Michael Kerr
Exceed customer expectations with Michael Kerr’s expert strategies for creating a standout service culture. In this course, Michael shares how…

Success Stories with Dave Crenshaw

Taught by Dave Crenshaw
In this audio course, hear in-depth interviews and untold stories of some of the world’s most accomplished people. Listen in…

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.

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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.

Cliff Bishop

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL
  • Police Officer City of Tampa
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Gillian Carney

Alumni Mentor
  • Chief of Staff GoodLynx
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Jimmy Pinedo

Community Mentor
  • Human Resources Manager Whetstone Holdings
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Daniel Householder

Alumni Mentor
  • Senior Associate B. Riley Financial
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Francina Phillips

Alumni Mentor
  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Talent Manager Motion Manage
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Carina Landgraf

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL
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Kennedy Debow

Alumni Mentor
  • Coral Gables, FL
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Audrey Greer

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL
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Isabella Olensky

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  • Pensacola, FL
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Emma Leptich

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  • Coral Gables, FL
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Julianna Skoglund

Alumni Mentor
  • Coral Gables, FL
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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

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