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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Why Should You Pursue a Career in Public Administration?

If you’re thinking of pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration, read this article highlighting 10 great reasons to follow this path from a variety of subjects to a variety of job options across the industry.

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Should You Pursue a Law Degree? Make an Informed Decision with these 5 Career Tips

Whether you’re confident with your decision to pursue a law degree or not, these steps will ensure you feel prepared and confident about your decision. This article discusses a few action steps such as shadowing, internships, coursework, and legal-related opportunities.

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What is Human Services and Why Should You Pursue a Human Services Career?

This article provides an overview of a career in human services and a few reasons why you may want to consider pursuing this career.

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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.

Making the Move from Individual Contributor to Manager

Taught by Carolyn Goerner
Being promoted to a managerial role is an exciting and career-changing moment, one that requires you to learn new skills…

Building Rapport with Customers

Taught by Myra Golden
Make every customer interaction meaningful by building real human connections. In this course, customer service expert Myra Golden shares simple…

Creating a Compelling Brand Narrative

Taught by Brittany Moorer
Interested in taking your brand narrative to the next level? In this course with Brittany Moorer, you explore how to…

The Leap to Leader: Go from Management to Leadership

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
If you’re angling to make the jump to a leadership position in your organization, it can be a daunting task.…

Nano Tips for Communicating Your Value 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, gather…

Managing Projects with Microsoft Teams

Taught by Heather Severino
Microsoft Teams is the communication and teamwork hub of Microsoft 365. Teams brings together the conversations, files, and meetings that…

Trust: The Language of Leadership

Taught by Minda Harts
In this course, learn practical strategies for building, maintaining, and restoring trust as a manager or senior organizational leader. Instructor…

1% Leadership: How Tiny Changes Forge Great Leaders

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
If you’re looking to get better at leadership, there’s not a single path and no secret trick to being a…

The Perennials: Creating a Postgenerational Workplace (Book Bite)

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
Sociologist, professor, and bestselling author Mauro Guillén shares five key insights from his latest book, The Perennials: The Megatrends Creating…

Nano Tips for Bringing Thought Leadership to Market 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 course, Peter…

Inclusive Leadership

Taught by Dr. Shirley Davis
Inclusive leaders create inclusive work environments. An inclusive work environment leads to higher performance, increased employee engagement, innovation and creativity,…

SQL Server Management Enabled by Azure Arc

Taught by Ben Weissman
Hybrid Computing is becoming the standard for many, if not most, organizations. This course provides guidance on developing the skills…

Building Business Acumen for Aspiring Professionals

Taught by Madecraft
When you’re just starting a business career, there’s a lot to learn, especially if you’re coming from a nonbusiness background.…

How Trust Works: The Science of Relationships (Book Bite)

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
Professor Peter H. Kim’s research on trust has been published in numerous scholarly journals, received national and international awards, and…

Performing a Technical Security Audit and Assessment

Taught by Marc Menninger
This course follows a proven methodology for conducting thorough and effective technical security audits and assessments based on guidelines from…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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  • Police Officer City of Tampa
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  • Chief of Staff GoodLynx
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  • Senior Associate B. Riley Financial
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Francina Phillips

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  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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  • Miami, FL
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  • Coral Gables, FL
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Julianna Skoglund

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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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