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.

By Keashla Marengo
Keashla Marengo
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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.

By Keashla Marengo
Keashla Marengo
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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.

By Keashla Marengo
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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 …

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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.

Storytelling for Leaders

Taught by Todd Dewett
One of the hardest things to do as a leader is to build rapport with subordinates. You can be competent,…

Top 10 Behaviors that Drive Team Success

Taught by Todd Dewett
Building and growing a successful team always starts with authentic leadership. In this course, instructor Todd Dewett offers brief, practical,…

Deploy SQL Server on Linux, Containers, and Kubernetes

Taught by Benjamin Weissman
More and more companies are utilizing containerized applications and CI/CD approaches and pipelines. This shift, however, can never be complete…

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…

Nano Tips for Checking Your Bias: Becoming a People Advocate with Madison Butler

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

Cultivating Cultural Competence and Inclusion

Taught by Mary-Frances Winters
Inclusive work environments can yield greater creative output, boost employee morale, and benefit a company’s bottom line. But inclusion doesn’t…

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…

Using WordPress to Create a Blog for Creators

Taught by Shruti Pangtey
If you are a blogger, creator, or influencer, looking to attract the widest possible audience, WordPress may be your best…

Understanding Bias in AI

Taught by Ashley Kennedy
Unleash the power of AI responsibly! Join managing staff instructor Ashley Kennedy as she chats with DEI experts Christie Lindor…

Empowering Internal Mobility with LinkedIn and Recruiter

Taught by Garrick Chow
In today’s rapidly changing talent market, many organizations are missing out on a crucial pool of talent when it comes…

Advance Your SQL Skills with dbt for Data Engineering

Taught by Vinoo Ganesh
Are you looking for a better—and easier—way to manage SQL code? In this course, instructor Vinoo Ganesh shows you how…

Overcoming Resistance: A Leadership Change Management Model for DEI

Taught by Mary-Frances Winters
DEI–diversity, equity, and inclusion–is about changing inequitable systems and thus requires a systems-based change management approach. It’s human nature to…

Project Management Foundations: Ethics

Taught by Bob McGannon
Your overall success as a project manager depends on your ability to identify and manage ethical issues. Ethical behavior is…

HR Foundations, Part 2: Redefining HR

Taught by Lars Schmidt
The world of HR is evolving. The modern office will never be the same. Over the last few years, profound…

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…

Building a Data-Driven Culture

Taught by Jonathan Reichental
Data has the potential to be the most valuable asset available in every organization today, but its value can only…

The Data Analytics of Diversity, Inclusion, and Well-being

Taught by Serena Huang
Over the last few years across a wide variety of industries, organizations have started to pay closer attention to diversity…

Learning Microsoft Fabric: A Data Analytics and Engineering Preview

Taught by Gini von Courter
When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Fabric at the spring 2023 Build conference, he called it the most significant announcement…

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…

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.

Andres Rosero

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL
  • Summer Associate Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Michael Steier

Alumni Mentor
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Software Associate Lifco Hydraulics

Brian Katz

Alumni Mentor
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • CEO/Co-Founder Safer School Solutions, LLC

Stacy Alderman

Alumni Mentor
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Certified English Language Speech Rater Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Lorenzo R., M.S.

Alumni Mentor
  • Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Deputy Chief of Security The Joint Staff

Andrea Jimenez

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

Mingdi He

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, 佛罗里达州美国

Dayana Hano

Alumni Mentor

Ellie Stockinger

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
  • User Assistant University of Miami

Andrew Leith

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL

Reece Haire

Alumni Mentor
  • West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Assistant to Studio Owner Char-Mar School of Dance

Darlene Charles

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, FL

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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