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.

Join as many Career Circles as you want by updating your career interests on Handshake. Updating your career interests will allow you to receive the latest Circle updates. Check out more information about the Circles here.

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 if you need assistance outside of our drop-in coaching hours.

The Right Way to Include Your Work Experience on a Resume (With Examples)

We all know resumes are important. They’re your first impression. The highlight reel of your qualifications. The tool that you can use to land an interview (and ultimately a job).

Your past experience takes up the bulk of your resume …

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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 …

USAJOBS: Jobs in Federal Government

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

Click on “View All Resources” for additional resources featured for your career circle.

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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.

Get It Done: Complete Projects that Matter with Seth Godin

Taught by Seth Godin
Do you have great ideas galore, but struggle to complete the projects you start? You’re not alone. In this course,…

Nano Tips for Nailing Your Job Interview with Sho Dewan

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

Addressing Technical Skills Gaps

Taught by Rashim Mogha
According to the World Economic Forum, 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025 as the adoption of technology…

Mental Health Awareness for Cybersecurity Professionals

Taught by AJ Yawn
Get a comprehensive overview of mental health in the cybersecurity industry. In this course, AJ Yawn, a cybersecurity expert, former…

How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Taught by American Negotiation Institute
Feedback is a gift, but how can you make your feedback valuable to its recipients? In this course, adapted from…

Connecting Thought Leadership to Sales and Lead Generation

Taught by Thought Leadership Leverage
Ever wondered about how thought leadership and lead generation intersect? In this course from Thought Leadership Leverage, join CEO and…

Busting Myths About Salary Negotiations

Taught by American Negotiation Institute
Salary can be a challenging subject to discuss, but sometimes it must be done. How can you have these conversations…

How Thought Leadership Can Differentiate Your Brand

Taught by Thought Leadership Leverage
Thought leadership can help to build your brand, but what does it take to make you stand apart? In this…

The Business Side of Thought Leadership

Taught by Thought Leadership Leverage
Many thought leaders start with speaking, consulting, and creating content. They love their insights, and they want to share them,…

Thought Leadership Business Models

Taught by Thought Leadership Leverage
What’s the secret to creating successful content as an emerging thought leader? In this course from Thought Leadership Leverage, Peter…

Empowering Dyslexic Thinking at Work

Taught by Kate Griggs
According to the United Nations, roughly 15 percent of the world’s population is dyslexic. That’s one billion dyslexic thinkers living…

Azure AI Tips for Developers: Securing Your Data

Taught by Walt Ritscher
Security is paramount in Azure AI development, due to the vulnerability of machine learning models to adversarial attacks on training…

ISC2 Health Care Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISSP) Cert Prep

Taught by Cybrary
As our healthcare industry grows, so do the risks associated with keeping health information secure. The HCISPP certification is ideal…

ISO 27001:2022-Compliant Cybersecurity: The Annex A Controls

Taught by Marc Menninger
The Annex A controls in the ISO 27001 standard are used by organizations around the world to improve their information…

Machine Learning Foundations: Statistics

Taught by Terezija Semenski
Machine learning models have revolutionized how we work, across a multitude of industries. But going deeper with ML models and…

The Sales Discovery Conversation: 10 Steps to Build Credibility

Taught by Mark Donnolo
How do you confidently lead any meeting, build credibility, and position yourself as a trusted problem-solver for your customer? You…

Advanced SQL for Query Tuning and Performance Optimization

Taught by Dan Sullivan
SQL queries can be fast and highly efficient, but they can also be slow and demand excessive CPU and memory…

Introduction to Transact-SQL

Taught by Jess Pomfret
Relational databases and SQL servers have been a cornerstone of businesses for decades, and as data growth increases at an…

Generative AI for Podcasters

Taught by Joe Casabona
You’ve probably already heard a lot about recent advancements in generative AI—but what, exactly, do they mean for podcasters? In…

Nano Tips for Mastering Job Interviews 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 course, Diana…

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.

Bo Williams

Alumni Mentor
  • Police Sergeant City of Coral Gables

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

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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