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.

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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.

Occupational Safety and Health: Fire and Emergency Preparedness

Taught by Jim Rogers
Fires are a potential hazard in many different types of workplaces. Whether you’re a construction worker, a lab employee, a…

Basics of time management (Beta)

Taught by Francisco Rábano
Course with AI-generated audio. Exercise files and quizzes available in original language only. This course is scheduled to retire on…

How to develop emotional intelligence (Beta)

Taught by Lorena Díaz Quijano
Course with AI-generated audio. Exercise files and quizzes available in original language only. This course is scheduled to retire on…

How to Collaborate with Your Colleagues to Build Psychological Safety Together

Taught by Erin Shrimpton
In today’s dynamic work environments, fostering psychological safety is not just a leadership responsibility but a crucial skill for everyone.…

Championing the Customer in Everything You Do

Taught by Brad Cleveland
Most people agree that focusing on customers is extremely important, but how do you actually deliver an experience that customers…

Customer Service Strategy

Taught by Brad Cleveland
Given fast-evolving customer expectations, every organization needs an effective customer service strategy to guide operations and decisions. Your service strategy…

Data-Driven Product Management

Taught by Drew Falkman
In this course with product strategist Drew Falkman, learn the difference between product and marketing analytics, and why product analytics…

Serving Customers Using Social Media

Taught by Leslie O'Flahavan
Using social media to serve customers is an artform. When you reply to one customer, thousands can read your response.…

Practice Exam for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Taught by LinkedIn Learning Instructors
This practice exam is intended to help you prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam. After…

Project Management Value Delivery: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid

Taught by Joshua Barnes
The Project Manager job has evolved in recent years. Not only must project managers focus on budget, time, and scope,…

Negotiating Your Job Offer and Salary

Taught by Emily Liou
In this course, ex-recruiter and current certified career coach, Emily Liou, prepares you to confidently negotiate your job offer. Watch…

AWS Advanced Security Management: Patterns and Practices

Taught by Lynn Langit
This course is designed for IT professionals who use AWS advanced security services, techniques, and tools. Join instructor Lynn Langit…

Project Management: Energy and Water Projects

Taught by Seyi Kukoyi
Discover the intricate world of project management within the energy and water sectors with this comprehensive course. Delve deep into…

Getting Started as a Technical Project Manager

Taught by Seyi Kukoyi
This course is designed to provide a solid foundation for anyone looking to begin a career as a technical project…

The Service Mindset: Enhancing Your Customer-Centric Skills

Taught by Robbie Kellman Baxter
In this course, develop your skills to adopt a customer-centric mindset that drives business growth. Expert Robbie Kellman Baxter teaches…

Navigating Personal Trauma and Triggers at Work

Taught by Mariel Buqué
In this course, trauma expert Dr. Mariel Buqué explores how to navigate past traumas and triggers that may affect us…

Nano Tips For Conscious Communication To Grow Your Career with Ravi Rajani

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

Nano Tips for Finding Career Clarity 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 YK…

Understanding US Trademarks: A Deeper Dive

Taught by Dana Robinson
Virtually every business has a trademark, whether they know it or not. Your trademark might be your most valuable asset.…

How to Create Great Customer Experiences

Taught by Sam Stern
Creating exceptional customer experiences is a vital goal for every company. In this course, customer experience (CX) expert Sam Stern…

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.

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

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Isabella Olensky

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  • Pensacola, FL
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Emma Leptich

Alumni Mentor
  • Coral Gables, FL
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Julianna Skoglund

Alumni Mentor
  • Coral Gables, FL
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Tatiana Alvarado

Alumni Mentor
  • Miami, 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

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.