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 toppel@miami.edu if you need assistance outside of our drop-in coaching hours.

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

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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.

Administrative Human Resources

Taught by Catherine Mattice
HR administration is vital to the success of every business and every employee. Effective HR administrators ensure companies stay compliant…

Learning the R Tidyverse

Taught by Charlie Joey Hadley
R is an incredibly powerful and widely used programming language for statistical analysis and data science. The “tidyverse” collects some…

Driving Business Growth Through Customer-Centricity

Taught by Ilenia Vidili
Customer centricity has become not just a competitive advantage but a necessity for sustainable business success. This course provides an…

Legal Tips for Non-Lawyers

Taught by Nkem Ekwukoma
Demystify the legal landscape in this course with Nkem Ekwukoma, a business lawyer with over 20 years of experience. Nkem…

Mastering Virtual Presentations

Taught by Madecraft
Master virtual presenting with Diane DiResta, a seasoned communication strategist. This course equips you with skills to maintain audience engagement…

Creating Equity for LGBTQ+

Taught by Cory Wade
How do you ensure that your work environment is equitable? It takes more than a few memos, meetings, and initiatives.…

Project Management: Healthcare Projects

Taught by Bob McGannon
Healthcare projects have their own unique set of needs and challenges, including privacy concerns and regulatory constraints. Learn how to…

Humor: A Leader’s Guide to Connection, Safety and Trust

Taught by Madecraft
Humor is arguably the most underrated communication tool in the workplace. In this course, author, comedian, and global speaker Kathy…

Five Hard Conversations You’ll Have in Your Career

Taught by Madecraft
Learn essential skills for navigating hard conversations, conflict resolution, feedback exchange, salary negotiation, workplace changes, and career progression discussions. Keisha…

Communicating Time Boundaries: A Business English Primer

Taught by All Ears English
Professionals in the workplace must know how to communicate time boundaries and constraints. This skill is especially crucial when individual…

Create Inclusive Content: Identifying and Preventing Racism in Your Marketing

Taught by Mita Mallick
Despite the backlash from consumers, time and time again, many marketers continue to tightly hold on to this idea: our…

Creating and Giving Business Presentations

Taught by Spencer Waldron
In this course, expert Spencer Waldron shows you the secret to creating unforgettable business presentations. Spencer guides you through everything…

Ten Questions to Ask in Informational Interviews

Taught by Madecraft
Informational interviews are gateways to career insight, industry knowledge, and networking opportunities. In this course, former HR director Keisha Haymore…

Impress Interviewers with These Five Questions

Taught by Madecraft
Interviews are used to see if you would be a good fit for a specific role. They are also used…

How to Find the Work You Love

Taught by Madecraft
Do you know what your career goals are or you’re on the right track to get there? This course will…

Nano Tips for Charismatic Communication 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 installment, B2B…

Project Management Mediation: Conflict Resolution for PMs

Taught by JT Moomau
Since part of the role of a project manager entails working with multiple stakeholders with competing priorities and objectives, every…

Nano Tips For Building Trust As A Leader with India Martin

Taught by India Gary-Martin
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, leadership…

Copilot in Microsoft Planner: Set Goals and Track Projects

Taught by Nick Brazzi
This brief course shows how to use the new version of Microsoft Planner, which was updated in early 2024. You…

Safeguarding Customer Credit Card Data: PCI Compliance

Taught by Laura Louthan
How are credit card payments processed behind the scenes? And when a credit card is stolen, how is that typically…

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.

Rebecca Talal

Community Mentor
  • New York, NY
  • Intern Program Manager Breakout Learning
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Xeba Zareie

Alumni Mentor
  • Founder, Preme Foods Preme Foods
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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.