Lead Miami Student Employment Program

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You aren’t the average high school student. You set the bar higher and went the extra mile. Whether you were captain of the soccer team or president of your class, your dedication didn’t go unnoticed. This is why you have been invited to apply to Lead Miami, UM's premier student employment program.

As a Lead Miami participant, you’ll receive on-campus job placement assistance during your first year, a path to on- and off-campus internships, and invitations to workshops and conferences to further enhance your leadership skills. 

Lead Miami is a commitment throughout your college career. You'll be required to:

  • Complete time management training within the first semester of freshman year
  • Register with the Toppel Career Center by the end of freshman year to explore on- and off-campus internships through the U Intern Program 
  • Complete yearly job evaluations
  • Join a student organization by the end of freshman year
  • Attend at least one career development workshop or activity at the Toppel Career Center per academic year, beginning with sophomore year
  • Attend one leadership activity/workshop per academic year, beginning with sophomore year
  • Attend one leadership event/conference before graduating (i.e., Canes Summit, ACC Leadership Symposium, Clinton Global Initiative University, IMPACT Leadership Retreat, South Florida LeaderShape, or Women's Leadership Symposium)
  • Complete a senior evaluation/reflection before graduating

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017. Apply now and submit a recommendation letter.



"I feel like I won the lottery because my job feels like an extension of school. I now understand that it's not just magic that makes things happen, it's weeks and months of emails, phone calls, and planning to push ideas through."
Anh Le
Media Writing and Production major
Student Assistant at the Frost School of Music Communications Department


"I have this job where I get to write about engineering, so it’s the best of both worlds."
Francisco Alberdi
Environmental Engineering major
Student Assistant at the Dean's Office, College of Engineering



"I wanted to have work experience and be groomed for the real world. I’m happy I applied."
Olajide Jegede
Marine Science and Computer Science major
Student Assistant at the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs