Professionalism Toolkit

Mock Interviews

If you would like to schedule a Mock Interview with the OCPD, please click here and fill out the form.  An advisor will then reach out to you to schedule.   We also recommend taking a look at our Interviewing Guide, which contains sample questions that you may ask, or be asked, during an interview.

Student Business Cards

Voicemail Etiquette

Personal Voicemail Greeting

Your voicemail greeting should include your name, the information you would like the caller to provide, and when they can expect you to get back to them. 

Please check your voicemail messages regularly and make sure that your mailbox is not full. 

Sample: “Hello, you’ve reached [insert name].  I apologize for missing your call.  Please leave your name, number, and a brief message, and I will return your call as soon as possible.  Thank you.”

Leaving a Professional Message

When leaving a voicemail, it is important to identify who you are, why you are calling, and how the person or business can contact you.

Remember to speak clearly and concisely.


Voicemail regarding a specific subject:
Hello, my name is [insert your name].  I am calling in regards to [indicate subject matter] at [name of employer].  Please give me a call back at your convenience.  My phone number is [xxx-xxx-xxxx]Thank you.”
Voicemail when a returning a call:
Hi [name of person you are calling], this is [insert your name] returning your call.  I am sorry I was unavailable earlier.  Please feel free to give me a call back.  I am available [indicate availability].  I look forward to hearing from you.  Bye.”

Email Signature

Use these instructions to set up your email signature in Microsoft Outlook.

Sample Professional Email Signatures:

Harvey Spector
JD Candidate | Class of 2025
University of Miami School of Law 

Ally McBeal
Juris Doctor Candidate, Class of 2024
University of Miami School of Law | 305-867-5309

Saul Goodman
JD/MBA Candidate, Class of 2023
University of Miami School of Law | Herbert School of Business

Professional Headshots

The Toppel Career Center on campus offers professional headshots with their self-service professional headshot booth. Click here for more information, including location and hours of operation. 

If you would like to take your own headshot, click here for instructions on best practices.