University of Vermont

Office Of Student And Community Relations

October 2015
Gear Up for Halloween!

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October 2015

The semester is well on its way and there are plenty of upcoming opportunities to set yourself up for success. Still haven't decided on a major or wanting to switch? Check out the Majors Fair in the Davis Center. Starting to think about full-time jobs after graduation? The Career Center has a huge Career Fair (there will be over 600 people attending) and is your best bet for checking out the job market. With Halloween coming up there are a couple of important messages about staying safe while you celebrate. As always, we leave you with a "Just Because..." feature.

Good luck on midterms and papers!

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Have a Heart

Graphic of
                                                           3 sad pumpkins
                                                           with the text,
                                                           don't smash
                                                           our pumkins or
                                                           trash our
                                                           Thanks, from
                                                           your little
                                                           neighbor. By
A message from your little Burlington neighbors! Help your friends stay safe and be good neighbors by:
  • being aware of walk-by noise (voices carry, especially in the colder autumn air)
  • being respectful of the Burlington neighborhoods you call home
  • taking advantage of safe transportation options, like the off-campus shuttle service
Check out other safety information for being out and about.

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All UVM Students are invited to attend. Get your questions answered!

What do Geography majors study?
I’m still undecided. Where can I go to find some help?
How can I study abroad with my major/minor?
Can I transfer into a different college?
What's the difference between environmental studies in CALS, CAS, and RSENR?

Each college and school at UVM will have staff attend to help you understand available majors and the how to change/declare majors and minors. Career counselors will be available to help undecided students inventory skills and interests, learn how majors do (and don't) relate to careers, and strategies for narrowing their options. The Study Abroad Office can help figure out how to study abroad with your particular major. The Registrar will also be on hand with a bank of computers to make the "paperwork" quick and easy.

For more information or accommodations, contact:

Off Campus
Living Workshop

"This workshop
was extremely informational and I'm so glad that I found out about it and attended. My future housemates and I attended together and got the preferred renter cards, which actually ended up helping us so much in getting the house we wanted -- we beat out a dozen other groups who wanted the same house because of this workshop!" - 2014 Participant

Do you live off campus? Have questions about dealing with roommate conflict, subletting, party/social noise tickets, or what resources you have to deal with getting back your security deposit or having necessary repairs done in your apartment? This workshop provides information, advice, and resources to help you make living off campus a positive experience. Successfully completing the 2 hour workshop means you receive a FREE UVM Preferred Renter Card, which can help you next year if you are sticking around. FREE dinner is also provided.

Presentations by:
  • UVM Fire Marshal
  • Burlington Police Department
  • VT Tenants
  • A Local Landlord
  • And many more...

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                                                       dark background
                                                       with text that
                                                       reads, "Is
                                                       your halloween

Most people that make the effort to dress up for Halloween do so to have a fun time and maybe even impress people with their creativity. Yet every year there is a story about someone's costume choices gone wrong - to the point of having university investigations, press releases denouncing groups, and shock that anyone would be so ignorant as to choose such an "offensive costume". Here is a quick and easy to follow flow-chart from college humor that helps you and your friends get compliments instead of complaints about your costume. Enjoy!

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                                                           with a
                                                           suitcase and
                                                           the text
                                                           Career Fair:
Get ready: Career Fair Prep Day
Tuesday, October 27

1PM - 6pm

Get your resume reviewed by an employer or career counselor then attend the
Panel & Pizza (6PM) to get tips for navigating the fair.

Career Fair 2015
Wednesday, October 28

125 Vermont and National employers are coming to the Davis Center to talk with YOU about part time, full time, and internship opportunities! It's like ActivitiesFest but for jobs! Career Center staff will be there to answer questions. This is a chance to find a job, build your resume with career-relevant experiences (or just pick up free pens, lip balm, water bottles, and other swag!)

Job Shadowing Program
Applications are now being accepted for the Job Shadowing program, which allows you to shadow an alum at their workplace for a day during winter break. Shadowing sites are available in a variety of industries and will happen in Vermont, NYC, Boston, DC, San Francisco, and beyond. Over 90 sites are available, including jobs like WebMD Executive Director, International Dairy Foods Association VP of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, DC Public Schools Manager of HIV/STI Prevention, and Charlie Rose Line Producer. Click here to learn more and apply.

Just Because...
Whether you have a specific issue, want to make some tea before class, or are just curious about what we're up to - please stop by Pearl House and let us help make your off-campus experience successful, positive, and empowering.

We are located at 12 Colchester Avenue - next to John Dewey Hall and in front of the Outing Club.

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