University of Vermont

Holly Wilkinson

Amanda Chase

Internship Coordinator & Career Counselor

My own career path has been somewhat circuitous, but has always had a focus on working with students in times of transition. I studied psychology at Hamilton College and conducted a senior thesis on their wilderness pre-orientation program, Adirondack Adventure (similar to UVM’s TREK), and how it helped first year students adjust to college. After graduating, I came up to the University of Vermont to earn my master’s degree in counseling. I worked as a high school counselor and in college admissions before arriving here at the UVM Career Center. I see my role as helping people make the transition from college to the professional world.
 
Some of my own most significant career training has happened through experiential learning (that is, learning by doing), which is why I love my position as the Internship Coordinator. Internships are a great way that students can gain experience, make connections to future employers, narrow career goals and focus, and develop important on-the-job skills.

Outside of work, I enjoy other types of “experiential education”, like mountain and road biking, skiing, spending time with friends and family, and generally tinkering away on various projects.

 

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