University of Vermont



Annual Career Center Workshops, Presentations and Programs

Throughout the academic year, Career Center holds a variety of workshops, presentations and special events.

Resumes & Cover Letters

Resume & Cover Letter

First impressions count and knowing how to make a positive first impression on paper is the key to being invited for an interview. In this workshop, you will learn how to construct and format your resume so you stand out from the crowd. Also covered will be sending resumes and cover letters in our electronic age. (Offered by request during the fall & spring academic semesters)

Resumes for Education Students

Presented by CESS Career Counselor
Great tips for how to construct or polish your teaching resume. (Offered by request during the fall & spring academic semesters)

Writing your Resume for Nonprofits

Presented by Non-Profit Advisor
Massage your resume for a nonprofit audience (tips and tricks). (Offered by request during the fall & spring academic semesters)

Internships

Non-Profit Internships
Hosted by Internship Advisor
Explore service and social change internships in non-profit, private, and government sectors. OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND for the student who wants to do socially responsible work. Held in the fall, please check the calendar for date and location.
Internship HOP
Hosted by Internship Advisor and Career Center Staff
Come and browse hundreds of local, national and international internship opportunities. Stay for a few minutes or browse as long as you like to get ideas and jumpstart your internship search! This is an annual event in the Fall Semester, please check the calendar for date and location.
Paid Internships, Part-Time Jobs, and Nonprofit Work
Hosted by Internship Advisor
Need to make some extra cash? Learn about opportunities to earn AND learn. We will talk about local internships that pay, part-time job search, and non-profit work. Held in the fall, please check the calendar for date and location.
INROADS/McNair Program
Learn more about these two great programs...INROADS is the world's premier organization for the leadership and professional training of outstanding ethnically diverse students. Interns receive 2 to 5 years of real world training, coaching, and work experience. The McNair Scholars Program14 provides eligible UVM undergraduates with critical academic, research and professional experiences to enhance their competitiveness in gaining admission to doctoral programs. AND bring your resume for a professional review from 8 to 8:30. Held in the fall, please check the calendar for date and location.
International Internships
Hosted by Internship Advisor
Have you aver thought about teaching in Thailand, working in Africa, doing research in South America? Let's talk about it! Held in the spring, please check the calendar for date and location.
Summer Internships
Hosted by Internship Advisor
Don't go back to that same old job! Try something new that will answer your career questions and build your resume. Followed by an optional, professional resume review from 8 to 8:30. Held in the spring, please check the calendar for date and location.

Job Search Strategies

Job Searching
What's the best way to find a job? For many, the answer to this question is looking in newspaper classified ads and on the internet. Don't rely on these alone! This workshop covers how to identify and utilize your networking contacts, target companies of interest, research potential employers and avoid getting lost in cyber-space. A great way to get your search jump started - feel free to bring questions and ideas! (Offered by request during the fall & spring academic semesters)
From Candidate to Teacher
Presented by CESS Career Counselor
Listen to this 4-6 person panel of recent UVM alumni talk about their first year as teachers - the highs, the lows, the challenges, and their best advice to you as (soon-to-be) new teachers. Ask questions about the educational job search process, learn tips and tricks to make your search successful, and connect with other folks in the same boat. Special event (often held in the fall semester). Check our calendar for dates and locations, or call 656-3450 to inquire about this workshop.
Making the Most of a Job Fair
Basic Do's & Don'ts, what to expect, what to wear, what to bring and how to prepare for a job fair in order to optimize your experience and time. Special event (usually held in October & February). Call 656-3450 to inquire about this workshop.

Interview Preparation

Interview Skills
Once your applications are in, then comes the next step - the interview. This is where employers make their hiring decisions. In this workshop, you will learn how to anticipate questions, prepare for an interview, and leave a positive impression by interacting professional with potential employers. (Offered by request during the fall & spring academic semesters)
Mock Interviewing for Education Students
Coordinated by CESS Career Counselor, Co-sponsored by Vermont Student Education Association.
Practice 'interviews' with local teachers and principals. Get feedback and tips to make your interviewing skills more effective! E-mail Career@uvm.edu with your name, phone number, program, and major if you'd like to sign up. Each interview will be 30 minutes. (Special event often held during the spring academic semester). Check our calendar for dates and locations, or call 656-3450 to inquire about this workshop.
Interview Presentations
Facilitated by Career Counselor
Would you feel confident to give a presentation during an interview if you were asked? Our Interview Presentations Workshop covers why employers may ask you to present, offers a chance to practice (if you want), and/or teaches you how to turn the interview into a chance to present yourself the way you'd like to be heard. (Offered by request during the fall & spring academic semesters)

Pre- Law

Pre-Law Information Sessions
Hosted by Pre-law Advisor
These sessions will provide information on applying to law school for everyone from 1st year students to seniors. Held regularly in the fall, check calendar for dates and locations.
Pre- Law Panel
Hosted by Pre-Law Advisor
Come hear a panel of attorneys discuss the variety of positions available to students studying law. This is an annual event held in the spring semester, check calendar for dates and locations.

Pre-Health

Pre-Med Clinic
Interested in medicine? The pre-health advisor will lead this workshop where you can learn the basics of what is required to apply to medical school and get tips to enhance your application. Topics covered include: pre-med course requirements, volunteer, internship, and research opportunities, and the pre-med/pre-dental Advisory Committee process. Held regularly, please check the calendar for dates and locations.
Alternative Health Careers
A panel presentation representing the vast opportunities in the health field. Special event. Call 656-3450 to inquire about this presentation.

Employer Information Sessions & Panels

Throughout the academic year employers from all over: For-profit and non-profit, local, national and international, permanent and seasonal, and from all industries visit campus to do information sessions, info tables and on-campus interviewing.

Info sessions and tables are open for drop-ins

Look for upcoming visits on our calendar or call 656-3450 to find out who is coming this semester.

Environmental Careers in the Green Valley
Hosted by Career Counselor, Rubenstein Liaison
Co-Sponsored by the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources & the Vermont Environmental Consortium
Meet Vermont environmental employers, learn about their organizations, find out about potential jobs and Internships. Bring your resumes and your questions. Open to everyone. This is an annual event held in the spring semester.
Social Work Panel
Hosted by CESS Career Counselor
Successful alumni speak about life after graduating from the social work program. Topics include job searching, deciding on graduate school, and finding an organization that's a good "fit." Special event. Call 656-3450 to inquire about this presentation.
Additional Panels
Panels are usually focused around a community issue/focus area and bring together several representatives to speak to their experiences, insights and potential openings.

Personality Indicators

Understand yourself, your preferences and your tendencies better through these evaluative tools. Students often find such insights helpful as they explore major choices, career possibilities or even major/career changes. Two of the tools we offer include: Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Campbell Interests and Skills Survey. Schedule an appointment today if you'd like to discuss using one of these tools with a Career Counselor.

Alumni & Networking

Senior Women's Celebration Dinner
Hosted by Career Center and Alumni Relations
Celebrate graduation with other UVM women and learn from recent alumni how they have gone about '"composing a life." An annual event held in the Spring semester, check the calendar for date and location.
Making Connections
Presented by Career Center and Alumni Relations
Walk through the Alumni database (Career Connections) with basic "How To" steps as well as tips and insights on networking in general. Workshops by request for groups and clubs. Contact Lisa.Torchiano@uvm.edu if interested.
Boston Networking Event
Hosted by Career Center and Alumni Relations
Successful Boston alumni present a panel discussion on careers, followed by an opportunity for individual networking. The forum will present information on making connections and conducting an effective job search in a variety of industries. A terrific opportunity for students and recent alumni to explore careers and learn about Boston employers. Light Refreshments served. An annual event held in or near Boston in January over winter break, check the calendar for date and location.
New York Networking Event
Hosted by Career Center and Alumni Relations
Successful New York alumni present a panel discussion on careers, followed by an opportunity for individual networking. The forum will present information on making connections and conducting an effective job search in a variety of industries particular to New York City. A terrific opportunity for students and recent alumni to explore careers and learn about New York employers. Light Refreshments served. Held in the heart of New York City each January over winter break, check the calendar for date and location.
Vermont Networking Event
Hosted by Career Center & Alumni Relations
Successful Vermont alumni present a panel discussion on careers, followed by an opportunity for individual networking. The forum will present information on making connections and conducting an effective job search in a variety of industries. A terrific opportunity for students and recent alumni to explore careers and learn about Vermont employers. Light Refreshments served. An annual event held int eh spring semester, check the calendar for date and location.
Washington D.C. Networking Event
Hosted by Career Center and Alumni Relations
Successful Washington D.C. alumni visit campus in late spring to present a panel discussion on careers, followed by an opportunity for individual networking. A terrific opportunity for students and recent alumni to make connections and learn about conducting an effective job search specific to the DC region. Light Refreshments served. An annual event, check the calendar for date & location.

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