University of Vermont



Especially for Faculty & Staff

Students and alumni often turn to trusted faculty and staff when they have concerns or questions about their future plans.  We are available to complement your advice.

Welcome and Overview

Career Center staff members are interested in building relationships with faculty in support of your teaching goals.  After all, students who are engaged learn more, contribute more to the university, and are better prepared for their transition from college to the world of work.

We assist students who want to:

  • Explore values, interests & skills and develop career goals
  • Gain experience through internships, volunteering, or summer or part-time employment
  • Learn effective job search strategies
  • Develop excellent job search skills (e.g. resume and correspondence, interview practice, etc.)
  • Meet with employers

Services Include:

  • Individual Appointments and Drop-In Hours
  • Job Fairs
  • Workshops (such as Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Networking)
  • Catamount Job Link - Job and Internship Database
  • Networking Events
  • Alumni Career Connection
  • On-Campus Recruiter Visits
  • Career Library
  • Graduate School Information

Using The 4 Year Plan for Career Success With Your Students

The 4 Year Plan for Career Success is part of an innovative university-wide initiative to help students develop and realize academic and career success, beginning in their first year at UVM. This detailed “roadmap” is a comprehensive tool that can be used to integrate career development into your work with students in the classroom and in advising. You will note that the Plan includes many of the high impact learning practices identified by AACU’s LEAP report, including experiential education and reflection, intentionally supporting academic engagement and success as well.

Students attending a workshopEvents and Workshops

We provide many services to support students’ career development, and could use your help in promoting our services.  Please consider telling students about our events by making announcements in class, sending an email, or posting information to a listserv. View our Calendar of Events.

Request a Workshop

We can come to your class or department to lead a wide variety of workshops.  Please keep in mind that these workshops can be adapted specifically to a major. Please complete our Workshop Request Form if one of our workshops fits into your course objectives or offers students an enrichment rather than a cancelled class when you attend professional meetings. Below is a list of common workshop topics.

  • How to Choose a Major
  • Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education to your Career
  • Career Center Overview
  • Interviewing Tips
  • 7 Steps in Writing a Resume
  • Internships 101
  • Job Search Strategies
  • 7 Steps to Effective Networking
  • Self-Exploration – Interests, Skills and Values

In addition to workshops we happily work with faculty to put together a panel discussion to meet the needs of your students. Whether it is a panel of individuals working in a specific career field, or a panel of alumni from your academic department, we will work to create a great event.

How to Use Catamount Job Link - Internship and Job Database

What is Catamount Job Link? It's our online job and internship database where students and alumni can find open positions, both in and out of Vermont. UVM Career Center enters hundreds of jobs monthly. Additional job and industry information can be found on our Job Resources by Category page.

How do students and alumni use Catamount Job Link? Register through the Catamount Job Link login page. If you would like a guest account, please email Career@uvm.edu

What about part-time, summer jobs, and internships? We list these opportunities on Catamount Job Link. Students can find a variety of internships: service learning, academic, career exploration and Work-Study/internship possibilities.  See our Internships page for more information.

As experts in your field, you are key resources.  As colleagues inform you of open positions, please forward them to us so we can inform the student body of potential opportunities.  We will put these jobs and internships directly into our database.  Additionally, if you would like to receive information on jobs that may be of interest to your students, please let us know. 

Referrals

In your role as advisor, mentor, instructor and resource, you are asked to provide recommendations or referrals for students and graduates.  Whether these requests relate to graduate school or employment, legal and career professionals (NACEweb.org) recommend you keep in mind a few key points. 

  1. Obtain written permission/request from the student or graduate you are recommending
  2. Address only your first hand experience with the student; base personal opinions on fact
  3. Avoid personal matters
  4. Regard email as no different from formal communication

Providing Recommendations

Producing a strong letter of recommendation is not easy; it takes time, thought, and reflection to accurately show how a student’s prior accomplishments sets them apart and puts them on a path to be successful. The following information should help you get a sense for what is valued in a letter of recommendation, and how to make sure that your letter is effective. Read More

Last modified December 03 2014 09:32 AM