University of Vermont

Career Services Student Staff

Career Peer Mentors

Randall Reynolds Randall Reynolds

Hometown: Higganum, CT
Mechanical Engineering '14
Interests: Math, snowboarding, physics
Career Advice: Always follow up with an employer.

TBDAbbey Dunn

Hometown: Denver, CO
Year: Senior
Major: History and Political Science with a minor in Spanish
Interests: reading, writing, cooking, basketball, traveling
Career Advice: Networking is key!  Network with everyone around you.  Talking with a variety of people is a great way to learn about different fields and developing personal connections can be very helpful in the job search.  LinkedIn is a great way to build connections with people.

TBDLauren Lumbra

Hometown: Essex Junction, VT
Class Year: Junior
Major: Community Entrepreneurship
Minor: Economics
Interests: Racquetball, animals, social justice, and sharing good home cooked meals with friends!
Career Advice: Don't be scared to network. It's really just talking to people about jobs and careers. It can actually be very fun and interesting to meet with people who are doing what you want to do and if they see your skills enthusiasm they might even offer you amazing opportunities!

TBDAshley White

Hometown: Annecy, France (where I grew up) & Shelburne, VT (where i lived during high school)
Class Year: Senior
Major: Global Studies
Minor: Community & International Development an Spanish
Interests: Traveling, skiing, hiking, listening to music, watching movies, laughing, and inspiring conversations with great people.
Career Advice: Don't be afraid to show your enthusiasm, ask questions, and seek assistance. Remember that there isn't always a clear, set path to a career; it's the variety of opportunities and people you meet along the way that help guide you on your windy journey to self-discovery, and ultimately to lead a full life of "dream jobs".

TBDAnes Karic

Hometown: South Burlington, VT
Class Year: Junior
Major: Biochemistry
Interests: music, helping people, cars, traveling, trying new food
Career Advice: Develop connections with people in your field of interest, ask questions and communicate, show interest and work hard.

TBDBianca Rizzio

Hometown: South Burlington, VT
Class Year: Junior
Major: Psychology with minors in Global Studies and Women's and Gender Studies
Interests: Playing guitar, cooking, swimming, working with kids, and crisis outreach.
Career Advice: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretsky" - Michael Scott

TBDCaleb Fields

Wrentham, MA
Class Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering - Minor in Mathematics
Interests: Skiing Powder, Exploring the backcountry, Homemade meals with good friends, Tennis
Career Advice:  Surround yourself with awesome people doing exciting things, and be inspired by them.  Find your passions and then be brave enough to follow them.  You’re career path isn’t set in stone; so don’t be afraid to make a big change if it will make you happier.

TBDJasmine (Jaz) Mojica Whitney

Hometown: Jericho, VT
Major: Social Work; minor in Global Studies
Year:  Junior
Interests:  Good food, good company, travel (especially to my second home, Cambodia), working at a lot of interesting places.
Career Advice:  Put in the time and effort to find work that brings you fulfillment. Don't give too much weight to the salary, because the biggest reward will be doing something you enjoy 40 hours a week. Just think about how it will feel to wake up in the morning and be excited to go to work!

TBDZach Gruver

Hometown: Dummerston, VT
Year: Junior
Major: Economics, minor in Philosophy
Interests: Capital markets, running, and vintage SAABs
Career advice: Use your character and demeanor to differentiate yourself.

Technology Office Assistant

TBDMichael Fickes

Hometown: Peacham, VT
Computer Science, with minors in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Music (’15)
Year: Junior
Interests: Playing trumpet, hiking, tinkering, and video games. 
Career Advice: Don’t wait! Now is the perfect time to start building your resume to prepare for graduation. Make sure to use the resources available through the Career Center; a quick appointment can help no matter where you are on your career path.

Office Assistants

Kaylyn BlairKaylyn Blair

Hometown: Brimfield, MA.
Year: Sophomore
Majors: Environmental Studies & Spanish with a minor in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
Interests: Traveling, hiking, biking, snowboarding, and trying to save the planet 
Career Advice: Career paths are not linear. Do what you love and seize the opportunities as they come, you never know where they will take you.

Emma GardnerEmma Gardner

Hometown: Burlington, VT
Year: Graduate Student
Majors: Social Work
Career Advice:

Jessa SargentJessa Sargent

Hometown:Warren, VT
Year: Sophomore
Majors: Nutrition and Food Sciences
Interests: Snowboarding, Painting, Tim Burton movies
Career Advice: A strong handshake can go a long way!

Katie CoffeyhKatie Coffey

Hometown: Montville, NJ
Year: Sophomore
Majors: Public Communication
Career Advice:

Brendan McObmberBrendan McOmber

Hometown:Bothell, WA
Year: Senior
Majors: Mathematics
Career Advice:

Hayden SmithHayden Smith

Hometown: Georgia, VT
Year: First Year
Majors: Undecided
Interests: Men's volleyball team, recreational soccer, and travel.
Career Advice: Don't hesitate to get out there and participate in all sorts of recreational activities provided on campus! They're a great way to get active and build friendships with new people.

James RamboneJames Rambone

Hometown: Georgia, VT
First Year
Civil Engineering
Interests: Golf, snowboarding, swimming, guitar
Career Advice: Try as many new things as possible so you have a better idea of what you want to do when you graduate.

Mariah WestonMariah Weston

Hometown: East Calais, Vermont
Year: Sophomore
Major: Spanish, with minor in Arabic/ Middle Eastern Studies
Interests: Conversing in foreign languages, traveling, hiking, skiing, running, and dancing!
Career Advice: Step out of your comfort zone, connect with a diverse set of people, and be really excited about your life and your career decisions! Passion, rather than ability, is often the key to success! Stay informed about your options by attending a variety of events and info sessions!





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