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Posted on September 8, 2011 with No Comments
Intern: Cody Searles, ‘11
Internship Title: Classical Music Intern
Company: Vermont Public Radio
Current Postion: A&R Coordinator, Putamayo World Music
Briefly tell us about the organization you were with: Vermont Public Radio is Vermont’s source for independent non-biased news, information, music and cultural exploration. Specifically, VPR Classical presents classical music with interesting historical background and hosts live performances of local musicians.
What did you like best about this internship? What was most challenging? The people. I was able to get a lot of guidance and experience through their instruction and patience. The most challenging part was to be self-sufficient and accurate. Especially working inside a massive database, I had to be thorough as well as productive. Being able to answer my own questions through critical analysis of previous work and entries was a key skill in order to be successful at my internship.
How did you gain credit for this internship? Through EDSS 239! It rocks! During my final semester at school, I had a serious revelation while sitting in the first week’s classes of an elective–it was senseless to take a class I didn’t care for rather than intern at a place which could extend beyond graduation. In retrospect this was a life-changing decision as I am now employed right out of school partially because of my decision to stay involved in internships in the music industry rather than take a “filler” class.
What impact did this internship have on your career direction? It had a massive impact. I transitioned from VPR to interning at Putumayo World Music at the end of the school year and into the summer and then was hired as A&R Coordinator. The work I did at VPR and the people there greatly influenced my abilities to fill this position. Basically, I could not be where I am now without my previous internship experience.
What advice do you have for students searching for internships? Aim high and apply, even if you think you can’t get the internship. You never know until someone tells you no. Once you get one, work hard! It’s worth it. And get credit! It is awesome to be able to lighten the class load and get real-life experience simultaneously.
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Category: Career Exploration, Helpful Resources, Internships, Networking, Uncategorized
Posted on August 30, 2011 with No Comments
Both Burlington and UVM’s campus are buzzing with activity—sure signs the new academic year has arrived. We in Career Services have had a busy summer, launching web site innovations, making plans to improve our alumni network, and building relationships with employers. Best of all, we will soon unveil our new exterior entrance, visually reinforcing Career Services’ interest in welcoming students, employers, faculty, alumni and friends.
Students and Recent Graduates, whether you are exploring ideas or focused on a goal, building toward work or headed to professional school, seeking an internship or a job, we can help you take your next steps.
Worried about the sluggish employment rate? The best response is to start early, build a history of excellence, intentionally create strong relationships of trust and confidence, and use the resources at UVM! Let he friendly experts in Career Services help you.
Employers, whether you are seeking interns, part-time staff or long term professionals, and regardless of your size or location, Career Services staff will work with you to access the huge pool of talent UVM students offer.
Faculty, whether you are interested in integrating career development information or assignments into your classes, connecting with businesses and organizations, or facing career-related advising challenges, the professionals in Career Services are available to you.
Can’t wait to see you!
Tags: Career, Employers, Experience, how to, Internships, job search, Jobs, majors, Networking, On Campus Recruiting
Category: Career Exploration, Catamount Job Link, Employer Advice, Helpful Resources, Internships, Job Searching, Networking, Uncategorized, majors
Posted on November 9, 2010 with No Comments
Deciding on your major is definitely an important decision. It is also a decision that you do not have to make entirely on your own. There are many resources around you including faculty, your faculty advisor, academic advisors in the Dean’s Office of your college (Arts & Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, etc.), your friends and family, and of course Career Services!
Here are some good questions to ask yourself when you’re considering a major:
Yes, choosing a major is a big decision, but it is not a decision that absolutely defines the rest of your life or career choices. It is a choice that often impacts your job or career choices, but it is not the only thing that defines you. Please come talk with us at Career Services about choosing a major as well as exploring internships, part time jobs or summer jobs related to different majors.