CEMS Career Opportunities

Career Counselor Danielle GallantThe College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) is very fortunate to have Career Counselor Danielle Gallant on our team. Danielle is passionate about connecting our graduating students with Vermont, regional and nation-wide employers who have exciting career opportunities in engineering, computer science and mathematics.

"There are great career opportunities out there but it can be challenging for students, sometimes even daunting, to start the career process. That's one reason I see great value in my job and working with these students," Gallant says.

Providing a networking opportunity

As a service to our alumni (as well as their companies) and our students, we are offering Spire readers this networking opportunity: currently, we have over 130 jobs in engineering, computer science and mathematics posted for recent graduates and alums to explore through UVM Career Service's Experience database.

To preview a listing of current jobs (January 2008), see this spreadsheet which contains job titles, employers, hotlinks to employer websites, localities of positions, and more. To search for jobs online, please visit UVM Career Services (free for all UVM alumni and current students) and click the "Experience" box.

Working with recruiters

Danielle works with people like Judy Hochberg, who is a recruiter for Burlington, Vermont-based Pizzagalli Construction Corporation. Pizzagalli offers general contracting, construction management and design/build services to its private and public clients, and their work covers more than a dozen states from Maine to Georgia.

"As a recruiter for Pizzagalli," Hochberg says, "I look for energetic, highly motivated graduates who will embrace both real-time, hands-on learning and the demanding expectations of the construction profession." Jordan Hershman, a May 2007 graduate of the CEMS Engineering Management program, is an example of this kind of graduate. "He's one that we are proud to call our own," Hochberg says. Jordan's abilities were recognized quickly and he was nominated and accepted into Pizzagalli's Leadership Development Program within a month of his start date.

"I've been very impressed with the technical students I've worked with," says Gallant. "It's evident that the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has some great talent to offer and I feel confident that their experience at UVM has provided them the tools for their career goals to become a reality."

Posting a job or internship

If you are an employer — even if you aren't a UVM alumni — who would like to post a job or internship on the UVM Career Services database, contact CEMS Career Service representative Danielle Gallant at danielle.gallant@uvm.edu and she will help you get started.