After finals is the perfect time for a little career prep...

Whether you're gearing up for graduation, or rolling into summer break, it is always fruitful to take a moment to spruce up your professional documents, curate your network, &/or strategize how to find great opportunities for work.

Career BOOST Series  |  May 16 - 19, 2022

These 1-hour "lunch & learn" workshops are perfect for anyone looking to develop their professional online presence, craft an effective resume/cover letter, find jobs/internships, develop their network, or nail an interview or negotiate a salary. We cover 8 essential topics in  less than 8 hours (a veritable crash course in career prep) - pick the topics you want, skip the rest!


Mon, 16-May @ Noon (Link to Teams meeting)
Establishing a professional online presence is a key step to entering the job market on your terms. LinkedIn is an easy way to start. Over 800 million people from more than 200 countries have a LinkedIn profile, but many under-use it. This workshop will walk through best practices of setting up your LinkedIn profile to stand out to employers. Whether you already have a profile that needs to be updated or are starting from scratch, you can follow along with this step-by-step workshop to build a strong profile. 



Mon, 16-May @ 1pm (Link to Teams meeting)
Reflect on your values and interests to determine the kind of job / workplace you seek. Develop search strategies to quickly sift through job postings. Learn how to decode a job description and how to leverage LinkedIn to find jobs. 



Tues, 17-May @ Noon (Link to Teams meeting)
This session will cover everything from resume basics to writing bullet points that will make your experience stand out. Learn how to tailor your skills to match a job description. Start writing your resume in the workshop and get immediate feedback.



       Tues, 17-May @ 1:15 pm (Link to Teams meeting)

A resume lists your experiences, but to truly impress you need a cover letter to connect your experience to a specific job description. Learn the proper formatting and structure. Break down examples and discuss what information to include or leave out. Start writing your cover letter during this session and get immediate feedback. 



Wed, 18-MAY @ Noon (Link to Teams meeting)
How important is networking? Very. Learn how to develop and utilize your UVM network. Create and practice delivering an “elevator pitch” to quickly introduce yourself to a new contact or potential employer. 



       Wed, 18-May @ 1pm (Link to Teams meeting)
Don’t get stressed about your next interview. Learn the strategies for a successful interview, including what you should do before, during and after the interview. Predict and practice the most common types of questions an interviewer might ask. 



Thurs, 19-May @ Noon (Link to Teams meeting)  

Negotiating can be intimidating and uncomfortable, but you deserve a compensation package that matches your worth.  (This is especially true for women who tend to negotiate less and thus earn less in their lifetime.) This workshop will cover best practices and additional resources for negotiating your next offer. 


    "Ask Me Anything" Recruiter Panel

      Thurs, 19-May @ 1pm (Link to Teams Meeting)
      Hear what actual recruiters are looking for in a candidate and job application. This panel discussion features recruiting professionals covering the Dos and Don’ts when applying for a job. As the title suggests, ask them anything! 

  Elizabeth Downey [she/her]

  VP of Customer Experience Operations of Acceleron Bank (in formation


  Obina Okani [he/him]

  Community and Engagement Manager, The Roux Institute



All sessions are free and open to students/alums at any stage of career prep.

Pick what you want to attend & skip the rest. It'll all good stuff, but not everyone needs everything - you decide what will be most helpful.   


You'll receive a Teams invite for all events; join only the ones you want.




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