• Career

Discover the possibilities.

Are you undeclared / undecided / still exploring your major or minor?  Unsure of who you want to be when you grow up or what you want to do for a living?  Interested in multiple, divergent, possible career paths or industries? This interest group invites and supports your exploration, research, self-reflection, and discovery.

Explore & reflect to create the career of your dreams.

This interest group provides resources and opportunities for students, and alums, to explore their interests, values, skills, strengths, and passions.  And then take those insights to consider potential fields and jobs based on what you love, what you do well, what the world will pay you for and what the world needs. 

Major Choice & Changing Majors/Minors

Majors do not necessarily dictate career paths, but figuring out the right program of study is nevertheless an important part of your career journey.

Helpful steps and considerations

Learn & Explore by doing

Hands-on experience is The Best way to figure out what you like, what you're good at, and what you're drawn to doing more of.  Handshake is a great place to find internships, part-time / seasonal jobs, and other opportunities to gain experiences that may help you clarify what you do (or do not) want to do.  

Take a look at our Opportunities Feed

Tips for Finding Opportunities

  • Customize your geographic location to view opportunities in a specific city/state or radius
  • Filter by job type, like: internship, job, fellowship, graduate school, or volunteer and part-time, full-time, or on-campus
  • Save your search to receive email alerts when new positions are posted that meet your search criteria
  • Specify the industry or job function to precisely what you are looking for or try searching for a keyword
  • Favorite positions that interest you to return to later. This also helps Handshake curate your individual feed!

Exploring Resources

Research options with helpful websites to guide your discovery; consider your interest, values, skills and personality type with useful assessments; consider ways to "try things out" through hands on exerpeinces (that also build your resume!) and find extra supports based on your identities.

Consult our Resources Page

The University of Vermont Career Center Division of Student Affairs


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