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Fall 2022 Announcements:

We officially dropped the “4-Year” (caused too much distress), now it is simply: The Path to Career Success. Organized in three stages the new path allows students to work from where they are with less stress about where they are “supposed to be.” 

An effective companion to the path, these playful surveys help students stay on track by assessing what they have already done and suggesting do-able next steps.

Interest Groups connect students to the people, opportunities, and resources that can support their career success. Join the group of your choice by activating your UVM Connect account and selecting that group during profile creation.  Expand your own network, while supporting our students, and staying in touch with your alums (who, by they way, make great guest speakers!)

Learn more about all this at the Career Summit on Oct 12th.  

Meet our new Director (Sarah Heath) and join the conversation about how your unit can encourage the success of all students. Not every student will find their way to the Career Center, we need YOUR help in getting them connected to the resources they might not otherwise access.

Career Summit

 

Let's work together to integrate career development into every students' experience...

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Workshops and class modules

We have developed a library of Blackboard modules for use in any course addressing common career questions. These modules can be seamlessly plugged into any Blackboard course. Topics cover everything from reflecting on values/interests to negotiating a salary.

We can also visit your class, department/program meeting or any other location to give an overview of our services or provide a customized workshop. 

Learn more about our workshops & modules

The Path to Career Success

The Path to Career Success + Career Quizzes

The updated path is a "roadmap" of small, achievable goals that will set students up for success. All paths are unique, but this is a great place to start. Keeping up with the path will ensure that students graduate career ready. 

Career Quizzes (CQs) - quick, personalized "quizzes" to help students reflect on their own career preparation each year. After each "quiz", students get an email with recommendations & resources based on their answers.

Ways to get involved

  • Encourage your students to complete the CQs and forward you a copy
  • Use the CQs as a class assignment

UVM Connect: powering the UVM network

An exclusive online community of UVM affiliates, UVM Connect is the best way to tap into an engaged, supportive, and growing global network. 

After creating your UVM profile, join Career Interest Groups that match your students' career interests. 

Ways to get involved

  • Indicate how you are "willing to help" other Catamounts
  • Leverage the tool to find alums in your field for guest speakers / panels
  • Encourage alums you are in touch with to join
  • Help students find job/internship opportunities
  • Easily promote events in your department
  • Become a mentor / Help students find a mentor
  • Connect with students after graduation
  • Stay informed about what is happening on and off campus

Tips for integrating UVM Connect into your course

An Open-Source Discussion Board
Students can post career-related questions to people in their future fields. This is especially helpful for students completing an internship, practicum, or other experiential learning experience.

Discover Potential Career Paths
Students can search the UVM Connect directory based on keywords to see what paths others in their field or with their major have taken in their careers. Students can broaden their perspectives and understand that their major is not necessarily their career.

Demystify Networking
Ask students to message an alum (or a few) to ask career-related questions or questions about graduate school. Your students will be surprised how easy it is.

Find Guest Speakers
Tap into the alum network to find speakers for your class or a panel discussion – or better yet, ask your students to make a list of potential speakers. Who can relate to your current students better than alums?

Promote events
Announce upcoming departmental events and/or raise awareness of additional opportunities on and off campus.

Stay connected
Graduation does not mean goodbye. Stay in touch with former students as a colleague, mentor or friend.

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Career Interest Groups: because major doesn't dictate career

We host seven dynamic networks of students, faculty, staff, employers, and alums who share common career interests, wisdom, and access to resources and opportunities.

Ways to get involved

Handshake: connecting talent to opportunity

UVM's online career services platform provides students and alums access to jobs, internships and event listings for career-related opportunities on campus and beyond.

Ways to get involved

  • Share this essential resource with students
  • Email us to request a student account of your own to get to know Handshake better - career@uvm.edu
  • Refer employers to our office to ensure their opportunities are available to all students
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Career Champion Award Nominations

Nominate a Staff or Faculty member who has gone gone above and beyond in encouraging the career exploration, readiness, and success of UVM students. Nominees are people who have dedicated a portion of their time to supporting the career development of students and consistently empowering them to seek meaningful work with confidence, courage, and curiosity.

Submit a Nomination

Frequently Asked Questions Page

Students often expect career guidance from the faculty and staff members they see every day. They know you and trust your opinions. With resources to answer the most common career questions, the FAQ page will make it easier for you to advise your students in their career exploration and readiness. 

Don’t See What You Need? 

Contact the Career Center for specific requests: Adam.Boothe@uvm.edu

 

The University of Vermont Career Center Division of Student Affairs

Internship Coordinator Info

 

Career Summit: Oct 12, 2022

Open to all faculty & staff - join us for the latest developments in supporting career readiness at UVM.

Summit Details

 

Request a Presenation/Module

Help your students get career-ready and connect the dots between your activities and their success

Faculty/Staff Requests

 

Refer a Student

Know a student who needs something different than what they're finding here or through our drop-ins? Refer them for one-on-one coaching.

Referral Form

 

Join an Interest Group

Join the networks we're building to support students in their career success and expand your own network at the same time!  Find alums interest in speaking to / mentoring students and stay abreast of all that's happening.

Find your group

 

Career Champions

Nominate a peer who goes above and beyond in encouraging UVM students' career readiness and success.

Nominate