Build Personal & Professional Connections
Be a part of FirstGen@UVM. Explore the growing opportunities to connect with UVM's first-generation community, engage with UVM's student club dedicated to first-gen students at UVM, explore community profiles, and submit your story to be featured across our FirstGen@UVM's Spotlight Series.
Student Self-Identification and Interests Form. If you identify as a first-generation student and would like to join our community, please indicate your interests around FirstGen@UVM participation via the link above. This will sign you up to receive communications about community-building events, development workshops, and informational newsletters.
Handshake is an online platform that serves as a board for jobs and events specifically for college students, so you will not be competing with others who have years of professional experience. It is an excellent place to begin a job search and we recommend that students start their job search by creating an account and seeing what is available on Handshake. Creating a profile may seem intimidating, but it’ll be okay! You can go at your own pace, and the Career Center is here to give you advice on building a strong profile.
Career Interest Groups
The Career Center has seven Career Interest Groups. Each group is focused on a cluster of related career fields. Just let us know your interests and every month we will send you info about a specific professional field, campus events and organizations, alums, job/internship postings and other opportunities for students to explore and gain experience. You can join as many interest groups as you’d like! Join an Interest Group with this form.
UVM Connect is the best way to tap into a supportive professional network. Catamounts can explore career paths, find job opportunities, network, and stay in touch with current UVM students and alums in this exclusive online community. Join various groups to engage other members of the UVM community. Find mentorships and build your professional network! It's free and easy to join.
UVM Internship Scholarships are available to support your access to summer internships. These scholarships help cover living costs (food, transportation, housing, and cost of living expenses) of unpaid or "under-paid" summer internships. "Under-paid" means that you may receive some payment for your internship, but not enough to cover your essential needs.
Micro-Internships: are flexible, short-term, and paid professional assignments. Unlike a traditional semester-long internship, a micro-internship project will usually involve between 5 and 40 hours of work and is a great resume builder. They can be done remotely and are offered throughout the year. A micro-internship is a great option for students who wish to gain paid professional development experience through a short-term commitment.