To assist with integrating career content in classes, we have designed a robust offering of short modules that instructors can add to their Blackboard site. These work well as the first part of a "flipped" assignment, a stand-alone homework assignment, or in tandem with a presentation. They can also be added as optional content for your students, offering interested students a value add with little to no effort on your part. Modules typically consistent of 5 to 6 sections, include 1 or 2 short videos, and can be completed by students in 5 - 15 minutes.
Module topics include Introductory Modules (e.g., Interests & Values, Major/Minor Choice), Career Essentials (e.g., Job Search, Internships, Career Competencies, Interest Groups) and a series of Additional Topics (e.g., Interviewing, Salary Negotiation, Grad School, UVMConnect). Our most popular modules are those which include an option for students to get personalized feedback directly from the Career Center. That’s right – we do the grading, students do the learning, you weave it all together. Those modules include: Resume, Cover Letter, LinkedIn, and Elevator Pitch.
Check out the request form below for a complete listing of available modules. We are designing more every semester! And to view the modules themselves, enroll in our Blackboard space by visiting go.uvm.edu/ccbb.
What instructors are saying:
"I love the module format and range of information. It was really helpful to be able to pick and choose from among the module content to match exactly what I was looking for… Thanks for developing and being willing to share this content. I plan on using your modules in another class this fall."
"It allowed for the students to learn valuable information at their own pace and on their own time... I really like that the LinkedIn module was paired with an in person presentation."
Classroom & Program Presentations
We offer 2 standard presentations featuring tools and resources available to UVM students as they explore and develop their career readiness. Presentations are typically 35 - 45 minutes and include a 8-9minute video along with an interactive activity and Q&A with one of our Peer Leaders or staff members. Both videos are also available for your use without a facilitated presentation via UVM Streaming.
“The students were all very well informed and interacted well with my class. I liked their informal, conversational style; they were able to show us some 'tricks' that perhaps were not scripted, LOL.
Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely have them back next year.”
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all Fall 2020 presentations will be done virtually.
Intro to the Career Center
An introduction to 3 basic tenets of career development - Connect with people, Get experience, Develop your career competencies – and how UVM can help students succeed in all three. In this presentation, students will learn:
- What does it mean to be “Career-Ready” & how can the Career Center help me?
- What is Handshake & how do I set up my account?
- Why should I, and how do I, connect with a Career Interest Group?
Networking & Building Your Online Professional Presence
Tips on crafting your own professional brand and using LinkedIn's alumni tool – in concert with UVM’s own UVMConnect – to connect with potential mentors, job shadowing sites, and inspiring alums. Through this presentation students will:
- Understand the impact of their online presence
- Learn about the tools we recommend for build a professional online presence
- Get started building a professional network