The Career Center mission is to actively support students and graduates in identifying and attaining their career and life-long learning goals. We actively support all persons on their individual paths to finding meaningful, rewarding and safe work. To that end, we are committed to constant learning, comprehensive service, active advocacy, supportive counseling and affirmative hiring. We wholeheartedly embrace our similarities and our differences.

To find a good destination, all students need opportunities to explore a wide range of options and must, in the end, choose employment that is consistent with their individual objectives. In keeping with the University of Vermont’s commitment to the free exchange of ideas, to students, and to the rights and responsibilities that govern behavior at UVM, a series of expectations for all parties is outlined below.

The Career Center is responsible for:

  • Offering programs and services to all students, respecting their freedom of choice in developing a career direction;
  • Handling all student files in a confidential manner, except when the student has authorized the Career Center, in writing, to do otherwise;
  • Providing a setting for students and employers to conduct the exploration of employment/graduate school opportunities in an environment that is pleasant, open and efficient;
  • Serving all students well and providing a welcoming environment for students of every race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ability/disability, or gender identity or expression;
  • Adhering to Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Center and Employment Professionals as established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Students and alums using the Career Center are responsible for:

  • Treating other students with respect and allowing them the opportunity to pursue their career interests without disruption or harassment;
  • Participating in the recruitment or interview processes only when seriously considering employment with the organization conducting the interviews;
  • Preparing as well as possible for all employers, interview or networking contacts and accurately representing their qualifications and interests;
  • Notifying organizations of their acceptance or rejection of offers by the earliest possible time and no later than mutually agreed upon;
  • Honoring accepted offers. After accepting an offer, candidates should withdraw from the interviewing process and notify the Career Center and other organizations where offers are pending.
  • Keeping appointments made with Career Center staff, advisors or recruiters. Failure to cancel an appointment deprives others of the opportunity to use the time and may result in a loss of the student’s opportunity to use the Career Center;
  • Adhering to Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Center and Employment Professionals as established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

As a guest of The University of Vermont, the employer and/or recruiter is responsible for:

  • Allowing sufficient time for the Career Center to announce/publish their visit;
  • Adhering to dates, interview, and Job Fair schedules agreed upon and announced to the University of Vermont community.
  • Sending a qualified interviewer or an informed representative of the organization;
  • Taking responsibility for the ethical and legal conduct of representatives through the interviewing process and the responsibility for all representations made by their authorized representative;
  • Respecting the legal constraints imposed on the Career Center by requesting only the services and information that may be provided within the law;
  • Making all arrangements for presentations, Job Fairs and interviewing on campus through the Career Center and staying within the limits of those arrangements.
  • Honoring the guidelines and procedures of The University of Vermont. This includes but is not limited to space utilization, parking, and carrying of firearms, concealed or otherwise.
  • Adhering to Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Center Services and Employment Professionals as established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The University of Vermont’s hiring policies are not necessarily the same as recruiters working through the Career Center to recruit students. All recruiting organizations and their representatives must, however, be in compliance with federal nondiscrimination hiring guidelines regarding race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, positive HIV-related blood test results, status as a disabled/recently separated/ Armed Forces services medal/other protected veteran, or gender identity or expression, as these terms are defined under applicable law, or any other factor or characteristic protected by law.