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Start preparing for life after graduation today!

Liberal arts graduates are in more demand than ever because of their broad range of transferable skills. Use the tools below to transform yourself into a well-rounded, prepared, future-ready student. 

Why study the liberal arts?

Did you find success through a group project? Are you passionate about data analysis? Are you a master of public speaking? All of these elements contribute to your array of "transferable skills" and will help you figure out how you want to work.

Enhance Your Studies:

Participating in cross-discipline experiences while you are still at UVM will help you adapt to any experience you have post-graduation:

First-Year Experience Programs

In their first year at UVM, students will experience the vast array of different learning communities that make up the College of Arts and Sciences. During this time, students will begin to establish networks with their professors and peers, becoming productive citizens.

Explore Career-Readiness Courses

These profession-based courses will help you connect your major/minor to your working future. Please note that some may only be available online or as winter courses.

Getting from the Liberal Arts to a Career AS-096 1 credit
Careers in Helping Professions AS-096 1 credit
Introduction to Excel AS-095 1 credit
Liberal Arts in Worlds of Work AS-095 1 credit
Careers in Public Health PH 196 1 credit
Career Builder: LinkedIn CDAE 095 2 credits
Science Career Skills BIOL 296 1 credit
Professional Development CHEM 199 1 credit
Showbusiness THE 096 3 credits
Professional Preparation THE 200 1-3 credits
Effective Speaking SPCH 011 3 credits

Internships for any major

Learn more about internships in CAS on the CAS Internship Program Website.

Fellowships & Undergraduate Research

Students can get advice on fellowships, research funding, and opportunities like the Student Research Conference through the FOUR office. 

Pre-Professional Programs

Accelerated Masters Programs

These programs allow you to earn not just your B.A. or B.S. degree but also a master’s degree or equivalent in just 5 years!

All the CAS departments below offer accelerated master’s degrees at UVM. Most programs are by application in the junior year.


Get Professional Experience:

Ready to start thinking about life after UVM? Get involved with programs through the Career Center and UVM Alumni Association to start your post-graduation journey today.

Networking Tools

  • Connect with UVM alumni to find jobs, internships, set up informational interviews and more through UVM Connect.
  • Use Handshake to find current internship and job openings for students. Log in with your UVM NetID.
  • Join a the Vermont Young Professionals network (or the Burlington branch) to connect with recent grads who have made career moves in Vermont!

Career Exploration

Finding Employment

Graduate School 

The Career Center offers a guide to finding and applying to graduate school programs. 


Get Connected!

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Want to talk to someone? 

Course enrollment Advice:

Contact our Student Services Department

Career Advice:

Sign up for a Career Interest Group today!

Stress-management and counseling: 

Drop in at CAPS