Building Partnerships for Vermont’s Future

Researchers, faculty, and students at the University of Vermont are working every day to provide solutions to contemporary challenges. Building upon the University’s land-grant mission, UVM established the Office of Engagement to serve as the university's “front door” for private, public and non-profit entities and communities looking to access UVM’s many strengths and capabilities.

Identify Training Opportunities

We recognize that there is often a gap between the skills of job applicants and the positions that businesses need to fill. We can connect you with training programs that give your workers the skills they need to help you be more relevant and competitive in Vermont's job market. What kind of training opportunities are you seeking?

Find Interns for Your Enterprise

Students are looking to gain real-world experience--and your business or organization may need talented, energetic staff but can't necessarily commit to a full-time hire. Start your search for an intern or post a project as a micro-internship

Find Student Volunteers

UVM is home to students looking for meaningful ways to contribute and effect positive change. If you have temporary or ongoing needs in your office or in the field, a UVM volunteer may be the solution. Request a volunteer, or find out more on our Civic Engagement Service Opportunity page.

Find Policy Solutions

Our public policy expertise stretches across technology, business and liberal arts disciplines including economics and political science. Explore ways we can help you develop policy solutions for long-term and sustainable growth. What is your policy challenge?

Pursue Economic Development Opportunities

We can assist you in finding sources of funding or develop grant proposals to support your business, non-profit or local economic development. Share your development opportunity.

Seek Technical Assistance

We can provide technical assistance to make an objective assessment of your business, suggest ways technology and best practices can be leveraged to streamline operations, realize savings, and enhance sustainability. Tell us what form of technical support would be useful in your business?

Learn more about the Vermont Advanced Computing Core.

Find Professional Development Support

We can help you identify professional development support in the form of workshops and trainings to give your staff opportunities to expand their skills, increase their productivity, and support their professional development. What professional development support do you need?

Access our Research and Expertise

We can help you harness the strength of another great university resource: the talents of our faculty, who last year brought over $180 million in research funding to the university. Share your research question.

Office of Engagement Director Interviewed on WDEV

Christopher Koliba, Director of the UVM Office of Engagement, was featured in an interview on WDEV radio's The Dave Gram Show on October 1.


UVM: Vermont's land grant institution

When Ira Allen chartered and founded the University of Vermont in 1791, he made the astute observation that no state could prosper without educating its citizens. Centuries later, UVM maintains that educating Vermonters and providing service to the state are among our top priorities.

Learn more about how UVM is improving the lives of Vermonters and their access to higher education (PDF)