For you, Class of 2017

We know it’s only been a month since you graduated, and you aren’t feeling nostalgic for UVM yet…

…or maybe you are nostalgic because the ‘real world’ is happening now. Some next level Sunday Scaries, if you ask us.

But first, you are probably wondering what this blog is all about.

Well, contrary to popular UVM lore – we’re not asking you for anything . This isn’t a secret trick to ask you for money or barrage your inbox with useless information.

This blog is the afterword to your UVM story. We’re here to keep you connected to UVM, Burlington, and to your classmates. And, we’re here to help you write your next chapter.

We’re recent grads like you. We work at the UVM Foundation and Alumni Association and our job is to help you.

Unlike your parents, we don’t expect you to know everything right now. You’re under a lot of pressure to plan the rest of your life (whether you have a job, a place to live, or neither) and we want to give you a place to feel at home.

We’ve been doing this for the past two years with the Classes of 2015 and 2016, so we are really excited to bring you in, talk to you, and be as helpful as we can.

With that in mind, during Senior Week, we set up shop in Alumni House and asked many of you a few questions about your upcoming year, and recorded your answers with a professional podcasting microphone. Pretty neat.

Post-grad life is often very uncertain, and the reality sets in quickly that you are now really in charge of your life. Luckily, your classmates all feel the same way. And trust us, not everyone has a plan yet for what they are going to do next.

So take a minute and listen below to hear your classmates’ answers recorded live during senior week. Enjoy!

 

Stay tuned in the coming months for all of this helpful content and more!

We’ll be right here.

Cheers,

Ryan Chartier ’10 and Kathryn Meader ’15

 

An Update and a Few Reminders!

We have some exciting news!

As you know, each year UVM sends a new graduating class out into the world, and we want to help keep them connected.

So, starting next week, the class of 2017 will be joining you on the blog!

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What does that mean? More content. There will be some posts directed at just the class of 2017, but don’t worry, we will still be posting all fresh content for you as well.

Stay tuned for more advice from professionals and classmates, events, giveaways and some silly stuff.

Here are a few important reminders:

1. If you haven’t signed up for the G.O.L.D. Socials in your area, there is still time to register if you’re in Burlington, Boston, or San Francisco!

This is an opportunity to get together with your extended UVM family and maybe make a few connections. Bring a friend, bring the party! And if you are coming to the Burlington event, I’ll be there too, so come say hello!

2. We’re kicking off our June fundraising drive to a wider audience, so if you want to get a pair of these snazzy limited edition UVM socks, make your gift soon before we’re all out!

We hope y’all are enjoying your summer so far!

Summer Events Around Burlington

Even though it may still feel like spring in most of the northeast, summer is almost here! Crazy right? Classic New England.

So, whether you are staying in Burlington or planning to visit for a weekend, here is a list of some activities to seek out with your friends to make this your best summer ever!

Don’t live in Burlington anymore? Check out our helpful links for highlights in larger cities like New York, Boston and Washington D.C. at the bottom of this post.

Now…back to what’s going on in Burlington. Click on any picture for more information.

June 2-11th

Ticket Information: Discover Jazz

Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on The Green

Ticket Information: Ben & Jerry’s Concert Series

Summer Cinema Series

7:30 pm, FREE

More Information: Summer Cinema Series

ArtsRiot Truck Stop

5-10pm, Food Trucks, Drinks and Music

Every Friday till September 29th

More Information: Truck Stop

Leddy Park Beach Bites

5-8pm, Food Trucks and Drinks

More Information: Summer Beach Bites

Vermont Brewers Festival

Beer and food, Burlington Waterfront Park

Ticket Information: Brewers Festival

Independence Day Celebration

July 3rd

5-10pm, Food and Activities, Waterfront Park

*Fireworks start at 9:30pm

More Information: Independence Day

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

*Schedule to be posted soon

Food, Activities and Events, Waterfront Park

More Information: Maritime Festival

Champlain Valley Fair

August 25 – September 3rd

10am- Midnight (except opening day; 3pm-Midnight)

$12 Adults, $5 Kids, Under 5 Free

Check out the Facebook Group

BONUS SECTION:

If you live in the New York City, Boston or Washington D.C. areas, check out these helpful links to help map out your summer too!

Enjoy!

–Ryan

Grad-a-versary Gift Reminder!

Hey everyone!

In case you missed last week’s post, we’re celebrating your one year grad-a-versary with a special gift.

In honor of your first year out, we commissioned a print exclusively for you. We’ll send one for free — you just have to ask for it.

I guarantee this print will remind you of your time at UVM no matter where you are. Check out the video below!

Print Giveaway Reminder! from UVMF on Vimeo.

Your 1 Year Grad-a-versary Gift

Surprise!

We wanted to celebrate your one year grad-a-versary (that’s right, we made that word up) with a special print designed by one your classmates and artist, Jess D’Amelio ’16!

Earlier this year we commissioned her to create a one-of-a-kind UVM print just for you!

In order to get one all you have to do is ask!

Here are some helpful tips on what you can do with your awesome new print.

Make your work space sparkle.

A bookcase showcase!

Or a wonderful kitchen addition.

The possibilities are endless!

Too add to the celebration, earlier this week, I took some time to work on my very own version of this print and I happened to have a film crew nearby, so please take a moment and check out the video below!

Print Giveaway! from UVMF on Vimeo.

Congrats again on your 1 year grad-a-versary and thanks so much for continuing to follow us over here at Afterword!!

–Ryan