2017 Check-In Survey: Results

Last week we asked ya’ll to take a quick survey and let us know where you’re at in your post college adventure. We want to know more about you, so we can you the most relevant info and resources.

Beyond that, we think it’s important for you all to see where your classmates are in their journey, because we’re all out in this crazy world together, doing the best we can.







So, without further ado…


Looks like you all want diverse subjects covered here on the blog- And we’re excited to bring that to you!

It’s awesome that so many of you have landed a new job right after college, and we’ll be bringing career advice throughout the year.

Understandably, the relationships and connections made here at UVM are most important to y’all.

We’ll keep you posted of any events are coming up, to keep those UVM connections alive!

If any of this makes you nervous, don’t worry. When we did this survey with last year’s grads, they were pretty much in the same place you are.

Beyond these graphs, a few of you had some great suggestions for things that we should include on the blog, including more pictures of animals, funny video skits, Greek life updates, transitioning into the job market, more UVM Alumni stories, post grad life hacks… the list goes on and on!

But don’t worry, we hear you. We’ll be bringing you helpful info around jobs, general life advice, as well as all the relatable animal gifs the internet has to offer.

Thanks for following along,

Kathryn ’15 and Ryan ’10

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


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!



2017 Summer Socials

June marks the beginning of the summer. That means its time to mark your calendars for the UVM Young Alumni Summer Socials.

This year we are hosting in five cities: New York, Boston, Burlington, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. If you are close by, come party with your local UVM alums.

When you click to register, you will notice we use a clever acronym “G.O.L.D.” to describe the event. That is a fancy way of saying “graduates of the last decade”, which, of course includes you!

So get a bunch of your friends together and be the life of the party.

There will be hors d’oeuvres and drinks – Registration is FREE, so let’s get the party started!

Check out the details for each party below.

June 15th, 7-9 p.m.

Shades Of Green Irish Pub
Union Square
125 East 15th Street NYC


June 15, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

District Distilling Co.
1414 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009


June 20, 2017, 5-6:30 p.m.

UVM Alumni House
61 Summit Street
Burlington VT 05401


June 22, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

200 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110


June 22, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

620 Jones
620 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Hockey Ticket Giveaway!

‘Tis the season of giving, so today I have a fun giveaway for you.

I’m giving away 10 pairs of tickets for a UVM hockey game. T-E-N pairs!


Enter the raffle here to win tickets for you and a friend to join me for a UVM Hockey game against Northeastern on Saturday, January 7th.

We’ll meet at Alumni House for a pregame reception (read: happy hour of sort) before the game. There will be snacks and drinks.

Don’t forget to enter the raffle here.

I’ll announce the winner next week.

Good luck!