To Summer, and Beyond

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With the sun finally making regular appearances in the Burlington sky and the thermometer climbing into the 70’s, it is becoming increasingly clear that the school year is coming to an end. No matter where you are on your journey at UVM, the summer provides a great opportunity take on new challenges and adventures. For many of you like myself, this summer represents the first summer as a UVM Alumni rather than a student, opening the door for a wide array of opportunities and experiences to look forward to. Read more ›

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Let’s Talk About Self-Care

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We’ve finally made it to May, the last leg of the marathon, and it’s time for a serious chat about self-care. Transitions are difficult, and May is full of them; from graduating (yay!), or starting an internship, May is the month of transition on college campuses. To be successful during and after you transition, I strongly suggest that you allocate time for self-care.  Read more ›

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Your job doesn’t have to suck.

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Really, it doesn’t.

Here are some tips about how to assess your current job and, if needed, how to manifest your next bold move. Disclaimer: This is not about making you more money, this is about making your job matter to you. Read more ›

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Research, Science and a Summer in Germany

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This summer, mechanical engineering sophomore Duncan Hacker, of Sudbury, MA, will venture to Pirmasens, Germany. As a participant of DAAD-RISE (an exchange program), he will conduct research on surface coating for ski jumping skis. 

DAAD-RISE hosts science and engineering undergraduate interns at top universities in Germany to work with research groups and gain practical experience. Annually the award funds around 300 participants. In preparation for this summer, Duncan answered a few questions about his career goals and experiences: Read more ›

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Salary and Benefits: Let’s Get Ready to Negotiate!

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When you are faced with having to negotiate job benefits, you might feel that the task is too much to handle. Will I come across as greedy if I ask for a lot? Will they think it’s a red flag if I ask for too little? There is a fair amount of fear surrounding negotiating but you need to remember that if you reached the negotiation stage, they are invested in you. Read more ›

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