Curious About Working for the Federal Government?

Three great reasons to explore work with the Federal Government:

  1. The Federal Government is the nation’s largest employer and is hiring!
  2. You’re interested in making a difference in the lives of others and want to learn more about public service.
  3. You can live and work in Washington DC, many other places in the U.S and internationally.

Three more great reasons to learn about Federal Government jobs:

  1. The Federal Government can assist you with repaying your student loans.
  2. You can explore jobs related to your major and/or career interest areas.
  3. There are great student employment programs and internship programs to check out.

A Few More Helpful Links:

Please come talk with us at Career Services if you’re interested in learning more about Federal Government work!

Want a job? Internship? Direction?

70+ employers and graduate schools at your doorstep! Come to the Job Fair, Nov. 3rd, 4th Floor Davis Center, 2-5pm.

Come learn about companies, industries and jobs.

44 businesses, 26 engineering firms, 9 graduate schools/fellowships, 11 non-profits, 7 government agencies.  Check out who’s coming to meet you.

What to do to prepare:

Finally, just join in!  A key part of the job search is having conversations, exploring what is out there, and practicing presenting yourself and your interests.  These employers are going out of their way to meet you, so come say hello and hear what they are looking for in applicants.

Internship Hop Success!

Thanks to all who made the Internship Hop on October 20th a great success! We saw about 200 students come through looking for internships in many different fields.

Check out photos of the event on our flickr stream!

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by, make sure to:

Market Yourself in 30 Seconds: The "Elevator Speech"

Chances are that you’ve stood in an elevator with some well-connected people. It’s also likely that you didn’t strike up a conversation with them.

An “elevator speech” is a clear, concise pitch about yourself – what you do well and what you are looking to do – in the time that it takes to ride from the bottom to the top of a building in an elevator.  About 30 seconds.

If you take just 5 minutes to develop your elevator speech or “pitch”, you will be more confident in marketing yourself when meeting new people at social events, in professional settings, and even in unlikely networking spots like the grocery store or airport.  Create your own elevator speech online or read these tips to enhance yours.

Knowing how to market your unique skills and attributes is of utmost importance in the job search. Having a practiced and thoughtful elevator speech is your first step to success.

Looking for Internship Ideas? Check Out Your Options at the I-Hop!

How about a summer Brand Marketing internship with Burson Marsteller in New York —or something in Financial Services with Morgan Stanley? Perhaps you’d prefer to gain some experience right here in Burlington, working as an Account Management Intern with, or a Web Marketing Intern with Vermont Energy Efficiency Corporation .

More interested in the non-profit arena? How about an internship as a Legislative Assistant with the State of Vermont, or as a Hotline Intern at the Women’s Rape Crisis Center or gaining some legal experience as a Criminal Investigator for the Chittenden County Office of the Public Defender?

Options abound!  Consider working as a Field Tech Intern at the Intervale, a Marketing Intern with the New England Patriots, a Creative Design Intern with Burlington’s FUSE a researcher at the Africa Museum at the Smithsonian a Policy Intern at the UN High Commission on Refugees….

Graduating this year?  Come learn about your post-graduate professional Fellowship options:  The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, the Zamora AIDS Action Fellowship, Green Corps, AmericaCorps/VISTA, New York City Teaching Fellows—and more!

Come check out these internships and fellowships (and hundreds more!) in a low-key way at the Internship Hop on Wednesday, October 20 from 1-4 pm in Career Services, Living and Learning E. Local, national and even some international options are possible. Browse our resources, chat with career counselors and leave with ideas that you can start applying for now!