Doing Good, Doing Well

As a college student, I did a lot of volunteering—and when talking with my advisor about the work I was doing in the community, she would ask, “Are you doing good?”

Having had proper grammar drilled into my head, I would respond, “yes, I’m doing well…” and continue telling her about my volunteer work. One day she clarified that what she really wanted to know was, are you Doing Good? Was my work helpful to the community? Was it meaningful? Was I proud of the work I was doing, and confident that my volunteer work was in line with my values?

Our new blog series, Doing Good, Doing Well, is for anyone interested in finding mission-driven work. Finding meaningful work that fits with your values doesn’t have to wait until you are further in your career—and this blog series is about finding that work now! Regularly, we will feature stories of people who put their values to work, tips for finding ‘Good’ job and internship opportunities, helpful links, resources for supporting your wellness by maintaining work/life balance, and inspiration for your career journey. Watch for our first post, about Sargent Shriver, who said,

“It is not what you get out of life that counts. It’s what you give and what is given from the heart.”

—Robert Sargent Shriver (1915-2011)

Thanks for reading and we hope you’re looking forward to this series as much as we are. Each post will include a discussion/reflection question; feel free to respond in the comments! What do you envision your first “real job” after graduation being like? What values would you want to be embodied in your work?


Welcome Back to UVM!

Welcome back to campus!

We hope you had a restful semester break. Here at Career Services, we’re looking forward to a busy semester of career development–events, on-campus recruiting, and our ongoing career counseling. Here are a few dates to keep in mind:

On-Campus Recruiting

  • Wilderness Ventures is looking for Trip Leaders to work with students ages 12-20 on trips in the U.S. and worldwide. They will be on campus interviewing on February 8th, see position descriptions on Catamount Job Link.
  • DraftFCB Chicago, a marketing and communications firm, will be conducting on-campus interviews via skype on February 10th for Assistant Media Planners, Assistant Account Executives, and Interns. Applications are due via Catamount Job Link on January 25th.
  • University Directories is looking for paid interns for its sales and marketing program, and will be on campus on February 11th. Apply via Catamount Job Link.
  • GE’s Financial Management Program is seeking Interns to work nationwide. Applications are due on February 7th, with interviews to take place  on February 11th. For application instructions, search for position #2268 on Catamount Job Link.

Upcoming Events

  • Senior Speed Career Workshop: February 8th, 5pm, Davis Center Sugar Maple Ballroom. Going to graduate? Don’t leave college without learning a few fundamentals about the job search. This event is specifically for seniors and includes three 20-minute rotations through introductory career workshops covering topics on:  resumes and cover letters, interview preparation, and networking during the job search. It’s a fun, interactive way of learning how you can prepare for your job search. This event is co-sponsored by the Senior Class Council and Career Services.
  • Vermont Alumni Networking Event: March 22nd, 6pm, Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom. Connect with UVM alumni in Vermont representing a variety of career fields. Attend a resume workshop, gather advice from an alumni panel and connect one-on-one with professionals in your field of interest.
  • Spring Job Fair: March 23rd, 2-5pm, Davis Center 4th Floor. Join us for the Spring Job Fair!

Ongoing Events

  • Resume Jumpstart: Monday, 4:15pm, L/L E
  • Market Yourself to Get Hired: Tuesday, 4:15 pm, L/L E
  • Drop-in Career Counseling: Monday-Thursday, 1-4pm during the semester

Have a great semester, and we hope to see you soon!

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Grow Your Professional Network with UVM Alumni!

How did you grow your professional network over the winter break?

This year, more than 130 students and recent graduates gathered with UVM alums in New York City and Boston for the annual Career Networking Nights.  Attendees met one-on-one with alumni from various industries who were eager to share their career paths, knowledge about their fields, and insights on possible opportunities. If you missed these networking events or want to grow your professional network further, mark your calendar for the Vermont Career Networking Night on Tuesday, March 22, at 6:00pm in the Davis Center.

Connect personally with Vermont alums and jumpstart your career! The Vermont Career Networking Night schedule and attending alumni networkers will be posted to the Career Services website.