Using the Alumni Tool on LinkedIn

Screenshot of Find Alumni Tool

The LinkedIn Alumni Tool is an information goldmine! Whether you are researching companies, career paths, or majors, this tool allows you to learn what fellow UVM’ers are doing after undergraduate or graduate life on campus. Continue reading

5 Easy Things to do After the UVM Job Fair

Student speaking with employer at Job Fair

 

Congrats on making it to the Spring Job Fair and completing another task on your 4 Year Plan for Career Success! Before putting it all behind you, take a few moments to make the most of your efforts thus far.

  1. Get organized.

You likely have a handful of notes, fliers, papers, and business cards from the people that you met. Great! Review that information now, while your short notes and abbreviations will still mean something to you. Follow up on the suggestions employers gave you. Check out/Bookmark websites of organizations you want to keep an eye on. Stay connected!

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Savvy Seniors: Interviewing- 5 Tips to Get the Job!

Interview circled on calendar dateGraduation is almost here – all your hard work is paying off.   After the celebrations fade, reality will set in.   Time to get a job.

Before the job, comes the interview, are you ready to rock it?

  1. Get Ready:

Research the company, maybe even the person you will interview with. Use your web skills and figure out what the company does. What is their Mission Statement? Do they list Corporate Values?   Do they have a social media presence? Remember they’ll be doing the same. . . Continue reading

The Job Fair is for Everyone!

Spring 2015 Job Fair poster Image

Why should Senior and Graduate students attend?
Make connections to employers so you are on their radar for next spring or next year.
Many employers will keep your resume & remember you when there are openings later.
Some deadlines are soon, and it helps to know/prepare for what will be offered in the future.
Pick up free pens, lip balm, water bottles, and other swag!

Why should Junior students attend?
Make connections to employers so you are on their radar for next spring or next year.
Some deadlines are soon, and it helps to know/prepare for what will be offered in the future.
Find opportunities that will build your resume with career-relevant experiences.
Pick up free pens, lip balm, water bottles, and other swag!

Why should Sophomore students attend?
Learn about companies and organizations who are doing work that matters to you.
Find opportunities that will build your resume with career-relevant experiences.
Watch and learn from upper-class students.
Pick up free pens, lip balm, water bottles, and other swag!

Why should First Year students attend?
Think about the connections between what you are studying & the work you may do in the future
Practice talking to employers when the stakes are low.
Watch and learn from upper-class students.
Pick up free pens, lip balm, water bottles, and other swag!

Get Ready Today: Find more information on our event page: https://go.uvm.edu/jobfair

On Job Fair Day: Wear a nice/professional outfit. If you have an updated resume, bring it.

After the Fair: Update your 4 Year Plan for Career Success because you just took another huge step: https://go.uvm.edu/4yearplan

See you there!

– Jill