Career Fashion: Forward

Fashionable Interviewing Outfit

“If you’re not dressed well, you can say all the right things … but you won’t get the job when you’re being compared with a lot of other capable people who are dressed better.”

-Kim Zoller, founder and president of Image Dynamics

Let’s be blunt: your appearance matters; especially in a professional environment. Research shows that your appearance strongly influences other people’s perceptions of your financial success, authority, trustworthiness, intelligence, and suitability for hire or promotion.
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Navigating a Networking Event – Advice from Alumni

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Alumni are a rich source of career experience, stories, and advice. Each year, UVM alums gather in different cities to connect with and support students at networking nights. Below is a compilation of suggestions from our alumni networkers on how to prepare and best navigate an alumni networking event: Continue reading

Make the most of your winter break by job shadowing

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Job shadowing is a great way to get an inside look at an organization, and gives you the chance to connect with a UVM alum who can show you around. The UVM Job Shadowing Program has over 90 different job shadowing sites are available in a variety of different fields and locations, and now is the time to apply for a shadowing match. You could get a behind-the-scenes experience with a:

  • Senior Account Executive at Twitter in New York City
  • Program Services Director at the Department of Corrections in Williston, Vermont
  • Director of Science Programs at the Ecological Society of America in Washington DC
  • Regional Farm-to-School Lead at the US Department of Agriculture in Boston, MA

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