Employers on Handshake

Did you know that employers use Handshake to find potential employees and interns? Maggie Massey, the UVM Peace Corps recruiter, likes how easy it is to review public student profiles.  She recommends that, when you activate your profile, “provide details about your experiences. The more you can tell about a student, including volunteer experience and interests, the better.  Companies want employees that fit their organizational culture, let your Handshake profile reflect who you are!”  More great insights and valuable tips  below! Continue reading

Peer Mentors Making a Difference

Mehanna HeadshotMeet Mehanna Borostyan, a junior studying Political Science & Global Studies and a Senior Career Peer Mentor at The Hub. Mehanna was an office assistant in the Career Center as a first-year student, where she learned about the peer mentor opportunity through natural networking. She clearly recalls one conversation with staff member Jill Hoppenjans who encouraged her to consider the opportunity. The idea of growing into a leadership role and helping her peers by sharing her own experiences was appealing and she applied. Continue reading

What Employers Want: Selling Your Soft Skills

Galen Healthcare Solutions LogoEven though I don’t know who you are, I am going to be honest with you. When I graduated from UVM (Go Cats Go!) I had no idea what an employer really wanted, let alone what I wanted to do. When I started writing my resume and prepping for interviews, I struggled to think of what my “skills” were and how I could talk about them during an interview. I was a business finance major, so I knew the basics like how to use Microsoft Excel and read a balance sheet, but whoop-de do; so did all of my classmates. I bloated my resume and cover letters with buzz words like “leadership,” “teamwork,” and “dynamic,” but that was primarily me crossing my fingers that the computer algorithms would flag my resume. Continue reading