A Sweet Internship

Melissa Weiss studied Nutrition and Food science at UVM. Last summer, she got introduced to Farr Farms in Richmond, Vermont through the Food Systems Internship Program. As the Production Manager Assistant and Social Media Intern, Melissa started helping with milk production and was soon researching and developing new products like gelato!  “The company was still small and growing, so there was a lot of room to explore different avenues of what it took to build a business.”  The internship proved instrumental in preparing Melissa for new position as the Nutrition Intern at Savorfull.  The chance to “wear many different hats and hold a lot of responsibilities” prepared her to thrive in this entrepreneurial food-based business.

Melissa was at Farr Farms full-time for four months, and though it was a somewhat difficult transition at first, in that time, she went from being a newbie to a competent and capable farmhand. “Internships,” Melissa concludes, “are extremely important… If you can do something you like in your field, it’ll go a long way in preparing you for success down the road.”

68% of UVM students engage in internships to further their studies and gain invaluable hands-on experience. The Food Systems Internships Program is one way to get connected.  Discover many more internships in Handshake – both in Vermont and across the nation – then drop by The Hub to take your next step!

Employer Reflections on the Career Fair

Over 850 students and alums got a chance to connect with 125 local and national employers at last week’s career fair, and the employers were impressed!

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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! Read more ›

Why Handshake?

Since the start of the school year, you may have heard about Handshake – the easiest way to discover great job and internships. Building off of the best qualities of Facebook and LinkedIn, Handshake offers an appealing and intuitive platform enabling UVM students to directly connect to countless opportunities and employers across the nation — all you have to do is activate your profile. Specifically designed for students to highlight their experiences and strengths, Handshake’s individually tailored homepages highlight jobs and internships based on your expressed interests and major.

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Science Spotlight: Lab Technician


Considering a Science Major? Trying to decide what to do with your Science Major? Meet Rogelio Zimbron, Plant Biology major and UVM 2015 alum. Rogelio shares about his time at UVM, the importance of research, and how he found a job as a Lab Technician with Green Mountain Antibodies (GMA). Read more ›

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