Meet 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
With the sun finally making regular appearances in the Burlington sky and the thermometer climbing into the 70’s, it is becoming increasingly clear that the school year is coming to an end. No matter where you are on your journey at UVM, the summer provides a great opportunity take on new challenges and adventures. For many of you like myself, this summer represents the first summer as a UVM Alumni rather than a student, opening the door for a wide array of opportunities and experiences to look forward to. Continue reading
We’ve finally made it to May, the last leg of the marathon, and it’s time for a serious chat about self-care. Transitions are difficult, and May is full of them; from graduating (yay!), or starting an internship, May is the month of transition on college campuses. To be successful during and after you transition, I strongly suggest that you allocate time for self-care. Continue reading
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Here are some tips about how to assess your current job and, if needed, how to manifest your next bold move. Disclaimer: This is not about making you more money, this is about making your job matter to you. Continue reading
I have few regrets from my days an undergraduate student— the one that I do have, however, is not actively seeking a mentor of my own. Theoretically, I knew all about mentoring relationships from reading about Dumbledore and Harry. However, I drastically underestimated the role of a mentor in my own life. Do not repeat my mistake; find yourself a mentor ASAP. Continue reading