Research, Science and a Summer in Germany

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This summer, mechanical engineering sophomore Duncan Hacker, of Sudbury, MA, will venture to Pirmasens, Germany. As a participant of DAAD-RISE (an exchange program), he will conduct research on surface coating for ski jumping skis. 

DAAD-RISE hosts science and engineering undergraduate interns at top universities in Germany to work with research groups and gain practical experience. Annually the award funds around 300 participants. In preparation for this summer, Duncan answered a few questions about his career goals and experiences: Continue reading

A Productive Winter Break

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Finals are officially over and, if you’re anything like me, you just want to sleep in bed for three days straight. Take those three days (maybe even definitely four or five) to de-stress, eat some home-cooked meals and catch up on sleep. Then, commit to some productive tasks during your time off. The first week should be your time to relax, spend time with your family, see old friends, buy holiday gifts and recharge. After that first week, use the remaining weeks to focus on research, preparation for next semester and your career.

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8 Steps for Leveraging a Networking Interaction into an Internship

The phases from networking to Internship

We’re often told that networking can lead to an internship, but the steps for getting from point A to point B aren’t always that clear. “Go network and get yourself an internship” is an ambiguous directive that can feel overwhelming. Here are some concrete steps that you can take to develop your professional relationships and inquire about summer internship opportunities: Continue reading

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

5 Ways to Stand Out After a Career Fair

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The communication you have with your targeted employers after a career fair are equally important as the first impression you made with them during the career fair.  Here are 5 ways to pursue a career opportunity in a professional and timely manner: Continue reading