Happenstance + You

Cameron and Amanda, matching outfits

I worked at the Career Center this summer as a part of my NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) internship in at UVM,. I want to share how this experience has caused me to reflect on my work experience and how I arrived here. Continue reading

Research, Science and a Summer in Germany

Picture from Germany

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

Surviving a Lousy Internship

Frustrated student looking at a computer

Internships are often talked about as a make-or-break experience for your career: They can propel you into a future job, give you important skills, and grow your resume. So what happens when your internship is less-than-stellar? You don’t like the work, the company isn’t what you expected, or your supervisor isn’t helpful. Was the whole thing a waste of time?

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Welcome Back! Jumpstart Your Goals and Plan to Succeed!

“Today I close the door to my past, open the door to my future, take a deep breath and step through to a new life.” –Unknown Author

Mountain to climb

As we enter into a new year, you might be asking yourself how you can make the most of it. How can you change your life to help you become your best self? Two things to ask yourself are: what do you want your life to look like and how will you create that life? Yes, this may sound too ambitious, but there are steps you can take to help jumpstart the process and make it attainable.

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A Productive Winter Break

Snowy Trees

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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