You just went to the Career Fair. Now what?

Randi Blender, Enterprise Holdings

Tips from a recruiter.

So you attended yesterday’s Career Fair. You may be wondering what to with the interest you now have in some of the companies you spoke with.

First, sort through the material you collected. Did you get any business cards? Follow up and write a thank you note to the people you spoke with (look for their email address on the business card). Look at the companies on their website, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor to learn more and decide if you really want to apply and interview. (You can also follow them on social media.) Find out if any classmates or alumni work there, and if so, try to connect with them. Continue reading

How to Impress at the Career Fair

Maurice and a colleague from Sherwin Williams

The Fall Career Fair is next week! Career Fairs offer you an easy opportunity to get information about career fields, to network with alumni & employers, and maybe even find a job or internship. Check out the Career Center website for videos and tips for success. You’ll also find helpful information Career Fair Prep Day on October 27 at the Hub.

Another source of support is from employers, so we asked Maurice Howard for some insight. Continue reading

Senior Series: Marketing Yourself

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3 Steps to Standing Out From the Crowd

In today’s fiercely competitive job market, it’s more essential than ever to distinguish yourself from the crowd. Though qualifications and previous experience play a factor, properly marketing yourself can elevate you among a pool of candidates and ultimately win you the gig.

Through establishing a consistent personal brand, playing to your strengths and networking, you can become a self-marketing pro! Continue reading

Internships and Ice Cream

C-shaped ice cream sundae in waffle bowl with whipped cream and cherry on top

Hungry? Need to get organized and apply to internships?

You can solve both of those problems simultaneously at Ice Cream & Internships on Wednesday, October 14th from 1-4pm in the Davis Center Silver Maple Ballroom.

In addition to free Chester’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, you’ll hear from campus and local experts from Buckland Consulting ServicesipCapital Group, the Student Conservation Association, Dealer.com, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, VT EPSCoR, UVM Undergraduate Research, Community-University Partnerships, Fellowships, and more. Continue reading

Make the most of your winter break by job shadowing

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Job shadowing is a great way to get an inside look at an organization, and gives you the chance to connect with a UVM alum who can show you around. The UVM Job Shadowing Program has over 90 different job shadowing sites are available in a variety of different fields and locations, and now is the time to apply for a shadowing match. You could get a behind-the-scenes experience with a:

  • Senior Account Executive at Twitter in New York City
  • Program Services Director at the Department of Corrections in Williston, Vermont
  • Director of Science Programs at the Ecological Society of America in Washington DC
  • Regional Farm-to-School Lead at the US Department of Agriculture in Boston, MA

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