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

Applying to Grad School? Here are a few tips to keep you organized!

Deadline circled on calendar

Applying to various programs and figuring out the specific details and steps to each application can seem like a daunting task. Here are few tips to make your application process a little smoother:

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Resumes and Cover Letters: Opening Doors

Three open white doors on the yellow wall. Rays of light shine through the open door.

Human Resources (HR) Directors see a lot of resumes and cover letters – one local HR professional is sharing her tips for success with you!

Resumes and cover letters can open doors to opportunities for you.  Done correctly, they help secure a phone call or interview with the Human Resources team or hiring manager.  Below are some tips on how to get your resume and cover letter right:
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Job Shadowing Advice

Past Job Shadowing pictures

If you’re thinking about participating in the 2016 winter break Job Shadowing program, we have assembled some advice from last year’s UVM Job Shadowers.

Don’t be shy: Your host is there to help

  • “Don’t be afraid. If you go in with confidence, you will leave with so much knowledge. The hosts want to help, just let them show you the way.”
  • “Ask a lot of questions. That’s what they’re there for!”
  • “Don’t be nervous! They’re really friendly! If they weren’t they wouldn’t be participating in this program!”
  • “From my experience, the only thing I wasn’t expecting was how friendly and helpful everyone at KGA was.”

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Introducing the New 4 Year Plan for Career Success – Turbo Edition

TurboTax Check

 

Have you ever filed taxes without TurboTax? Neither have I. However, I do remember my parents filing taxes in the dark ages BT (Before TurboTax). I recall endless sheets of paper, boxes of records, and frustration overflowing the kitchen table.

In similar ways, the new 4 Year Plan for Career Success has transitioned from a bulky, but overall highly positive and important document, to the TurboTax of career development. This new Career Success Plan is easy to use, comes with a user-friendly interface, and will help you create a fulfilling and successful time at UVM. Additionally, the new, easy to use 4 Year Plan, like TurboTax, may help you find extra cash after you utilize it. Continue reading