Guest Post: Networking and Partnerships

We’re glad to be able to open up this space to a guest blogger, Kailee Brickner-McDonald, a former practicum intern with Non-Profit Programs here at Career Services, for this Doing Good, Doing Well post. We are glad she was able to share this story of networking with us! UVM’s Alternative Winter Break and Vermont Institute …

More Recent Graduates Working in Non-Profits: Why Should You?

Last week, The New York Times published this article that talks about an unexpected consequence of the difficult economy: that more recent college graduates are working in the non-profit sector, or as they describe, “young college graduates who ended up doing good because the economy did them wrong.” As a college student, I planned to …

Making a Life Worth Living

Are you interested in creating a life with meaning while making a difference?  You are in good company! Students in Global and Regional Studies 95 (Fall 2010) explored Right Livelihood, personal missions and putting their values into action on a daily basis.  Here are some actions and resources that inspired them into living by their …

"It is not what you get out of life that counts. It's what you give and what is given from the heart."

The title of this post is a quote from Sargent Shriver, the man who created the Peace Corps. Sargent Shriver, or “Sarge,” as he was known, was one of the most influential public servants of the second half of the last century. He founded, inspired, or directed numerous social programs including VISTA, Job Corps, Upward Bound, …

Doing Good, Doing Well

As a college student, I did a lot of volunteering—and when talking with my advisor about the work I was doing in the community, she would ask, “Are you doing good?” Having had proper grammar drilled into my head, I would respond, “yes, I’m doing well…” and continue telling her about my volunteer work. One …

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