Why Your Major and GPA Shouldn’t Haunt You

Some students may feel that their major and GPA brand them for life. Such fears can be only exacerbated by the recent recession and an uncertain job market. But these two labels are not an undergraduate’s most defining characteristics and putting too much emphasis on them may cause unneeded stress. Zac Bissonnette, guest writer for …

Major Decision: Finding Your Academic Path

With course registration upon us, many students are turning their attention to the topic of majors.  Some have declared a major but may be reconsidering it, and others have explored different topical areas by taking a diverse array of classes but still aren’t sure which major is right for them.  So at a University that …

How Do You Prefer Your Shrimp? Choosing a College Major

In the movie Forrest Gump (1994), Forrest befriends Bubba, a soldier with a passion for shrimp.  In a scene from the movie, Bubba explains the many ways shrimp can be prepared: Just like the many options that exist for preparing shrimp, there is a wide array of possibilities for college majors.  You will invest much …

Greetings from the Director of UVM Career Services!

Welcome! Both Burlington and UVM’s campus are buzzing with activity—sure signs the new academic year has arrived.  We in Career Services have had a busy summer, launching web site innovations, making plans to improve our alumni network, and building relationships with employers.  Best of all, we will soon unveil our new exterior entrance, visually reinforcing …

Starting Off Your Semester with Helpful Career Services Resources & Meet Our New Staff

Spring semester is here and arriving with it, right on schedule, is career stress.  Every day students come in worried about everything from majors, internships, resumes, career goals, and advanced studies to their purpose in life. How do students reduce this stress?   By taking action, one small step at a time.  Start that resume, …

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