Working Your Plan

Students kayaking in Lake Champlain

Dreading those summer “What are you going to do with your life?” conversations with relatives and friends?  Here’s your answer: “I’ve got a plan and I’m working it!”

The 4 Year Plan for Career Success is just that—a well-defined road map of action steps for your four years at UVM to help you engage in experiences to explore your interests and build the skills to be successful in your chosen work.

It’s a self-managed plan, so you can move at your own pace and check off the steps along the way. There are even samples for students in various majors. Continue reading

4 Reasons Why You Should Attend Career Center Workshops

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  1. By attending a workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to receive information from a trained Career Peer Mentor who will pay close attention to your needs and help you find the answers to your career related questions.
  2. Do you know what a tagline is for a LinkedIn profile and why it’s important? Should you use an objective statement on your resume? Or do you know the best strategies on how to find internships or how to get started on your 4 Year Plan? If you don’t have the answers to at least one of the questions above, then you should attend one of our weekly workshops in the Career + Experience Hub, Davis Center.
  3. You’re going to pass through the Davis Center anyways, and you can pick up a yummy Feelgood sandwich either before or afterward.
  4. You’ll start the year off right by taking the time to reflect on your career journey, and to top it off, you’ll receive a FREE Career Center water bottle!

Here are the topics, days and times:

  • LinkedIn Mondays- Mondays (11am-2pm)
  • Resume Basics: Mondays & Thursdays (4:15pm-5pm)
  • Internships 101: Tuesdays (4:15pm-5pm)
  • 4 Year Plan for Career Success: Wednesdays (12:15pm-1pm)


Savvy Seniors: Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Rows of oranges with a green apple featured in the center

In celebration of the start of your senior year at UVM and how far you’ve come since you began school long ago, let’s play “Which One Doesn’t Belong?”

Orange Orange Orange Apple
Square Circle Triangle Fish
Book Hat Gloves Scarf

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The 4 Year Plan for Career Success Will Get You Sorted Out

Hermione in the Sorting Hat

Why did you decide to go to college? Have you spent hours agonizing over all the possibilities? Or are you just starting to think about the future? Regardless of where you are or what steps you have taken, the 4 Year Plan for Career Success (4YP) will help you get where you want to go.

Remember Harry Potter? Think of the 4YP as akin to the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter Series. Just like the Hat, the 4YP is a tool that will help you “on your way to greatness.” Just as the Sorting Hat listened to Harry when he didn’t want to be in Slytherin, the 4YP takes your ideas into consideration. In fact, the 4YP is all about you. Continue reading

Seven Tips for Starting the School Year Off Right

Minion throwing bananas in celebration

Welcome to a new academic year! This is an exciting time on-campus and the first half of the semester is a critical time to set the foundation of success this year and beyond. Here are 7 ways to get the most out of the next few weeks:

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