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

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

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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

Working Your Plan

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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

Utilize Staffing Agencies in Your Job Search: 5 Things You Need to Know

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Finding employment can be a daunting task. One important, but sometimes overlooked resource is reaching out to local staffing agencies.   To get you started, here are 5 things you should know:

#1) What Do Staffing Agencies Do?

Staffing Agencies are the matchmakers of the employment world.  They recruit on behalf of businesses to find talent.  And they work with candidates to match them up with opportunities based on their goals, needs, and skill sets.  These positions can be temporary, temporary to hire, or direct to hire.

#2) Why Do Businesses Utilize Staffing Agencies?

From the candidate perspective, the job application and hiring process can be long and involved, and it is just as long and involved for employers.  That’s where Staffing Agencies step in, handling the paperwork, screening, and onboarding process for businesses, and saving them time. Continue reading