Category Archives: Education

Career Options Await with an Anthropology Degree through New Online Degree Completion Program

By Emily Manetta If a student asks me, “what can I do with an anthropology degree?” I could answer simply “you can do anything with an anthropology degree!” While this is certainly true – our alumni go on to an amazingly diverse list of careers after graduation, perhaps the best way to illustrate the skills […]

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The Guaranteed Admission Program Helps Transfer Students Realize their Dream of Attending UVM

University of Vermont student Mae Mae Morrical didn’t become a Catamount via a traditional path, but according to her, the end result was still the same. “I called it the transition stages,” Morrical commented. “I came into UVM through the Guaranteed Admission Program, two semesters is all it took for me to apply and get […]

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Online Degree Completion Instructor Authors New Book on Vermont’s Migrant Farm Workers

By Jeffrey Wakefield Since the late 1990s, undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers on Vermont’s dairy farms have been instrumental in helping bring milk, cheese, yogurt, and other food products to market. While the laborers play a vital role in feeding others, many face significant barriers in accessing food themselves, says a new book. […]

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UVM Is: Physical Plant Director Salvatore “Sal” Chiarelli Motivates and Innovates

Sal Chiarelli strives to bring out the best in people. As director of UVM’s Physical Plant Department, which maintains 6 million square feet of facilities, Chiarelli is on the go as he leads a team of 160 full-time employees as well as part-time employees, student interns, and contractors. His department handles everything from building maintenance, […]

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Legal Issues in Higher Education Spotlight: Seth Gilbertson

By Kate Whitney Higher education is one of the most heavily regulated sectors in the United States, with a diverse and ever-changing roster of legal issues competing for attention. In spite of these challenges, Seth Gilbertson, Associate Counsel for the State University of New York’s Office of University Counsel, was thrilled when he was offered a […]

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How to Effectively Build Your Network While Taking an Online Course

By Erik Harbison It is hard to ignore the rise of online courses. Students and young professionals are embracing this popular way to learn. You can now expand your knowledge base on any topic from the comfort of your home. One obvious benefit of this type of learning is that you’re able to prepare yourself […]

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Going Back to School Isn’t Just for Kids. Find a Course this Fall at UVM that Moves You Forward.

Fall isn’t just the time for kids to head back into the classroom, many grown-ups choose to restart their education by taking a class on-campus, online, in a seminar, or starting a graduate program. The reasons that people cite why they go back to school range from adding new skills to career advancement or even […]

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The Guaranteed Admission Program Helps Students Excel at College Life

If Gabrielle Kalinen hadn’t gone through the Guaranteed Admission Program at UVM, she may not have gone to school at all. She would have missed out on being the captain of the UVM Ice Cats skating team, an active member of the Figure Skating Club, discovering her love of communication science and disorders, becoming a […]

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College Prep: Encourage Your Student to Earn College Credits in High School

College prep can start well before your high schooler starts filling out their college applications. This is especially true for students who would like to experience college first-hand and alleviate some of the questions they may have about school. For example, if your child is unsure of the major they would like to pursue, there […]

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5 Benefits Summer College Provides for High School Students

Kristen Kilbashian an enrollment coach for UVM’s Pre-College programs talks about what high school students can gain by taking college courses in a summer college program.   Q: Can you first explain the basics of a summer college program for high school students? A: Summer pre-college (high school) programs give students the opportunity to find out what college-level […]

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