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Former Human Resources Communication Manager Cheryl Dobbins Hege Finds Her Footing in Digital Marketing

 The world of marketing shifted right under Cheryl Dobbins Hege’s feet. Instead of relying on print advertising and television media buys to promote a business or event, marketers pivoted over the past decade to a more multi-channel approach, using everything from social media to display ads to SEO. Dobbins Hege, who is based in North […]

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How Do Employers View Online Degrees and Qualifications?

By Kate Whitney   A quick google search suggests that the stigma once associated with online learning or online degrees is long gone—a thing of the past. Whereas 15 years ago, the University of Phoenix was the recognized, and perhaps unfairly derided name in online education (as well as the implied target of SNL’s 2009 […]

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 3: Avoid Common Mistakes

By Kate Whitney Something seems off. Your LinkedIn profile is up and running, you’re putting yourself out there, but the job offers and connection requests… are coming in at a snail’s pace. In Part 3 of our series, Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile, Heather Palow, M.Ed., ACC, Career Development Coach for UVM’s Master of Public […]

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Creating an Effective LinkedIn Profile Part 1: Getting Started

By Kate Whitney LinkedIn has over 260 million active users per month, with 40% of those users accessing their profile on a daily basis. As a tool for making connections and showcasing the skills and knowledge gained from your education and work experience, LinkedIn is an incredible resource for building and growing your career. Heather […]

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Career Changers: Why Digital Marketing Is a Good Option

By Kate Whitney   A recent survey of 1,000 consumers between the ages of 25-44 by the online learning platform EdX found that nearly one-third of respondents (32%) said that have seriously considered a career change in the past year and 29% have completely switched career fields since graduating from college. The main motivators? More […]

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UVM Is: Justin Garwood Creates Gun Violence Prevention Course with a Focus on Mental Health, Positive Relationships

How can schools prevent and respond to gun violence? UVM Assistant Professor Justin Garwood, Ph.D., designed a course to address the crisis of school-based gun violence, which has escalated in the United States over the past 20 years. The course, “Preventing and Responding to School Shootings,” covers historical perspectives on school safety and theories on […]

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Public Health Program’s Flexibility Helps Students Find Work-Life Balance

Brittany LaPan is sought out by her colleagues when they have questions. As a recent graduate from the UVM Master of Public Health Program, LaPan credits the online program with giving her the knowledge and skills that are making a difference at work. LaPan is the Occupational Health Specialist at Northwestern Medical Center in St. […]

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Trademark Clearance: What Every Brewery Must Know

By Matt McLaughlin In the first article of this four-part series on trademarks in the craft beer industry, we provided some definitional framework for trademarks for breweries. Fundamentally, trademarks are a form of intellectual property used to identify the source of goods and services. Put another way, trademarks are intended to identify the who and […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont, Part 2

Several years ago, when my son was in kindergarten, he came home with an art project that was a thankful turkey. In each feather, he listed what he was thankful for and of course, being a six-year child, he wrote in comments such as ‘I’m thankful for my family, dog, monster trucks, and videos.’ I […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont

How often do you pause and think about something that you are grateful for? Paying attention to how you feel, especially things that you are grateful for can put a positive spin on your day and lead to better mental health. According to a study published on gratitude in the Journal of Personality and Social […]

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