Make the Transition from High School to College Easier with Summer Academy

High school students utilize UVM’s Summer Academy to experience college life on campus while gaining credit and easing the transition into college.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Helps Student Solidify Her Decision to Pursue Research and Medicine

Gina Demilt’s passion for research led her to a behind-the-scenes position for a COVID-19 vaccine trial at the UVM Medical Center. The UVM Medical Center and Vaccine Testing Center at the UVM Larner College of Medicine are taking part in a Phase 3 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by […]

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How High School Students Can Afford Summer Courses at UVM

By Kate Whitney College can be expensive enough for those who are fortunate enough to attend, and student loans are no joke. So why on earth should you sign up for a course and take on the financial burden before you’re even through high school? (Hint: because you may be able to take up to […]

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10 Benefits of Career Coaching

By Amanda Wormann Thinking about a career change? You’re far from alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended almost every work norm on the books, causing a shake-up in the job market that continues to reverberate across sectors, job type, and employee demographics. However, don’t let the recent uptick in job changers mislead you into thinking […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Summer School

Remember when Alice Cooper’s song School’s Out was blasted from car radios just as the final school bells rang in early June? Times have changed when it comes to how we approach academics in the warm summer months. Whether it’s the opportunity for a student to get ahead on core requirements, boost a GPA or […]

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Medical Mentorship Program Helps Medical Students Prepare for Revised MCAT

Originally published on March 17, 2016. Updated March 27, 2019 The University of Vermont offers a four-week Medical School Mentorship and Enrichment Summer Program to help prepare students for the new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The revised MCAT is designed to place greater emphasis on critical thinking and cover additional content. In addition to […]

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UVM Is: Lisa Heldke Teaching the Tenets of Dewey Through Food

Food is a fundamental source of meaning and value in human life. For scholar Lisa Heldke, food is also the quintessential liberal arts topic. Heldke co-teaches the UVM John Dewey Kitchen Institute with Continuing and Distance Education Dean Cynthia Belliveau every June. In the program, they emphasize the pedagogical power of the kitchen and how […]

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After a Devastating Loss, Making a Career Choice to Help Others

Caring for her dying mother changed Betsy Assoumou’s life in every way. The MBA graduate had been working as a public accountant for a big four accounting firm when her mother entered hospice and died in 2016.  The experience left Betsy grappling with grief and the realization that she wanted to live a different life. “I […]

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UVM Is: Melissa Wright Creating Printed Pieces with Care

If you’ve ever needed a brochure or poster printed at UVM, chances are Melissa Wright helped make it happen. In her 17 years at UVM, the senior media technician at UVM Print & Mail has worked with a variety of departments, schools, and colleges across the University to oversee the layout of materials ranging from […]

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Amy Trubek Examines What Cooking Means in the Modern Age

My feelings about cooking are complicated. Sometimes I feel joy when I cook, and other times it’s more like shame. After reading “Making Modern Meals: How Americans Cook Today” by UVM Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science Amy Trubek, PhD, I was at once relieved and alarmed that I’m hardly alone. I was raised […]

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