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10 Benefits of Career Coaching

By Amanda Wormann   Making the decision to dive into a career change is something to be proud of, so congratulations on taking the first step. At this point, you’ve likely spent hours fine-tuning your resume, updating your LinkedIn profile, and scouring the Internet for great job opportunities in exciting fields. This process can feel […]

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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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5 LinkedIn Fixes You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

(Photo: Nan Palmero/Flickr) By Amanda Wormann Boasting over 500 million members across the globe, the world’s largest professional network is right at your fingertips. LinkedIn has been proven to reduce job search time, build results-driven connections and is the most powerful personal branding tool as you advance in your career. According to the 2015 McKinsey […]

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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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What Type of Leader Are You?

By Kate Collier What’s your leadership style? According to experts, there are two distinct methods for gaining and maintaining power: dominate and demand the fealty of your subordinates, or a more diplomatic approach, gaining the trust and respect of those you wish to lead. Jon Maner, a Florida State University psychology professor and recognized leader […]

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UVM Is: Trina Magi Empowering Students to Dig Deeper

Is Google your primary resource for search? If so, Library Professor Trina Magi wants you to broaden your research horizons. Magi, a UVM reference and instruction librarian, notes that our online research is shaped by commercial entities, search results are personalized (Google shows you what it thinks you want to see), and what you search […]

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