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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UVM Is: Beverly Colston Helping Students Succeed

The best part of Beverly Colston’s job is helping students experience personal growth and thrive in the community. As director of the UVM Mosaic Center for Students of Color (formerly the ALANA Student Center) for 15 years, Colston’s goal is to create a diverse and rich community of empowered, engaged, and enthusiastic students of color. […]

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5 Soft Skills You Need to Land Your Next Job

Employers are increasingly looking for new hires who can communicate effectively and problem solve in the workplace. To land a job, it’s no longer enough to possess a specific set of hard skills, such as computer programming, machinery, or accounting. These days, companies want employees to come to the table with soft skills that include […]

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5 Habits You Need for Launching a Successful Start-Up

Young professionals are starting businesses at younger ages than their counterparts in previous generations, according to the 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report. While Baby Boomers tended to launch their first business around 35 years of age, Millennials are doing so around age 27. If you take a look around Burlington, that young, entrepreneurial spirit […]

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A Pursuit to Help Vulnerable Communities

UVM senior Ian McHale’s first exposure to lack of public health access was while setting up mobile clinics in remote villages in Peru, where there was no medicine or clean water. The biology and international development major credits that first trip to Peru as a life-changing experience. We talked to Ian, president of UVM MEDVIDA […]

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Elliot Kennedy on Breaking Down the Barriers in LGBT Healthcare

Photo: Elliot Kennedy, left, with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell Elliot Kennedy JD, realized as an undergraduate that advocating for the LGBT community provided a sense of purpose and fulfillment. The 2009 alum—who helped guide and implement the availability of preferred names in the student information system at UVM—is now the Senior […]

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A Geochemist Finds Her Element with Craft Beer

Penny Higgins is a vertebrate paleontologist and geochemist who loves to brew beer. Penny, who lives outside of Rochester, New York, hopes to eventually open a craft brewery with her husband. She recently enrolled in the UVM Business of Craft Beer Program to figure out how to make her dream career a reality. We talked […]

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Historic Walking Tour Traces UVM’s Storied Past

The University of Vermont is known for its beautiful campus and desirable location in Burlington, the state’s largest city. But as the fifth oldest university in New England, UVM is more than just a pretty place. It also has an illustrious history with colorful visionaries and noteworthy tales. That history is highlighted every summer and […]

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The Top 50 Health Care Careers in the U.S.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth of 23% in health care over the next decade, with an estimated 974,000 new jobs created between 2014 and 2024. This growth is partially due to more people with insurance access and the aging of the large baby boomer population. Best Medical Degrees, an online publication that […]

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How to Create a Digital Marketing Strategy for Your Brewery

By Tera Dacek If you spend all of your time plugged in, you totally get digital marketing, right? Not necessarily. Looking at the landscape, thinking about your brand story and goals, as well as creating a plan often requires a bit of unplugging. We caught up with Drew Vetere, the media specialist at Long Trail […]

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