professional development

UVM Helps Julia Zema Find a New Way to Approach Project Management

Spreadsheets used to make Julia Zema uneasy. As campaign manager for the Vermont-based Orvis fly fishing company, Zema project manages social media and public relations campaigns, as well as other initiatives. While Zema is successful at her job, she found herself intimated by certain project management tools. To help her enhance her skills and boost […]

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Why Leadership and Professional Development Matters to Your Employees

By Markey Read Wouldn’t it be great if every person you hired came with all the professional skills needed to work for your company? Gone would be the days of training new employees in basic concepts like quality, teamwork, productivity, and customer service. Instead they could be focusing on enhancing their leadership and management skills. […]

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UVM Helps Tom Pelisson Sharpen His Digital Marketing Prowess

Tom Pelisson wants to make his mark in the digital marketing industry. To accomplish that, he needs a comprehensive skill set. As the head of partnerships at Rejoiner, an email marketing SaaS company in Newport, Rhode Island, Pelisson could talk to clients all day about email click-through rates, email ROI, and conversions. But over the […]

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Building A Brewery Part 2: Branding for Success

There is no doubt that in order to succeed in the increasingly competitive craft beer industry, you need to make great beer. But what too many potential breweries fail to consider when planning their business, is how to best position their brand for success. In addition to making beer that customers want to drink, 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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Industry Experts Weigh in on Brewery Professional Development Courses at UVM

Running a successful brewery involves everything from complying with regulatory requirements and protecting intellectual property to restaurant planning and maximizing taproom sales. UVM’s Beer School offers professional development online courses designed for staff who want to fine-tune their knowledge and skills at existing breweries. The Beer School launched earlier this year as a counterpart to […]

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Health Care Management Classes Help Hospital Employee Refine Her Skills

-Health Care and Leadership Management Certificate student Kathleen Merrick Kathleen Merrick approaches patient care from a holistic point of view. As an ophthalmology patient service specialist at UVM Medical Center, Merrick is on the front lines of health care customer service as she spends her days guiding patients as they schedule appointments or register for […]

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How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make in Social Media

Jed Singer is co-founder of TheMarketingHelp.co, the #1 career resource for modern marketers and a thought leader in the social media marketing space. He is an instructor in UVM’s new short course Advance Social Media and facilitates the social media marketing program in the Digital Marketing Fundamentals Certificate. We talked to him about the dos and don’ts […]

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UVM Is: Judy Kaplan Embraces an Exciting Chapter for School Libraries

School librarians aren’t here to answer questions. Their job is to guide students in the right direction. Librarians are no longer just replying to students about what to research or where to find information. Today, their role is more about helping students focus their questions and identify the right tools to uncover what they need. […]

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