Career and Practicum Services Center (CPSC)

800.257.7751 (toll free in US)
802 258.3397 (outside the US)



Mailing Address:
Career and Practicum Service Center
Rotch Center – 2nd Floor
1 Kipling Road, PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302

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Vermont Career Days and Workshop Schedule

Vermont Career Days:

Sustainable Development & Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation Career Day
March 13, 12:30–3:15 PM, Rotch 205, 208, and 209

International Education Career Day
March 20, 12:30–3:15 PM, IC Dining Hall

Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management Career Day
March 27, 12:30–3:15 PM, Rotch 205

MA TESOL Career Day
April 2, 12:30–3:15 PM, Rotch 205

Vermont Workshop Schedule:

Crafting Your Career Profile — Limited to 25 people per session
February 27 and April 8 (Rotch 205), 1:30–3:00 PM
Increase self-awareness of your skill sets and career values. Leave with a better understanding of what skills and characteristics you should be highlighting on your résumés and cover letters and talking about in interviews. Assess what satisfaction factors you should be considering as you begin to identify what practicum or career path is the right fit. This workshop is fun, enlightening, and extremely useful to anyone’s career development.
*HIGHLY recommended if you haven’t yet attended.

Boosting Your Brand and Creating a Plan
March 5 and 6 (Rotch 205), 1:30–3:00 PM
YOU know that you’re the right person for the job, but how do you make employers know that? This workshop identifies different tools in social media that can build your personal brand. It has become essential for applicants to create an online presence for themselves during the job search process. What will employers find when they google you? Become skilled at branding yourself with purpose and initiative to impress. Build a personal mission statement to support your brand and start creating an action plan for your future job search!
Knowing Your Networking
March 11 (Rotch 205), 1:30–3:00 PM and March 12 (IC 101), 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
65–85% of jobs are attained through networking efforts. 80% of your job search should be focused on networking! This workshop will help you develop a strategy for attending conferences, job fairs, and networking events. Learn about connecting with alumni and employers to expand your network and fine-tune your informational interviewing skills. Are you on LinkedIn? Discover how this popular tool can help you with your networking efforts!
Résumé Renovation
March 18 (Rotch 205) 1:30–3:00 PM
Transform your résumé into a tool that will increase your chances for interview selection, practicum placement, and ultimately job attainment. Discover the upcoming trend of writing a summary of qualifications for your résumé and participate in a résumé customization activity that will get you results! This workshop will conclude by introducing you to some great resources that will continue assisting you in enhancing your résumé! *Please print off and bring in an example of a job description that fits the profile of a position you might be interested in applying for one day.
Compelling Cover Letters
March 31 (Rotch 205), 8:30–10:00 AM and April 3 (Rotch 205) 1:30–3:00 PM
What are the different types of cover letters? Heighten your understanding of their purposes. You will develop strategies to ensure your application is being received and read by the right person. See examples of how you should format your cover letter. Get inspired to write about achievements that will catch the employer’s eye and highlight what makes you unique by showcasing your strengths and skills.
Inspiring Interviewing
April 24 (Rotch 205), 1:30–3:00 PM and April 25 (Rotch 205), 1:00–2:30 PM
What are the top ten most commonly asked questions in interviews? Hear tips on how to answer those questions! This interactive workshop will teach you how to implement the “prove it” technique, preparing you to master your interviews. Take advantage of this opportunity to practice your interviewing skills with others. Discover InterviewStream — SIT’s premier resource to help students perfect their interviewing skills. *Don’t miss this one!

The Black Belt Series Two Options for 2-day Kick-Start Your Career “Black Belt Series”

If you are the type of person who prefers more bang for your buck, this could be the option for you! Last spring, we offered the weekend Black Belt Series for students who preferred an alternative option to attending the weekly workshops. Attendance was so high that we decided to offer it twice this semester! The Black Belt options cover the same material as the individual workshops, but in two half-day workshops rather than several workshops over the course of several weeks. Day one focuses on self-assessment, branding, and networking, while day two covers preparation for your job search.

OPTION 1 Option 2
9 AM–1 PM, Rotch 205 9 AM–1 PM, Rotch 205
Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13 Saturday, November 2 & Saturday, November 9

Washington, DC Workshop Schedule:

Career: Entrepreneurship — What’s Your Mission?
Wednesday, September 4, 2:00–4:00 PM

Career: Entrepreneurship — What’s Your Mission?
Wednesday, September 5, 2:00–4:00 PM

Career: Résumé Redesigns & Renovations (Webinar)
Friday, September 14, 12:00–1:00 PM

Marketing YOU! (Webinar)
Thursday, September 26, 12:00–1:00 PM

P-A-R Storytelling (Webinar)
Thursday, October 3, 12:00–1:00 PM

Mock Interview Practice (Group Workshop w/Coach)
Thursday, October 3, 2:00–4:00 PM

Tapping the Hidden Job Market (Webinar)
Thursday, October 10, 12:00–1:00 PM

Pre-Practicum Field Trip: Chesapeake Bay Projects (optional)
Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26

Networking Practice: Next Gen Leaders Forum & WNG Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 30

Job Search Strategy (Webinar)
Wednesday, November 6, 12:00–1:00 PM

Sustainable Solutions Forum (optional)
Wednesday, November 6, 5:30–8:30 PM

DC/AAAS, NCSE, ESA Professionals Across Sectors
Professionalism & Performance (Webinar)
Thursday, November 14, 12:00–1:00 PM

Networking: NGL Meet-up/Lunch or Brown Bag (optional)
Thursday, November 21, 12:00–2:00 PM

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