global gateway program

CAREERS

Helping You Achieve Your Goals

UVM has a long history of success. Graduates include Nobel Prize winners and business pioneers, and 93% are employed or in graduate school within six months of completing their degree.

UVM owes much of its success to academic excellence, motivated students, and outstanding support services. We will help you plan for your future with internship guidance, career workshops, and International Career Counselors. Your career preparation begins in the Global Gateway Program.

Career Center Support Services

The UVM Career Center provides a full range of services and support to help you work towards your career goals.

Our services include:

Our dedicated team supports all international students in finding internships, securing jobs and achieving career goals.

Throughout your time at UVM, you will be helped to identify goals and plan a career strategy for each year of study. With UVM’s support and your hard work, you can expect strong career prospects when you graduate.

An online resource with jobs, internships, and networking opportunities. Available to undergraduates and UVM alumni.

Based in the Student Center, our hub provides guidance and advice on finding jobs and internships. It offers everything you need for your personal and career development.

Hub services include:

  • International Career Counselor support
  • Employer interviews on campus
  • Career library and resource guides
  • Weekly workshops: resume writing, job searches, networking
  • Access to the UVM alumni

Networking events are held in all major USA cities through The Alumni Association. Locations include Boston, Washington DC, New York City and San Francisco. Visit alumni.uvm.edu to find out more.

Internships

Internships are an important step in achieving your career goals and Burlington is an excellent place to gain experience. Forbes called it a "Top 10 Tech Hub," and Business Insider named Burlington as one of the "15 Hottest Cities for the Future." 

Working in the USA

As an international student you can extend your work experience in America through the US Government’s OPT (Optional Practical Training) scheme. OPT allows international students with F-1 visas to work for 12 to 29 months in the US.

This means you could work in America during your summer vacations or after graduation. Employment must be related to your major field of study. Find out more about OPT in the USA.

What Inspires International Students at UVM?

Student Success

University of Vermont famous alumni

UVM’s alumni network includes more than 92,000 individuals. Famous UVM alumni include:

  • Kathy Giusti - Founder and CEO of Multiple Myeloma Research, named one of the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune magazine
  • Brian Halligan - CEO and Co-founder of HubSpot
  • Jon Kilik - Oscar nominee and producer of ‘The Hunger Games’ film series
  • John McGill - President, Doctors Without Borders, 1999 Nobel Peace Prize

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UVM is ranked #18 in The Wall Street Journal’s top US public universities for the number of graduates admitted to top graduate schools.

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