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Helping You Achieve Your Goals

UVM has a long history of success. Graduates include Nobel Prize winners and business pioneers, and 92% of graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation (3-year average, Classes of 2016-18).

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 with our CareerAhead service.

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 the UVM Alumni Association to find out more.


Job shadowing and internships are a large part of the university experience. They 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."

Undergraduates at UVM have interned at companies including:

  • Tesla
  • IBM
  • GE Healthcare
  • Keurig Green Mountain
  • NBC News
  • MTV
  • National Science Foundation
  • University of Vermont Health Care
  • Vermont Public Radio
  • TD Bank

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?

Students on campus at the University of Vermont

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

Former students have been recruited by companies like Google, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, and Boeing.

Graduate school destinations

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


The median starting salary of UVM graduates U.S. News & World Report, 2020

"I learned how to get a business started and the basics of accounting and finance. I was recruited before graduation for an international development consultant role. UVM provided me with a well-rounded cultural exposure to help me operate in different demographics."

Alma from India
Studied Business with concentration in
Finance and International Management.
Now a co-founder of her own company.


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