Champlain College Spring Career Conference To Highlight Local Employers and Experts

Career Fair 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Champlain College's Career Collaborative will hold its 2017 Spring Career Conference and Fair on Tuesday, March 28. This year's day-long event builds on the new expanded format started last fall. It includes a morning keynote address and division-specific panels with alumni and industry experts. The traditional Spring Career Fair will be held in the afternoon with opportunities for full- and part-time jobs, internships, seasonal jobs, professional development opportunities and networking. It is free and open to the public.

"We feel this expanded format adds a new level of professional development for our students and takes it beyond the traditional internship and job fair," said Tanja Hinterstoisser, director of the Career Collaborative. "It reflects our Champlain Connect partnership program with employers and allows us to bring speakers from the community, our alumni and parents to share their professional expertise with our students."

The schedule for Tuesday's Spring Career Conference is:
10:30 to 11 a.m.: Welcome remarks and overview of the Emergent Media Center and Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, Champlain Room, Center for Communication and Creative Media, Champlain College.
11 to 11:25 a.m.: Keynote Address by Josee Larocque, Senior Vice President of Operations, Burton Snowboards, Champlain Room.
11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.: Industry Panels

  • Communication and Creative Media Panel: Skyloft/Faculty Office Area, 4th floor, Center for Communication and Creative Media 
  • Education and Human Studies Panel: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall
  • Game Panel: Champlain Room, Center for Communication and Creative Media 
  • Information and Technology Science Panel: Gallery Lounge, Center for Communication and Creative Media
  • Stiller School of Business Panel: Fireside Lounge, IDX Student Life Center 

1:30 to 5 p.m. Spring Career Fair, Argosy Gym at IDX Student Life Center, 262 South Willard St. Meet local, regional and national employers to talk about internships,

jobs and networking opportunities. The fair is focused on students, but the public is also invited to attend.

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Among the employers who will be attending: Allscripts, Burlington Country Club, Burton Snowboards, Central Vermont Medical Center, Cisco Meraki, City of Burlington, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Green Mountain Concert Services, Hall Communications, The Heritage Automotive Group, Hickok & Boardman, Howard Center, Liberty Mutual, Logic Supply, The Media Factory, MyWebGrocer, National Life, Navigant, Peace Corps, People's United Bank, Revision Military, Smugglers' Notch Resort, Spherion, Transportation Security Administration, Union Street Media, University of Vermont Medical Center, Vicarious Visions, and more.

For a complete list of employers.

About the Champlain Career Collaborative: Champlain College has been in the business of providing career-focused education since 1878, and its comprehensive approach to professional readiness is systematically orchestrated and passionately administered through Champlain College's Career Collaborative. The Career Collaborative is where emerging talent and professional networking meet. Extending far beyond the College itself, Career Collaborative is the Champlain organization that leverages all of the career-focused academic programs and connects students with practical, hands-on, relevant experiential learning opportunities. It is the ultimate career and employer resources and is one of the main factors that contributes to Champlain's successful career outcomes for graduates year after year. For more information, or call (802) 860-2720.

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit