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Opportunities Await

Champlain’s primary mission is getting you ready for life after college, including your career. There are a variety of jobs available through on-campus employment from graphic design to tech repairs.

Working on campus can be a great way to tailor your work schedule to fit with your academic responsibilities. There are many career-relevant positions to choose from to provide the skills you need to succeed in the workforce regardless of your major. Start building your resumes from day one and make some money, too!

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    Federal Work Study

    Federal Work Study positions are a way for those in financial need to help pay for the costs of education. It’s awarded in your federal aid package, but you must be proactive when looking for jobs. Champlain College does not automatically place you into a job and cannot guarantee that every student will get a job.

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    Centers of Experience

    Get hands-on, real-world experience while still in college, regardless of your major! Work at our Centers of Experience is paid employment, outside of your academic work, that offers you a stepping stone to the professional workplace. Work in cross-disciplinary teams, just like you would in the real world.

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    Other Employment

    Don’t qualify for federal work study? There are still plenty of positions open for regular employment. They’re a great way to balance work and school, while still gaining job experience. You even have options to work over breaks if necessary. Check Handshake, a career resource tool given to each incoming Champlain College student.

At the Emergent Media Center, I worked alongside a team of other interns to research, develop, and present our findings on emerging technologies. The topics I learned about in class served as a base for me to build on during my internship experience, which also made it easy to bring the skills I learned in my internship back to class. Because of this internship, I have a fuller résumé, and I already have experience in the workforce, which will put me a step above other applicants.
Sean Harple
Sean Harple ’21, Data Analytics

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