Career Success

For nearly 150 years, Champlain College has focused on creating programs that are tied to the needs of industry — both now and in the future — to make sure our graduates have the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the workplace.

Doing Is What Makes the Difference

We’re big on the belief that practice makes perfect. In fact, it’s the cornerstone of a Champlain education. This is the kind of place where we encourage you to see with your hands, ears, and eyes—to learn by doing.

Our Upside-Down Curriculum ensures that no matter your major, you will be actively engaged in it beginning your first semester. That means you’ll be ahead of the curve in your field and qualified for internships earlier than you would at most other colleges. Because when you start your career sooner, you end up going further.


Achieved Career Success
of graduates from the Class of 2023 were employed or continuing education six months post-graduation.


Students Employed in Career-Relevant Jobs
of graduates from the Class of 2023 were employed in positions related to their field of study within six months of graduation.


Students Completed Experiential Learning
of graduates from the Class of 2023 participated in at least one experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, before graduating.

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Career Collaborative

This is not your typical career center. Our dedicated office and with industry-specific career advisors provide a one-stop-shop for finding and landing your dream career, now and as an alum.

From networking events to national conferences, the Career Collaborative coordinates with offices all across the college, organizing hundreds of events each year, connecting our students to professionals in their industries.

Featured Services

Peer Coaching

Trained student Peer Coaches available to guide you through everything from interview prep to InSight requirements.

Employer Relations

Partnerships with regional and national employers and alumni dedicated to training and hiring students

Programming & Events

Hundreds of events each year that count toward your InSight milestones and connect you with potential employers.

Tools & Resources

Templates, guides, and databases designed to help you chart a more precise career path and land the jobs you want.

Career Collaborative
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Start With What You Love

Explore majors and programs based on your career goals and favorite academic areas. See how Champlain College can prepare you for a career built on your passions.

Explore Our Career Pathways

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Learn by Doing

Professional experiences and opportunities are woven into everything we do at Champlain, which means you’ll graduate with real-world experience on your resume and in your portfolio.

Create integrated campaigns in your Marketing classes, consult with a government agency as an intern at one of our Centers of Experience, or even manage a portion of the college’s endowment in your Finance classes.

Experiential Learning

Completed Experiential Learning
of students over the last six years who completed at least 1 internship during their time at Champlain College.


One third of students who study abroad also intern abroad, meaning more than 100 students completed an international internship in 2019.


Students Completed Experiential Learning
of graduates from the Class of 2023 participated in at least one experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, before graduating.

Real-World Experience

Our centers of experience are hubs of innovation that connect Champlain student talent to the greater Burlington community, and sometimes, to the world. Our Centers invite students to work on real projects, challenges, and research in agency-like settings.

Get Paid & Get Experience

Pick up a career-relevant part-time job or paid internship at one of our Centers of Experience and enjoy the feeling of getting paid to do what you love.

Check Out Our Centers of Experience
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From Studio Experiences to Capstones, get ready for the real world by practicing skills and producing portfolio-worthy projects.

Studio Experience

Learn the same way you’ll work: as part of a team. The Studio Experience learning model means your classmates will become your colleagues as you tackle shared projects. Collaborative, multidisciplinary, and purpose-driven—the Studio Experience gets you ready for the real world.

Learn About Our Studio Experience
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Intern Early, Intern Often

Our upside-down curriculum allows you to intern the summer after your first year–an experience that students of other institutions don’t gain until their junior year.

International Internships

Get real-world experience that isn’t just resume-building, but life-changing.

Explore Internships & Fieldwork
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There are hundreds of paid positions across campus to put your knowledge to work, allowing you to earn money while developing your skills, building your resume, and gaining valuable professional experience.

Check Out On-Campus Student Employment
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Bachelor’s to Master’s

Through Champlain College Online, you can seamlessly go from undergraduate to graduate student, enhancing your skills and career opportunities.

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathways

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