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Get Individualized Career Support

At Champlain College, you’ll have a dedicated career coach who fully understands your industry and has an established network of relevant contacts. Our staff are specialized and assigned to work with specific majors, so you won’t be on your own to find a relevant and rewarding internship or job. The Career Collaborative is here to help you every step of the way. From drafting your cover letter to preparing for an interview, we’re in it together.

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How it Works

Industry-Specific Search

As a student and as an alumni, you’ll be assigned a career counselor who knows your industry inside and out. They collaborate closely with faculty and employers to identify internships, jobs, and professional opportunities for students and graduates.

Conferences, Fairs & Contacts

From national game conferences in California to on-site visits to employers in New York, there’s more to the Career Collaborative than the average career fair. They host hundreds of events, workshops and opportunities each year that open doors for students like you.

Graduate School Advising

Maybe graduate school or a certificate program is part of your post-graduation plans. If so, then the Career Collaborative can advise you on saving time and money with automatic admission to our Champlain College Online programs or through one of our articulation agreements with other schools.

Professional Networks

Our alumni network runs deep and our faculty’s connections run wide. Because our faculty are active in their industries, they have the inside scoop on who’s doing what and where. Our alumni stay engaged and regularly hire Champlain students.

Holistic Preparation

Your success in life isn’t determined only by your job. There’s a lot more that goes into it: Your health, your decisions, your relationships, your financial management. Every student at Champlain learns these skills through our InSight Program.

Streamlined Search

Searching for a part-time job on campus is way different than getting your foot in the right door after graduation. We make it easy with a one-stop-shop for finding a job.


Achieved Career Success
Over the last six years, 91% of graduates found career success within six months of graduation.


More than one-third of Class of 2022 graduates negotiated their starting salaries and benefits, a skill they learned through InSight.


Vermont was ranked by CNBC as the best state in the U.S. to live and work in 2023.

Featured Services

In addition to Career Coaches, trained student Peer Coaches are available to guide you through everything from career positioning and interview prep to financial management and InSight requirements. They know, because they’ve done it.

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The work world is changing and, as a result, employer relations is increasingly important for student success. We prioritize it by seeking out regional and national employers, meeting with alumni, and engaging faculty to develop partnerships that are dedicated to training and hiring students.

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We coordinate with offices all across the college to organize hundreds of events each year that count toward your InSight milestones. Some of the signature events we have historically hosted include:

  • Sophomore Summit
  • Career Fairs
  • Mock Interview Days
  • Elevator Pitch Contest
  • EdVenture Employer Site Visits
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Career coaches have access to guides and databases designed to help you discover your professional interests and chart a more precise career path. They have resume guides and major-specific cover letter examples that will make your applications stand out among a stack.

Additionally, all students and alumni have access to Handshake, the number one career portal used by thousands of companies to hire college-aged students.

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Get Hired

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    Federal Work Study

    The name speaks for itself – get paid to work and learn. Eligible students have access to employment opportunities on campus designed to expand both your education and your resume. With support from the federal government, these positions offer competitive pay.

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    Internships & Part Time

    More than half of all degree programs at Champlain require an internship for graduation. The Career Collaborative works in lockstep with faculty to understand and identify employers and opportunities to fulfill these requirements.

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    Full Time

    There’s a reason 31% of all graduates in the Class of 2023 were either employed before or immediate after graduation. Our small college comes with big professional opportunities.

The best part is Champlain will also help you at any point in time, even after you graduate and need a career change down the road (the people at the Career Collaborative often joke ’til death do us part,’ meaning they are there whenever you need them). Champlain makes sure you are ready to succeed when you eventually go out into the real world.
Cassandra Bittner
Cassandra (Cass) Bittner ‘23, Visual Communication & Graphic Design

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