Employer Testimonials

At Champlain, we are directly connected with our students' progress. Our Career Collaborative reaches out to graduates to follow up on their success and collect feedback. Furthermore, our goal of giving students a career-focused education involves a line of communication between our faculty and local businesses. Champlain graduates are unique, so it isn't a surprise to hear employers buzzing about their success.

"I love working with Champlain grads and students, they have been well prepared to work and are eager to do well."

—Kathie Cheney, PHR , Technical Connection, Inc. Burlington, VT

“As a mentor teacher I feel that Champlain College Education students come prepared to effectively engage in the classroom community the first day they step into the classroom. It is clear that their content courses have prepared them to work with students across the curriculum. They ask important questions and are genuine life-long learners. Most importantly, they clearly care about "their" students.”

—Joey Adams, Third Grade Imagine Team Educator, SCS CSEA Member, Shelburne Community School, Shelburne, VT

"Chittenden County Court Diversion is very thankful to be one of Champlain College’s community partners; gaining access to Champlain's talented students, support staff and faculty in building an invaluable experience for both the students and our program. Champlain students have demonstrated a great degree of professionalism, competency in the work place and passion in acquiring new skills while creating their own unique learning experiences. Many of the interns have been successful in gaining wonderful career opportunities in the field of Human Services. We are very happy that we can be a part of their journey to success!"

—Maria Thach, Diversion, YSASP, DLS Case Manager, Chittenden County Court Diversion, Burlington, VT

"You are incredible! Champlain was well represented [at our event] and many of the students asked great questions. As a parent, I would be very pleased with the career services that you provide at the school."

—Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP , South Burlington, VT

"We have hosted three interns from Champlain College over the past few years and have found the experience to be a rewarding one. Our interns have worked in dispatch, carried out yard checks, worked in accounting, invoicing and in our stock room. They have been exposed to many of the different aspects of our business and have learned the basics of our business. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Champlain College for years to come, to our mutual benefits."

—Robert Nadeau, V.P. Operations, Hunt Refrigeration (Canada) Inc., Montreal, Canada

"The four Game Design students that we hired from Champlain College are very strong technically, and I think it reflects the quality of the classes your students attend and the skills they learn through various projects and assignments. These students have been a step above local graduates (training-wise). It has all been very positive so far and hopefully we'll be able to pick up a few other talented graduates from Champlain College next year."

—Frédéric-Antoine Marcoux, Gameloft, Montreal, Canada

"Our experience working with Champlain College Social Work interns has been extraordinary. The students that have been placed with our agency demonstrate sound practice, an investment in the community, and a strong willingness to learn and apply knowledge in the field. Their enthusiasm and preparedness to enter the work force have made them strong interns and employment applicants post-graduation. We have had great success transitioning former Champlain College interns into full-time employment when their internship ends, and we look forward to our continued relationship with the college."

—Tammy L Santamore, Learning Together Coordinator, LUND Center, Burlington, VT

"We've hired many Champlain students as interns and full-time employees. They tend to be very professional and experienced."

—Union Street Media, Burlington, VT

"The education program at Champlain College is outstanding. The students gain a wide variety of experiences over their years in the program. The Champlain College program places a strong emphasis on professional self-reflection, which is essential in today's dynamic world of education. Students leave this program having not only met the criteria for certification, but with a foundation in the skills and dispositions needed to be true education professionals."

—Marybeth Morrissey, 3-4 Grade Cooperating Teacher, Williston Central School, Williston, VT

"[Champlain College graduates] create community value by offering new information."

—Burlington Police Department, Burlington, VT

"One of your students now has a permanent job with us and and impressed us in unexpected ways, going miles above what we expected. Frankly, we could not be more happy with their structured dedication and hard work. The other two summer interns were excellent artists. They accomplished so much during their internship that if there are open positions when they finish their program at Champlain College, they will be more than welcome (even encouraged) to come back to Funcom."

—Kim Pasquin, Human Resources Manager at Funcom, Montreal, Canada

"[Their] fresh eyes, eagerness to learn and energy add value"

—Marsh Captive Solutions, Burlington, VT