Career Services

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Tap into a global network of professionals in your field.

SIT students complete their practicums around the world in the fields of sustainable development, international education, TESOL, conflict transformation, among many other areas. Through the social, academic, and professional connections this global network provides, SIT students have an easy and dynamic way to connect with like-minded individuals and learn about potential employers worldwide.

I have found Career Mapping extremely beneficial not only in shaping my goals but also my own sense of self and what I have to offer my field as I continue on this path. I want to thank you for providing us with this opportunity to explore ourselves and learn how to become professionals in the field. I will definitely start utilizing more the resources that the Career Center offers now that I have a clearer path to my goals. 

Preston Johnson
Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management MA candidate

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Career Mapping walks students through:

  1. Purpose and Profile through self-assessment, occupational exploration, decision making, and personal branding
  2. Preparation and Planning through goal-setting, job search preparation, networking, and strategic implementation of a career plan
  3. Positioning and Performance focusing on recruitment and staffing from the employers’ perspective

Other SIT career services include:

  • One-on-one and virtual career coaching, résumé and cover letter review, and interviewing assistance
  • Information sessions with funders and employers
  • Professional networking events
  • Career Connections’ comprehensive job, internship, and employer database
  • Fellowship application support

For more information on future events, please contact Kaitlin Ford.

2017-2018 Vermont Events

TESOL Internship Info Sessions

September 27, 2017
October 4, 2017
October 11, 2017

Practicum Funding Resources Fair
(for summer disbursement)

October 18, 2017

Alumni Meet up

October 20, 2017

Virtual Career Fair

October 25, 2017
March 7, 2018

Sunday Drop in Application Support

October 29, 2017
November 12, 2017

Face to Face Career Fair

March 21, 2018

Face to Face Career Fair (Snow Date)

April 4, 2018


Organization highlights from previous career fairs

Abroad with Disabilities

Alliance for Peacebuilding

AmeriCorps – The Collaborative and Vermont Youth Tomorrow programs

Athena Study Abroad

Barcelona SAE

Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center

Brattleboro Community Justice Center

Brattleboro Community Television

Catholic Relief Services

CISabroad & CIS Australia

CONTACT

EF Education First

English Language Programs (ELF)

Fertile Fields Farm

Food Connects

GoCampaigns

GRACE Cares

Greater Falls Community Justice Center

Groundworks Shelter

Haiti Orphanage Sponsorship Trust

If I Could…

INTERLINK

International Honors Program

Jerusalem Peacebuilders

Johnson & Wales – International Student Services

Kroka Expeditions

Keene State College Global Ed Office

Massachusetts International Academy (MAIA)

Marlboro College Office of International Services

The Mediation & Training Collaborative

New York Arts Program

Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) Foundation

Nonviolence International

One Acre Fund

One to World

Peace Corps & Peace Corps Response

RW3 CultureWizard

Saginaw Valley State University Office of International Programs

Semester at Sea

Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter

SIT Language & Culture Department

SIT Study Abroad – University Relations

Student Cultural Exchange

Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies & The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

Strolling of the Heifers

Student Cultural Exchange

SUNY Plattsburg Global Ed Office

Sustained Dialogue Institute

Tetra Tech ARD

University of Connecticut School of Law International Programs Department

University of Washington Foundation for International Understanding through Students

University of Vermont Office of International Education

Utica College Office of International Education

Vermont Council on World Affairs

Vermont Workers Center

VIA Program

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Volunteers Colombia

Volunteers for Peace

Women Thrive Worldwide

Worcester State University

World Affairs Council

WorldTeach

Youth Services / Big Brothers Big Sisters

Yale University Office of International Students & Scholars

SIT Career Services office has way more dedication, commitment, and available resources than I ever thought possible. With the workshops, info sessions, extended hours, career mapping, career connections, special events, the Stall Street Journal, it blows me away how much your little office can achieve in a year.

Jessie Shattuck
MA in Peacebuidling and Conflict Transformation Student

Teaching in thailandSIT MA degree students are exposed to a variety of concepts and theories relevant to their professional work. Initial application of these concepts takes place in team and individual projects in the program coursework. The practicum / internship provides the opportunity to connect the classroom experience with the work each student is doing in the field.

The practicum/internship is designed to be mutually beneficial to the host organization and the MA degree student, and can be done in the United States or abroad. The nature of the work must be at a professional level, in an intercultural setting, consistent with SIT’s mission of making a contribution to the global community, related directly to the student’s academic degree, and be supervised.

View global map to see past SIT practicums and internships

 

Access hundreds of internship and job postings

Career Connections is an online career tool that enables current SIT students and alumni to easily manage their job and internship searches and to apply for current vacancies, all in one account

Career Resource LibGuide: Lists of funding resources to support you during your practicum, also find eBooks, career podcasts, career mobile apps, and more!

Recruiting top professionals has never been easier

SIT Graduate Institute can assist you with your recruiting needs for positions in the fields of sustainable development, international education, TESOL, conflict transformation, food security, social justice and more.

  • Post jobs and internships for students and alumni with Career Connections
  • Come to campus to hold face-to-face or virtual information sessions

For information on the practicum guidelines contact (our off-campus coordinator)

Federal Work-Study Program

Local businesses and organizations may offer part-time positions to current SIT Graduate Institute students who are participating in the Federal Work-Study program. Students with a work-study position generally work between eight and 12 hours each week. Please contact Human Resources at hr@worldlearning.org or 802 258-3111 if you are interested in participating in the program.

Kaitlin Ford, Interim Manager, Career and Practicum Services Center

Katlin Ford

As SIT’s Career Development Coordinator, Kaitlin networks with and recruits employers to present internship opportunities to students. She plans special events such as Career Fairs and Virtual Practicum Funding Fairs, and assists in all facets of the Career and Practicum Services Center including in training the Student Advisory Committee on Career Services, and supporting students one on one.

Kaitlin attended Champlain College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in communications, and an associate’s degree in early childhood education. She has an internationally recognized Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from Boston Language Institute. Kaitlin has studied and traveled to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, which advanced her interest in cross-cultural learning.

Contact Kaitlin at kaitlin.ford@sit.edu or by phone at 802 258-3106.

View Kaitlin’s profile on LinkedIn

Lindsay Guido-Williams, Career Coach

Lindsay Guido-Williams has more than 10 years of experience in career counseling, including more than a year and a half with SIT’s Career and Practicum Services Center. Lindsay is an expert at résumé and cover letter writing and helps students stand out by tailoring their application materials to organizations’ needs when applying for jobs and internships. As a certified career coach, Lindsay is trained to offer specialized assessments to help students gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and skills and to articulate those characteristics, both in their materials and during interviews. More recently, Lindsay served as director of the Career and Life-Path Center at Marlboro College, where she designed and delivered programming and curricula for the newly developed center, teaching two career development courses, facilitating weekly workshops, and working individually with students to create action plans to meet goals focused on self-awareness, job exploration, and job attainment. Lindsay supports her students in decision making through active listening, ongoing motivation, and a person-centered counseling approach.

Contact Lindsay at lindsay.guidowilliams@sit.edu or by phone at 802 258-3336.