Blog Archive: Exploring Career Options

Financial Aid
Vermont students (and parents), take note: There’s free money available for college or other training, including full-time, part-time, and certificate education and apprenticeships. Wherever you are in your process of planning how you’ll continue education or training after high school—and what that
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Katrina Tao
For Katrina Tao, it's all a waiting game the next few weeks. The current senior at Brattleboro Union High School is hoping letters of acceptance will start rolling in soon. “I’m not going to lie; waiting to hear back is nerve-wracking,” she admits. Katrina has applied to more than 12 colleges with
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Monica Sargent
Monica Sargent is a native Vermonter who grew up in Johnson, the fourth generation of her family to do so. She was the fifth of six children of parents who worked in the talc and woolen industries in town. Her older siblings preceded her in college attendance, two earning associate degrees, one from
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Kelsey Stratton photo
Speaking with special education teacher and Talent Search alum Kelsey Stratton is nothing short of inspiring. A native of Randolph Union High School, Kelsey credits both her ability to give back to her students and her interest in education to the support VSAC gave to her as a young student. For
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Children with "finger binoculars"
Our holiday wish lists may be a little different this year as we look forward, and our kids are looking forward too. Now is the time to help them pursue their dreams for the future. Saving for college or training, even in small amounts, can help your children and loved ones get ready for tomorrow’s
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Vermont Applies Month
Vermont Virtual College Fair kicks off ‘Vermont Applies’ month Looking at colleges in Vermont? Mark your calendar for Dec. 2, from 3-8 p.m., to “tour” Vermont’s colleges and universities at the Vermont Virtual College Fair, hosted by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Register here and schedule
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Jamira Armah
Jamira Armah was able to come to the United States from Ghana through a Visa lottery. She first settled in New York City, where she trained as a certified nursing assistant. She moved to Vermont in 1999 for a relationship and met with the Educational Opportunity Center program counselor for the
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girl in library stacks
An hour of your time could = $1,000 (or more) for college or training. But to be considered, you need to apply. Here’s how. Did you know that every year, VSAC administers about $25 million in grants and scholarships to Vermont students? For the current academic year, eligible Vermont students have
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Vermont Career Connect
Have you ever wondered about a job or career and what it would be like to do that work? Plan on attending the Vermont Career Connect virtual event, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, to take the first step in discovering your future. The Zoom event features Kathi Terami, from Careers CLiC, presenting
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Hawa Abdi
When 18-year-old Hawa Abdi was 2 years old, her parents made the decision to emigrate from Africa to the United States, where they knew they could give their children a life filled with education and opportunity, rather than poverty and political persecution – things they had personally experienced
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