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by Beth Pearce, Vermont State Treasurer

by Emma Marc-Aurele

For many college students today, the pressure of finding jobs after graduating weighs heavily. Students often worry about excelling in classes and building an impressive resume in order to compete against peers and, in the end, make a living to sustain an independent adult-life after college.  

by Emma Marc-Aurele

Rachel Feldman

Chief of Staff for Phil Scott, Age 32 

Montpelier resident Rachel Feldman did not always live in Vermont. In fact, it was a summer camp, Farm and Wilderness in Plymouth, her parents sent her to when she was nine that sparked her love for the great green state of Vermont. 

Vermont. Some love it—others leave it. So what draws people to the state (and what makes others leave)?

These were a couple of the questions researchers with the Vermont Migration Roots Survey tried to answer. 

by Ayla Yersel

It’s a Wednesday night at Oakledge Park in August, just after 6 pm, and the first kickball game of the night just started.

The music scene in Vermont is a lot of things. They say it’s eclectic. They say it’s fun. They say it’s unique. But what about the people actually involved in Vermont’s music industry? The musicians themselves. What do they have to say? For them, the music scene in the Green Mountain State is so much more. It’s full of real people playing real music .

by Ayla Yersel

Offstage, Burlington-based musician Joshua Panda is pretty soft-spoken. But onstage, he has an electric presence, performing with an almost contagious energy.

“I don’t want to talk, I just want to sit. It’s almost like at a horse race, with a horse in a stall. Like, someone hits the bell, I’m going to go.”

by Ayla Yersel

Ad-free social media site Ello has been called the “Facebook killer”. But this, according to co-founder and CEO of Ello Paul Budnitz, is not the case. 

by Ayla Yersel

Let’s face it-- sometimes, the job market can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you’re just starting out. It can be particularly difficult trying to make professional connections-- where do you begin? How do you meet people in your field?

Other Stories

Since age six, Sergeant Julie Scribner said she has wanted to become a police officer. Today, she is a Detective Sergeant with the Vermont State Police, investigating major crimes and deaths.
At the age of 39, Dan Smith has already run for mayor of Burlington as an independent, skied competitively in Colorado, worked at law offices in Montpelier and Burlington, and been board chair of Mobius, the Mentoring Movement. On top of that, today he is the president of Vermont Technical College.
Ever since he was little, Darren Perron wanted to be a storyteller. Today, that dream has become a reality: he is an executive producer and news anchor at WCAX Channel 3 News. 
Once the kids are in bed and the papers are graded, 28-year-old high school chemistry teacher Kristin Corrigan puts on her apron and gets to work, transforming her kitchen into a cake decorating business called CakeIstry.

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