CakeIstry: For the love of cake

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.
It all started when Corrigan and her now-business partner and best friend, Jody Chamberlain, made a cake for Corrigan’s son’s first birthday. 
“It was a fun cake,” Corrigan said. “And then we didn’t do another cake until his second birthday, when we did something really cool. It became his birthday tradition for a couple years.”

Keeping It Local: NEK to offer more jobs

A big concern for youth looking to stay in Vermont is finding a job. One initiative seeks to change this problem by revitalizing the state’s Northeast Kingdom.
Called the Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative, this project consists of five projects to bring money and economic success to this region of the state.
A federal fund called EB-5 allows foreigners to invest $500,000 to $1 million in exchange for the method of providing a green card.

Learning That Works

by Becky Hayes
When she was a sophomore in high school, Kaitlyn Bouchard took countless quizzes and surveys to find her “perfect career match.”
Bouchard settled on graphic design and enrolled in her local Career and Technology Education program, a decision that led her to a full-time job in a career she loves.
“CTE was an excellent stepping stone for me in getting me where I am now,” Bouchard said. “Hands-on experience can be so much more rewarding than just hitting the books.”

International Business Lessons with Mophie Founder Ben Kaufman

Ben Kaufman, an undergraduate student at Champlain College, has developed an iPod accessory company from scratch. His first product, the Song Sling, a case for the iPod Shuffle with retractable earphones on a lanyard generated $75,000 in sales in its first four weeks. Now, with over 10 products and an awesome website, Mophie is becoming a hugely successful, Burlington based business.
Where are you from?
Long Island, New York
How and why did you start Mophie?

Internships - A Win/Win

Internships can be a sweet way for you to get your feet wet in a job or career that you think you may be interested in later on in life. You will be able to get real world experience and see what your possible future job could be like. This will allow you to make better decisions when it comes to the type and amount of education you need.

Resume Guide - Interview Tips

There are always conflicting opinions about resumes, and it’s no wonder since a well done resume will probably be one of the things that puts you over the top and lands you that job you really want to get. It’s often the first thing of you that an employer will see and also what will get your foot in the door for the interview, your chance to shine.
How long should it be? What should be on it? Does it look O.K.?
There’s a lot riding on a resume, and being concerned is totally acceptable. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are constructing your resume:

Hot Jobs, Cool Companies - Vermont SportsCar

One thing that Vermont offers in spades is outdoor fun.  It is rare that you find a person who does not include some sort of outdoor activity in their everyday life, be it skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or off-roading.  Because of this it is not surprising that the state would produce a company like Vermont SportsCar, which specializing in customizing off-road rally vehicles for racing. What might surprise you is that they are considered the best at what they do in the world and boast arguably the best drivers in their field.


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