Dream Big, Dream Different

Students choose Vermont State University because their dreams are bigger than any classroom and Vermont State is their gateway to the world.

Limitless Possibilities

The possibilities are endless thanks to our expansive expertise in areas like applied technology, engineering, healthcare, education, business, psychology, climate change science, computer science, and the arts.

Real-World Learning Opportunities

Vermont State University students know that learning doesn’t just happen inside the classroom. Our students participate in hands-on learning opportunities like internships, research, co-operative experiences, student-teaching, clinical experiences, and civic engagement that brings learning to life. With more than 1,000 partnerships with businesses and organizations across Vermont and beyond, these opportunities provide students with real-world, hands-on experience, preparing them to be the next generation of leaders.

Our students have completed internships and experiential learning experiences across Vermont and beyond, including the following (just to name a few!):

  • Bennington Fish Hatchery
  • Burlington International Airport
  • Concord Equality Health Center
  • Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
  • Icelandic Forest Service
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
  • Killington/Pico Ski Resorts
  • Polaris Project
  • Red River Technology
  • Rutland Young Professionals
  • Senator Patrick Leahy’s Office
  • Tiny Earth Organization
  • Vermont Country Store
  • Yellowstone Employee Recreation Program

Our Alumni Are Changemakers and Pioneers in their Fields

Our graduates are using the skills they’ve learned to charter new paths. As a Vermont State University student, you’ll have access to our expansive alumni network for inspiration, support, and professional connections.
 
Below is a sample of where our graduates have found career success:

  • Black River Design
  • Burton
  • Carhartt
  • Casella Waste Systems
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Disney on Ice
  • ESPN
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • GE Aviation
  • Georgetown University
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Green Mountain Power
  • Howard Center
  • IBM
  • JetBlue Airways
  • John Hopkins University Press
  • L.L. Bean
  • Meta
  • Paramount Recording Studios
  • Porter Medical Center
  • Puma
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
  • State of Vermont
  • The Weather Channel
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • United States Air Force
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Washington County Mental Health Services
  • WCAX

Meet Our Students

Samantha’s internship in 3D scanning taught her in-demand skills that she’ll use to achieve her goal of working with artifacts in a museum or becoming an archivist.

Samantha LaPlante ’23Archaeology, Geography, and Applied Anthropology

“I realized I wanted to make a change, and being a pilot sounded like a really great way to spend a career. The classes for our program are fantastic at preparing you for almost any career in aviation.”

Ryan Cooney ’22Professional Pilot Technology

“It’s more than just getting a college degree. It’s really building a life for yourself. The professors have so many different connections. They’ll help you get where you want to be.”

Jordan Zach ’20Outdoor Education, Leadership, and Tourism