Career Services Team

CCV’s career consultants are available to provide students and alumni a range of personalized career services. From exploring careers to embarking on a job search to help sending a thank you note following a job interview, our consultants can assist you and make sure you’re getting the task done correctly.

Work with a career consultant to:

  • explore a variety of careers,
  • identify a job that matches your interests and skills,
  • understand how a CCV degree prepares you to get a job in your chosen career,
  • build dynamic, professional resumes,
  • develop compelling cover letters,
  • understand and develop professionalism,
  • practice interviewing,
  • gain professional confidence,
  • arrange job shadow and informational interview opportunities,
  • find internships, and
  • learn to manage a successful job search

Meet Our Career Consultants

Penny NoltePenny Nolte
Serving: Montpelier, Morrisville

Penny Nolte earned a BFA from Syracuse and held a fellowship with the State & Regional Grants office of the National Endowment for the Arts. After working for fifteen years and earning an MS in Management Systems from Clarkson University, she traveled through the United Kingdom, taking MBA courses at the University of Kent and interning with ABC News in London as an apprentice financial analyst. After returning to the US, Penny began working for the “WEB Project,” the award-winning Technology Innovation Challenge Grant that brought some of the first computers and online learning opportunities to Vermont teachers and students. Penny has also taught courses in writing, research, evaluation, and career building, and earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2008 from UVM.

Ellen MoriartyEllen Moriarty
Serving: Rutland, Middlebury, Bennington

Ellen Spensley Moriarty is a native Vermonter who has been an instructor at CCV for four years, teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences and humanities. Prior to joining CCV, Ellen worked as an archaeologist and conducted excavations for many years in Guatemala and elsewhere around the globe. The same qualities that initially led Ellen into archaeology—a deep curiosity about individuals and the ways they shape their lives, excitement about creating connections with people, and a love of creative problem solving—continue to drive her as an educator and career consultant.

Lynn Rublee

Lynn Rublee
Serving: Newport, St. Johnsbury

Lynn Rublee has been a CCV instructor since 1998 teaching a variety of Studio and Art History Courses and most recently an Intercultural Communications Course where she drew on her experience teaching abroad from 2003-2010 at international schools in Trinidad, Germany, and Portugal. While Lynn has primarily been engaged as an art educator, she has developed many interdisciplinary programs and worked in an administrative capacity coordinating programs for Burlington City Arts, the Flynn Theatre, the Helen Day Art Center and Umbrella. Motivating students, making connections with the community and thinking outside the box are skills Lynn brings to her role as a career consultant.

Charity Houghton

Charity Houghton
Serving: Brattleboro, Springfield, Upper Valley

Charity Houghton has worked as an educator all over the world for the past thirteen years—the last five of which have been spent teaching creative writing and Dimensions courses for CCV in Rutland and Brattleboro. Outside the classroom, Charity works as a freelance writer for the Monadnock Table and owns a small farm that offers hands-on educational experiences to children. What Charity loves most about working with students in any setting is the chance to inspire big dreams while supporting the small steps to reach those dreams — a love that caused Charity to jump at the chance to add career consultant to the many hats she proudly wears.

For career services in Winooski and St. Albans, please contact any of the career consultants listed above.

Career Services at CCV are supported by the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, —creators of Pathways to Promising Careers — and, in part, through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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