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 RubleeLynn 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.

Julia Sknonicki
Julia Skonicki
Serving: St. Albans, Winooski

Julia Skonicki began her work at CCV as a student, and it was through her Seminar of Educational Inquiry class that she found her passion for work in education. After completing her Master’s Degree in Montessori Education, Julia taught in public and private schools in Chicago, reaching students ages 2-18. She designed and directed various educational and arts-based programs in Chicago, developing a Summer Urban Garden Program and eventually returning to Vermont as Co-Founder and Director of Mansfield Cooperative School. Julia is an instructor at CCV, teaching a variety of classes in Education, Dimensions, and English Composition. She is particularly interested in Student Success and Retention, and values goal-setting and access to resources as two important factors that drive student persistence.

anja headshotAnja Ouellette
Serving: Upper Valley, Brattleboro, Springfield

Anja Ouellette’s zeal for education led her to earn a MEd. in teaching writing. She has worked with first-generation college-bound high school students and English as a Second Language adults working toward their GEDs, as well as as a writing tutor for college students. After some time working in medical scheduling and billing, Anja is very excited to join CCV and help people find their way into fulfilling careers. She loves helping students discover their passions and express themselves through their writing.

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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