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Your First Job

Eric Gay
Prospective employees and vendors attend a job fair in 2011.

You may remember your first job as something menial and boring. Or maybe you had a lot of fun scooping ice cream or waiting tables. Either way, you probably learned a lot of skills from that job that you weren’t necessarily aware of, like how to show up on time, and how to interact with strangers. What is the value of that very first job, and what was your value to the company that employed you?

The economy may be slowly recovering, but it can still be hard to find your first job, whether that’s a summer job, a paid internship, or the bottom rung of a career ladder. We learn about the first-time job market with Pamela Gardner, Director of the University of Vermont’s Career Center.

Also on the show: local food advocates talk about the energy wasted transporting food long distances. But there are a lot of other ways energy is spent getting food to our tables. We'll hear from Eric Garza, a lecturer at the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, about his energy audits of Vermont farms.

Broadcast live on Thursday, June 12 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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