At Vermont Tech, Darian Calverley found a place where he belongs. After graduating from high school in Attleboro, Mass., “I was looking for a college that was smaller in the number of students, and Vermont Tech was a good choice,” he says. ”I don’t feel like I’m lost in a crowd. I wanted a school where classes were small, thus allowing the teacher to help me when I needed help.” Darian graduated with this Bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering Technology in 2016.
Darian was well-known around campus because he is very involved in activities. He was an RA on campus and president of the American Institute of Architecture Students. (Learn more about VTC Student Life). He also played as a goalie on the Vermont Tech, a position for which he always wore pink. During a critical game against a rival school, Darian helped Vermont Tech secure a spot in the playoffs by punting the ball all the way down the field for a game-tying assist. (Learn more about VTC Athletics). It’s one of his fondest memories from his time in college, besides all the interesting adventures with his friends.
Darian explored his career options at the job fairs held once a semester (Learn more at Career Services). “The job fairs were a big help, they provided me with a wide range of opportunities and different jobs that I would be able to apply for.” While he was applying for jobs, Darian noticed that sometimes the managers or even his interviewers were Vermont Tech Alumni. “They knew that the graduates have what it takes for those positions and that graduates get the right learning experience.”
Darian had a smooth transition from a college student, to graduate, to an employee. “It gave me the confidence in my abilities so that I could accomplish the tasks that were given to me.” Darian’s hard work paid off and prepared him well, whether it was for his previous job as a designer at Vermont Timber Frames, to his current job as a Residential Drafter at South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas. “Vermont Tech provided all the resources I needed to pass my classes but, more importantly, for a good career in my field.” Learn more about Vermont Tech Ranking #1 in Return on Investment!
Darian loves the career path that he has chosen for himself. His supportive coworkers make him feel welcome and the work is always keeping him on his toes. “I loved my time at the college and wish I could re-live some of the better moments here at Vermont Tech.”