Alumni Success Stories

We enjoy hearing from our FIT VISTA Alumni about where they are and what they are up to! Below you will find a listing of Alumni who have generously shared their career stories, including their career paths since graduating from the FIT VISTA Program. Their stories also include resources and experiences that have influenced their employment choices; and details about their current positions. The purpose of these stories is to highlight our Alumni and their accomplishments since graduating from our program.

 

Kristen Brewster
Kristen BrewsterFIT VISTA 2013-2015

“I served two years in the FIT VISTA program and it was a great experience! I learned so much about myself and what I wanted to do with my career. I realized what was important to me and found my passion for marketing and the nonprofit field. I experienced what it’s like to work in an office, how to be part of a team, and so much more! I chose to do a second year as a VISTA Leader because I wanted to expand on what I learned during my first year and gain new skills. I continued to do marketing and communications while I learned about how to lead a team, work with others, and coordinate events. My VISTA Leader experience prepared me well for my career because I had experience with a variety of roles and responsibilities. I had a smooth transition into my current role as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at The Granite YMCA because of the work I did with FIT. I’m excited to see where this career takes me!”

 

sarah tremblaySarah Tremblay
FIT VISTA 2013-2014

“In 2013, I was faced with impending graduation and a decision to apply to graduate school or scramble to find a job.  I wanted both, but I felt lost and pressured and couldn’t figure out what either of those options looked like.  Instead, I chose to serve as a FIT VISTA working on volunteer engagement and healthy child development programming at United Way of the Greater Seacoast.  It was the best decision I ever made.  In a year, I learned and honed skills that included program management, event planning, resource development, and community organizing.  I worked collaboratively with passionate staff, volunteers, and experts in the field who proved to me that I could make a career out of helping others.  At the end of my service year, I was hired as United Way’s Volunteer Engagement Manager and I found a graduate program that’s a perfect fit with my current career goals!  I couldn’t have asked for a better AmeriCorps VISTA experience, not only was I able to serve my state and give back to my local community, but I was able to find a profession that I love!”

 

 

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Benefits of Being a FIT VISTA Alumni

We have a 75+ member strong FIT VISTA Alumni community. It is our mission to stay connected with one another through networking and social media.  If you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

The FIT VISTA Alumni Facebook Group: This group is for all Families in Transition VISTA Program Alumni to stay connected, share important events and resources.

FIT VISTA Alumni Mentor Program: We enjoy hearing about the great jobs our Alumni get after their service year! We want to make sure that our current and future members are able to do the same with the guidance and support of an Alumni Mentor. Click here to learn about being a mentor and click here  to learn about being a mentee.

Sharing stories and experiences:  Film an Alumni interview video or submit written responses. 

Alumni Sweatshirt
Our Alumni are still a part of our awesome team, no matter where they are! We offer Alumni sweatshirts for just: $28.95+ Shipping.

The sweatshirts are very warm and comfortable. They come in black with the FIT VISTA Alumni logo printed on the chest and the AmeriCorps VISTA logo on the right arm.

Please contact us for at [email protected] for more information!

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Are you an Alumni looking to get involved? Watch this video on the different ways that you can stay connected with the FIT VISTA program.

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