How does a biologist collaborate with a student animator to visualize her research? Please join us for a conversation with Heinz-Given Professor of the Pre-medical Sciences Grace Spatafora, student animator Michelle Lehman, and Middlebury Animation Studio director Daniel Houghton. Lunch will be served. Please sign up below so we can provide as accurate an amount of food as possible.
Thursday, December 13th at 12:00 p.m. in the CTLR Lounge.
Sonia Shechet Epstein ’09, specializes in the intersection of science and cinema. At the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York, she runs the Sloan Science & Film initiative which is comprised of a website publishing writing about film from a scientific angle, commissioning scientists on film, and producing educational materials. Also at the Museum, Sonia curates an ongoing film series that brings scientists and filmmakers together for conversation following screenings of rarely seen films.
In her presentation, Sonia will use film clips to illustrate a fascinating talk about the history of documentary science films from the invention of the moving image to the present, and will provide a critical framework to think about what makes a good science film.
Website: Sloan Science & Film (scienceandfilm.org)
Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program and Film and Media Culture
|WHEN||Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30pm|
|WHERE||McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216|
|(Lunch provided at 12:15pm)|
Works of hand drawn animations from Studio Art courses ART 185 and ART 200 will be screened along with a concert performance by Raumshiff Engelmayer.
Raumschiff EngelMayer is a multifaceted musician who will be working along with the students finalizing their drawing animations. The resulting animations will be a part of his live concert.
|WHEN||Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7 – 9pm|
|WHERE||Twilight Auditorium 101|
The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading companies. Click here to learn more about the foundation and fellowship opportunity.
Cedric Tiberghien has offered to have an informal chat about a career in music. Come with questions or just come to listen! The conversation will take place on Tuesday, December 4 at 4:30 pm in Mahaney Center for the Arts- Room 125.
Please RVSP here. They will be ordering yummy food!
For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, 2,000 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism.
Click here to learn more about the opportunity and to apply.
The deadline to apply is Friday, December 1, 2018.
University of Southern California created a resource list of Film Festivals. See below!
NDIP is a 10-week, paid summer internship that seeks diverse undergraduate and graduate college students with high academic standing at elite institutions. NASCAR Diversity Interns contribute to the complex motorsports workforce; learn from leading sports executives in weekly Lunch and Learns; and network with industry professionals.
- Be a member of one or more of the following races/ethnic minority classifications: Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Latino or Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- Be currently enrolled in, or be considered a recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate degree program who has not graduated before fall semester 2018
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
- Be at least in their sophomore year of college
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Be willing to relocate to Florida, North Carolina or various locations across the United States
Click here to apply!
Their goal is to foster an all-inclusive community and to provide unique opportunities for members to develop professionally. There are no prerequisites or membership fees to join the BCPC. They are a group of over 7000 post-production professionals who want to share their experiences and support each other. This appeals to those who have questions about getting started in post, people looking to advance in their careers, and professionals who want to connect with more of their peers.
The BCPC holds monthly meet-ups and organizes events focused on offering alternative educational and career development opportunities with no barriers to attend. Not only are they building networks for emerging talent, but they work to strengthen the ties between their group and the wider community, through collaborative partnerships, advocacy, social events and innovative programs.
Click here to learn more about this organization.
The experts at Koru have written a great article on 5 Ways to Kick Start Your Job Search Over Thanksgiving Break.
Kick Start Your Job Search Over Thanksgiving Break
1. Don’t avoid the question, “What do you want to do after college?”
Seek it out. Talk to your friends and family to get advice and help. You’ll be amazed by how many people will want to help you achieve your dreams if you simply involve them. The more people who know you’re on the job hunt, the better.
And by the way, it’s OK to still be unsure of what career path or even first job is right for you. Again, talk to people about it. Seek advice from those who know you best.
Here are some helpful conversation starters to use over Thanksgiving Break:
I feel like you know me really well, and I’m interested in what you think I would be great at.
When you graduated from college, what were some of the things you considered doing?
You seem to love what you are doing. How did you end up in the field that you are in? Did you know this was what you wanted to do right after college?
I love ____, but I’m unsure of how I could use it after college. Do you have any ideas?
I’ve always loved ____, and I’m looking for some advice on how I can couple my passion for this into a career. What are your thoughts?
2. Start scheduling informational interviews, shadowing, and coffee chats for Winter Term.
Winter Term. Use it as an opportunity to get some new experiences or meet with people in an industry or at a company where you may want to work. You can start planning over Thanksgiving Break.
Set up coffee chats for 30 minutes with local alums from in companies where you may want to work. If they aren’t local, schedule a virtual chat.
Check out Handshake to search what internships are out there. What sounds interesting? What locations have a lot of opportunities?
If you are home for Winter Term, ask your family and friends for opportunities to come in and shadow them for a day.
3. Teach yourself job skills, pad your resume, and learn something fun.
You are what you do. As you get closer to graduation and start having more conversations with employers, you will quickly realize that experience is worth infinitely more than a perfect GPA.
Take advantage of your college break to learn something outside of your comfort zone or something that you are curious about but would never have time to do during school. There are amazing free resources out there for just this purpose. For example, know you are into marketing? Why not take a free course on Google Analytics? Interested in product management? It is helpful to understand basic coding. Done some creative work? Share it and learn more about great design on Behance.
4. Polish your resume.
When applying for opportunities, your resume, cover letter, and application materials are your first impression. These documents will help you land an interview, so it is important to detail your experience and accomplishments clearly and concisely.
While there is no one right way to write a resume, there are guidelines you should follow to convey a positive, meaningful message. Additionally, for each position you apply for, you should write a new cover letter that is geared toward that specific job and company/organization.
To get started:
Review the Resume and Cover Letter Guide for all majors and industries. This guide outlines suggestions for formatting, organization, and content and can walk you through the process of creating either document. Included is also a list of action verbs.
Utilize the list of Core Professional Competencies to highlight the skills you have gained during your experiences
View resume samples here
5. Polish your LinkedIn Profile and your social media brand.
Most of the students or recent college grads think that they are in good, or at least decent, shape on LinkedIn and social media. Few actually are.
Spend a couple of hours on your LinkedIn profile. It’ll pay back big time. Here are a few key things to look at:
Summary — This is your chance to tell people about your passions, skills, and goals. Things like this often don’t jump out on a resume, so your summary is a great opportunity to share them.
Job history — Worried your summer working at the hot dog stand won’t cut? Don’t. Put it down. Less than glamorous job experience shows that you have grit.
Study abroad — If you studied abroad, make sure to include it on your profile. Studying abroad shows you are curious, able to push yourself beyond your comfort zone, and have the ability to understand different cultures.
When you’re through, Google yourself. What shows up? While having a strong LinkedIn profile is important, make sure that your past social media behavior does not damage your online brand.
6. Take a break, have fun, be yourself.
Spend time relaxing and celebrating with family and friends. After giving your all these last few months, you deserve it.
Are you planning to take part in an internship for credit during Winter Term 2019? Please pay attention to these important deadlines!
Deadline – November 15:
Register for a Winter Term placeholder class in Banner Web by 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 15 if your internship has not yet been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee.
Students who have already received an approval email from CCI and the Curriculum Committee must follow all instructions in their award letter and register for the internship course in Banner Web no later than November 15.
Deadline – November 30:
Secure a Winter Term internship AND complete an application for credit. No applications accepted after November 30. See steps and timeline for applying for credit for your internship at go/WTinternships.
You will find all the information you need about Winter Term internships at go/WTinternships, including the personal essay prompt and sample academic sources. For additional questions, please contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.