Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EDT
Join Peace Corps they share stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers within the LGBTQIA+ community. The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated change-makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Serving in the Peace Corps is an experience of a lifetime. Note: They will be holding this event on a virtual platform instead of in-person. Please register to ensure that you receive access to join the event.
June 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools are prepared with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community.
City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve math and English assessments.
A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts, and private philanthropy.
Learn more about their approach.
When it comes to getting your first job out of school, finding the right fit should be just as important as finding employment.
For many, that means working for an organization that values an inclusive and diverse workplace culture. In this fantastic panel facilitated by our friends at Monster.com, we hear from LGBTQ+ professionals from some of the country’s leading companies, who discuss the importance of finding a company that values your identity as much as your work. Watch to learn how to network with fellow LGBTQ individuals, get tips on coming out at work, find a company with mental health resources in the workplace, and learn about the importance of finding a mentor.
We know there are unique challenges facing the class of 2020 in the job market, and we hope this webinar can provide the information you need to help you find a job that fits you. We encourage all students to view this excellent panel presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXqrKeX2scI
- Brianna Boles, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, Adobe
- Kay Martinez, Assoc. Director, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, MGH Institute of Health Professions
- Jarvis Sam, Sr. Director, Talent Sourcing, Diversity Recruiting & Experience COE, Nike
- Tom Bourdon, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Staples
In order to support the career advancement of our most recent graduates during this time of economic recession, the Center for Careers and Internships has negotiated extended access to LinkedIn Learning through the summer months for our newest graduates (2019.5 and 2020 grads). Typically access is suspended upon graduation.
LinkedIn Learning is a fabulous video-based online instruction resource that is normally only available to academic year students, faculty, and staff. You can learn new skills to help at work or home by watching short, 2 to 3-minute videos or by working through an entire course.
This isn’t only about technology. Yes, there are courses on just about every piece of software you can think of, but there are also “soft skill” topics such as interviewing techniques, personal branding, productivity for remote work, executive presence on video calls, project management, and more. If you want to develop your creative side, there are courses for that as well, including photography, music, and animation.
If you wish to have free access to LinkedIn Learning during the summer months, please complete this form by Thursday, June 25th. We will send further instructions once your access is re-activated.
College and university students around the world can learn and earn certificates on Coursera for free. Current undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated students with a verified school email can sign up to get free access to over 3,800 courses, 150 Guided Projects, 400 Specializations, and 11 Professional Certificates. They can enroll in programs for free until July 31 — no credit card required. Once enrolled, they will have until Sept. 30, 2020, to complete the programs.
During this period, students will be able to learn from some of the best instructors in the world and earn credentials from the world’s top universities, including the University of Michigan, Yale University, and Duke University. Professional Certificates from leading industry educators like Google and SAS will help students become job-ready with in-demand skills.
After Sept. 30, 2020, students will continue to have free access to Guided Projects — a hands-on learning experience that develops job-relevant skills like data analysis with Plotly and Python, app development in Android Studio with Java, and social media marketing with Canva. With an interactive experience, students can learn a new skill in under two hours with step-by-step guidance from a subject matter expert.
Coursera was founded with a mission to serve the world through learning. At a time when the future of students everywhere is at stake, we, along with our community of partners, want to do everything possible to help them continue learning off campus. We hope students around the world can benefit from high-quality learning on Coursera — at this time, and beyond.
To learn more, please visit https://www.coursera.org/for-university-and-college-students.
A family is seeking a live-in nanny for the full summer of 2020 (from June through August, with some flexibility on exact dates). They are a family with two working parents and two young girls (8 and 6). They live in NYC but spend summers in Christmas Cove, which is in South Bristol, Maine (closest larger town is Damariscotta). Caretaking would include: playing with them at home and beach (including swimming), playing on rocks, taking them to swim/tennis lessons, reading, writing, playing games, arts and crafts, and the basic cooking/cleaning associated with the children. They are looking for someone who loves children, is interested in their development, and who enjoys lots of outdoor summer activities, especially things associated with the water and boats (kayaking, sailing, rowing). Because this may be a summer without a lot of formal children’s programming / lessons, they need someone with a lot of energy to plan daily activities, outings and games. They are interested in people either in college or with a college or graduate degree, with solid babysitting and / or camp counselor experience. Some training in the field of education or child development is desirable but not required. Must have car.
If interested, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 917-929-2494 and let her know you heard about the opportunity from Middlebury.
“It’s such a paradox: how can we plan our lives, careers, or anything else, when things are changing all the time and we have no idea what will happen next month, or even next week?” That’s what author Erin Ewart writes in her latest article in the Careers for Social Impact blog post.
So, how can we balance this need to plan for the future with the very real knowledge that we have no idea what the future holds?
Ewart has some great advice:
- Track your thoughts: try setting aside 5-10 minutes at the end of the day to answer a few quick prompts: (1) What was energizing for me today and why? (2) What was draining for me today and why? (3) How was today overall on a scale of 1-5, and what bigger picture reflections/implications can I take away?
- Plan in smaller chunks: try to focus your planning around the next three months, which seems like about as far out as any of us can reasonably imagine right now.
- Take action & focus on what you can control: If you’re job searching, this might look like taking just 30 minutes to create a target list of organizations or start updating your resume or LinkedIn profile. Remember: one step at a time.
I recently listened to this video series from the authors of Designing Your Life about how to plan during these times – I recommend checking it out! I had two key takeaways, which were things I already knew but were really helpful to be reminded of:
- Set the bar low and clear it often: create small, bite-sized tasks for yourself that build toward your bigger goals. Accomplishing these smaller tasks gives you momentum and motivation to keep going toward those bigger goals, which feel so overwhelming right now.
- Designers build their way forward: we learn through taking action, and we have to get out of our heads and try things. If you’re feeling stuck or stumped about what to do next, DO something. Reach out to someone and ask for their advice, try a small experiment in the direction you’re considering, even get some exercise to clear your mind.
Read the rest of this article here: https://careersforimpact.com/2020/05/22/how-to-plan-when-planning-feels-impossible/
Here, also, is a list of Careers for Social Impact resources for getting your self started.
Here is this weeks curated list of jobs and internships on Handshake that will expire between tonight, June 1 and the end of the month June 30.
Below are a few of the opportunities:
Politics & Public Policy Teaching…Politics & Public Policy Teaching Assistant/Counselor (Summer) Politics & Public Policy Teaching A…National Student Leadership Conference — Washington, DCFull-Time Job
By Benjamin Allan-Rahill May 28, 2020
I was fortunate to attend a Montessori school through 7th grade. There, I learned to appreciate self-directed learning and begin to understand what interested me. I have since taught myself graphic design techniques, software development, and how to make a grilled cheese with an iron!
Whether your internship is canceled or you have more time on your hands, here are a few tips I have aggregated from my countless hours spent teaching myself.
1. Chat and ask questions
💬 Your network is an incredible resource. Use LinkedIn, email, and phone calls to connect with peers, alumni, or professionals that can answer your questions.
People want to see you succeed and are always excited to be part of the journey.
If you’re building your network or not sure where to start, reach out to your university’s career center.
💬 Search for professionals in your field. Email them. Connect with them and ask if you can chat. If you’re comfortable, ask them to introduce you to others.
💬 Ask illuminating questions like:
- How is success measured in your job?
- What skills helped you advance in your career?
💬 Seek constructive feedback:
- What’s one way I can improve my resume?
- Do you have any suggestions for future steps?
📖 Tune into to the news.
📖 Follow subreddits.
- I’ve been interested in Web Development lately and I found that I have learned a lot from professional’s posts on Reddit.
📖 Read to challenge your assumptions.
- Don’t take anything for granted. Challenge and test your knowledge. It’s great practice.
📖 Subscribe to newsletters.
- Morning Brew is just one good example for students interested in finance or business.
With summer internships and jobs nearly here, the Peer Career Advisors from the CCI want to do more than just help students find summer opportunities. After committing to an internship, the time to shine is still ahead. We want all students to have the best opportunity to succeed to the best of their ability in their internships this summer, so we compiled a list of 10 things that can help you through your summer experience. Here are some tips from the senior PCAs Mia Grayson, Hannah McKenzie, Ivy Yang, and Clayton Read.
1. Develop New Skills
Starting a new internship will always bring about a new set of knowledge and skills that you didn’t previously have. Many times, it’s the challenging aspects of our internship that teach us the most and make us more prepared for future endeavors. Take advantage of the new problem-solving skills that you’ll need to complete tasks remotely. Perfect how you present yourself in a virtual setting. Try your best to work on your interpersonal skills even through a screen.
2. Stay Professional
Though your internship may be virtual, that doesn’t mean you should take it any less seriously than an in-person opportunity. Even if “showing up” to work each day means walking only a few steps to your desk area, make sure your space is organized and mature for those inevitable Zoom meetings. This might involve making your bed (if you’re working from a bedroom) or temporarily removing those distracting posters from the wall. In addition, you should dress for work each day as if you’re going into the office. You will impress colleagues with this level of professionalism. These measures also show that you’re not taking the opportunity for granted—that you’re fully invested in your work and ready to succeed in any environment.
3. Be Positive and Stay Open-Minded
This summer will not be what anyone thought it was going to be, and internships are sometimes different from what we expected even when everything goes as planned. So, it’s important to think positively and stay open-minded. Approach every task you’re given as an opportunity to learn something new or to challenge yourself. Being an adaptable and cheerful colleague will make you a really valuable employee. Plus, staying positive will make your days more enjoyable and will help you make the most of this experience.
4. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!
Especially with most internships being virtual, this point becomes even more important for this summer. When you are working for the first time in a professional environment, almost everything is going to seem foreign to you. One of the things that you have to get good at is communicating – communicating when you need help, when you finish your work, when you have extra time to help, etc. Overcommunicating early keeps you and your team on the same page and shows them that they can trust you to be accountable and responsible for your work. For this summer, this will likely be even more important since things will be remote. Being prompt and timely about sending and receiving emails will be key.
5. Always Triple-Check Your Work
If you will be working in a busy environment and you are working a lot, chances are you will have a lot of deadlines you need to meet. Just because it is fast paced though does not mean you should not look over your finished product to check for errors. Be sure to triple check your work before turning it in. Mistakes are inevitable, and even more so in an internship, but taking the time to look over your work for mistakes will help you find errors and, in turn, build trust from your team. It’s a good idea to even have someone else look at your work if you have time. This goes for emails you will be sending too.
6. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
When you get to a portion of work that you cannot get past, give it a few tries, perhaps different ways and with some creative thinking. If you still are not able to move through the work, that is a good time to ask for help. The internship is an experience for you to do a lot of self-learning along with instruction, so if you cannot find a solution after a few tries, that is the time to ask for guidance.
7. Be Proactive
Once you finish a task and you have nothing to left to do, it becomes a great time to ask how you can help a coworker with their work. This is a way to build trust and appreciation among you and your coworkers. If there is something that you can anticipate needing to get done, this is also a great time to get started on things that will come up in the future.
8. Get Creative
If you get into a situation where you are stuck with work, try some things to get creative with it. Conversely, if you have mastered a task and you see ways that you could be more efficient in the future, that is a good time to become inventive and experiment with what works for you. Bringing your perspective to the workplace is one of the reasons that you were hired for your internship, so show your creativity where you can.
The work is important but perhaps just as important is getting to know the other people you are working with. If you have the opportunity to work in an office this summer, take time either at lunch or on coffee breaks to learn more about the people you are working with. You never know how you might become inspired through their experiences. Also, they will be able to provide you with great advice for your internship. If you will be virtual this summer, you could think about learning about your coworkers via a phone call or Zoom. Don’t be afraid to ask for some of their time.
10. Work-Life Balance
Whether you are working from home this summer or are in an office, be sure to take time for yourself. Exercise, keeping in touch with friends, and discovering local activities are all great ways to balance your work for the summer. Full workdays are exhausting so finding the time for yourself during the day is super important.
Take these tips to heart. Get ready to learn. Work hard and exceed expectations. You will be sure to thrive in your summer internship!
Clayton Read, author of this article, graduated in the Class of 2020 majoring in International Politics and Economics. He spent his junior fall in Madrid studying Spanish. At Middlebury, he was a four-year member of the Men’s Lacrosse team. After graduation, he will be starting work with Morgan Stanley in New York. Clayton enjoys skiing, reading, and travel.