The Innovation Hub invites you to participate in the Projects for Peace program. They will be hosting three informal information sessions October 3rd, October 9th, and October 18th at 4:30 in their conference room, located at 118 South Main Street. Innovation Hub staff will discuss previous funded projects and answer any questions interested students may have. Applications are due Friday, December 1st, 2017 to email@example.com. If you have questions before then, please email Lucy Scott.
Now in its eleventh year, this program honors Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an international philanthropist who was interested in finding new ways to advance world peace. The Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2018. The project judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000.
Undergraduate students at more than 90 college campuses across the United States, including those of you who will graduate this academic year, are eligible to design and submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The top submissions from the participating campuses, including at least one from Middlebury, will receive funding of $10,000 with which to initiate projects anywhere in the world during the summer of 2018.
Upon the occasion of her 100th birthday, Kathryn W. Davis chose to celebrate by committing $1 million to Projects for Peace. The Projects for Peace continue to support and encourage today’s motivated youth to create and test their own ideas for building peace. We continue to mourn the passing of Mrs. Davis in 2013, but celebrate her extraordinary legacy and appreciate that her family has committed to the program for another year.
This is an initiative for all undergraduates, and not those solely interested in politics, the social sciences, or international studies. None of you should feel there are disciplinary boundaries that prevent you from finding ways to tie your skills and talents into a good proposal related to world peace. Even if you never thought about the prospects for world peace to pursue this initiative, it is this very unique creativity that Middlebury seeks to identify and support in implementing this program as you reflect on ways to link your individual strengths to the challenges of world peace.
A successful proposal for Middlebury students will require you to consider and articulate the following in your proposals: 1) What differentiates you from others who may be applying for this grant in terms of your skills and talents?; 2) How will you translate those skills and talents into a project related to world peace?; and 3) How will you draw on the expertise of faculty, staff, and your fellow students here at Middlebury, as well as on networks of relevant people off-campus, including alumni, to develop a project that is both practical and can be implemented within the budget of $10,000?
For more information about applying, including the proposal guidelines, click here.
For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
What did you do this summer? We want to know!
This survey will take you less than five minutes! Access the link in your Middlebury email – search for email sent from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you intern? Travel? Volunteer? Work at a summer job? Learning about your experiences offers valuable insight on the wide range of opportunities you’re pursuing – this info is most helpful as advisors and faculty work with students!
Complete by October 1 and be entered to win four tickets to any show of your choice at Higher Ground in Burlington!
What is ‘Princeton in…Africa, Asia & Latin America’?
Deadlines & Information for Applying
Princeton in Africa
10/9/17: Attend the Webinar Info Session – You can attend their online webinar on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6-8pm EDT. When you join their applicant mailing list by emailing email@example.com you will receive instructions for attending the webinar when they are available. You do not need to RSVP to attend the webinar. If you are on the applicant mailing list, you will automatically be invited to the webinar.
10/29/17: Application Deadline, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT – Application Deadline for 2018-19 fellowships
- Check out their website here for more information and the actual application: http://www.princetoninafrica.org/
Princeton in Asia
11/9/17: Application Deadline, Thursday, November 9 at 11:59pm, EST for submission of application materials. You must submit your online application, hard copy application materials (official transcript & Letter of recommendation), and application fee by this date.
- Check out their website here for more information and the actual application: https://piaweb.princeton.edu/apply-to-pia
Princeton in Latin America
11/6/17 – Application Deadline, Monday, November 6 at 11:59 pm, EST. The initial application process is online (hard-copy materials cannot be accepted or processed). No late applications are accepted.
- Check out their website here for more information and the actual application: https://pila-princeton.org/
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is a $15,000 stipend for graduating college seniors who demonstrate a commitment to public service anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. You get to identify a problem anywhere in the world; design a program to address it; and spend a year implementing your design. While it can be your own proposal or work with established public service organizations, students are encouraged to develop their own proposals that encompass any activity that furthers the public good. Your service commitment is for one year. Project summaries of prior award winners and FAQs are posted here.
The application deadline is January 18, 2018 and must be submitted to:
The Samuel Huntington Fund
Attn: Amy Stacy
40 Sylvan Road
Waltham, MA 02451
Since 1989, the Fund has awarded 71 grants for graduating seniors to perform public service projects of their own design and imagination in 15 states and 29 countries around the world.
Get ideas for winter and summer internships from your fellow Midd students. Check out today’s #TipoftheWeek and access this resource on Handshake!
Pictured here: Sir Finnegan Higgins
Finn is one of a couple of dogs who are regulars here at the CCI. Stop by ADK to visit him and our other feline friends anytime!
Geography alumni will be on campus to share their paths and professional lives with students to help them think broadly about their Geography major. What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!
- RSVP for the Alumni Panel + Dinner here
- Sign up for an informal one-on-one chat with the alum of your choice here.
- Click Jobs –> On-Campus Interviews –> Find “Middlebury College – Geography Alumni Chats”
For alumni bios and more info, check out go/geofieldguide!
As also promoted on the Midd Fellowships Office page:
The application for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program–a fully-funded summer study abroad program–is now open!
The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages (see below). The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
The application is now live and available online at: http://www.clscholarship.org
Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.
Here are links to informational videos:
CLS Program Overview: https://youtu.be/YwN8qQTYmJI
Tips for Writing a Successful Application: https://youtu.be/Mvb6luXq2BE
The fourteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:
Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Language pre-requisites can be found on our website at http://www.clscholarship.org/about.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.
Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.
Handshake learns your behaviors and preferences – similar to Netflix or Spotify Discovery. After you complete your Career Interests, Handshake will start suggesting relevant opportunities. The more active you are on Handshake, the more customized the platform will be for you.
Click here to fill your interests out in just a couple of minutes!
Complete your profile and start exploring!
The CCI is excited to announce the launch of Handshake, a brand new platform for Middlebury College students. Handshake is replacing MOJO and offers more job and internship opportunities, a broader range of employers, and more fields. In Handshake you can:
- Find internship and employment opportunities based on your career interests and goals.
- Discover when employers come to campus for informational sessions and/or interviews.
- Connect with alumni and employers.
- Learn about events and programming in your field of interest.
- Schedule an advising appointment.
How do I access Handshake?
Visit middlebury.joinhandshake.com and login with your Middlebury ID and password. You already have an account – now you just need to activate it.
Note: for alumni who graduated on or before May 2016, click “sign up for an Account” on the bottom left.
What should I do first?
Completing your profile in Handshake is more important than ever! Because Handshake is customized for your preferences, an incomplete profile means an incomplete system. It means you won’t receive tailored recommendations for opportunities, events, or employers. The CCI has migrated some of your basic information (name, graduation year, major, etc.) but you want to make sure to complete your profile, including your career interests
What do I do if some of my profile information is incorrect?
Much of your information is brought over from the Registrar’s Office. Therefore, if anything is incorrect (i.e. major, graduation date, etc.), we recommend contacting them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Handshake is easy-to-use and even has a mobile app. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Technology Coordinator, Susan Sheets, at email@example.com.
You’re about to start a summer internship and you want to make the most of it. Check out this great article that highlights 10 things you can do to make the most our of your experience:
- Create a Positive First (and Ongoing) Impression: The endgame here is to gain a professional reference, obtain a letter of recommendation or blurb on LinkedIn and have a quality resume entry. You earn these through punctuality and presenting a professional appearance each day.Be careful what you wear. Yes, it’s summer. But before you leave the house, remember that you are not going to the beach or sunbathing on the campus quad. If you are not certain about the dress code, ask your boss or someone in HR.Keep your workspace clean and organized, and don’t be seen texting or using technology for personal purposes while on the clock. Updating your Facebook status can wait until you get home. (Also see Tip #8)
- Deliver: You want to make sure that you complete any assignments, whether easy or complex, by the deadlines. “The dog ate my homework” (or its digital version) will not resonate here.
- Don’t be High Maintenance: You obviously want to do a good job. Try to take notes on what is expected of you from the outset. When questions arise while you are performing a task, don’t ask your supervisor questions every two minutes. To the extent possible, “bank” your questions and move on to the next part. Then, before the deadline, present your questions in batch mode in order to be able to complete the assignment correctly