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.
You’re invited to an Information Session to learn more about Summer 2019 Internships sponsored by the Middlebury Asia Council and the Center for Careers and Internships. Students who live in China or Hong Kong are ideally suited for these internships, as are all students who speak Mandarin.
Tuesday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Center for Career and Internships, Adirondack House Library
This event will feature two Middlebury students who interned in past summers. Advisors will be on hand to answer questions and help you craft a strong application. Available internships include:
- Marketing Intern at Lu.com, the second largest FinTech company in China (Shanghai)
- Business Analyst Intern at Lu.com, the second largest FinTech company in China (Shanghai)
- Development Intern at Teach for China, a non-profit organization taking a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity in China (Beijing)
- Summer Investment Analyst at Blue Pool Capital, a multi-strategy investment firm (Hong Kong)
- Finance Intern at Grosvenor, one of the world’s largest privately owned property businesses (Shanghai)
This event will be catered by RICE. Please register to attend here.
On November 12th at 7pm, The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC are sponsoring Live From DC: Global Trade, What Lies Ahead, a discussion between Middlebury alums on the turbulent waters of international trade.
The conversation will be broadcast from Middlebury’s office in DC to both Middlebury campus and screened in Davis Library Rooms 105A & 105B.
The alumni panelists include:
- Jennifer Sanford (MIIS ‘95), Trade Director, Cisco
- Jonathan Chesebro (MC ’01), Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
- Marco Sotelino (MC ‘04), Economic Officer, Canada Desk, U.S. State Department
- Alex Wood (MIIS ’17), International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration
In addition to current topics in international trade, the panelists will discuss their own paths from campus to career.
If you’re interested in attending, RSVP in Handshake.
That’s how college students describe Middlebury’s MiddCORE: a four-week summer program held in Monterey California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean for students who want to develop the skills, experienceE, and confidence to be successful in life and work.
Through an intensive daily schedule of small-group classes and mentor-led workshops, students develop skills in teamwork, innovation, trial-and-error exploration, networking, and practical problem-solving. The program is highly collaborative and hands-on, and students work closely with each other and more than 50 mentors from the top leading fields and professions.
To better understand MiddCORE check out the course book, brochure , and alumni report.
Apply today and save $500.
Sam Rives ’15 will be on campus later this month to share information about careers in private equity and opportunities at Audax Group.
Information Session: Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Axinn 229
Audax Group, founded in 1999, is a leading middle-market private equity firm with over $12 billion in assets under management. Audax Private Equity is based both in Boston and San Francisco and has over 85 investment professionals from diverse and complementary backgrounds, including top private equity, strategy consulting, and investment banking firms, as well as elite undergraduate institutions. Audax Private Equity buys privately-held middle market companies with valuations ranging from $50 million to $400 million. Audax works with the acquired companies to help them improve the profitability of the business – through acquisitions, sales force expansion, product line or geographic expansion, and cost optimization. Audax typically holds its investments for 3-5 years with a focus on long-term sustainable value creation.
Middlebury students who interned in financial services roles last summer were asked what training/experiences they wished they had prior to embarking on their internship. The overwhelming response was that they wanted more financial analysis and Excel training. In response to student demand, the Center for Careers and Internships will host an Accounting & Financial Modeling Liberal Arts Boot Camp at Middlebury College on the weekend of January 26-27, 2019.
What Will I Learn?
Taught by financial training firm Wall Street Prep, this intensive 2-day seminar bridges the gap between academics and the real world to give you the practical Excel, accounting, and financial modeling skills you will need during the recruiting process and on the job.
Who Teaches this Seminar?
This intensive workshop is taught by an industry practitioner who conducts training at the world’s top investment banks, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies.
What’s on the Agenda?
- Day 1 Saturday, January 26 (9:00am-5pm). Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis/Financial Statement Modeling in Excel
- Day 2: Sunday, January 27 (9:00am-5pm). Introduction to Valuation and Technical Finance Interview Prep
How Much Does it Cost?
$190. This enrollment fee represents over 80% educational discount relative to WSP’s corporate training fees.
“I’m In!” How Do I Register?
Learn more and register online at: https://www.wallstreetprep.com/seminars/middlebury-college-012618/. The deadline to register is Monday, January 7, 2019. Hurry space is limited.
We hope to see you there!
Seurat Group is a boutique, data-driven management consulting and private equity firm with 20+ professionals specializing in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Our name comes from Georges Seurat, the pointillist painter. As with pointillism, we integrate many points of cultural, behavioral and sales data, identifying insights to help our clients and portfolio companies see the “bigger picture.” Seurat Group consists of two core branches, across which employees work fluidly (note, Business Analysts are being recruited to primarily support Consulting at this time).
Tuesday, November 6
7-8 pm in Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House
Click here to let us know you’re coming
More details: Our consulting work involves creatively integrating multiple lenses of insight to challenge conventional wisdom and provide guidance for future growth. Our clients include leading Fortune 500 companies in food, beverage, personal care/beauty, and other consumer products categories. Our market expertise guides our private equity investments, and we provide our portfolio companies with the resources and strategic insight of our consulting firm to accelerate growth. We invest in and advise start-up “challenger brands” who are driving significant, exciting change in the industry.
In short, we create value for our clients through leading-edge creative thinking, providing the clarity to act and invest in the future. Our Culture: The Seurat Group is a young firm with a driven, yet informal, collaborative culture. We strive to provide hands-on training, room for career development, and opportunities to learn by working closely with senior members of the organization. The Managing Partners all come from strong CPG backgrounds and have 20+ combined years in the consulting arena working with large CPG firms such as General Mills, Kraft, Clorox, etc. Overall, we look for team members who embody our core values: Drive for results Can-do attitude Collaboration Entrepreneurial passion If this sounds like you, we are currently looking for Business Analysts and Associates to join our team!
It is not too early to start planning your summer internship! Learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you. At this session, we will:
- Give you examples of past internships from Midd students.
- Discuss strategies for finding an internship or creating your own experience.
- Help you navigate an internship search using Handshake.
- Highlight other top resources to use in the search process.
- Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships.
- Discuss CCI-sponsored and cohort internships (paid or fully-funded).
Tuesday, November 6, 4:30-5:30 pm. Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House. RSVP here.
Join the Center for Careers and Internships and Alison Connolly ’02, as she explains what the darknet is and why it’s important in determining if you have been hacked and how you might begin a career in this important field. In addition, Alison will demonstrate her firm’s DarkOwl Vision platform, which provides the world’s largest commercially available database of DARKINT. Unlike conventional offerings which rely heavily on manpower to comb the darknet, DarkOwl Vision automatically, anonymously and continuously collects, indexes and ranks actionable darknet data. By shortening the time frame to detection of compromised data, organizations can swiftly detect security gaps and mitigate damage prior to misuse of their data.
Monday, November 5, 2018
- One-on-Ones with students in the Center for Careers and Internships (2:00-4:00 p.m.). Sign up for a slot here.
- Lecture in MBH 219 (6:00 -7:30 p.m.). Register here.
Alison Connolly is Director of Strategic Partnerships at DarkOwl, which has the world’s largest commercially available database of darknet content. DarkOwl is a Denver-based company that is regarded as the darknet experts and empowers organizations to continually improve their cyber-security defense. Alison joined DarkOwl over two years ago to take a senior role in crafting and executing a sales strategy for the organization. Since graduating from Middlebury in 2002 and Tuck in 2011, she has spent her career in sales and business development roles, across several industries including finance, sports, and now cybersecurity, and has built her career around incorporating an MBA mindset to traditional BD processes. She has led organizations to bridge the gap between sales and delivery and successfully shortened sales cycles, improved prospecting metrics and onboarding, and achieved revenue growth faster.
Prior to this role, Alison ran her own consulting firm, Spinnaker Consulting, where she designed and executed on sales growth plans and client acquisition and retention. Working with several firms across the US, her focus was on quick identification and correction of gaps in prospecting strategy, sales process, onboarding, and client services. Prior to going out on her own, she held the position of National Director of Girls Lacrosse at 3d Lacrosse, where she built the women’s division through key acquisitions across the country and before that, she served as Director of Business Development at Allonhill, also based in Denver.
Alison received her BA from Middlebury College in 2002 where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Economics and was also a two sport All-American in soccer and lacrosse, captaining both teams and winning three national championships in lacrosse. Alison received several awards at Middlebury including the Christian A. Johnson Prize in Economics, awarded to the highest GPA of all economic majors, the Harry M. Fife Memorial Award for excellence in economics and athletics, and the Hazeltine Memorial Trophy for combined ability in athletics and excellence in scholarship. Alison also received her MBA from Tuck in 2011, graduating with distinction and as a Tuck Scholar.
DarkOwl provides darknet threat intelligence data and services to allow companies and organizations to understand and mitigate their own digital risks. DarkOwl’s data platform allows companies to see in real-time the theft, breach, or other compromises of their proprietary data on the darknet, allowing them to both mitigate damage prior to the information being misused and to highlight gaps in their cybersecurity perimeter. This database is believed to be the largest database of darknet content available to commercial users. DarkOwl complements this with a full range of cybersecurity consulting services.