Meet Midd alumni in the TECHNOLOGY industry for an opportunity to network and job shadow during Feb break!
The Center for Careers and Internships and the Computer Science Department are partnering with the Technology Middlebury Professional Network (MPN) to provide a FULLY DONOR-FUNDED “Student Trek” to the San Francisco Bay Area over February break. This is an opportunity to explore all areas of the tech industry and gain insight into real-world professional experiences from Middlebury alumni. This CCI student Trek is a unique “living and learning” cohort experience that will help you apply your liberal arts learning to your career exploration and connect you with professionals in your field of interest!
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in ALL MAJORS are eligible to apply.
APPLY NOW! Applications due Sunday, November 5th
Questions? Contact Mary Lothrop.
Each Winter Term, many students participate in internships and apply for the opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to valuable work. Below is a complete timeline that clearly outlines all of the necessary steps to obtain credit this January.
Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Expand the sections below to access required forms and more information.
Starting now – early November, 2017
- SECURE YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Apply for opportunities on Handshake or find your own! Meet with a Career Advisor for help.
October 30-November 1, 2017
- REGISTER FOR A WINTER TERM INTERNSHIP COURSE
- If you are planning to complete an internship but have not yet been approved or secured, register for any Winter Term class as a temporary placeholder. Failure to register for a class or an internship during WT registration means you will not be eligible for credit.
- If your internship is approved before WT registration, register on Banner for your internship; CCI will send you instructions once it is approved.
- Note: “Approved” means it has been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee.
Before early November, 2017
- IDENTIFY AND SECURE AN ACADEMIC SPONSOR
- Identify a Middlebury faculty member as your Academic Sponsor- this can be your advisor or another faculty member.
- Discuss a plan that will help you make connections between your internship experience and your coursework at Middlebury.
- Identify at least three scholarly sources to list in your application for credit. You will use this as an intellectual framework for your experience and as relevant content for your final academic work.
No later than mid-November, 2017
- SEND SUPERVISOR AND ACADEMIC SPONSOR NECESSARY PAPERWORK
- Send the Intern Sponsor Agreement Form to your internship supervisor.
- Send the Academic Sponsor Form to your Academic Sponsor here at Middlebury.
- Inform them both of the November 30 submission deadline.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017: Forms required to complete your application:
- Application for Winter Internship Credit (Student submits)
- Assumption of Risk and Code of Conduct Form (Student submits)
- Intern Sponsor Agreement Form (Internship Supervisor submits)
- Academic Sponsor Approval Form (Academic Sponsor submits)
- *Optional for qualifying students* WT Internship Funding Application (Student submits)
- COMPLETING YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Submit final academic work to your academic sponsor.
- Submit self-evaluation to the CCI.
- Internship supervisor will also submit an evaluation.
Whether you are currently applying to jobs and internships, or will be in the next couple months, you are sure to be sending out a lot of emails. After all the work you’ll put into crafting strong resumes and letters, you want to be sure that your emails reflect this same professionalism. Emails do matter!
An email is one of your first impressions to a potential employer. It is your opportunity to show off your professionalism, your maturity, and your serious interest in the position. Emails give the employer some small insight into what it’s like to interact with you as a person. While proper email etiquette is not going to get you the job, improper etiquette will turnoff the employer and hurt your job chances.
When responding to employer emails, the old dating rule “wait three days” does not apply. You’re not trying to play it “cool” and avoid coming off as “desperate.” Slow responses signal to employers that you’re not that interested. They might not waste time waiting for your response when they have a pool of other qualified candidates. In addition, waiting for your answer might irritate an interviewer. Therefore, it’s good practice to respond to emails within 24 hours. Responding and saying that you were “really busy”, is not an excuse. The potential employer is busy too, and this excuse may make them question your ability to handle the workload at their company along with various responsibilities of the job. Use your quick response time to indicate to the employer that you consider this job a top priority.
When job and internship searching over email, using professional etiquette may encourage the potential employer to take you seriously and actually read the email. Use a professional email, not your email@example.com account. Address the individual by their appropriate title (Ms., Mr., Dr., etc), write a clear subject line, and use proper grammar. Be positive, polite, and concise, but be sure to include the relevant information. If it has not already been stated that the employer would like a cover letter and resume, ask for permission to include the documents with the email. Attach your cover letter and resume, each as their own PDF, and clearly labeled with your last name (Smith_Resume). Do not paste your cover letter into the body of the email. Last, absolutely NO emoticons, no matter how perfectly the “high-five” captures your feelings about the job.
Here’s an example of what your email should NOT look like:
Here’s an example of what it should look like:
Lastly, re-read your email before you send it!
For more information on how to write emails, check out this helpful article in the balance.
Caroline Jaschke ’18 is a Peer Career Advisor at the CCI and a double majoring in English and Neuroscience. In her role, she helps students develop resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and access helpful job and internship search resources such as Handshake.
Spend your Fall Break in New York City meeting alumni who work in top financial services firms!
WHAT: A window into Wall Street. This is your opportunity to meet investment bankers, asset managers, and traders, and understand what they do. This is a CAN’T MISS opportunity for anyone even remotely interested in finance as a potential career path.
WHO: This trip is open to ANYONE interested in the world of finance. It is especially important for Freshmen and Sophomores because now is the time to start thinking about the junior year application process.
WHEN: Fall Break. October 23rd and 24th. 8:00am-5:30pm and 7:30m-Noon, respectively.
WHERE: New York City! The financial capital of the world. More specifically we’ll visit
BAML | Barclays | Evercore | Goldman Sachs | Morgan Stanley | Nomura | BlackRock
WHY: Come meet and network with Middlebury Alumni who year after year help get Middlebury Students into top internships and jobs.
HOW: To attend you must apply on Handshake by 9pm on Monday October 16th. Attach a copy of your resume (as a PDF!).
FINAL NOTE: Accommodations and Transportation are up to each individual, but there is a break bus going to and from NYC straight to Penn Station! (There’s also a Megabus from Burlington). If you need a ride or someone to split a hotel with, come to an SIC meeting, 8pm Tuesdays in Hillcrest 103, and we can find you a carpool or someone to split a hotel with.
Any questions? Contact Jigar Bahkta and Brodie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Always check Handshake for details about events and opportunities. Many employers review applications as they are submitted, so never wait until the deadline to apply (the position may be filled before the deadline). Here are some interesting highlights for those who are interested in business, consulting, or finance careers.
Sunday, October 15
- AlphaSights JOB deadline
- Weiss Asset Managment JOB deadline
- Eaton Vance NESCAC INFO SESSION deadline
- MFS Investments INTERN deadline
Monday, October 16
- SIC Fall Trip deadline
- Capital Group JOB and INTERN deadline
- UBS INTERN deadline
- Apollo Global Management INTERN deadline
- K&A Affiliates (Private Equity) INTERN deadline
Tuesday, October 17
- Aciron Consulting JOB deadline
- Fisher Investments JOB deadline
Wednesday, October 18
- Treacy & Company JOB deadline
- Deutsche Bank INTERN deadline
Thursday, October 19
- Blackrock JOB and INTERN deadline
Friday, October 20
- Audax Private Equity INTERN deadline
- Advisory Board Company JOB deadline
- Chestnut Partners JOB deadline
- Brown Brother Harriman INTERN deadline
- Insight Strategy Partners INTERN deadline
Saturday, October 21
- Capital Group – JOB deadline
- Hall Capital Partners – JOB deadline
- HOF Capital – JOB deadline
Sunday, October 22
- Guggenheim Investments (OneWire) – JOB deadline
- McAdam Financially Advanced – JOB deadline
Monday, October 23
- The Advisory Board – Job deadline
- Malk Partners – Job deadline
- Tuck Bridge Program – deadline
- Summit Ridge Group – JOB deadline
Tuesday, October 24
- GLG – JOB deadline
- Hall Capital Partners – INTERN deadline
Thursday, October 26
- Tuck Bridge Program – INFO session
Monday, October 30
- Investment Banking 101 with Midd alumni at Wells Fargo Securities – INFO session
Thursday, November 2
- Careers in Investment Management with Midd alumni at Sands Capital – INFO session
Wednesday, November 8
- Compass Lexecon – INFO session
Sunday, January 21
- Intro to Financial Services – Workshop
Five of my favorite CONSULTING internships: (there are 34 internships in Handshake now with job function ‘consulting’)
Jobs I Like! There are 79 opportunities in Handshake now with job function ‘consulting’. Here are just a few:
- Aciron Consulting
- TAP program at the Capital Group
- National Life Group
- Advisory Board Company
Check out these great programs at Proctor & Gamble:
Learn about summer internship and full-time opportunities across all areas of the firm. Meet hiring managers, ask questions, and participate in the networking session with Eaton Vance employees and NESCAC alumni.
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Location: Eaton Vance, 2 International Place, Boston, MA
- Jeff Beale, VP, Chief Administrative Officer
- Ralph Hinckley, VP, Bank Loan Portfolio Manager, Income Bank Loan (Bates College)
- Audrey Grant, Associate Bank Loan Credit Analyst, Income Bank Loan (Middlebury College)
- Katie Griffin, Internal Wholesaler (Colby College)
Refreshments will be served
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Please register online using the following link:
Did you know 95% of participants in the Career Prep program at Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) secure a paid internship and/or a full-time job offer prior to graduation?
If you are interested in learning more about MLT and it’s Career Prep Fellowship, please join the event on Monday October 9th in the Anderson Freeman Resource Center at 8.00pm.
The Career Prep program accepts African-American, Hispanic & Native American sophomores and helps prepare them for a diverse range of careers across a wide-range of industries. The program does this by providing individualized career coaching, skill development seminars, a support network of 6000+ alumni, and networking opportunities with top tier employers. MLT partners with top companies such as Google, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Citi, LinkedIn, Walt Disney and Target. See all 100+ Partners here. Career Prep also offers college students the tools they need to achieve their long-term career goals by helping them create a professional roadmap.
Here are some details about a current student doing the program:
Middlebury College’ 19 | Anthropology
Management Leadership for Tomorrow | Career Prep Fellow
Have you ever wondered how companies make strategic decisions, get the inside scoop on their competitors, and figure out exactly what their customers want? Have you ever wondered about all that, but been especially curious about how aerospace & defense companies do it?
Answer those questions – and a few others, too – at 3pm on
Friday, October 6th Monday October 9 (NEW DATE), with Middlebury ‘11.5 alum and current Avascent Senior Analyst Eoin Power. Using real examples from work Avascent has done in the world of VIP aircraft interiors (think custom-molded toilets, missile defense systems, in-flight access to new Hollywood blockbusters), you’ll walk through the typical stages of a strategy consulting project, and see how a project team structures problems, builds models, and develops recommendations.
RSVP here to let us know you’re coming, or just plan to be there!
Also, you’re invited to have a 20 minute 1-1 chat with Eoin about his work, career path and tips for applying. It’s first come, first serve, on the same day, Monday October 9 between 9-12. Sign up here for your slot!
If any of this sounds interesting enough you’d like to get paid to do it, good news – we’re hiring! Apply on Handshake for summer intern and full-time Analyst roles. Avascent is the leading strategy and management consulting firm serving clients operating in aerospace, defense, and other government-driven markets. Working with corporate leaders, financial investors, and government agencies, Avascent delivers solutions in the areas of strategic growth, value capture, mergers and acquisition support, and defense-industrial policy.
Avascent’s client base includes top-tier aerospace and defense firms, healthcare providers, information technology and services providers, private equity and other investors, and government agencies.
Students and family members are encouraged to attend a panel discussion featuring six Middlebury parents who are professionals in the financial services industry. Come discover the power of the Middlebury alumni/parent network.
Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m.
McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall
- Doug Baird P’19 – Chairman of Equity Capital Markets, Citigroup
- Pam Czekanski ’81, P’18, P’20 – Vice President, Loomis, Sayles & Company
- Beth Ann Day P’21 – Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Global Associate Director of Research/Chief Talent Officer, Bernstein
- Jim Valone P’20.5 – Senior Managing Director, Partner, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Chair of Emerging Markets Debt Strategy Group, Wellington Management
- David Walker P’20 – Managing Director, JP Morgan
- Kashif Zafar ’82 P’21 – Head of Senior Relationship Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Barclays
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships and the Student Investment Committee.