Shelley Sayward is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Casella Waste Systems, Inc. in Rutland, Vermont. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College in 1996 and launched into an eight year career in sales and marketing before commencing a four year law clerkship program in the State of Vermont.
Shelley has held multiple roles in the Casella legal department and became a member of the Vermont Bar in 2008. She received her SHRM-SCP and SPHR designation in April 2015 and is the Legislative and Government Affairs Director on the SHRM Vermont State Council.
She is on campus as part of the Geology Field Guide event! Read more below, including the link to sign up for a 1:1 chat with her on Tuesday morning.
Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Geology major and a variety of different career paths. Events are February 18 and 19, 2019.
What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now?
Find out at these events!
Monday, February 18, 2019
Alumni Panel and Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
1:1 Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adirondack House – Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.
Click here to learn more about our alumni panelists!
You don’t have to be a Geology major to meet with these alumni.
Click on their names below to sign up for 1:1 appointments in Handshake.
- Supriti Jaya Ghosh ’12 – Senior Maritime Policy Advisor, US Committee on the Marine Transportation System
- Nora L. Greenglass ’03 – Attorney at the Office of General Counsel, US Environmental Protection Agency
- Christopher Rodgers ’06 – Senior Solutions Architect, Clearion (Christopher is not available for 1:1 appointments.)
- Shelley Sayward ’96 – VP and Assistant General Counsel, Casella Waste Systems
This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.
Three recruiters from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will be visiting campus for two days on February 26 and 27.
They are particularly interested in talking with students who are curious how to use their language skills in the intelligence community.
You have 2 choices of activities:
There will be a group information session on Tues, Feb 26 from 6-8 pm in MBH 219. Let us know you’re coming here.
Or you can also sign up for a 1:1 short 20 minute chat with a recruiter on Wednesday, Feb 27. You need to submit a resume and sign up for a slot in advance by applying on Handshake here.
This event is open to all students, all majors, all class years.!
More about the CIA internship and full time opportunities are outlined here: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities
CCI has $1000 and $3000 grants available for students with unpaid summer internships!
Funding Application Deadline: April 14.
You must have secured and accepted your internship before applying for funding. Requirements include an essay, budget, funding agreement, and approved resume.
Don’t wait; visit Quick Questions for resume approval.
An appointment to discuss your plans with a CCI advisor is required for First-Year Explore applicants and strongly encouraged for all other applicants. CCI appointments and resume approvals must be complete by April 7.
Instructions, forms, and Frequently Asked Questions are available at go/summerfunding.
All funding applications will be reviewed after April 14. Funding notifications will be emailed on May 1.
Need help with your internship search? Did you know there are over 1700 paid and unpaid internship on Handshake?
See CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit
Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.
CCI can’t wait to hear about your summer plans!
Washington DC Government and Policy Student Trek: March 25-26
I extended the deadline so you can still apply! Gain a better understanding of politics and government. Explore alumni career paths at a variety of organizations in D.C. Program will include site visits and multiple opportunities for networking.
Who should apply?
If you are interested in learning about or working in government or policy, this trek is for you! All majors and class levels are welcome.
Who will we meet?
In the past we have engaged alumni who work in exciting roles on Capitol Hill, the State and Treasury departments, think thanks like Brookings or the Aspen Institute, and non-profits like the National Democratic Institute.
Click HERE to apply in Handshake, deadline is Sunday Feb 24!
Hudson Institute Political Studies offers a fellowship in political theory and practice to college students and recent graduates. All students participate free of charge, are given complimentary housing in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University, and receive a stipend of $3,000.
Application instructions here: https://app.hudsonpoliticalstudies.org/intro
Deadline is Monday, February 18 and it does ask for a letter of recommendation due on Feb 22. So act now if interested!
Hamilton Project interns will gain exposure to a broad set of policy topics while developing their analytical thinking and writing skills. Applicants should expect a range of responsibilities, broadly defined under the following categories:
General research and writing
Interns will assist with short-term research and other projects. Examples include research for policy memos, blog posts, or other Hamilton Project work products. In addition, interns will be expected to analyze data and create graphs for the Hamilton Project economic analyses, policy memos, presentations and other items.
Working with the Hamilton Project policy team, interns will help research potential topics and authors for future Hamilton Project work.
Interns will work with the Hamilton Project’s outreach and communications team in promoting the Project’s proposals.
Interns may help prepare materials for events and work at various aspects of the event, such as registration.
The contact for this opportunity is a Midd alum. Check it out and apply now in Handshake here. Deadline is Feb 28
Are you passionate about redistricting, GIS, community education, and/or grassroots organizing? Join the GeoCivics team at University of Colorado Colorado Springs this summer to help take our work to the next level.
This summer’s intern will work directly with project lead, alum Dr. Rebecca Theobald to identify new partners, test and develop lesson plans, and draft a communications strategy for the program.
Come help communities find a new voice to address gerrymandering.
Apply on Handshake here.
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute is now accepting applications for its paid summer internship program.
The application deadline is Friday, February 15 and graduating seniors can apply.
Please join us to learn more at the Info Session on Monday, February 11 at 4 pm at CCI in Adirondack House. Let us know you’re coming here.
ALSO, you can sign up for a 1:1 chat with Sarah Bidgood, Senior Research Associate, to get your personal questions answered. Sign up here.
This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry.
Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise.
As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.
Deadline is Monday, February 11. Apply now in Handshake here
Applications are now open for this special opportunity to continue to study economics throughout the summer by working on research projects with staff from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and, indirectly, Middlebury Economics faculty members.
The topics of the fellowships vary from year to year. This year, one or two interns will work with household survey data using STATA, analyzing research questions related to ageing, disability, dependency and long term care in Latin America and the Caribbean. The data sources will include longitudinal social security surveys, disability surveys, time use surveys, and other household and labor force surveys.
The successful candidate will spend approximately 8 weeks in Washington DC, based in the Social Protection and Health Division of the IDB, under the supervision of Drs. Marco Stampini and Pablo Ibarraran. The intern will provide research assistance in the support of ongoing research projects in this theme. The stipend will be $3000.
More details and apply in Handshake here. Deadline is: February 15