This looks like a really cool opportunity!
New America is seeking enterprising, mission-driven young adults to work on the next big public policy challenges facing their generation. We invite applicants with a strong interest in public policy to apply for a competitive and paid fellowship in Washington, D.C.
Deadline is April 3. Get to work over spring break!
Consular Fellows serve their country by facilitating critical bilateral trade, commerce, tourism, and cultural exchanges, while at the same time strengthening U.S. border security. Living and working in a foreign country may involve an uncommon level of hardship, but serving as America’s “face” to literally thousands of foreign nationals will yield incredible rewards.
This is a 60 month term position, and is actually a more preferred entry level role than a Foreign Service Officer position.
Among other criteria for eligiblity, you must have a required level of proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish
Check out all the details here: https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/consular-fellows/what-we-do/
Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 6:30 pm
Middlebury College recently signed a collaborative agreement with HBX, Harvard Business School’s online digital education initiative, to make available the Credential of Readiness (CORe) business fundamentals program to current undergraduate students. Designed for liberal arts students, CORe is an interactive online program composed of three (non-credit-bearing) courses: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting. Taught entirely online by Harvard Business School faculty, the program utilizes the school’s HBX platform. Middlebury students will not receive course credit for the CORe program; instead, students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion from HBX.
Our agreement with HBX reserves places in each CORe cohort and—importantly—guarantees need-based financial aid from HBX for students currently receiving financial aid at Middlebury. An anonymous Middlebury donor has provided additional funding for qualified students’ unmet need. We are delighted to be able to expand access to this program to all of our students.
If you are interested in the program and want to learn more, attend the information session, visit the HBX website, or schedule an appointment with Ursula Olender, director of career advising in the Center for Careers and Internships.
May cohort – May 16-July 13 (deadline to apply is May 3)
June cohort – June 6-August 18 (deadline to apply is May 24)
July cohort – July 6-August 31 (deadline to apply is June 21)
Attention Seniors (and some recent Feb grads)! I know this is a busy week before the break, but this is a UNIQUE, OUTSTANDING opportunity not to miss!
Strong alum support, both a recent grad is working there now in a similar fellowship AND a Midd Trustee runs the show: http://www.middlebury.edu/about/573211/trustees/eve-burton
Interviews will be held via Skype after the break. Only 1 applicant so far! If you already have plans, great. Tell a friend instead. This is BIG!
Deadline Friday 3/24 at 11:59 pm in MOJO. Click HERE to apply now!
The Hearst Corporation Office of General Counsel is seeking a bright college senior wishing to gain paralegal experience before entering law school for a paid one-year fellowship. The Hearst Fellow will support the litigation group on subpoena and other media litigation matters, and will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the varied practice of a fast-paced in-house legal department.
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies. Its Office of General Counsel is a dynamic department involved in all facets of the Company’s business, which includes numerous daily and weekly newspapers, consumer magazines, broadcast and radio stations, interests in leading cable networks, as well as business publishing, Internet businesses, a leading features syndicate and more.
Candidates should have excellent writing, computer, organizational and communication skills, with the ability to multi-task and work with a team.
You have no doubt heard of Seed Sheet, a team of Middlebury-based foodies & farmers, nerds & nature lovers, wearers of Carhartt overalls & Star Wars t-shirts, who all share the mission of helping you TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD.
They are going to be on SHARK TANK on ABC on Friday, April 7th and need your help!
They expect 10million Americans to watch their Shark Tank episode, and need help packaging products to meet the hopeful demand! If interested please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. They have part-time positions available immediately, and will be holding a focused packaging effort during spring break (next week).
Learn more about Seed Sheet on their website here.
As we approach spring break, and you might have more time and mental space to think about career options (like future jobs or internships, or people you know or folks you want to get to know), I wanted to share this great resource. It includes lots of templates with sample language about how to ask for referrals, how to follow up with employers, and how to ask for references. I think it’s really useful. Enjoy.
ECO AmeriCorps is a service corps created by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to place members at service sites dedicated to clean water and universal recycling.
ECO Vermont members are placed at local service sites throughout Vermont implementing strategies to protect and improve water quality and reduce waste.
This program provides participants an opportunity to shape a lifelong career in environmental conservation, while immediately placing feet on the ground in a fight for Vermont’s environment.
The DEC looks for independent self-starters who are passionate about the environment. All are welcome to apply, but priority may be given to those with degrees in the natural or agricultural sciences, environmental studies, engineering, or government/policy, or who possess skills demonstrated in project coordination, volunteer management, communications, and/or mapping.
The DEC will begin accepting applications for the 2017-18 service year in early spring 2017. Learn more here. We’ll let you know when the application process opens…
Join us for a casual career conversation with Ambassador Robert S. Ford and his wife C. Alison Barkley. Ambassador Ford is a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington where he writes and speaks about Iraq, Syria and North Africa. He is also a fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University where he teaches about Arab politics and diplomacy. Ford served thirty years in the State Department and Peace Corps, finishing his career as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014. Ms Barkley served 25 years in the State Department retiring with the rank of Minister Counselor. She managed internal embassy operations in five countries in the Middle East, and spent the last four years of her career assessing and reporting on State Department operations in Washington and abroad for the Department’s Office of the Inspector General.
Monday, March 20
11 -11:45 am
Bring your questions to engage during this informal event! Ambassador Ford will also be speaking at the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs on Monday at 4:30 pm on the topic of “Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Can we find the right balance?”
Ambassador Ford biography:
Ford served thirty years in the State Department and Peace Corps, finishing his career as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014. For his leadership of the American Embassy in Damascus he received a Presidential Honor award in 2012, and for his work on Syria he received in 2014 the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the State Department’s highest award. For his defense of human rights in Syria, he received from the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston the 2012 Profile in Courage award.
In September 2015 he received the Mark Palmer Award from the Community of Democracies on the margins of the United Nations General Asembly for his work supporting democracy during his career.
Ford also served as the U.S. Ambassador to Algeria (2006-2008) where he boosted bilateral cooperation in fields such as education and rule of law.
He served three times in Iraq between 2003 and 2010, including as the Ambassador’s senior political advisor during the tumultuous elections and stand-up of the new, permanent Iraqi government 2004-2006. Later, as Deputy Ambassador in Iraq 2008-2010 he assembled a government team that devised the logistical and security plans the new Obama administration used to establish American diplomatic posts in Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. military forces.
As Deputy Ambassador in Bahrain 2001-2003 Ford led the Embassy team that helped negotiate a free trade agreement with Bahrain, the first of free trade deal with a Persian Gulf state. Ford also served in Cameroon, in Algeria 1994-1997 during the civil war there, in Egypt and Turkey and in domestic assignments at the U.S. Department of State in Washington. He started his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco 1980-1982. He speaks fluent Arabic and French. Ford has a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.
Ford has appeared on CNN, NBC, PBS, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, the BBC and in Arabic language interviews on Arab networks. His wife, Alison Barkley, is also a retired Foreign Service Officer, and they are avid fans of hiking, theater, classical music and the Baltimore Orioles.
Ms. Barkley biography:
In her role as senior inspector, Ms. Barkley devised plans to better support Ebola prevention efforts in Kenya and to save $4 million annually by centralizing the State Department’s worldwide voucher payment processes. In her last overseas assignment in Saudi Arabia, she led a staff of 300 with an operating budget of $22 million to provide furnished housing, fully equipped office space, recreational facilities, transportation, and human resources, financial, information technology and logistics services to U.S. diplomatic employees in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Barkley set up procurement, travel, and shipping operations for 1,000 employees as the U.S. transitioned from a military operation to a civilian embassy in Iraq. Working with the U.S. military support group, she built, furnished, and equipped a fully staffed transient trailer park at Baghdad airport for civilian employees.
Prior to her career in the diplomatic service, Ms. Barkley served as Illinois Senator Paul Simon’s Legislative Correspondent for Foreign Affairs. She has an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a B.A. in French from the University of Illinois.
Friday, March 17, 12:15 PM in Coltrane Lounge @ Adirondack House
Whether you’re about to start a job or internship, it’s important to be prepared for your first professional experiences outside of Middlebury.
Learn the most essential tips to being your best self in the workplace from acclaimed author, speaker, and Middlebury alumna and Trustee, Leilani Brown ’93. Leilani will share practical (and sometimes hilarious) advice for tackling your job and internship as well as pitfalls and mistakes to avoid. You’ll leave this workshop feeling confident and prepared for your job or internship!
No matter your interests or industry preferences, this advice is invaluable. You won’t want to miss this!
Leilani M. Brown ’93
Author of From Campus to Cubicle: 25 Tips for Your First Professional Year and Board of Trustee Member at Middlebury College
Leilani Brown is an executive, author and speaker with over 20 years of leadership and professional experience at leading companies. Her professional experiences include distinguished leadership roles in marketing, strategy, and communications as well as board service for non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning. A frequent host and event moderator, she is a sought-after speaker and panelist on a range of topics on marketing, personal branding, diversity & inclusion, and women in the workforce. Leilani has been recognized by various organizations including being named to the DM Hall of Femme, Black Enterprise’s Top Women in Business, and Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America. In 2016, she was named a Woman of Power & Influence by the National Organization of Women (NOW). Leilani also serves on the Executive Leadership Council, the premier membership organization for global black executives and is also a graduate of New York University.
Lunch will be provided!
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. CGI U 2017 will take place at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts from October 13-15, 2017. The meeting will bring together more than 1,100 students to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
Click here to apply and learn more!