Great short project for fall break!
Did you know that a completed Handshake profile makes applying for winter term internship credit, and summer internships MUCH easier? It is super easy to complete and also makes your profile more appealing to employers. A completed profile allows Handshake to share relevant opportunities to your feed based on your activity and interests.
Follow these steps to drive that Profile Level up to green!
- Login at middlebury.joinhandshake.com/login.
- Verify/update your MAJOR.
- Fill out your WORK EXPERIENCE.
- Add an ORGANIZATION and EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
- Add SKILLS, DOCUMENTS, COURSES, PROJECTS.
- Add a PROFILE PICTURE.
- Add at least 1 INDUSTRY.
- Add at least 1 JOB FUNCTION.
- Have your RESUME approved at CCI!
Our Peer Career Advisors are available to approve your resumes and help with Handshake questions at the following times:
- Monday-Friday in the CCI – 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- Mondays in the CCI – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays in Davis Library – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
- Wednesdays in the Anderson Freeman Center – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
In partnership with the SGA, the CCI has developed a “Life Beyond Middlebury” series that aims to equip students with the tools needed to develop strong personal finance skills. Check out our upcoming events!
Tuesday, October 29 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103
Which types of loans should I take out? How do I manage my loans after college? Financial experts are here to break down the loan process for you and any jargon you might be unfamiliar with. Join us to learn more about loans and become informed about making important student financial decisions! RSVP here.
Tuesday, November 5 from 4:30-6:00 pm in ADK Library
Statistics show that LinkedIn members with a photo receive far more engagement: 21 times more profile views and 9 times more connection requests! If you want to stand out, come to CCI to get a professional-grade head shot taken – for free! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! RSVP here.
Establishing Healthy Credit
Tuesday, November 12 at 4:30 in Axinn 229
What does it mean to ‘build credit’? Why is it important? The National Bank of Middlebury will speak to Middlebury students and answer these questions, and more. RSVP here.
WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019
TIME: 4:30-5:30 PM
LOCATION: CCI, ADIRONDACK HOUSE LIBRARY
Design Your Midd Studio is a series of classes that teaches you how to use “Design Thinking” to craft your own awesome Middlebury experience. Apply the innovation principles of design thinking to the wicked problem of career and life choices at and after Middlebury during a series of studios being offered through the Innovation Hub and Center for Careers and Internships.
This Studio will teach you how to gain awareness of your own energy levels throughout the week and identify your energy ups and downs. Learn how to organize your time to optimize energy so that you’re more in balance and you’re not staying “stuck”. Your facilitators, who were trained at the Stanford d.School, will bring to you exercises from the NYT best-selling book Designing Your Life: How To Build A Well-Lived, Joyful Life. This studio will create the space necessary for you to reflect on your own agency and to map your own energy engagement while helping you see trends and make adjustments. Sign up and learn how to design your own personal strategy for getting the most out of Middlebury.
Snacks provided and looking forward to seeing you in CCI’s ADK House Library. Please RSVP HERE on Handshake.
Check out the next Studio in the Series, Odyssey Planning: Design Thinking “Your Future” on Friday, November 15 from 3:00-4:30 PM. Interested in learning more, sign up on Handshake RSVP HERE.
I think these opportunities all sound wonderful. Check out the full details on Handshake!
Nonproliferation Intern at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in CA https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3014491
Addison County State’s Attorney Intern right here in town https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3019861
Immigration Rights Internship at CAIR in Washington DC https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3063463
Federal District Court Judge Burroughs in Boston https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2994645
The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is the first-of-its-kind public-private partnership aimed at recruiting and training a world-class cybersecurity workforce. The program is a selective opportunity for students in cybersecurity-related fields to gain vital public and private sector work experience and even receive up to $75,000, inclusive of tax, in student loan assistance.
Participants selected for the program will be guaranteed a two-year placement at a federal agency with cybersecurity needs. Before the end of their federal service, participants will be invited to apply for full-time positions with the program’s private sector partners. Participants hired by these companies will also receive student loan assistance.
Read more here: https://cybertalentinitiative.org/
Deadline to apply is October 18
Thanks to funding from the Gladstone award, Prof. Holmes can once again offer a J-Term academic internship course called “Health Policy in Action”. This course will combine a four day/week internship at a Vermont health care organization with one session/week in the classroom, providing the opportunity to apply liberal arts learning to real-world experience in addressing critical issues facing Vermonters. Students will spend 30 hours a week on-site at various organizations in Middlebury, Burlington and Montpelier. Class time will be spent debriefing the internship experience, building skills relevant to health policy analysis and working on the research project. Grading will be based on participation, evaluation by internship sponsor, evidence of personal growth, and performance on the final project.
IMPORTANT: Enrollment in the course is by approval only. Interested applicants must submit a resume to Professor Jessica Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line JTERM) and a short online application (LINK to app is here: https://forms.gle/KZR5UresBwgcyPse6) by Oct 20. Please review internship descriptions below to rank your preferences in the application.
For Montpelier internships: The College has rented a shared house for students that is a walkable mile from downtown (the site of all internships). Students will have to cover most of their own food expenses during the week and will be expected to return to Middlebury College on weekends. There are some funds to defray gas expenses to/from Montpelier once a week and students with cars may be asked to offer rides to students without cars.
For Burlington internships: Students will stay on campus but there are some funds to defray travel expenses (gas and/or ACTR to Burlington). The College will cover hotel accommodations in Burlington during bad weather.
Below you will find more specific information about the internships available (For more info about each organization, check out their website). If you have questions, please reach out to Professor Jessica Holmes (email@example.com).
Porter Medical Center (Middlebury VT)
Sponsor: Ron Hallman, VP of Development and Public Relations
Project will focus on developing strategies with specific tactics/partnerships/resources to address a number of community needs that emerged in Porter’s 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment report (i.e. lack of transportation, affordable housing, substance abuse, etc.).
University of Vermont Health Network (Burlington, VT)
Sponsor: Eve Hoar, Network Director, Strategic & Business Planning
The UVM Health Network Strategic & Business Planning team welcomes two interns to do deeper exploration of topics in healthcare innovation and their application to healthcare delivery in the UVM Health Network service area. Students will work on a month-long project and have opportunities to attend meetings with network affiliate leaders at one or more locations around the Network. Project topics will be determined as January approaches, but potential project topics include:
- Gaming applications in healthcare
- Patient access centers: recommendations for UVM Health Network
- Geri-psych care: innovations for consideration
- Aging in Place: what are the implications for the care continuum and for the economics of population health
- Workforce issues, including the recruitment of providers and nurses to Vermont: new ideas that are working in other rural areas
- Population health approaches for patients with cognitive decline
Bi-State Primary Care Association (Montpelier, VT)
Sponsor: Helen Labun, Vt Director of Public Policy
Intern will work with the team to help publish a short podcast series that explains basic health care policy concepts and terms. The format for the podcast is a series of short interviews, segmented by themes, with show notes that include additional details and links to additional resources. The intern will help create the show notes, gathering background information ahead of interviews, participating in interviews, fact checking, generating ideas for future topics, and helping build distribution channels for the podcast.
Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (Montpelier, VT)
Sponsor: Jeff Tieman, President and CEO
Project will focus on working with the VAHHS team to identify health policy issues of relevance to Vermonters and find easily digestible ways to make them accessible to the public. The internship will involve interviews with health policy stakeholders, academic research, and the crafting of one-pagers for a general audience.
Green Mountain Care Board (Montpelier, VT)
Sponsor: Susan Barrett, Executive Director
Project will help identify strategies for rural hospitals to achieve sustainability in a climate of shrinking population, work force shortages, rising costs and federal and state payment reform. The intern will conduct research and interview key stakeholders to assemble successful strategies, tactics and resources deployed in other rural communities. Final project will be a written set of prioritized recommendations presented to the GMCB.
House Health Care Committee-Vermont state legislature (Montpelier, VT)
Sponsor: Rep. Bill Lippert, Chair
Intern will serve as a research assistant for the House Health Care Committee, providing background and analysis for health policy bills as they arise during the legislative session. Intern will attend committee meetings, floor sessions, and conduct and present research as requested by committee members.
Senate Health and Welfare Committee-Vermont state legislature (Montpelier, VT)
Sponsor: Senator Virginia Lyons, Chair
Intern will serve as a research assistant for the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, providing background and analysis for health policy bills as they arise in session. Intern will attend committee meetings, floor sessions, and conduct and present research as requested by committee members.
Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (Montpelier, VT)
Sponsor: Catherine Fulton, Executive Director Intern will work the VPQHC team on their “Survey and Training for Independent Mental Health Providers” project- a project that developed through their Zero Suicide Work Group. The intern would help survey mental health clinicians across the state to identify both clinicians who have previously been trained in suicide specific treatment protocols and those clinicians who have not been trained but are interested in receiving training. The survey would also include an assessment of potential barriers to engaging in training. The intern would then interpret the results for a presentation to the Zero Suicide Work Group. The analysis will help develop a list of clinicians with suicide-specific treatment training, which can be shared with appropriate referral sources in order to encourage smooth and appropriate transitions of care for patients experiencing suicidal thoughts. The results will also inform the next phase of the project to increase the accessibility of evidenced-based suicide specific training, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention or Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality.
Join the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster on Tuesday, October 15 at 12:30 pm at the Center for Community Engagement.
There will be a discussion with special guests around the policy challenges impacting food programs and the ways communities are mobilizing to meet them.
Fall 2019 NSALive Schedule
Click on the link to register for a program.
Multi-Disciplined Language Analysis at NSA – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4-5 p.m.
Put your foreign language skills to use at NSA. Experts will discuss career opportunities and requirements.
Intelligence Analysis at NSA – Thursday, Oct. 17, 4-5 p.m.
Ever wonder what an intelligence analyst does, or how you can become one at NSA? This session is for you.
Development Programs – Thursday, Oct. 24, 4-5 p.m.
NSA offers entry-level, paid, full-time positions combined with training and tours in different offices. Learn more.
You’re invited to join Professor Murray Dry and 5 panelists for the annual Symposium on careers in law and government. Bring your questions and get ready for a good conversation. Read on for more background of our guests:
Friday, October 11 at 4 pm in Hillcrest 103
- John Goodman – He is currently the CEO of Accenture Federal. Prior to joining Accenture, Goodman served for five years in the federal government as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Affairs & Installations), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Industrial Affairs), and a member of the staff of the National Economic Council, the White House office responsible for coordination of economic policy. He previously served on the Harvard Business School faculty. He received his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Middlebury College and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
- Sherri Goodman – She is an experienced leader and senior executive, lawyer and director in the fields of national security, energy, science, oceans and environment. She is a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and CNA, and the Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security. Previously, she served as the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, she earned a law degree from Harvard Law School and a masters in public policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Amherst College in 2018.
- Rob Kirsch – He is senior counsel at WilmerHale in Boston. Mr. Kirsch has defended clients in criminal, civil and administrative investigations, and enforcement proceedings. Recent experience includes representation of a Fortune 100 company in simultaneous criminal and administrative investigations, representation of a government contractor involved in investigations by the US Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, negotiation of the first global environmental and contract-based settlement between the Departments of Defense and Justice and a contractor, and the successful defense of a federal contractor, with no penalty, in an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act.
- Marie Horbar ’09– She graduated from Vermont Law School with a special fellowship through Middlebury and is interested in environmental law.
- Claire Abbadi ’16 – She is currently in her second year of law school at Columbia. She studied Economics at Middlebury and worked at Bank of America after graduation.
Want to pursue a career in national security, foreign affairs, or humanitarian assistance? Apply for the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship to help manage Conventional Weapons Destruction programs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
During this two-year paid fellowship, you will oversee conventional munitions threat reduction and humanitarian demining projects while collaborating with foreign governments, NGOs, international organizations, and other U.S. government agencies. Previous fellows have gone on to successful careers with the U.S. Department of State, UN, NGOs, and private sector.
The FKD Fellowship is administered by James Madison University’s Center for International Stabilization and Recovery.
Plus the extra bonus here is that a Midd alum works at the State Department and is willing to share more about the role. So plan on attending the following virtual information session where you can learn more: October 8 at 4:30 pm in ADK
Apply by November 7, 2019 at https://www.jmu.edu/cisr/other/fellowship.html The application involves letters of recommendations so start planning now.