Tuesday, October 1 at 4:30 pm in Davis Library 201
Learn about fellowships with late fall/winter deadlines: Beinecke, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), Goldwater, Hollings, PPIA, Rangel Summer Program, Truman, Udall and more. Most of these are only open to sophomores and juniors–but a few (like CLS!) are also open to first-years and seniors. These include awards for graduate study, summer study, and undergraduate study in various fields. See more info and register.
The Innovation Hub is now accepting applications for its J-Term course Middlebury Entrepreneurs. This is a visiting instructor-led winter term course taught by the team at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). The goal of the class is to provide student entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge necessary for developing their ideas for a new business, tech company or social organization into a full-fledged startup.
Innovation Hub staff members and Sam Roach-Gerber, one of the instructors from VCET, will be holding an info session on Wednesday, October 2nd at 4.30pm in the Conference Room of the Innovation Hub. Join us if you are interested in learning more about the course or apply now to the course at go/MiddE20. Email Meron Benti ’19 mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions in the meantime.
The Projects for Peace program is now accepting proposals for its next cycle of funding. The program, which honors international philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, invites all current students, including graduating seniors, to submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The Middlebury project judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000. The Innovation Hub is hosting an info session on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30pm in their conference room, located at 118 South Main Street. Students can learn more about this grant and proposal details at go/peace. Please email mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any further questions.
Join us for this unique, Fall Family Weekend opportunity for students to network with parents who have worked to advance the common good—planned or through happenstance —whether through careers in the public, nonprofit, business, or environmental sectors, serving on boards, or volunteering. Whether it’s in public health, public interest law, the government, social services, community development, advocacy for better school lunches, or microfinance, this is an opportunity for our students to interact with professionals (parents!), promoting a deeper understanding of the different sectors while thinking about how to craft a career with a positive social impact.
I think this opportunity at Stroz Friedberg, now Aon’s Cyber Solutions, sounds really great. Plus there is an alum who works there who has had a positive experience. Read the short profile of Margot Graham ’18 below and check out the details on Handshake.
“As my time at Middlebury came to a close, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do but I knew that I wanted to continue learning after graduating. As a political science major and computer science minor, I was curious to explore the field of cyber security. I was thrilled when I discovered Stroz Friedberg’s (now Aon’s Cyber Solutions) Cyber Associate program, a rotational program that allows for exposure to four different aspects of cyber security consulting. The nine month program rotates Cyber Associates through four of our practices: Digital Forensics, Incident Response, Proactive Advisory, and Proactive Testing. Cyber Associates are taught and guided by the field’s leading experts, while simultaneously gaining exposure to real, client-facing work that deals with some of the most influential companies in the world. Through the Cyber Associate program, I found myself drawn to the Proactive Advisory practice where I am now a consultant. I continue to learn more every day because even after the Cyber Associate program, Aon’s Cyber Solutions fosters professional development by providing a budget for annual training, assigning mentors, and encouraging employees to pursue their unique interests.
The deadline to apply for the Cyber Associate program is October 14 at 9:00a EST.
Check out this note from Professor’s Murray Dry and Keegan Callahan. All are welcome!
To Pre-Law Club Members and Other Interested Students:
Our first meeting will take place next Tuesday, September 24, at 4:30 PM in Axinn 229. We are “piggybacking” on the Alexander Hamilton Forum’s first talk of the academic year (see the note and poster below). I will say something about The Pre-Law Club and I will invite a member of Midd Law, a student club, to say a few words also. I will also introduce Professor Steven Viner, who will be assisting me in Pre Law advising activities.
Our annual fall symposium on law and government careers will take place on Friday, October 11 at 4 PM in Hillcrest 103.
I am writing to invite you to an Alexander Hamilton Forum Constitution Day dinner at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 24, following our 2019 Constitution Day Lecture. Please RSVP here if you would like to to join us.
The lecture poster is below. Dinner will be a catered meal in Kenyon Lounge with students, faculty, and our guest speaker, Andrew Porwancher. Space is limited, so we may not be able to accommodate everyone.
We look forward to seeing many of you there! All best, Prof. Callanan
CCI’s annual kick off to fall is back!
Part snack break, part Midd2Midd celebration, part CCI party! Featuring Happy Valley apple cider, doughnuts, apples, and special Midd2Midd cookies.
Come learn about CCI and Midd2Midd, and enjoy a quintessential Vermont fall treat.
Join us on the ADK lawn between 3:30 and 5:00 pm.
Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program are designed to help students carry out Middlebury College’s mission: “Through a commitment to immersive learning, we prepare students to lead engaged, consequential, and creative lives, contribute to their communities, and address the world’s most challenging problems.”
This fall, the staff of Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Program will select eight sophomores (members of the class of 2022 or 2022.5) to receive up to $7,000 in funding as well as mentoring and work space. The Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program will help these sophomores to grow their personal qualities and to enhance their academic experience at Middlebury.
The application can be found here (GO/SEAPP19) and is due on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time). Questions can be directed to Charlotte Sullivan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Innovation Hub at 118 South Main Street.
I met Olivia Bravo ’20 recently and she was telling me about a project she’s involved in. I offered to help spread the word about the work she is doing. Here is what she is up to, in her own words:
“As a Middlebury student, I will be advocating in the greater Addison County area and urge members of the Vermont community to join in lobbying foundational gun violence prevention measures.
I am part of a program with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), where 20 youth will be lobbying for gun violence prevention in their respective states. From all different backgrounds, representing their individual communities, the “Advocacy Corp” members will be pushing their Congressional members for two bills; S. 42 Universal Background checks in the Senate, and H.R. 1236 Extreme Risk Protection Orders in the House of Representatives.
If you would like to get involved or share your experience with gun violence please reach out to me at email@example.com
What I want to emphasize to the Middlebury community is that I will have workshops and events to teach lobbying 101 before I take any official trips to district offices in VT. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about how they can advocate for themselves as a constituents as well as for students interested in the political realm to gain first hand experience interacting with Congressional members and their staff. I also want to make clear that I am looking at gun violence prevention as a non-partisan issue and do not represent the values of FCNL or a particular party, everyone is welcome!“
- Read about each major/minor.
- Find reasons you might choose a certain major/minor.
- Review how to translate your learning into professional competencies.
- See some of the many interesting ways Middlebury graduates have applied their liberal arts learning to engage the world.