This is a great article about young people, especially women, starting to realize the power and effectiveness of running for office. One person featured is Midd alum Bree Baccaglini ’15.
Yesterday at CCI I enjoyed many conversations with several students during our open LinkedIn hours to talk about profiles, connecting with alums and other good tips and strategies to make the most of this platform.
I thought it would be helpful to share a few good resources. As J-term winds down, maybe finding some time over the Feb break to explore LinkedIn could be a goal.
I recommend browsing www.students.linkedin.com I highly recommend reading the Student Job Hunting Handbook Series. It’s broken down into 3 parts, and covers good topics like LinkedIn profile versus resume, 3 types of people to include in your circle, connection request templates, 4 ways to join conversations using groups, how to unlock the hidden power of informational interviews and what to expect during interviews and how to answer tough questions.
Also, if you haven’t already noticed, there is a new desktop interface look to LinkedIn. Read all about it here: https://blog.linkedin.com/2017/january/25/three-tips-to-make-the-most-of-the-linkedin-desktop-redesign
And of course consider using the mobile version too!
There used to be an alum at this organization, and this was his old job. I suggest you review the details, and keep these sorts of skills and experiences in mind as you look for opportunities in the future.
Hudson Institute was hiring a research assistant to support Distinguished Scholar Walter Russell Mead. The job was based in Washington, DC.
The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with a strong background in the humanities, excellent writing and editing skills, an affinity for the ideas and ideals that Professor Mead and the team seek to advance, and a hunger to continue learning. Foreign language skills, familiarity with economics, and an understanding of statistics are also advantageous.
The job involves research, administration, press relations, writing, and training and managing interns, and the successful candidate will need to be able to represent Prof. Mead at conferences and think tank meetings, as well as with media organizations and government officials. There will be opportunities to accompany Professor Mead on international trips as well as frequent meetings on Capitol Hill and in other high-level government offices. There will be also be chances to place longer bylined essays and book reviews at the American Interest and other venues. Past research associates have published articles under their own bylines in publications ranging from Foreign Affairs to the New York Times; Professor Mead actively encourages his associates to enter the public debate.
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• Identifying Opportunities: Assessing where the client is today so we can identify ways to improve their business: gather, synthesize, visualize and analyze client information utilizing research, interviews, workshops and analytic tools
• Defining Client Needs: Identifying and documenting business requirements so that we and the client understand and agree on what needs to change to take advantage of the opportunities
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I’ve been trying to follow what is happening with this issue by reading the Washington Post. This recent article was helpful to me: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/pentagon-sill-scrambling-to-understand-trump-hiring-freeze/2017/01/24/390a8c2a-e24f-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_story.html?utm_term=.2d1fdb1d495a
I also found this op-ed by a respected leader of the Partnership for Public Service to be insightful as well: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-hiring-freeze-wont-fix-government-it-will-do-the-opposite/2017/01/23/d325fbfa-e1af-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html?utm_term=.e441cd60f614
I’ll be paying attention to this issue and continue sharing updates as regular as possible to keep you informed.
We were fortunate to have these 4 alums join us for a videoconference all about law schools!
- Brandt Silver-Korn ’14 at Stanford
- Rachel Frank ’16 at Yale
- Christina Denbow ’16 at BU
- Allie Cohen ’16 at GW
It was sponsored by MiddLaw and CCI, get in touch if you have questions about how the event went!
This new book title caught my attention. Do you think it’s true?
From the description: “Millennials are often publically criticized for being apathetic about the American political process and their lack of interest in political careers. But what do millennials themselves have to say about the prospect of holding political office? Are they as uninterested in political issues and the future of the American political system as the media suggests? Out of the Running goes directly to the source and draws from extensive research, including over 50 interviews, with graduate students in elite institutions that have historically been a direct link for their graduates into state or federal elected office: Harvard Law, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Boston’s Suffolk University Law School”
Read more about it here: http://nyupress.org/books/9781479877485/
Curious to hear your impressions!
I really like this ranking, and I think the organization that produces it does some great work: The Partnership for Public Service. Read on below and check it out, a great place to explore and learn about different options. I bet you didn’t even know some of these places existed!
Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings Released!
The Partnership for Public Service has released the 2016 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, which rate agencies across the government on how their employees feel about their jobs and workplaces. The rankings offer insights into employee views on 10 specific workplace issues, from pay and agency leadership to innovation and support for diversity.
The Best Places to Work rankings and accompanying data provide jobseekers with a window into agency culture and work-life from the employee perspective. The data also serve to alert agency leaders to signs of trouble and provide a roadmap to improve management and performance.
The top-ranked large agencies for 2016 include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Commerce, the Intelligence Community, the Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Peace Corps and the Government Accountability Office head the list of the best midsize agencies, while top small agencies include the National Endowment for the Arts, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Office of Management and Budget.
For the complete agency rankings, in-depth analysis and additional resources, go to the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government: http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/index.php
Hope things are going well for you in 2017 so far! I’m looking forward to another great year. I always enjoy this part of the year as a new beginning, a time to reflect on the past and envision what the year will look like ahead. Maybe you do too? I read an article from StartingBloc recently and I like some of the questions they posed. I offer it here in the spirit of giving you a chance to pause and contemplate and set some intentions of your own. Happy to discuss them with you anytime if interested. Here’s to a refreshing and engaging J-term!
- Does your life feel balanced? If yes, how can you continue this? If not, what can you adjust?
- What parts of yourself do you wish to expand and strengthen?
- Who do you wish to connect with, and build stronger relationships?
- What has got to go? What is no longer working for you that has to change? An object, emotion, story, or feeling?)
- Thinking back to this same time last year, what is different and what is the same about you?
- What do you want to remember about 2016? A photo? A quote? News item?
- What does success look like for you this year? Academic? Professional? Personal? Health and wellness?
- If you had to pick one word as a theme for you this year in 2017, what would it be?
Seniors: Attend this virtual information session to meet Vivian Guo, an IPE major from the class of 2015, and learn more about their full-time Research Associate position within the Templeton Global Macro group at Franklin Templeton Investments in San Mateo, CA. This position could be a great opportunity to seniors from all majors who have an interest in international affairs and languages. Vivian shared that this role is very unique and a great one for Middlebury graduates, “My experience here in the past two and a half years has been invaluable and I am hoping to offer the opportunity to another Middlebury student.” Check out the posting here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1165259/share_preview.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
CCI Library in the Adirondack House
Templeton Global Macro has been a pioneer in unconstrained global fixed income investing for almost three decades, currently consisting of 18 investment professionals and managing $120 billion in assets. The team conducts in-depth global macroeconomic analysis regionally and at the individual country level, evaluating interest rates, currencies, and credit conditions. Team members meet daily to discuss ongoing market activity, as well as political and macroeconomic events. The team applies a fundamental, research-driven investment approach that focuses on identifying sources of high current income worldwide that has the potential to provide compelling risk-adjusted returns.