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.
Application deadline 9/29 at 11:55 p.m.
Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your fall break? Come meet tech alumni in Boston!
The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Monday, October 21st.
You will be introduced to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:
- product management
- new ventures
You will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.
Spend the day visiting with alumni at companies such as Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), and close out the day with a networking reception in the evening.
This trek is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors!
Many companies and organizations will soon be announcing they are accepting applications for their upcoming summer internship programs. Below is a list of the top STEM internship programs that work with typically underrepresented students.
- Explore Microsoft Program – How cool would it be if you got to explore different roles in software development in your freshman or sophomore year? If you aspire to be a software developer and are currently majoring in a technical field like Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering, apply for the Explore Microsoft program and find out.
- Google Internships – Their interns are a part of Google—involved and solving problems from the start. As a technical intern, you are excited about tackling the hard problems in technology. With internships across the globe, ranging from Software Engineering to User Experience, we offer many opportunities to grow with us. The internships below are not exhaustive, but provide a taste of what’s available.
- Merck – Join a program that provides exemplary students with the opportunity to work on meaningful assignments and gain real word experiences. Internships: 9 to 11 week assignments between June and August.
- General Motors – Are you ready to get a head start toward a game-changing career and be a part of the team that helps shape the future of transportation? GM proudly offers a range of student opportunities in challenging hands-on, cross-functional environments. Explore their programs to find the best fit for your background and interests.
- Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program – Clean Cities, in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Program, offers students across the country the opportunity to work with community-based Clean Cities coalitions. In these paid internships, students can work on a variety of projects that reduce petroleum in the transportation sector, including communication on alternative fuels, fleet analysis, and stakeholder outreach. Internships with Clean Cities coalitions are available throughout the year for undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering, or environmental sciences.
- The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program – Encourages undergraduate students to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.
Several of the student participants in the Silicon Valley Innovation Trek will discuss their experiences on this fully-funded CCI-led trip to explore careers involving innovation.
After this week-long Student Trek where they were immersed in daily job shadowing experiences, employer site visits, small group career path reflection dinners, and an Innovation Summit networking reception, our 10 Middlebury undergraduates returned to campus for the start of the spring semester with a better understanding of how to pursue career paths involving innovation in organizations ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Student Treks are unique “living and learning” cohort experiences designed over academic breaks, engaging students with multiple alumni and organizations in major cities to explore specific career fields of interest. Learn more about Student Treks on the CCI website.
For a full list of CCI’s Fall Family Weekend events: go/cciffw.
Adam Volwiler ’09 wants to encourage you to consider full-time and summer 2020 opportunities with Chestnut Partners, Inc., a private, 8-person advisory firm formed in 1995 that focuses primarily on the biotechnology and life sciences industries. The firm provides private and public clients with financial advisory services including valuation, financial planning & analysis, merger & acquisition advisory, debt & equity capital formation, and tender defense advisory.
While Chestnut Partners is an investment bank, its deep client relationships typically result in advisory assignments that are a mix between traditional banking and consulting activities and expose Summer Analysts to all aspects of clients’ business models and strategies.
The firm recently posted their annual Analyst (Class of 2020) and Summer Analyst (Class of 2021) jobs to Handshake for June/July 2020 start date (flexible for Febs). While they hire from several schools, Adam would be thrilled to add more Panthers to our team!
These opportunities are best suited for students interested in finance, consulting, and/or the biotechnology industry. They are open to a wide variety of academic profiles – it’s about finding Analysts that are super smart and have the ownership mentality required to thrive in a boutique environment.
Chestnut Partners has a strong Panther employee and alumni base, having previously hired Analysts from the Middlebury classes of 1997, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Chestnut Partners is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates from the Class of 2020.5, 2021 or 2021.5 should submit a resume and unofficial transcript no later than October 2nd. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit www.chestnutp.com.
Find more information and apply here:
On Thursday, October 3rd, alumni working in global health fields return to campus for the Global Health Field Guide .
Join us for the dinner panel Thursday night at 5pm in Atwater dining hall to hear how these alumni went from campus to career.
They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major?” At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Career Panel, 5:00 p.m.
Dinner with alumni, 6:15 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!
Friday, October 4th from 9:00am-noon:
One-on-One Career Conversations at the CCI – Check out the alumni panelists below!
From our colleagues in Undergraduate Research.
DAAD Rise: STEM summer research internships in Germany. Sophomores, juniors eligible. No German language required. See www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany. Application deadline Dec 15.
Goldwater Scholarship: Tuition award, STEM students planning research careers. Sophomores and juniors eligible. Must have 3.7+ GPA, US citizen or US national. Nomination applications due Nov 10; see go/goldwater.
Hertz Fellowship: Funding for graduate study, STEM fields. Seniors/alumni. Must have very strong GPA; US citizen or permanent resident; GRE or MCAT scores (for MD/PhD) required. See hertzfoundation.org. Deadline Oct. 23.
Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (NOAA): Tuition award, NOAA internships and mentorship. Sophomores eligible to apply; must be US citizen working in NOAA-related field. See noaa.gov for more info. Application deadline Jan 31.
Michel David-Weill Scholarship: Supports a two-year master’s program at Sciences Po. Must be U.S. citizens, seniors/super-seniors, minimum GPA of 3.7. Candidates apply independently to Sciences Po. French not needed to apply. Nomination deadline: Oct 15 (noon) Nomination applications due Oct 15 (noon). See the David-Weill Scholarship page for info.
NSF GRFP: Funding for graduate study, STEM fields. Seniors/alumni. Must have very strong GPA; US citizen, US national, permanent resident. See NSF online info. Deadlines vary according to field, Oct 19-25.
Udall Scholarship: Tuition award for environmental leaders committed to careers in that field or Native Americans focused on Native American issues. Strong GPA, US citizen, record of leadership/initiative. Nomination applications TBA (late January); see go/udall.
Each Winter Term, many Middlebury students participate in internships.
Internships are a valuable opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining high-level exposure to work tied to your academic and/or professional interests.
On Tuesday, September 24 at 4:30pm, the Center for Careers and Internships will host an information session for students interested in Winter Term Internships in Hillcrest 103.
The information session will cover the steps needed to:
- find a winter term internship,
- earn internship credit,
- secure funding support from the CCI.
RSVP in Handshake if you plan on attending.
Math majors – are you still looking for summer internship opportunities? Here are some tips for places to begin (or continue) your search:
- Apply to internships on Handshake.
- Browse the Internship Lists in the Handshake resources. See what students have done for previous Summer and Winter Term internships to find inspiration; contact those students for more information!
- Check out the following internships suggested by the folks at the American Mathematical Society:
- Applied Materials – Applied Materials offers a wide range of internship and co-op positions that provide qualified students with hands-on experience in a corporate environment, critical professional skills, and high-level knowledge about the electronics industry.
- ASU/NASA Space Grant – The ASU/NASA Space Grant Program employs approximately 30-50 undergraduate students for the academic year, working alongside upper-level graduate students, diverse faculty members, as well as scientists and engineers. Undergraduate scholars will be paid a stipend with a value of ~$1600 per semester following the ASU bi-weekly pay period schedule.We seek applications from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. We also encourage applications from women and underrepresented groups.
- Boeing – Boeing is where you can begin your career collaborating with amazing people on amazing products. You’ll work alongside designers and builders. Collaborate with thinkers and dreamers. And team up with experts in just about every field.
- Intel – Intel has a well-developed internship program; we’ve hired thousands of students over the past few years. Our goal is to provide real world, thought-provoking internships to undergraduate and graduate-level students. Historically, more than 60 percent of interns go on to accept full-time opportunities after graduation. Internships are a great way to learn about Intel’s business and develop a network of contacts for the future.
- National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) – The Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). The Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of education institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory National Security Internship Program (NSIP) – Perhaps the most appealing benefit of becoming a NSIP intern is the opportunity to pursue an exciting career in an innovative atmosphere of discovery. In addition to the unique opportunity to work at a cutting-edge national research and development laboratory, interns receive a competitive salary, and potentially, tuition reimbursement. We are looking for ambitious, high-caliber undergraduate or graduate-level college students for intern assignments.
- Learn about CCI resources and how to start your internship search with a Peer Career Advisor at Quick Questions; no appointment necessary. PCAs can also help you create or get your resume and cover letter in tip-top shape; first check out our sample resumes and other great tools and resources on the CCI web site.
- Network with over 2,500 alumni on Midd2Midd – Leverage an engaged community of alumni mentors to cultivate meaningful connections across the Middlebury community. Joining is easy. Simply create your profile and begin connecting with others!
- Make an appointment with one of our STEM Advisors.
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.