A note from our colleagues in the Undergraduate Research Office.
Welcome Summer Researchers!
Please join your fellow researchers and their mentors for our welcome luncheon next Tuesday. You’ll find this event and others in the on-campus activities list below. Over 130 research assistants across the disciplines are working on summer projects with faculty mentors. It is a fun and interesting community, so make sure you take a break from your work to get to know your colleagues and enjoy a Vermont summer. More information about the summer program and on being a research assistant is available at go/summerresearch.
On-Campus Activities Schedule
Research Luncheon: Center for Careers and Internships Panel, 6/27 from 12-1 pm Research Luncheon: Graduate School Panel, 7/11 from 12-1 pm
Summer Research Symposium, 7/25 at 2 pm in McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall
APPLICATION DEADLINE is Sunday, May 12.
TWO SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!!
This internship is perfect for undeclared students! It involves TRAVEL, EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY and SPANISH. They are accepting 7 Spanish speaking students for this program. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!
Team4Tech works to advance the quality of education in developing countries by connecting technology volunteers and solutions with high impact non-profit organizations. They guide volunteer interns through four to six weeks of preparation based in human-centered design principles, followed by three to four weeks of in-country immersive service learning that leverages their skills and passions to make a difference in education. Over the past five years, Team4Tech has implemented over 50 projects with more than 400 volunteers from 15 leading tech companies and universities, reaching 45,000 students and teachers.
During the summer of 2018, 10 volunteer interns from Middlebury College provided technology support and training for TeachUNITED (TU) teacher trainers, participating teachers, and community partners. They delivered 4 workshops, updated the software on 100 tablets, trained the TU staff on new hardware and software, and filmed and produced a marketing video to promote TU.
Rocket Software is a leading global developer of software products that help corporations, government agencies and other organizations reach their technology and business goals. 1,300 Rocketeers on five continents are focused on building and delivering solutions for more than 10,000 customers and partners.
Why work at Rocket?
As you’re planning your next career move—or maybe your first career move—know that Rocket is home to innovators at every level of the software industry. When you become a Rocketeer, you become a member of the global family they call One Rocket. As part of One Rocket, they encourage you to build lasting relationships with peers, managers, and executives beginning on day one. From intern to CEO, every expert at Rocket has earned the right to be there—and every day they prove it. But being a Rocketeer means nothing without the fun t and music (sorry, what? Read all about the Rocket Band!) that comes with it.
Check out their open positions in Handshake:
- Summer Software Engineering Intern – deadline 5/13
- Summer Front End Web Developer Intern – deadline 5/20
- Customer Solutions Intern – deadline 5/27
- Tax Intern – deadline 5/27
- User Experience Design Intern – deadline 5/27
- Design Intern – deadline 5/31
- Project Management Intern – deadline 6/3
- Summer Corporate Development Intern – deadline 6/3
- Product Marketing Intern – deadline 6/3
- Business Development Representative – deadline 7/29
- Customer Solutions Engineer II – deadline 8/19
Click on the titles to view the positions in Handshake.
Sharebite likes food that tastes good, but they love food that does good. Meals that transcend the plate and change our world for the better.
With Sharebite, you get to pay it forward without paying a penny more.
They’re proud of having donated over 300,000 meals!
Sharebite is a mission-driven food ordering platform built exclusively for companies. They enable your employees to order from their favorite restaurant while also giving back to society — at no additional cost.
Whether it’s managing daily allowances for employees, enforcing compliance controls, streamlining accounting and expensing, catering for meetings / special events or pop-up restaurants hosted at the office… Sharebite has got you covered.
Sharebite is also HIRING! Check out their positions in Handshake:
Are you interested in virtualized systems? How about creating the next generation cloud systems? Join Sea Street Technologies!
Sea Street is a Boston, MA based company that has developed and deployed an AI autonomous operations platform that enables service providers to progressively transform their businesses to fully autonomous, closed-loop operations. Founded in 2012, the company’s platform is deployed at several top-tier CSPs, automating network, video, telephony, wireless, and enterprise services today.
- Familiarity with OO development concepts
- Strong desire to learn on the job and work in a fast paced environment.
- Capable of quickly evaluating and incorporating new technologies
- Efficient / Effective communication (verbal and written) skills
- Experience with integrated development tools such as Eclipse or equivalent
Learn more in Handshake. Deadline 5/15.
It is that time of the semester again when we hear from so many of you that you are too stressed out. We thought it might be helpful to remember that:
- “My work will get done, it will be over soon, and then there will be time for relaxation and celebration.”
- “This is a hectic time, but I don’t have to give in to it. Stress will make me frustrated and worn out, not a better writer or test taker.”
- “I’ve done this before and got through it, I can trust myself that I’ll do it again this time.”
- “I’m not giving up and handing myself over to this thing called stress. I will prove to myself that I have the confidence and resilience to succeed.”
- Check out the full Psychology Today article here for more tips.
- Check out the Student Life Stress Reduction Techniques page.
Remember to take breaks from studying as often as you can. Take a walk, stretch, chat with friends, eat a healthy meal, or indulge in a not-so-healthy meal – whatever works for you!
If you get to the point of feeling overly anxious, try to follow this 4-7-8 breathing technique:
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
- Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
- Hold your breath for a count of seven.
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
- This is one breath.
Best of luck to all approaching these final busy days that are upon us!
Our congratulations to the
Middlebury College Class of 2019!!!
We have so enjoyed working with you these last few years and hope you keep in touch.
After years of study, Google uses a few simple questions to identify the company’s best leaders.
We tell students to look for an internship/job where they will find a good mentor and leader. That is sometimes hard to quantify, so we thought Google’s leadership questions may be a good place to start! You can tweak these questions to ask during your interview.
Since leadership is more art than science, how can you objectively determine if someone is a great leader? Google has spent considerable time and effort trying to answer this very question. It makes sense that one of the most analytical companies in the world puts some of its analytical horsepower into determining how great teams are built and led. Over time, the company identified the key behaviors of its best team managers.
Professor Henry DePhillips, Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Trinity College, will give a lecture on “How and Why Science is Important to Art” in Sunderland Dana Auditorium to the CHEM 0101: World of Chemistry class taught by Professor Sunhee Choi, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm in Dana Auditorium.
Support your fellow students and check out the Neuroscience Thesis Presentations by John Tipps, Lizzy Vinton, and Lexie Lessing on Tuesday, May 7 at 4:30 pm and Thursday, May 9 at 4:30 pm in BiHall 220.
MBBC Thesis Presentations by Kevin Zhang, and Gabriela Fort on Wednesday, May 8 at 12:30 pm in BiHall 220. Lunch available at 12:15pm.