Do you have an interest in shaping how new ideas, models, and technologies can transform how the government works? Then come meet Accenture Federal Services (AFS) CEO, John Goodman ’79, P ’23!
At the forefront of innovation, AFS is focused on improving how people work, live, and connect. We combine human-centric design with commercial practices and new technologies—like cloud, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics—to deliver real outcomes –from rescuing healthcare.gov, to transforming one of the largest supply chains in the world, to redefining the student loan experience. AFS is on the leading edge of fundamentally redefining the next generation of government.
Join us on Friday, October 11th at 12:30 pm in Axinn 229 to meet John Goodman and learn more. Lunch will be provided. Let us know you’re coming here!
Curious about what it feels and looks like to run your own business?
Interested in learning more about the intricacies and highlights of starting a tech startup as a recent grad? Come meet Coumba Winfield ’17, MiddChallenge grant recipient, founder of app PopGig and currently self-employed as a graphic and web designer based in Burlington, VT. This talk and Q&A session will take place on Monday, October 7th at 5pm in the new location of the Old Stone Mill at 82 Weybrdge.
Are you a sophomore that identifies as Black, Hispanic and/or Native American? Are you interested in careers in Consulting, Finance, Nonprofit, Technology, Healthcare, Media/Entertainment, and/or Marketing?
If yes, please join us to learn more about Management Leadership for Tomorrow and the opportunities it offers to high-achieving diverse talent. Did you know 95% of participants in the Career Prep program at MLT secure a paid internship and/or a full-time job offer prior to graduation?
The program does this by providing individualized career coaching, skill development seminars, a support network of 6000+ alumni, and networking opportunities with top tier employers. MLT partners with top companies such as Google, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Citi, LinkedIn, Walt Disney and Target. Career Prep also offers college students the tools they need to achieve their long-term career goals by helping them create a professional roadmap.
If you are interested in learning more about MLT and the Career Prep Fellowship, please join the event on Monday, October 7 in Hillcrest 103 at 6:30 pm. Click here to RSVP in handshake!
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!
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.
CCI and the International Programs Office are collaborating to offer two study abroad information sessions for students in STEM and Pre-Health fields of study (this includes students who are taking Pre-Med courses as an undergraduate).
STEM & Study Abroad
Wednesday, October 2
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.
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.
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.