Sasha Samochina has a really cool job. She’s an immersive visualization producer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she creates interactive experiences to help scientists and engineers share their work with the public. In this Forbes PODCAST episode of The Limit Does Not Exist you’ll hear about Sasha’s “last-minute” choice to go to art school and the lightbulb moment at the Field Museum that led her to merge her love of art and science. Get ready for inspiration, realness and a whole bunch of rad resources.
- Provide resources to assist Middlebury entrepreneurs in their endeavors
- Organize campus and regional events to encourage entrepreneurship at Middlebury and in the community
- Offer educational and networking opportunities to foster new venture creation and economic development
- Publish information concerning entrepreneurial news, events, and opportunities for the Middlebury community
- Maintain a forum for discussion of new business ideas
In addition to connecting students, alumni, faculty/staff, and community members interested in entrepreneurship and innovation, Midd Ventures plans to host a number of events:
- Monthly Speaker Events – Chances for members of Midd Ventures to hear stories and insights from successful entrepreneurs and innovators.
- Demo Days – Opportunities for students to showcase their business ideas or projects to Midd Ventures.
- Happy Hours – Monthly mixers for members of Midd Ventures to network, and share stories and insights.
- MiddChallenge – Business plan competition with financial awards of up to $3000 and access to mentors and advisors in Midd Ventures.
Have you ever wondered how to connect the dots between your interests, personality and skills? Engage in group activities and self-reflection for a few hours this Winter Term, and emerge with a framework that will move you toward intentional decision-making. We’ll discuss:
- Your unique personality type
- Decisions about your major
- Activities at Middlebury
- Internships and other relevant experiences
You’ll create a roadmap and a means to “unstick” yourself from the expectations heaped on you. This interactive 3-session series will provide you with the “life” tools and strategies for planning your next steps during your time here at Middlebury and beyond.
Ideal for first-years and sophomores. Must commit to attending all three sessions (Tuesdays Jan 9, 16, 23 from 4:30pm-6:00pm). PIZZA included!
Please register here: http://www.middlebury.edu/student-life/community-living/activities/winter-term
For seniors, post-graduation plans have become a daily topic of discussion. Surrounded by this constant and collective stress, it can be hard to remember that we will take different paths after graduation, which means we are all in unique phases of the search process. I have had too many conversations in which peers compare themselves to each other, even though they are pursuing completely different careers.
Something I have learned from working as a Peer Career Advisor at the CCI is that every industry has their own hiring schedule. For example, finance and consulting firms typically recruit for vacancies a year or more in advance of a start date. Their applications open as early as June or July. This means that right now students interested in these fields are overwhelmed with internship and job search tasks.
However, it is important to remember that not every industry works this way. For those of us interested in politics, non-profit work, media, and more, we will likely be submitting the bulk of our applications in the spring. The opportunities are out there, even if they may not be front and center on job listings. For example, even over the course of the semester, I’ve noticed a gradual increase in job and internship postings from these sectors on Handshake.
Another way to respond to the stress is to take proactive steps when you have a little free time. Take five minutes between classes or on the weekend to make sure you are ready for deadlines that will come up in the winter or spring. Here are several ideas to get you started!
- Get a sense of the jobs/industries that are exciting to you. Browse postings in Handshake. Research organizations. Identify places that would be a good fit and keep track of them. Stay organized so that when you want to apply, you already have this information collected.
- Consider a broad range of options. Don’t narrow your focus just yet. Keep all options on the table by researching a variety of industries and functions.
- Stay in touch with your network (or create a network!). Alumni, employers, teachers, and advisors. Just like you would with any friend, check in with the folks who have been helpful in your academic and professional journeys. Ask how they are doing and give them an update on your life.
- Edit your resume. You never know when you’ll meet someone in the field that interests you. Take a few minutes to make sure your most recent jobs, internships, and activities are included. Stop by Quick Questions (M-F, 12:30pm-4pm) at the CCI to meet with someone (like me!) and review your resume. No appointment needed! If you’re busy throughout the day, we also have evening hours – visit go/cci for times and locations.
This is a stressful year for many of us (as if I haven’t already stated the obvious enough). When I feel nervous, doing one of these tasks helps me feel balanced again. I hope it helps you too.
Hazel Millard ’18 is a Peer Career Advisor at the CCI and is a History major. In her role, she helps students develop resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and access helpful job and internship search resources such as Handshake.
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study published in Nature.
Scientists have long sought a way to discover whether patients will respond to new checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapies and to better understand the characteristics that indicate a tumor can be successfully treated with them. The proposed mathematical model, which captures aspects of the tumor’s evolution and the underlying interactions of the tumor with the immune system, is more accurate than previous genomic biomarkers in predicting how the tumor will respond to immunotherapy.
Thus far, there’s no definitive list of Vermont’s health-tech companies. Nevertheless, an informal tally by Jeff Couture, executive director of the Vermont Technology Alliance, indicates that more than two dozen companies are engaged in developing health- and wellness-related technologies, including medical devices, software, IT consulting and data management services. According to a vtVA report, “Vermont’s Tech Employment: The Hidden Driver of Our Economic Growth,” the $5.6 billion overall tech sector accounts for one in four jobs in Vermont, with an average wage of $72,482, compared to a statewide average of $44,540.
Curious about finding jobs or internships in Vermont Health Tech Companies? Below are links to the companies listed in the article.
Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Starting now – early November, 2017
- SECURE YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Apply for opportunities on Handshake or find your own! Meet with a Career Advisor for help.
October 30-November 1, 2017
- REGISTER FOR A WINTER TERM INTERNSHIP COURSE
- If you are planning to complete an internship but have not yet been approved or secured, register for any Winter Term class as a temporary placeholder. Failure to register for a class or an internship during WT registration means you will not be eligible for credit.
- If your internship is approved before WT registration, register on Banner for your internship; CCI will send you instructions once it is approved.
- Note: “Approved” means it has been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee.
Before early November, 2017
- IDENTIFY AND SECURE AN ACADEMIC SPONSOR
- Identify a Middlebury faculty member as your Academic Sponsor- this can be your advisor or another faculty member.
- Discuss a plan that will help you make connections between your internship experience and your coursework at Middlebury.
- Identify at least three scholarly sources to list in your application for credit. You will use this as an intellectual framework for your experience and as relevant content for your final academic work.
No later than mid-November, 2017
- SEND SUPERVISOR AND ACADEMIC SPONSOR NECESSARY PAPERWORK
- Send the Intern Sponsor Agreement Form to your internship supervisor.
- Send the Academic Sponsor Form to your Academic Sponsor here at Middlebury.
- Inform them both of the November 30 submission deadline.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017: Forms required to complete your application:
- Application for Winter Internship Credit (Student submits)
- Assumption of Risk and Code of Conduct Form (Student submits)
- Intern Sponsor Agreement Form (Internship Supervisor submits)
- Academic Sponsor Approval Form (Academic Sponsor submits)
- *Optional for qualifying students* WT Internship Funding Application (Student submits)
- COMPLETING YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Submit final academic work to your academic sponsor.
- Submit self-evaluation to the CCI.
- Internship supervisor will also submit an evaluation.
Would you like to intern in Israel this summer? Thanks to a generous donor, CCI is offering three $1500 grants for students to intern in Israel through Onward Israel. Onward Israel offers students 6-10 week internships in areas ranging from technology, arts, social justice, health, politics and more, to help students gain valuable work experience as well as develop a long-lasting connection with Israel and a strong commitment to Jewish life and community.
Students interested in this opportunity should apply directly to Onward Israel, be accepted, and then contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at CCI. Awards of $1500 to help cover program fees and airfare will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will complete all CCI funding requirements, such as applications and evaluations. Participation in this program will also be contingent on a 2nd-level travel review by Middlebury’s Global Operations Committee.
Eligible students: first-years, sophomores, and juniors.
Click on the icon below for Onward Israel’s application information.
Oratory Now is a student-centered initiative to reinvent the way oral expression is taught, practiced, and recognized at Middlebury College. Taking place both inside and outside the classroom, the multifaceted program consists of experienced peer tutors who help students develop their public-speaking skills—ultimately helping to shape a college-wide oratory program.
The internship does not require any prior public speaking ability, though there will be opportunities to develop public speaking skills if the intern so chooses.
This internship will give a Middlebury student the opportunity to explore a range of professional skill building that could include event production, promotion and management, advertising/PR/marketing, video and assessment analytics, coach-training curriculum development and more. The Oratory Now Winter Term Intern will work on-campus and assignments may include a combination of the following:
- Planning and managing the Commons Championship speaking competitions with 5-10 nominated contestants in each of the 5 Commons: Atwater, Brainerd, Wonnacott, Cook and Ross
- Coordination with residence hall staff to confirm space, equipment, food and beverage, etc
- Raise awareness of events through social media, postering and other creative strategies
- Contribute to the continued development of the Oratory Now coach training curriculum through analysis of videos, self-assessment results and other metrics
- Raise general awareness of Oratory Now programs and services among Students, Faculty and the greater campus community through ad hoc projects that leverage and develop the intern’s personal interests and professional skills
For a full list of qualifications, as well as additional details on the internship description, click here. Application deadline: Wednesday, November 15th (apply in Handshake).
In 1991 in Burlington, Vermont, ReCycle North began an innovative program of repairing and reselling household items that otherwise would have gone to the dump. Out of that founding vision, more than 750 people have received job training and skills essential to gainful employment, 10,000 low-income people have received needed household goods and building materials, more than 10,000 tons of materials have been kept from the landfill, and 50 people now have secure employment through income earned largely from this social enterprise. ReSOURCE’s success to date has proven its sustainability and is replicating this model of environmental sustainability, educational training, and economic opportunity in central Vermont.
ReSOURCE offers internships that would be a great fit for Middlebury students!
They have internships in:
- Development and Marketing
- Employment and Transition Support
- Human Resources
- Website Upgrade Project Management
- SQL/MS Access Development
- Read more about their internships online.