Transformative. Life Altering. That’s how your peers describe Middlebury’s MiddCORE: a mentor-driven, experiential learning program that offers students many opportunities:
- Develop foundational skills in leadership, innovation, and collaboration—essential to today’s ever-changing work environments
- Cultivate solutions to real-world problems
- Learn from mentors—leaders in business, government, and nonprofits
- Establish a lifelong network of mentors and peers
MiddCORE summer is a residential program held at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, June 30–July 28, 2018
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Early Decision I: November 15, 2017
Accepted students save $500. Space is limited to 50 students.
SunCommon® believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts.
Energy from the sun can power our lives and build vibrant communities. SunCommon’s mission is to tear down barriers to clean energy and use their business as a force for good.
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“We are succeeding by celebrating creativity, cross-functional collaboration, high energy, hard work, good play, deep networking and acknowledging that we’ll each make mistakes and learn from them. We know success. We know fun. Come do both with us.”
Their open positions are listed on their website. To apply to their Vermont clean energy jobs, prepare your resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) describing what interests you about the position, why you believe you’d succeed at it, and one of your greatest accomplishments. Please do include a cover letter – it helps them get to know you!
VR, AR, and digital assistant present exciting opportunities for the future, but how can we ensure we’re designing for what people really want?
“Earlier this year, Google Play approached IDEO to find out what emerging technologies like Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, digital assistant, and ephemeral apps (apps that you don’t have to download and install) may actually be good for. With the advent of these new technologies come infinite possibilities for their application. In this future, many things are possible, but what is useful and desirable? How will people integrate these technologies into their lives? When they think of what these technologies can do for them, what do they dream of? Where do they want to go? What do they imagine? Google was eager to find out.“
Read the full by Peter Hyer, Fabian Herrmann, and Kristin Kelly here.
Check out this great video that highlights their design exercises that abstracted each of the technologies into something you could hold, draw on, imagine, and experience:
Interested in doing some design thinking yourself? Together with Google Play, IDEO created a set of design prompts first shared at Playtime 2017. They hope the cards inspire students to create entirely new features, products, and businesses, that bring these technologies to life! You can access them here.
If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at-least partially free). These courses are collectively called as MOOCS or Massive Open Online Courses.
In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these MOOCs. And I’ve been keeping track of these MOOCs the entire time over at Class Central, ever since they rose to prominence.
Data Innovations is the world’s largest and most successful clinical and blood laboratory middleware company.
Founded in 1989, and headquartered in South Burlington, VT, Data Innovations (DI) has offices in the United States, Belgium, Brazil, and Hong Kong. DI provides laboratories around the world with solutions that range from connectivity to full workflow management. Standardization, flexibility, control and quality are some of the reasons why more than 6,000 customers worldwide have DI in their labs.
DI continues to grow and is hiring! You’ll have great co-workers, benefits, and a dog-friendly work environment! Check out their open positions on the DI website.
Biomedical research is the broad area of science that looks for ways to prevent and treat diseases that cause illness and death in people and in animals. This general field of research includes many areas of both the life and physical sciences. Utilizing biotechnology techniques, biomedical researchers study biological processes and diseases with the ultimate goal of developing effective treatments and cures. Biomedical research is an evolutionary process requiring careful experimentation by many scientists, including biologists and chemists. Discovery of new medicines and therapies requires careful scientific experimentation, development, and evaluation. -New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research
If you want to see if biomedical research is a possible career path for you, our friends at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have shared a resource they developed, which is a catalog of biomedical research internships offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and first-year medical students. You can check it out online here.
It’s something that is discussed a lot in the industry, and rightfully so, but I think we are missing another important question: What about the 44% of women who stay in tech?
Great post by Julie Elberfeld, Senior Vice President, Shared Technology and Executive Sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion for Technology, Capital One
“My mantra remains: technology is all about finding solutions, and that’s what women do best — we solve problems.”
Digital ideas that solve real-world problems.
Digital Technical Leadership Program (DTLP) at GE. GE is 350,000 people collaborating across oceans and industries. Digital technology is the glue that holds it all together. From high-profile corporate projects to real-time work out in the field, digital at GE is all about finding creative ways to connect technology, machines, and people to make the world work better. Combining the best of software and IT, digital technology is the foundation for GE as a digital industrial company.
- 2-year program: 4 rotations (6 months each)
- Global classroom experience and virtual coursework in software development, IT, leadership, and business acumen
- Opportunity for international experience
- Crotonville: Activating your leadership journey
- Continual feedback throughout program
GE’s Digital Technology Leadership Program (DTLP) offers exceptional experiences to begin a career in software and digital technology. Learn about our products, industry, and customers while simultaneously making valuable contributions to the organization.
Interested in Internships? They have those too! Learn more here.
Are there are sophomores interested in careers in NOAA-related areas? Then check this out!
Over the past 10 years, the Hollings Scholarship Program has provided approximately 120 undergraduate students per year with tuition support and paid summer internships with NOAA across the country. Hollings has a growing network of over 1200 alumni from over 300 universities. Approximately 75% of Hollings Alumni continue on to graduate school in NOAA mission fields, and more than 90 have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Recently, two Hollings alum were awarded 2017 Rhodes Scholarships and one was awarded the Marshall Scholarship.
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.
The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 100% of Hollings Scholars surveyed said that they would recommend this opportunity to other students.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:
- increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
- increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
- recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and
- recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
Applications for Summer 18 open in September. Learn more about the scholarship on their website here and also make sure you are on the CTLR email list as they have info sessions and email reminders in the fall.
ThoughtWorks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. They think disruptively to deliver technology to address their clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.
Their entry-level program gets you ready for life as a ThoughtWorks consultant. They love students of all disciplines and people switching into tech careers — all you need is love for technology and a passion for learning. They’ll take care of the rest.
On joining, you’ll travel to ThoughtWorks University (TWU) campus in Pune, India. You’ll spend five weeks with ThoughtWorkers from around the world, discovering their values, practices and principles, and hearing all the best stories.
TWU is an intensive, hands-on experience, where you’ll learn how to build working software from week one. It’s all about getting you ready to take on the challenges clients face with confidence. And setting you up with a ready-made global network of friends and mentors.
Learn more on their website.