TAKING ROOT STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
On October 28th, Sodexo’s Vermont First, in partnership with Farm to Plate and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, are hosting the Taking Root Student Symposium at the University of Vermont. This symposium is designed for all Vermont college students to celebrate farm to institution and learn about what it means to chart a career in food. We are pleased to share that our keynote speaker will be Ben Hewitt, a Vermont-based author of many books including The Town That Food Saved and Making Supper Safe. Throughout the day, students will learn about:
- Why farm to institution is important for the sustainability of many actors in the food system
- What innovative work is happening in Vermont’s food system
- Career paths of many of Vermont’s leading entrepreneurs and thinkers
- Resources available at each campus for students to pursue food systems-relevant coursework as well as food-related employment
- Current food-related job opportunities; students will also have time to network directly with some Vermont employers in the food industry.
Are you a Vermont college student interested in attending? Here’s what you need to know:
- We are looking for student representation from all Vermont campuses. We also have limited space for this event. If you are interested in attending, please email Annie Rowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registration costs $25 for the full day, 9am-4pm.
Passionate about education? Want to raise awareness on global issues?
Language in Motion is currently accepting participant applications for the fall semester. As you may know, the Middlebury College Language in Motion program is a collaborative educational program that works with Middlebury students who have 1) studied abroad or lived or worked outside of the United States – and who 2) want to share their experiences with local high school students. Participants are supported as they develop and deliver presentations and activities that promote global awareness, intercultural competence, and language study in local secondary schools. Since starting the program on the Middlebury campus eight semesters ago, almost 100 Middlebury College students have worked with over 35 Vermont teachers in 12 Vermont schools – reaching over 1,700 secondary students.
Middlebury students who would like to participate can apply immediately, come to our drop-in information hours (date and time below), or contact me (Kristen Mullins) at email@example.com. go/LiM
The fall application deadline is Wednesday, September 19.
Tuesday, September 25, 4:30 PM in Hillcrest 103
Jack Ewing, Germany correspondent for The New York Times and author of Faster, Higher, Farther: How One of the World’s Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud (W.W. Norton 2017), explains how a win-at-all-costs company culture made a mockery of Volkswagen’s claims to be environmentally conscious–and why Volkswagen is a cautionary tale for any corporation striving to be socially responsible.
Cosponsored by Program in Environmental Studies, Franklin Environmental Center, Department of German, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and Department of Economics.
Fall 2018 Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series with Siddhartha Roy, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
Thursday, September 20, 12:30 PM in Hillcrest 103
We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or buil
ding character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet. Check out his TED Talk here.
Siddhartha Roy is an environmental engineer and science communicator who works at the nexus of water quality, public health, and environmental justice. He and his team helped uncover the Flint. Michigan water crisis.
Cosponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
For a full schedule of the Colloquium Series, click here.
Thanks to Nancy Fullman ’07, Middlebury College has a curated list of entry-level and early career positions in global health. Every few weeks Nancy emails our office with job opportunities to share with you!
Nancy received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Middlebury College in 2007 and went on to become a Post-Bachelor Fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) from 2008 to 2011. She received her Master of Public Health in Health Metrics and Evaluation from the University of Washington in 2011. Nancy is now IHME’s Scientific Advisor and we are lucky to have her in our network! You can read more about Nancy on the IHME website.
Below are entry-level and early career global health positions Nancy has curated over the last few weeks. She’s highlighted current opportunities at IHME in yellow, as she is able to provide a bit more information about those particular positions.
This month’s list of opportunities can be downloaded here.
Mount Abraham Unified School District is looking for support staff to work after school at our exciting Expanded Learning Program at one of our five elementary schools! This program offers opportunities for students in all five towns (Bristol, Monkton, New Haven, Lincoln, and Starksboro) to participate in enriching activities from robotics to Chinese; running club to sewing! Our program provides healthy snacks and joyful movement overseen by a strong and enthusiastic staff who enjoy their work and one another! We are looking for individuals 18 years and older who have experience working with kids and want to become a part of a community and school collaboration that brings opportunities, enrichment and learning to our students. Come join the team everyone is talking about! Please e-mail Mandy Chesley-Park (mandy.chesleypark@MAUSD.org) with a current resume.
Hours: 2:45 – 5:45 pm, M-F. Compensation: $12.50 – $15.00 per hour DOE
See more details in the job posting on School Spring: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3002033
Come to this session on Friday, September 21 at 12:30 pm in Adirondack House with Sarah Bidgood, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute in Monterey, to learn more about careers and opportunities in the field of WMD nonproliferation.
This session will focus on the Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies MA program, the new J-term internship program, and the CNS’s Summer Undergraduate Nonproliferation Program.
Several students who have participated in these programs will share their research and experiences. Here is one example of student work this summer featured in the news!
Bring your questions, all students welcome. Click here to RSVP so we know you’re coming. Lunch of assorted sandwiches will be available.
Are you passionate about solving society’s toughest problems? Are you attracted to the analytical rigor of strategy consulting? Are you looking for a team-based working environment where your colleagues would share your passion for social impact? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, we invite you to explore the Associate Consultant role with The Bridgespan Group.
The Bridgespan Group is the leading nonprofit consulting organization serving ambitious nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, and impact investors. We work with social change organizations such as Harlem Children’s Zone and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; philanthropies such as the Ford Foundation; impact investors such as TPG’s Rise Fund; and bold, collaborative initiatives like TED’s Audacious Project, Blue Meridian Partners, and Co-Impact. Like our clients, we are passionate about breaking cycles of poverty and ensuring core human and civil rights.
Check out the job in Handshake here. Deadline is Sept 23.
You should also review this valuable resource on preparing for your consulting interview here.
And check out a recent conference call with Naomi Eisenberg ’18 who is an Associate Consultant in the Boston office.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Harvard University
The Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
This fall ALPINE, in conjunction with the Harvard College Conservation Society, will host a career conference for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in diverse disciplines within the field of conservation. The conference will take place on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, MA and will be open to students from throughout New England. Registration is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Space will be limited so it is important that students register to be included in a very full day of events. Students can register here.
The event will feature a variety of panels and speakers in areas related to land conservation including, conservation finance, law, international conservation, as well as technology, communications and research in conservation. There will also be networking opportunities for students to connect with leaders and representatives of the major conservation organizations from around the region who will be attending the conference with job and internship opportunities and to learn more about the conservation fields. The conference is aimed at providing college students interested in learning more about conservation with the opportunity to meet a broad range of conservation professionals.
What is ALPINE? Academics for Land Protection in New England
Starting with 24 institutions ALPINE aspires to engage the region’s academic resources: more than 180 colleges and universities; 1.2 million students; diverse lands; extraordinary talent; and a large alumni base with deep ties to the land.
ALPINE advances conservation through:
STUDENT internships with conservation organizations and agencies facilitating real-world experience with local policy and regional planning.
FACULTY research, mentorship, and teaching to address critical issues in science, law, policy, finance, and more.
ADMINISTRATIONS prioritizing land protection and stewardship for their institutions, communities, and the region.
ALUMNI engaging with institutional efforts and advancing land protection regionally,locally, and in their own backyards
Kicking off the Fall 2018 Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series with Kathryn Olson ’05, Ph.D. Candidate (Sociology), Boston College
Thursday, September 13, 12:30 PM in Hillcrest 103
How is climate change changing our places? This talk will examine data from interviews with farmers, fishers, and foresters throughout the state of Maine on their experiences and observations of climate change. Part of the Living Change project, this work documents the profound, but often subtle changes in place–and therefore culture and livelihood–that people are observing on the ground in Maine.
Kathryn Olson graduated from Middlebury in 2005 and has a MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Boston College. Her research explores the political economy of dam development, food systems sustainability, and theorizations of place, culture, and economy in a changing climate. Check out Kate’s blog for more information on her research.
Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
For a full schedule of the Colloquium Series, click here.