Here are the final 2 events in the series.
Jumpstarting Your Career: A Panel With Young Alums
Thursday, January 24 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103
Come to this fun, light session to learn from young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation and how to make their way in the real world after college. RSVP here.
- Alex Brockelman ‘18
- William Pennington-FitzGerald ’17
- Thomas Wentworth ‘18
- Katie Ritter ‘15
Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm in Atwater
Benefit from learning the life skills of networking at cocktail parties and dining in an appropriate way. Starting with tips from an expert, learn how to handle yourself with confidence, make introductions and work the room. Tickets $5 at go/boxoffice. Limited seats available.
Here are the past events in the series:
Sponsored by CCI, Student Government Association, MiddCORE, MCAB and Health and Wellness office.
Thursday, January 10 from 4:30-6 pm in ADK Library
Stop by any time for this drop in session. Come get a professional headshot for your account (first come first serve), and stick around to learn how to make the most of your profile. Advisors will be available to walk you through how to use the alumni tool, research employers and more! RSVP here.
Personal Finance 101
Monday, January 14 at 4:30pm in
Axinn 219 Twilight Hall Auditorium
Are you a saver or a spender? How do you make a budget and actually live within it? Do you usually take risks or are you pretty conservative with your money? Come to this session to learn about these questions and more and have a knowledgeable discussion with an expert. Presented by Kevin Renshler, Associate Director, MiddCORE and Professor of the Practice in Business and Enterprise. RSVP here.
Wednesday, January 16 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229
Everyone should know how to negotiate their salary, yet very few people actually do. This workshop will teach the fundamentals of negotiating a higher salary including why it is important, how to find out how much you are worth, how to get a raise and more. Presented by National Life Group, a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation. Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later. RSVP here.
Balancing Work and Wellness after Graduation
Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 219
How do you maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle once you enter the workplace? This workshop will address the importance of keeping health and wellness at the forefront of each day so you can be a happy, healthy and productive employee. Topics will include nutrition, mindfulness, movement, sleep/work balance, etc. The talk will be given by Molly (Lukins) Burke, Midd ’97, who started her own corporate wellness company in New York City. Presented by Molly Lukins Burke ’97, Food + Mood NYC. RSVP here.
Want to spend 11 months engaging your peers in addressing social justice issues through service? Want to accelerate your career trajectory and live in a dynamic city? Want to grow your own professional network?
Attend the info session on Tues, Jan 22 at 12 pm in CCI in Adirondack House.
Apply to the Repair the World Fellowship! https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2337451/share_preview
We’re looking for courageous, innovative and compassionate leaders who want to spend 11 months accelerating their professional networks and personal growth, while addressing social inequity through meaningful service and recruiting the Jewish community to volunteer alongside them. Priority Applications are due Thursday January 31st.
Fellows will recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about real community change and address social issues such as hunger and education. Repair the World will provide training, a living stipend, health insurance, communal housing, and other perks. We currently place Fellows in Atlanta, Detroit, Baltimore, Miami, New York (Brooklyn & Harlem), Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.
Are you passionate about redistricting, GIS, community education, and/or grassroots organizing? Join the GeoCivics team at University of Colorado Colorado Springs this summer to help take our work to the next level.
This summer’s intern will work directly with project lead, alum Dr. Rebecca Theobald to identify new partners, test and develop lesson plans, and draft a communications strategy for the program.
Come help communities find a new voice to address gerrymandering.
Apply on Handshake here.
The 2019 Scott A. Margolin Lecture in Environmental Affairs
Reading Thoreau in our Age of Violence
We live in the time of mass wildlife extinction, worldwide growing authoritarianism, increasing xenophobia, and global climate change. In this era, the past may seem oddly irrelevant, but Dr. Rochelle Johnson and Dr. Daegan Miller will explore one of the nineteenth century’s most outspoken critics, Henry David Thoreau, in relation to our time. What might Thoreau teach us about resistance and radicalism, dissent and disagreement, and isolation and involvement?
Rochelle L. Johnson, Professor of English & Environmental Studies and Director of the Gipson Honors Program at the College of Idaho, and Daegan Miller ’02, writer, critic, and historian.
Interested in non-profit work and the grant review process? Join United Way’s Community Impact Funding Team!
Deadline January 15.
Come learn about the behind-the-scenes work involved in the grant approval process. United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is seeking Middlebury College student volunteers to review grant applications from nonprofits that are working to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of Addison County residents. Joining the Community Impact Funding (CIF) review team is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the grant making process, as well as the types of needs being addressed by our local nonprofits. In the past three years, reviewers helped UWAC invest $991,605 in 33 programs covering 28 different agencies across the region. Volunteer responsibilities include reviewing applications, conducting site visits and making funding recommendations to the UWAC Board of Directors. The work will require a time commitment of 10-15 hours for meetings, plus approximately 30 additional hours of grant review and scoring between the last week of January through the beginning of April. Accommodations will be made for absences over February Break and Spring Break. Experience is not necessary, as UWAC will provide training. Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a sense of humor are highly valued! Interested students should send their resume and a statement of interest to United Way of Addison County Volunteer Center Coordinator Linnea Oosterman at email@example.com by January 15, 2019.
Considering an internship this summer? Winter Term is a great time to start your search.
At this information session, you will learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you. We will:
- Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done
- Highlight top resources to use in the search process
- Discuss strategies for creating your own experience
- Provide tips for narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship
- Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships
- Let you know about all the great people at CCI you can turn to for help
We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions.
Wednesday, January 9, 4:30-5:30 pm, Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House
Prepare for life after graduation with online business courses from Harvard Business School’s HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) Program
- Take all 3 courses in tandem
- ~20 hours per week
- Final Exam required
- Earn the Credential of Readiness
- $2,250 for 3-course program*
May 14th / 10 Weeks / Apply by May 6th
June 25th / 10 Weeks / Apply by June 17th
APPLY to HBX CORe here.
The Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster integrates rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons, enriching the education of undergraduate students in all majors and career paths. This summer internship program provides students with an opportunity to extend their learning about poverty and inequality in the classroom out into communities, both local and national, through funded summer internships.
Local summer internships are available at WomenSafe, John Graham Shelter and Housing Services, HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects), Mary Johnson Children Center food programs and the Charter House Coalition .
National internships are coordinated through our participation in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty summer internship program. Since 2005, Middlebury College has participated in the SHECP program to support students in summer internships with agencies that seek to work alongside vulnerable populations. Internships are available to non-graduating Middlebury students and are located in urban and rural settings throughout the United States with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, legal, housing, social and economic capacities for the needs of individuals and their communities.
Internships offered in: Healthcare, Law, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Justice, Housing, Hunger, Women’s Advocacy, Youth Programs, the Arts, and more.
Sample locations include: Addison County, VT; Boston; New York; Washington, DC; Phillips County, Arkansas; Navajo Reservation, Arizona; Atlanta, GA; Burlington, Vt; Camden, NJ; Cleveland, OH; Louisville, KY; New York, NY Chester, PA; Austin, TX; Lexington and Richmond, VA; Charleston, WV; and more.
For a complete list of internship offerings and job descriptions visit the Privilege & Poverty website (go/privnpov) and view the internship information. Applicants need to research the internships offered and identify their top three choices as part of the application process.
Many students come into the University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Graduate Program feeling restless and boxed in by the career choices laid out in front of them, but full of energy to create a better world and make an impact. For this reason, ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it. ESTEEM allows students with technical backgrounds to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship, learning how to combine their current skills with new ones to make an impact fixing things that matter.
- 11 months of transformative experiences
- includes design thinking, customer validation, financial modeling, BMC, data analysis, finance and prototyping
- Master’s Thesis Capstone: go-to-market approach with ND-based research, industry-sponsored projects or Founder’s Idea
- 45 students in the class of 2019 from various STEM fields
- 100% receive some level of scholarship award
- average scholarship of $22k
- are changing the world at companies such as Apple, Eli Lilly, McKinsey, Walt Disney and more
- 86% are placed at graduation; 98% @ 90 days from grad
- 1 in 4 alums are in startups; 25% as founders or co-founders (including Enlighten Mobility, founded by Marissa Koscielski, ESTEEM 2018)
ESTEEM operates on a Rolling Admissions calendar and they have two application deadlines remaining:
January 27, 2019
March 17, 2019
Kyle Williams, ESTEEM’s Program Manager for Recruiting, Marketing and Placement is available to answer any questions you may have and actively engage you with any and all aspects of the ESTEEM experience.
You are invited to join an Information Session to learn more about the High Meadows Fund 2-year post-graduate Fellowship offered exclusively to Princeton and Middlebury seniors graduating between December 2018-May 2019. Tomorrow’s event, Tuesday, December 4th, is at 4:30 in The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest (Room 103). Hear from current fellow, Will Lathrop, Environmental Philanthropy Associate and a Princeton graduate. He will discuss his day-to-day work on sustainability issues throughout the state of Vermont and in particular how a community’s values inform their land use.
Here is a description from the the High Meadows Fund of the issues they work on:
Climate disruption threatens Vermont’s communities and working landscape. It is urgent Vermonters address it head-on by both lowering their contribution to a warming planet and adapting to the changes already underway. High Meadows applies this sense of urgency in three areas of focus:
- Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and watershed land use that protects communities, soil, and water quality.
- Clean and Efficient Energy: Lowering fossil fuel use, especially in homes of low income Vermonters.
- Farm, Food and Forest Enterprises: Promoting vibrant enterprises as well as healthy ecosystems.
We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convenings, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact. We particularly value social and marketplace innovation and collaboration.
Please see our website, www.highmeadowsfund.org, for more information and join the event tomorrow to learn more about the position or contact thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu if you cannot attend.