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The CCI is excited to announce the launch of Handshake, a brand new platform for Middlebury College students. Handshake is replacing MOJO and offers more job and internship opportunities, a broader range of employers, and more fields. In Handshake you can:
- Find internship and employment opportunities based on your career interests and goals.
- Discover when employers come to campus for informational sessions and/or interviews.
- Connect with alumni and employers.
- Learn about events and programming in your field of interest.
- Schedule an advising appointment.
How do I access Handshake?
Visit middlebury.joinhandshake.com and login with your Middlebury ID and password. You already have an account – now you just need to activate it.
Note: for alumni who graduated on or before May 2016, click “sign up for an Account” on the bottom left.
What should I do first?
Completing your profile in Handshake is more important than ever! Because Handshake is customized for your preferences, an incomplete profile means an incomplete system. It means you won’t receive tailored recommendations for opportunities, events, or employers. The CCI has migrated some of your basic information (name, graduation year, major, etc.) but you want to make sure to complete your profile, including your career interests
What do I do if some of my profile information is incorrect?
Much of your information is brought over from the Registrar’s Office. Therefore, if anything is incorrect (i.e. major, graduation date, etc.), we recommend contacting them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Handshake is easy-to-use and even has a mobile app. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Technology Coordinator, Susan Sheets, at email@example.com.
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 have over the last few weeks; note they are far from comprehensive, but it’s a sampling of what she could easily find and/or organizations she knows and respects. She’s highlighted current opportunities at IHME in yellow, as she is able to provide a bit more information about those particular positions.
This week’s list of opportunities can be downloaded here.
Check out the NEW Careers Topics within Spotlight on Careers.
Spotlight on Careers provides a great series of guides about career fields popular with liberal arts students. This resource is free via a CCI login below and is an easy way to gain valuable information as your explore career fields.
Each guide is organized with an overview including an introduction, career options and trends. There are also sections on jobs and internships, graduate school, and real life stories in alumni profiles.
To access, go to spotlightoncareers.org.
Username is spotlightpass
Password is liberalarts2017
The new topics are:
- Environmental Science & Sustainability – There are many jobs in the environmental and sustainability fields beyond policy work. Within the private sector, there are opportunities in the timber industry, environmental consulting, conservation and preservation organizations. Within the government, there is work available at the local, state and federal levels that focus on forests, water, and wildlife.
- Neuroscience – The “Brain Sciences,” or neuroscience, encompass a wide range of career paths centralized in the research and medical professions, and now permeating across multiple new fields in recent years. Through studying the brain and the nervous system, those who choose a career in neuroscience seek to understand how neurons interact and how these interactions impact behavior. Neuroscience intersects psychology, science, medicine, and impacts the legal system, education, and even marketing. Clearly, neuroscience presents multiple pathways for you to consider.
- Law & Paralegal – The law profession encompasses a variety of career fields some of which require an advanced degree where others do not. Those interested in the field of law typically pursue careers as lawyers, paralegals/legal assistants, criminal justice (law enforcement, probation officers, and correction officers), social work/justice (family law, juvenile law, elder law and child protective services), public policy, federal government, protective services, detective services and more.
- Business Intelligence, Analytics & Data Science – Every time a customer interacts with a computerized system, whether at a Grocery Store, Online Store, or Social Media site, data is created and stored in a data solution system. Tools then convert this data into metrics (known as analytics) that assess consumer behavior. Analytic professionals interpret analytical data and utilize statistics, predictive modeling, and managerial strategies to drive business decisions. Analytics are used in nearly every industry. Marketing companies use analytics to measure and analyze performance of different initiatives, financial firms use analytics to analyze investments and forecast future scenarios, charter schools use analytical data to inform teaching practices, and major movie studios use analytics to project ticket sales.
The application deadline for the Fall 2017 White House Internship Program is coming up. The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on June 23, 2017. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Please visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/apply to apply.
The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program term runs from September 6 to December 8, 2017. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the Internship Program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible. Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:
– Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).
– Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.
– Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty-for any length of time-in the two years preceding the internship program start date.
The White House Internship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration. Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information, including details about placement in the White House Internship Program and frequently asked questions, can be found on the White House website.
You’re about to start a summer internship and you want to make the most of it. Check out this great article that highlights 10 things you can do to make the most our of your experience:
- Create a Positive First (and Ongoing) Impression: The endgame here is to gain a professional reference, obtain a letter of recommendation or blurb on LinkedIn and have a quality resume entry. You earn these through punctuality and presenting a professional appearance each day.Be careful what you wear. Yes, it’s summer. But before you leave the house, remember that you are not going to the beach or sunbathing on the campus quad. If you are not certain about the dress code, ask your boss or someone in HR.Keep your workspace clean and organized, and don’t be seen texting or using technology for personal purposes while on the clock. Updating your Facebook status can wait until you get home. (Also see Tip #8)
- Deliver: You want to make sure that you complete any assignments, whether easy or complex, by the deadlines. “The dog ate my homework” (or its digital version) will not resonate here.
- Don’t be High Maintenance: You obviously want to do a good job. Try to take notes on what is expected of you from the outset. When questions arise while you are performing a task, don’t ask your supervisor questions every two minutes. To the extent possible, “bank” your questions and move on to the next part. Then, before the deadline, present your questions in batch mode in order to be able to complete the assignment correctly
News of your opportunity provides us with valuable insight on the wide range of opportunities available to Middlebury students. It is also helpful to inform students, faculty, and advisors and connect with employers in the future. Please click the link above and let us know of your plans!
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New Funded Internship Opportunity in China – Development Assistant at Teach For China
Established in 2008, Teach For China is a non-profit organization taking a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity in China by enlisting China’s most promising future leaders in the effort. Each year, Teach For China selects a cohort of outstanding Chinese and American university graduates to work as full-time teachers in China’s most under-resourced schools for two years. Teach For China prepares its Fellows for the rigors of the classroom with an intensive four to six-week Summer Training Institute focused on building teaching, leadership, communication and professional capabilities. The vision of Teach for China is: Let all Chinese children, regardless of background, have access to same quality education.
About the teach for China Development Team: The Development Team has long been cultivating talents in private and public sectors. For the past eight years, the Development Team has built its reputation among our loyal donors that include individuals, domestic and international corporations, and top-ranking foundations. With the continuous development of the team and more complex operations, the Development Team is recruiting a Summer Intern.
July, 2017 – August, 2017 (Full-time work) in Beijing, China
- Participate in the generation of the Teach for China 2016 Fiscal Year Mid-Year report and assist in the preparation of the end-year report to donors
- Research and report on potential donors and assist with tracking donations
- Organize files from important donors, provide translation services if possible
- Help to organize and prepare fundraising events
- Provide other important logistics assistance
- Get to know an outstanding NGO development team and its work
- Get to know a group of professional, outstanding colleagues with passion
- Opportunity to visit Teach for China donors
- Great mentoring
- Be able to deal with pressure and a fast-paced working environment
- Goal-oriented and detail-oriented
- Be proactive, strong communication skills
- Fluent in English, and basic Chinese communication will be preferred
This internship is supported with a $4000 award from the Middlebury College Center for Careers and Internships.
APPLY NOW VIA MOJO with a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Not only is there a great website and newsletter to follow, a June conference in Denver looks like a candyshop for those of us interested in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The Environmental Leader Conference 2017, featuring the Energy Manager Summit, offers a unique opportunity for environmental, sustainability and energy professionals to come together to identify new areas of opportunity to work more collaboratively in addressing their organizations goals.
This program promises to unite a group of multidisciplinary, forward-thinking executives to share diverse perspectives and approaches to improving processes and better managing resources.
Interning in Washington, DC this summer? Sign up for the DC Mentorship Program!
Interns are paired with alumni mentors in their particular fields of interest. DC Mentors can help students and recent grads expand their professional network and hone their career-related skills. Mentors offer:
- Career advice
- Connections to area resources
- Anecdotes about their professional and academic experience
- A variety of programs including: mock interview workshop, career panels, resume writing workshop, and alumni/summer intern reception!
College For Every Student (CFES) is a global nonprofit organization that helps low-income students become college and career ready. CFES currently supports 25,000 students in 200 rural and urban schools and school districts in 30 states and Ireland.
What the Fellowship Offers
- One year hands-on experience in changing the life trajectory of underserved students
- Free housing in beautiful Essex, NY on the shore of Lake Champlain, 45 minutes from Burlington, VT. All utilities included!
- Salary of $25,000
- Structured program for networking and leadership development
What You’ll Do
- Support CFES professionals in schools nationwide
- Work with CFES national office staff
- Coordinate events for students, educators, and college partners
- Help develop program resources, web content, and apps
- Create and manage social media campaigns
- Support expansion of CFES alumni network
- Strong commitment to the CFES mission
- Highly organized, energetic, creative, proactive
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent communication skills
- Adept with technology
- Comfortable with travel
- Driver’s license and car
- High level of writing proficiency
To be Considered for the Fellowship
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com. Outstanding applicants will be contacted for Skype interviews. Apply by May 15, 2017. Fellows will be selected by May 22, 2017.