Distinguished Men of Color (DMC) and the Center for Careers and Internships (CC) invite you to join a discussion with graduating seniors. Students who attend this event will: learn from seniors about how they are preparing for the transition to life after Middlebury, learn about various career paths, and understand the importance of networking by getting some practice. Food will be served!
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Location: ADK Coltrane
Click here to register for the event.
Civic Education Project – Lead and Inspire Students from Across the Country!
CEP is NOW HIRING! Spend your Spring or Summer creating life-changing experiences for young student leaders!
Lead a group of 12-18 students in service-learning experiences engaging with local activists, leaders and changemakers. Inspire students to consider their leadership capacity through thoughtful reflection and dialogue. Expand your knowledge and skills in service-learning facilitation and tap into a nationwide community of top-tier practitioners and educators. If you are a passionate educator who wants to help develop socially responsible young leaders, then CEP wants YOU! [Read more…]
Here are lots of promising opportunities in Handshake, curated by our CCI Intern-extraordinaire, Sarah Karerat ’18:
Work with children this J-Term at the Addison County Parent Child Center in Middlebury.
Serve as a full-time Office Manager to ensure effective administration of day-to-day operations at a statewide volunteer organization of family members, friends, and individuals living with a mental illness.
Interested in queer issues-related nonprofit work? Support the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
Directly support Crew Leaders and Crew Members for adult, youth, and specialty programs in Bozeman, Montana.
Spend your summer working hands-on with a human rights non-governmental organization.
Applicants who are selected for this internship will become will become a part of a Privilege & Poverty cohort that will prepare together during spring semester, participate in the summer internship, regroup for reflection upon their return to campus, and have options to engage in additional pursuits throughout the academic year. Internships offered in: Healthcare, Law, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Justice, Housing, Hunger, Women’s Advocacy, Youth Programs, the Arts, and more.
Want to be at the nexus of where technology and clean energy intersect…everyday? Powerhouse is an Oakland based co-working space and seed fund that houses and invests in ‘intelligent energy’ entrepreneurs building software-enabled solutions for the clean energy industry. Their co-working space houses over 100 intelligent energy entrepreneurs and over twenty clean energy startups and organizations. Their seed fund invests in them. Powerhouse supports entrepreneurs building a future powered by clean energy. Since inception, Powerhouse has hosted 50 startups and organizations, invested in 17, and celebrated 5 acquisitions. As of 2016, Powerhouse startups have generated at least $53M in revenue, raised $287M in capital, employed 386 people, and collectively contributed to the installation of 242 MW of solar in the US and abroad.
Powerhouse hosts three signature events each year: Suncode Hackathon, Powerhouse Pavilion & Circle at Intersolar, and New Dawn. They also host Watt It Takes, a monthly event series featuring the personal stories of clean energy entrepreneurs and the companies they’ve built. Powerhouse also partners with corporate leaders to host targeted technology events that connect investors and industry to startups in the Powerhouse community. Collectively, their events touch thousands of clean energy entrepreneurs, investors, and industry executives.
Internship opportunities at Powerhouse offer insight into entrepreneurship, exposure to trends within the clean energy industry, and access to our extensive network of industry executives, investors, and thought-leaders. Submissions from passionate and self-directed applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to hello[at]powerhouse.solar.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.
Scoville Fellows will choose to work with one of the twenty-four organizations participating in the program. With the assistance of the program director, fellows will select a placement which best matches their interests and the needs of the host organization. Participating organizations provide office space and support, supervision and guidance for fellows’ work. With the exception of Congressional lobbying, fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing that support the goals of their host organization.
The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues.
Deadline is January 5, 2018. All the details and application are here: http://scoville.org/apply/application-information/
Come learn more about the behind-the-scenes work of grant approval process. United Way is seeking Middlebury College student volunteers to participate in a community grant process as part of an impact team in the area of financial stability. Volunteers will read each grant application, conduct site visits as a group at local organizations, score the applications and recommend funding amounts for the UW board of directors to approve. The work takes approximately 25-35 hours between the last week of January through the last week of March, accommodating for absences over February Break and Spring Break. Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a sense of humor are valued highly! Interested students should send their resume and statement of interest to United Way of Addison County Volunteer Center Coordinator Tracy Corbett, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs develops the next generation of aspiring change makers. Today’s complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for leadership with the ability to forge connections and solve problems across all sectors. Coro Fellows are diverse, talented individuals committed to positive change in their communities throughout their lives and careers. They are emerging innovators in business, policy and government who demonstrate exceptional leadership through their accomplishments, curiosity and civic involvement.
Coro fellowship locations are in high-impact urban cities across the U.S.: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.
Application to the Coro Fellowship requires submission of a current resume, two essays, two letters of recommendation and a copy of any undergraduate and graduate school transcripts.
Learn more and apply here: http://www.corofellowship.org/ Deadline is January 18, 2018
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.
The Innovataion Hub wants to loop you into the THIRD Vermont Ventures Trip Announcement!!
Theme: Sustainable Manufacturing Practices
When: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th. 1:30-4:30pm.
Where: Bee’s Wrap, a sustainable food storage company, and May West, a small venture getting into milkweed garment production.
If you’re interested in attending and getting a spot on the bus up to Bristol, ‘like’ the recent post in the Facebook group to reserve a spot in the van. Feel free to message or email Lucy Scott with any questions – lscott[at]middlebury.edu
HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU THERE!!
MiddVentures Community is a student organization, supported by the Middlebury Innovation Hub, that fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Middlebury community and around Vermont. go/innohub and go/innonews for more information on all of the programming offered by the Innovation Hub.