The fall 2018 newsletter from our colleagues in the Global Health Programs office has arrived!.
Enjoy! You can download it here.
SGA and CCI are excited to collaborate and offer you a series of financial literacy workshops this J-term to help you learn all about important topics. Check out the details below.
Wednesday January 17th, 4:30-5:30pm in Axinn 229
Presented by Meg Gras from National Life Group
This is something you probably know you should do, right? But how? Where do you start? Come learn about techniques and strategies to make this process easier and more successful. We will discuss ideas about what to think about and do when you interview and when you receive an offer, and the basic principles of a successful negotiation: what can be negotiated and how should you respond when offered a position. National Life Group is 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.
Explanation of Benefits: What do they mean
Thursday, January 18th, 3-5pm in Axinn 229
Health insurance? Life Insurance? Deductibles? CTO? What does it all mean? Come learn from some friendly staff at Midd in the Human Resources office to learn this lingo so you can start to understand what benefits really mean and you can appreciate them just as much as your salary.
Loan Repayment and Financial Literacy
Wednesday January 24th 4-6pm in Axinn 229
If you are on any sort of financial aid where you will have to start paying back loans after you graduate, this is the session for you. Come learn from expert staff on campus about appropriate timelines, common issues to avoid, what to pay attention to, and how to plan ahead so you understand how to be a responsible borrower.
Young Alum Panel
Thursday, January 25, 4:30-6:30pm in Axinn 229
Come to this fun, light session to learn from these young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation, what it’s like in the “real world” and what the transition to work and making friends is like when you’re out of school.
The Center for Careers and Internships is delighted to serve as a co-sponsor for the upcoming Middlebury Women’s Leadership Symposium.
More information is available at https://mwlsymposium.wordpress.com/.
Schedule of Events
Thursday January 18, 2018
4:00pm – 6:00pm Conflict Mediation Workshop with President Laurie Patton (in Hillcrest)
Have you ever felt ‘stuck’ in a difficult situation? Do tough conversations give you anxiety? Negotiations don’t have to cause stress. Come hear from the President of Middlebury College, an expert in national and international conflict mediation. In the past, she has trained students at Emory University and Duke University. Don’t miss the chance to learn from her at Middlebury.
Friday January 19, 2018
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lean In Discussion (in Hillcrest)
Join female students, faculty/staff, townspeople, and alumnae in a College-wide discussion on the role of women in 2018. Modeled after a “Lean In Circle,” we will discuss whether women need to lean in to the workplace or if opting out is a better solution for today’s feminists. We invite women from all generations and backgrounds to join this conversation so that we may have a range of perspectives – networking encouraged too! Light refreshments will be provided.
5:00pm – 6:30pm Keynote by Nancy Gibbs (in Wilson Hall)
Nancy Gibbs is the most recent Editor in Chief of TIME Magazine. She was the first woman to hold the position, and has written more cover stories for TIME than any other writer. In the last year at TIME, Ms. Gibbs started a project called the FIRSTS project, which features women who have changed the world by being the first females to receive notoriety in their field. She interviewed women such as Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, Sheryl Sandberg, and Aretha Franklin – among others. She has co-written two best-selling presidential histories, and she oversaw the domestic, international and tablet editions of TIME. Gibbs graduated from Yale summa cum laude, with honors in history, and has a degree in politics and philosophy from Oxford, where she was a Marshall scholar.
Please join the community for a dialogue between Middlebury Women Leaders President, Erin Van Gessel ’17.5, and Ms. Gibbs, followed by Q&A with the audience. Ms. Gibbs will speak about her career and discuss what it takes to get ahead as a woman in the workplace.
Saturday January 20, 2018
4:00pm-5:00pm Women’s Rights Discussion with Abenaki Women (in Hillcrest)
Join Middlebury Women Leaders for a discussion of women’s rights with women from the local Nulhegan Abenaki Native American tribe. Our hope is to host a conversation that compares and contrasts Western feminism with other traditions of feminism. We will explore differences in matriarchal vs patriarchal traditions with our Abenaki guests.
8:00pm-9:30pm She Should Walk Fashion Show (in Wilson Hall)
Today, only 20% of seats in U.S. Congress are held by women. That ranks the United States as101st on the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s list of female representation in legislatures around the world. Organizations like She Should Run are trying to change that. She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 based in Washington, DC that recruits and trains women to run for political office. Since the 2016 election, more than 15,000 women have contacted She Should Run interested in entering government.
Please join Middlebury Women Leaders and the College community at our “She Should Walk” Fashion Show, where we will fund raise for She Should Run before the 2018 midterm elections. Cheer on our female students who walk the catwalk in outfits from Middlebury’s female student-run business, Share to Wear. The event will also feature appearances and statements from local female politicians, in addition to young women in the Middlebury community.
There is no charge to attend the event, but we will be accepting suggested donations and facilitating the sale of She Should Run gifts and apparel.
Students! Come meet with alumni over a delicious lunch to learn about their varied, purposeful, and dynamic professional careers. Organized into career and industry roundtables, you’ll have the chance to speak with Midd alums to get career advice, ask them about their field of work, and discuss other post-graduation topics.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and connect with Midd alums. All class years encouraged to attend!
This lunch is a special collaboration between Alumni of Color Weekend and Alumni and Parent Programs, Anderson Freeman Resource Center, and the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI).
Register in Handshake or just show up!
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12:30-2:00 pm, Atwater Dining Hall.
Looking for a summer internship? Learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you.
At this session, we will:
- Give you examples on past internships from Midd students.
- Highlight top resources to use in the search process.
- Discuss strategies for creating your own experience.
- Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships.
- Help you with the process of narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship.
We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions. Register here or just show up!
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4:30-5:30 pm. Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House
Sponsored by CCI!
FirstGEN Fellows is a ten-week summer program in the D.C. area for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend an institution of higher education, and who are passionate about pursuing careers in social justice. Each fellow receives a $1,500 stipend. Our mission is to identify, support and advance emerging first generation social justice leaders. The fellowship is a collaborative program by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and D.C. Office of the National Immigration Law Center, with the Lawyers’ Committee serving as program lead.
More details and application link here. Deadline is February 2, 2018.
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.