Are you a Junior Feb, Sophomore, or Sophomore Feb interested in social change here at Middlebury? Do you want funding to reflect and think deeply about issues of social justice here and around the world? Do you want access to a like-minded cohort, experienced mentors, and a powerful changemaking network? If you answered yes to those questions, the Middlebury SE Fellowship and ChangeMaker program is for you! Whether or not you have a specific project in mind, we welcome students from all identities and academic backgrounds to apply. The social entrepreneurship program equips students to become effective agents of change. Fill out the application form at go/sefellowship2017 by 11:59pm on Friday, September 29th, 2017. Details are available in the form, and questions can be directed to Jiya Pandya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFA is a two-year fellowship program for recent undergrads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellows learn important startup skills at their five-week Training Camp, apply for jobs within their vetted company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 18 cities. When Fellows are ready to start a company—be it two years after college or ten—VFA has the resources (like a crowdfunding competition, accelerator, and seed fund) to help make that dream a reality.
The next deadline to apply to VFA’s Class of 2018 is coming up on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59pm EST. Please go to Handshake to apply here
STUDENTS – Note deadline extended! You now have until Friday September 29 to apply for a PLEN scholarship (Preparing. Learn more about how to apply and submit your application at plen.org/scholarships.
We’ve just extended the deadlines for our Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar!
Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership – November 2-4, 2017
Scholarship deadline – September 29, 2017
Registration deadline – October 6, 2017
Experience the policy making process from women who lead business and nonprofits in Washington, DC at the Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar November 2-4, 2017. Learn about the most pressing policy issues facing businesses and nonprofits, develop valuable skills like salary negotiation and advocacy, and meet with top lobbyists, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders in Washington, DC, all while connecting with peers from across the country. Apply for a scholarship by Friday September 29, and register for the seminar by Friday October 6. Learn more at plen.org/wcnl.
PLEN seminars give students the chance to discuss current policy issues, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, students network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with their peers from across the country.
PLEN Background for the curious:
The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. PLEN is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C.
PLEN’s mission is to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process.
There are also other seminars too:
Get ideas for winter and summer internships from your fellow Midd students. Check out today’s #TipoftheWeek and access this resource on Handshake!
Pictured here: Sir Finnegan Higgins
Finn is one of a couple of dogs who are regulars here at the CCI. Stop by ADK to visit him and our other feline friends anytime!
Geography alumni will be on campus to share their paths and professional lives with students to help them think broadly about their Geography major. What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!
- RSVP for the Alumni Panel + Dinner here
- Sign up for an informal one-on-one chat with the alum of your choice here.
- Click Jobs –> On-Campus Interviews –> Find “Middlebury College – Geography Alumni Chats”
For alumni bios and more info, check out go/geofieldguide!
As also promoted on the Midd Fellowships Office page:
The application for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program–a fully-funded summer study abroad program–is now open!
The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages (see below). The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
The application is now live and available online at: http://www.clscholarship.org
Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.
Here are links to informational videos:
CLS Program Overview: https://youtu.be/YwN8qQTYmJI
Tips for Writing a Successful Application: https://youtu.be/Mvb6luXq2BE
The fourteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:
Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Language pre-requisites can be found on our website at http://www.clscholarship.org/about.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.
Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.
Join us for an information session on graduate studies in international affairs. Admissions representatives from these schools will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements, academic programs, and career opportunities for students interested in graduate studies in international affairs.
Tuesday, September 26
Coltrane Lounge in Adirondack House
- The Fletcher School at Tufts
- Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Columbia SIPA
- Georgetown MSFS
- Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School
Handshake learns your behaviors and preferences – similar to Netflix or Spotify Discovery. After you complete your Career Interests, Handshake will start suggesting relevant opportunities. The more active you are on Handshake, the more customized the platform will be for you.
Click here to fill your interests out in just a couple of minutes!
You are invited to Senator Leahy’s 21st Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference!
The 2017 conference includes a keynote address by Mary Alice McKenzie, former director of the Boys and Girls Club in Burlington, and workshops hosted by Vermont presenters. This year’s conference will also highlight the work of Change The Story VT through workshops and group discussions.
This conference will continue the long tradition of bringing women together for a day of personal and professional growth, with exciting new offerings that this year’s partnership with Change The Story VT will provide.
Registration is free. Please register by Friday, September 8th at noon to reserve your spot!
The event is Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8am -3 pm at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT
All the details here: https://www.leahy.senate.gov/issues/womens-economic-opportunity-conference
ECO AmeriCorps is accepting applications for a Water Quality Planner to serve with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) from Sept. 11, 2017-August 10, 2018. This position is based in Middlebury. ECO AmeriCorps is a service program managed by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation dedicated to improving water quality across the state. ECO AmeriCorps members are required to serve at least 1,700 hours (approximately 40 hours per week) during their 11-month service commitment. In addition to the professional experience and training provided by the host service site (ACRPC), ECO AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $16,500, paid in bi-weekly stipends; professional training and networking opportunities; and are matched with a professional mentor within the Vermont Agency of Natural Services during their service term. Health and child care assistance is available. While enrolled, members may apply to have existing student loans placed in forbearance. Upon successful completion of an ECO AmeriCorps service term, members receive a federal education award of $5,815 that can be used to pay off existing student loans, or to advance their education.
Interested candidates should email Reuben Allen for an ECO AmeriCorps application. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, August 9th. For more information, visit www.ecoamericorps.vermont.gov or call Reuben Allen at 802-779-6054.