Sign up for a one-to-one chat with alumni who will be on campus 10/3-10/4 for the Global Health Field Guide and will be available for one-to-one meetings on Friday, 10/4 from 9:00-noon here at CCI.
Firas Nasr (they/them) is a queer, genderqueer, Arab activist and organizer. In the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Firas founded WERK for Peace, a queer and trans grassroots movement that uses all forms of dance to promote peace. You may have seen them twerking on a car in front of Mike Pence’s house or Ivanka Trump’s house. WERK has gone viral several times and has been featured in the Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Vice, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Time, Reuters, AP, CSPAN, NowThis, NPR, Newsweek, and more. Firas was an Independent Scholar in Human Rights at Middlebury College in Vermont and also studied at Columbia University in New York to complete their degree. Later, they completed a full-stack web development boot camp at The George Washington University. As a full-stack developer and graphic designer, they have worked as the principal web developer for organizations and movements across disciplines, from Women’s March to the Community Justice Action Fund. They now serve as a founding member of Cultivate Strategies, a digital, field, and organizational strategy firm that provides strategy for progressive organizations, movements, and campaigns. They are based in Washington, DC.
Alessandria Schumacher graduated from Middlebury in 2017 and works in environmental public health at ICF, a consulting firm in the Washington, DC area. Alessandria works on a broad range of projects from systematic literature reviews for potentially hazardous chemicals to providing technical and meeting support at scientific workshops to creating data visualizations to for epidemiology studies. One of the highlights of Alessandria’s 14 months at ICF so far has been learning new data visualization tools for ‘evidence mapping,’ which helps researchers and policy-makers better understanding a body of literature. Before joining ICF, Alessandria interned in the Senate office of Sen. Bernie Sanders where she did a little bit of everything from answering phones, to attending hearings, to helping put on town hall events. Before moving to Washington DC, Alessandria spent her immediate post-grad months where she grew up in Northampton, MA applying for jobs, babysitting, and volunteering at a local regional planning organization. Alessandria graduated from Middlebury in 2017 as a Geography major and had minors in Global Health and Italian. When not studying at Bi Hall, you could often find her serving language tables in Proctor, tap dancing in McCullough, or spending a late Monday night writing and editing for the Campus in Hep basement.
Klaudia Wojciechowska graduated from Middlebury College in 2017 with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and double minors in African Studies and Global Health. After graduation she was accepted into the Public Health Associate Program – a fellowship offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through the fellowship she has spent two years working to reduce drug overdose-related morbidity and mortality within the State of Indiana. She is currently moving into a new role as the Drug Overdose Program Director, managing multi-million dollar grant funding to fight the opioid epidemic in the Hoosier state.
On Thursday, October 3rd, alumni working in global health fields return to campus for the Global Health Field Guide .
Join us for the dinner panel Thursday night at 5pm in Atwater dining hall to hear how these alumni went from campus to career.
They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major?” At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Career Panel, 5:00 p.m.
Dinner with alumni, 6:15 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!
Tuesday, October 1 at 4:30 pm in Davis Library 201
Learn about fellowships with late fall/winter deadlines: Beinecke, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), Goldwater, Hollings, PPIA, Rangel Summer Program, Truman, Udall and more. Most of these are only open to sophomores and juniors–but a few (like CLS!) are also open to first-years and seniors. These include awards for graduate study, summer study, and undergraduate study in various fields. See more info and register.
The Innovation Hub is now accepting applications for its J-Term course Middlebury Entrepreneurs. This is a visiting instructor-led winter term course taught by the team at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). The goal of the class is to provide student entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge necessary for developing their ideas for a new business, tech company or social organization into a full-fledged startup.
Innovation Hub staff members and Sam Roach-Gerber, one of the instructors from VCET, will be holding an info session on Wednesday, October 2nd at 4.30pm in the Conference Room of the Innovation Hub. Join us if you are interested in learning more about the course or apply now to the course at go/MiddE20. Email Meron Benti ’19 mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions in the meantime.
The Projects for Peace program is now accepting proposals for its next cycle of funding. The program, which honors international philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, invites all current students, including graduating seniors, to submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The Middlebury project judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000. The Innovation Hub is hosting an info session on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30pm in their conference room, located at 118 South Main Street. Students can learn more about this grant and proposal details at go/peace. Please email mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any further questions.
Join us for this unique, Fall Family Weekend opportunity for students to network with parents who have worked to advance the common good—planned or through happenstance —whether through careers in the public, nonprofit, business, or environmental sectors, serving on boards, or volunteering. Whether it’s in public health, public interest law, the government, social services, community development, advocacy for better school lunches, or microfinance, this is an opportunity for our students to interact with professionals (parents!), promoting a deeper understanding of the different sectors while thinking about how to craft a career with a positive social impact.
Join ROC founder Natalie Meyer ‘21 for an information session on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 PM in Axinn 229 about this J-term internship for credit opportunity in northern Ghana for 3 weeks and then 1 week in Middlebury. Sign up on Handshake for the event here or contact Natalie at nmeyer[at]middlebury.edu.
CCI’s annual kick off to fall is back!
Part snack break, part Midd2Midd celebration, part CCI party! Featuring Happy Valley apple cider, doughnuts, apples, and special Midd2Midd cookies.
Come learn about CCI and Midd2Midd, and enjoy a quintessential Vermont fall treat.
Join us on the ADK lawn between 3:30 and 5:00 pm.
Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program are designed to help students carry out Middlebury College’s mission: “Through a commitment to immersive learning, we prepare students to lead engaged, consequential, and creative lives, contribute to their communities, and address the world’s most challenging problems.”
This fall, the staff of Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Program will select eight sophomores (members of the class of 2022 or 2022.5) to receive up to $7,000 in funding as well as mentoring and work space. The Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program will help these sophomores to grow their personal qualities and to enhance their academic experience at Middlebury.
The application can be found here (GO/SEAPP19) and is due on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time). Questions can be directed to Charlotte Sullivan via email at email@example.com or in person at the Innovation Hub at 118 South Main Street.
- Read about each major/minor.
- Find reasons you might choose a certain major/minor.
- Review how to translate your learning into professional competencies.
- See some of the many interesting ways Middlebury graduates have applied their liberal arts learning to engage the world.