On Thursday, November 14th, alumni working in the field of athletics return to campus for the ATHLETICS FIELD GUIDE.
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, November 14, 2019
Career Panel, 5:00 p.m.
Dinner with alumni, 6:15 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!
Alumni will meet with students 1:1 on Friday, November 15th. Click the below links to schedule your chat.
CHRISTINE BOLGER BRIGHT ’07
National Trainer, Consultant
We Coach, Bright Contributions
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat
ERICK DALTON ’04
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat
JAMES HACKETT ’89
General Manager/Baseball and Softball
Wilson Sporting Goods
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat
SCOTT LANGERMAN ’87
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat
Learn more about the panelists here.
Fully Funded February Break Trip
The Center for Careers and Internships and the Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a fully donor-funded “Environment & Sustainability Student Trek” to the San Francisco Bay Area & Monterey, CA over February break. The objective is to expose students interested in all areas of the environment and sustainability to real-world professional experiences that will enable them to apply their liberal arts learning while informing their career exploration and other post-graduate planning.
APPLY BEFORE THE NOVEMBER 5TH DEADLINE–LIMITED SPACE!
The Environment & Sustainability Student Trek experience is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It will include 10 students competitively selected through the application process described below, with strong preference given to students who receive financial aid as per the request of the donor. Students will travel to San Francisco as a group, departing from Burlington on Sunday, February 2nd, and returning on Saturday, February 8th, accompanied by a CCI advisor. To help ensure that there is no barrier to participation, all travel, lodging, meals, and related expenses will be paid.
This immersive “living and learning” experience will be organized around job-shadowing opportunities with alumni and field visits to organizations with a focus on renewable energy, water/air/land conservation, sustainable agriculture, and climate change mitigation, along with programming at MIIS and the Center for the Blue Economy in Monterey. The experience will also include reflection dinners and career conversations with other select alumni and friends of the College. Students will travel and live together as a cohort, and the week will kick-off with an Energy2028 Summit Reception including alumni and student participants on the first day of the trip in SF.
To learn more about the Trek and the application process, apply through Handshake here.
Grad school applicants typically have competitive GPAs, and stellar résumés, so what makes YOUR application unique?
Join Denise Shekerjian ’75 to learn more about writing a compelling personal statement for graduate school and other kinds of applications.
Lunch is provided so please register in Handshake. https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/373702
Co-sponsored by Fellowships in the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research.
- WHERE: Coltrane Lounge
- WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM
We invite you to our 2nd annual conference — Down to Earth: Nourishing Change in the Champlain Valley – ag and culture in conversation — Friday, November 15th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Middlebury College, Wilson Hall in McCullough (Student Center), Old Chapel Road, Middlebury, Vermont.
This year’s conference program includes:
- Keynote talk “Caring for the Ecosphere” by Aubrey Streit Krug, PhD, The Land Institute
- Panel Discussion with representatives of the five Community Spheres of the New Perennials Project in Vermont’s Champlain Valley:
Agriculture/Food Systems: Corie Pierce, co-founder of Bread and Butter Farm
Creative Arts: Nancy Winship Milliken, artist working with elements of nature as a way to consider ecological questions in the present
Education: Matt Schlein, director of The Walden Project and founder of The Willowell Foundation
Faith: Sister Gail Worcelo, Green Mountain Monastery
Healing Arts: Thomas Jackson, LCSW, psychotherapist and faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
- Participation in breakout conversations – you will get a chance to spend time talking and sharing with others in the community spheres that interest you and that are relevant to your work
We look forward to having you with us on the 15th. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Please also feel free to share the conference information with your network!
In partnership with the SGA, the CCI has developed a “Life Beyond Middlebury” series that aims to equip students with the tools needed to develop strong personal finance skills. Check out our upcoming events!
Tuesday, November 5 from 4:30-6:00 pm in ADK Library
Statistics show that LinkedIn members with a photo receive far more engagement: 21 times more profile views and 9 times more connection requests! If you want to stand out, come to CCI to get a professional-grade head shot taken – for free! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! RSVP here.
Establishing Healthy Credit
Tuesday, November 12 at 4:30 in Axinn 229
What does it mean to ‘build credit’? Why is it important? The National Bank of Middlebury will speak to Middlebury students and answer these questions, and more. RSVP here.
Location: Davis Library 105A
The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC, in collaboration with the Middlebury Professional Network, are hosting Live From DC: The Fight to Stop Climate Change, a discussion among Middlebury and MIIS alumni on legislation, legal remedy, and remediation efforts.
The conversation will be broadcast from Middlebury’s office in DC to both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses (at Middlebury, screened in Davis Library Rooms 105A & 105B).
The alumni panelists include:
• Evan Freund ’99, Senior Director, World Wildlife Fund
• Tatsatom Goncalves ’19, Helms Fellow, World Resource Institute
• Keisuke Iyadomi ’04 MIIS, Climate Change Specialist, the World Bank
• Marna McDermott ’99, Deputy Director and Counsel, Conservation Litigation Project
go/LiveFromDC for more information.
Environmental Policy Legislative Intern at Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)
- The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is seeking candidates for the Agency’s Transportation and the Environment Internship Program. Recent graduates from undergraduate or graduate programs are encouraged to apply. The Intern will work primarily in the State House in Montpelier, Vermont. Occasional travel to VTrans’ headquarters in Barre, Vermont may be required. The Intern will be hired as a temporary state employee at no less than pay grade 16, step 1 ($16.25 per hour). This position begins with two or three days of orientation in December 2019, begins four days (32 hours) per week in early January 2020, and ends in mid-May 2020. GREAT FOR A FEB GRADUATE!
Middle East Policy Internship, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) – Great for a Feb grad.
The policy intern positions (7) offer a unique opportunity to take part in the Washington policy conversation surrounding the political reform, democratization, and human rights of the Middle East and North Africa.
Paralegal (civil rights), Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs works to create legal, economic, and social equity through litigation, client and public education, and public policy advocacy with a primary focus on racial justice.
Priority Deadline: November 3, 2019 11:59 PM US Pacific Time
Program Dates: June 2020 – June 2021
Locations: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for graduating seniors and young/ established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs, schools, universities, and social enterprises across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.
Who Can Apply? Starting and experienced professionals with a BA or BS degree (must graduate by June 2020). Although the fellowship is primarily aimed towards US citizens, we do accept applications from international residents who have a previous connection to VIA or a substantial US connection.
Fellows often engage in a wide range of activities and tasks with our local partners. Although there is often overlap in the kinds of work fellows will do, they can be thought of as two broad categories:
Education-focused — With these partners, you’ll advance student development using critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. Through teaching (English or other subjects depending on the post), you’ll help students to access future education and professional opportunities.
NGO-focused — At these posts, you’ll support community development and international communication efforts by supporting NGOs to access resources, networks, and collaboration opportunities. You may help with fundraising, project management, and community outreach efforts of our local partners.
To learn more about the Via Program, click here, and feel free to reach out to recent alumnae, Lulu Zhou ’19, luluzhou19[at]gmail.com.
TEDxMiddlebury 2019: Gaining the Edge
Saturday, November 2nd, 10am – 1pm in the Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts
This year’s speakers include: Hawa Adam’ 22, First @ Midd Mentor and spoken word poet; Mona Haydar, a young Syrian-American Muslim who spent her 20’s as a performance poet, Carolyn Finney, PhD, Scholar in Residence and author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors; Quinn Christopherson, winner of the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest with his entry “Erase Me,” a song exploring his experience coming out as a transgender man; Theodore Ho, a neuroscientist named as Forbes 30 Under 30 for his research on the mechanisms and causes of biological aging and potential strategies to slow or reverse them; and Jamie Withorne, a Research Assistant for the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, an affiliate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Considering a Winter Term internship? Here are some dates and information you’ll need.
- Many Winter Term internships posted in Handshake have application due dates of November 1. Search Handshake for “Winter Term.”
- Or find your own internship. CCI can help.
- See a CCI Peer Career Advisor to have your resume approved.
- Once you have secured your internship, you must apply for credit. Find all the information you’ll need (including a timeline and checklist and FAQs) at go/WTinternships.
- If you are planning to do an internship but haven’t had it approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee before Winter Term registration, register for a placeholder class.
- Last deadline to submit your application for credit is December 1, but CCI recommends that you have all of your plans in place and apply by mid-November as there are many steps involved.
- For help, make an appointment through Handshake with the advisor that matches the career path interest of your internship or make an appointment with Cheryl Whitney Lower for general internship advising.
- Additional questions? See FAQs at go/WTinternships or contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.