Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series
The Phoenix Islands Protected Area, in the Republic of Kiribati, is the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on the planet. It hosts a diversity of marine ecosystems including shallow coral reefs, deep sea, and open ocean, and is an important climate laboratory because it is sensitive to El Nino / La Nina dynamics in the Central Pacific. This talk by Randi Rotjan, Research Assistant Professor at Boston University, will explore the latest integrative and interdisciplinary science in a conservation context.
September 19 at 12:30 in Hilcrest 103
Learn more about the Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series here. This lecture is also part of the 2019 Clifford Symposium: The Future of the Global Ocean.
Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm in ADK
Heard about Midd2Midd?
Looking for an alumni mentor?
Join our Peer Career Advisor (PCA) STUDIO on Monday from 7-9 pm in ADK to learn more!
Midd2Midd is a new online platform that facilitates mentoring, networking, and outreach across the Middlebury community. Come learn about Midd2Midd from PCA Arturo Simental ’20 who was part of the pilot mentoring program last year!
We look forward to seeing you!
CCI is hosting four
Fall Family Weekend events
Several of the student participants in the Silicon Valley Innovation Trek will discuss their experiences on this fully-funded CCI-led trip to explore careers involving innovation. Open to all students and guests! Learn more about the event in Handshake.
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. Invite your parents, if this is their field or passion or even their hobby, please have them join us for some delicious sushi and help inspire and guide Middlebury students! Learn more about the event in Handshake.
CCI and the Student Investment Committee are pleased to host a panel of parent professionals to discuss careers in finance for liberal arts majors and the power of the Middlebury alumni/parent networks. Students and parents who currently work in the field or who are curious about careers in finance for their Middlebury students are encouraged to attend. Learn more about the event in Handshake.
At Middlebury, students don’t just learn how to engage the world—they go out and do it!
CCI prepares students for great internship and job opportunities so they can apply their liberal arts learning beyond the classroom. Our advisors, programming, and resources focus on all areas of career exploration and specialize in areas that include the arts, media and entertainment, education, social impact, government and policy, STEM, law, health professions, and business. Stop by and meet the CCI team and learn how we help students explore what’s next. go/cci
For the full FFW schedule and information – visit the Middlebury FFW page.
Do you want to be a part of a science-based, non-partisan, and solutions-oriented team that is striving to build a clean energy future where both people and nature thrive? Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, and The Nature Conservancy in Vermont (TNC) is growing its conservation and policy staff with the addition of a Climate and Energy Policy Manager.
The Climate and Energy Policy Manager will play an integral role in co-creating a thriving and resilient Vermont in the face of a changing landscape. S/he will lead efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emission and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future for TNC in Vermont and collaborate with TNC colleagues in other Northeastern states to advance the organization’s regional climate priorities. The ideal candidate will have political savvy, strong advocacy, communication, and organizational skills, a proven ability to work with and convene stakeholders with diverse perspectives, and experience building effective networks. Strong knowledge of climate and energy issues in Vermont and New England, as well as lobbying laws, regulations, and practice, is preferred.
The Nature Conservancy is a global organization that has been working in Vermont for nearly 60 years to protect the land and waters on which all life depends. We value collaborative approaches, diverse backgrounds, and innovative thinking. For a complete description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for Job #48001, or follow https://tinyurl.com/y45l8q7u. Posting closes 10/6/19.
Tuesday, September 10th 2019
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – VIRTUAL EVENT; Register here: https://leveragingyouridentityinentrep.splashthat.com/
Women as well as racial and ethnic minorities are starting businesses at rates faster than the national average, yet they are woefully underrepresented in the startup & tech workplace. Hear about the opportunity to combine identity and business to make a difference through Venture For America.
Would you like to help set up an aquaponics facility in the McCardell Bicentennial Hall (MBH) Greenhouse? Send a note to Bea Kuijpers (bkuijpers at middlebury.edu), if so — she and Catherine Pollack developed a great plan for raising fish sustainably last year, but didn’t have the Institutional Review to handle live animals finished in time to actually install the tank. It’s basically ready to roll, with some student energy. Reach out to her today!
Application Deadline: Friday, September 13th
Training Dates: First training Tuesday, September 17th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Middlebury
WomenSafe serves people across the gender spectrum who are experiencing sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Volunteer your time, talents and energy for tasks like answering the hotline, speaking to community groups, assisting in planning events, or helping with administrative duties. Volunteer training only happens yearly, so if you have interest in a for-credit Winter Term internship (over J-term) or volunteering at WomenSafe during the academic year of 2019-2020, consider completing volunteer training this fall!
This year, volunteer training starts on September 17th, 2019, and takes place over the span of three weeks. The dates are as follows: September 17th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; September 19th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; September 21st, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; September 24th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; September 25th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; October 2nd, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; October 3rd, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; October 7th, 5:30-8:30 p.m. All trainings will take place at the Congregational Church in Middlebury. Please plan on attending all or most training dates.
WomenSafe prefers applicants for their J-term (see Handshake posting) or summer internships who have already completed volunteer training. If you would like to attend WomenSafe volunteer training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application as soon as possible. Visit the website www.womensafe.net for more information.
Each Winter Term, many Middlebury students participate in internships.
Internships are a valuable opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining high-level exposure to work tied to your academic and/or professional interests.
On Tuesday, September 24 at 4:30pm, the Center for Careers and Internships will host an information session for students interested in Winter Term Internships in Hillcrest 103.
The information session will cover the steps needed to:
- find a winter term internship,
- earn internship credit,
- secure funding support from the CCI.
RSVP in Handshake if you plan on attending.
From our peers in the Environmental Studies Program:
The fall 2019 Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series is here! You can view the full schedule here on the ES website.
The series kicks off Thursday September 12th at 12:30 p.m. in Hillcrest 103 with guest speaker Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Assistant Professor of Food Studies at Syracuse University giving a talk titled “The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability.”
Dr. Minkoff-Zern’s research and teaching broadly explores the interactions between food and racial justice, labor movements, and transnational environmental and agricultural policy. This focus builds on her extensive experience with sustainable development and agricultural biodiversity projects abroad, combined with work on migrant health issues domestically. She has spent many years working on farms and with agriculture and food organizations in Guatemala, New York, and California. Her current project builds on previous research, where she found that a significant population of farmworkers and other first-generation Latino immigrants to the United States aspire to be small-scale farmers. In this work, she explores immigrant farmers’ roles in agrarian change in the United States today. She earned a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Cornell University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts in sustainable agriculture and development and a concentration in Latin American studies.
The studio is CASUAL. The studio is PEER-LED. The studio is CREATIVE. The studio is a DYNAMIC, WELCOMING SPACE where Peer Career Advisors are available to help you.
Did you miss our Create Your First Résumé event on 9/4? Or were you one of the students that we had to turn away because we filled up so early? COME BACK!! We are here for you AND our first STUDIO will be on Creating Your First Résumé!
If you are looking for work on campus and need a résumé, we are here to help! Grab your roommate or a friend (or come solo) on Monday and stop in between 7:00 and 9:00 pm in the Adirondack House (ADK).
We look forward to seeing you!