Multicultural May Event: Vergennes Elementary School
School Counselor Katie Cormier is looking for Middlebury College students to come speak with her students or do an activity about the importance of diversity for 40 minutes as part of the annual Multicultural May Celebration. Students are available during the following days/times: May 6, 7, 8 or 9 from 9:00-9:40 (1st and 2nd graders) OR 10:30-11:15 (3rd and 4th graders) OR 1:25-2:05 (5th and 6th graders). If you are interested please contact Katie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need funding for either workshop supplies or transportation, visit go/funding and apply for a Service Cluster Board Flex Fund Award!
Leader Applications Open: Middlebury Alternative Break Trips (MAlt) February Break 2014 service-learning trips!
Find the leader application and more information at go/malt, applications due Wednesday, April 24th.
MAlt trips can be domestic or international; this past year MAlt traveled to El Paso, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, New York City, and Tennessee. Questions? Visit or contact co-chairs Charlotte Zelle and Maya Neria at email@example.com.
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Even though volunteering does not initially provide you with cash on hand, it can still be incredibly valuable for your career path. Volunteering provides work experience, solid references in your preferred field, networking opportunities, and shows where your passion lies. Volunteer opportunities also leave you poised to take a job with the same organization should one become available.
This is just a preview, so be sure to read the article to really get a sense of the benefits of volunteering!
The Charter House winter housing facility that serves as an emergency home staffed 24/7 by trained volunteers who provide a warm, welcoming environment for families in stress. Attend this training to learn more about volunteering at the Charter House over J-Term and Spring Semester. Contact Charlotte Zelle, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Wednesday, January 16, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ross Seminar Room B11
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Apply to participate in the student-led MAlt trips over February Break. This year’s there are five trips :
The application- see attached Intro to MAlt 2012-2013 and Participant application 2013!—is due by Wednesday, October 10th at 5:00 pm to Ashley Calkins in Room 210 of the Center for Education in Action (EIA) on the second floor of Adirondack House.
There will be tasty, local snacks.
Every wonder what it would be like if Middlebury had a Food Studies Program?
Come listen to Dr. Amy Trubek, assistant professor in the Nutrition Food Sciences department at the University of Vermont as she explores the role of Food Studies in an undergraduate degree and the range of Food Studies programs popping up across the country. Dr. Trubek’s knowledge will help Middlebury students and faculty better understand how a Food Studies program would fit into Middlebury’s unique liberal arts curriculum.
This event is sponsored by the Environmental Council Food Subcommittee.
While you may have already locked down your summer plans, updating your resume is something that should happen often. You want to be sure you keep track of your latest leadership positions, academic honors, and volunteer experiences all in one place, so that when it comes time to apply for your next job, internship or fellowship you are organized and ready to submit.
I thought I’d share this fun take on crafting a resume. While here at Career Services we outline a specific format and guidelines to creating a professional resume, Fast Company is suggesting some creative and out-of-the-box alternatives. Kevin Purdy offers some tips for drafting a resume in the age of inattention, when employers giver your resume about six seconds to look over.
Scroll through these quirky and helpful tips to get an idea of what you should work on to make your resume stand out!
Santi School Project (SSP) is volunteer run non-profit based in Maryland. All of SSP’s projects are based in Nepal, where SSP is registered as Shanti Education Initiative Nepal (SEI Nepal). SSP strives to improve the standard of education in rural Nepal holistically by providing infrastructure support, resources and educational materials, and teacher training. You can learn more about SSP
here : http://santischool.org/.
Founded in 2006, SSP so far has built a new school and renovated several public schools in rural Nepal. They regularly place capable and enthusiastic individuals in our partner schools to teach English and conduct fun/educational activities for children.
” Our volunteering teachers bring something new to our classrooms and offer a unique perspective that can open children’s mind. Volunteers also get a chance to immerse in rural Nepali life and learn about new culture and people. “ Mahesh Dahal ’10
You can find more about volunteering with us in our website (http://santischool.org/volunteers/) or in this brochure:
Interested in volunteering in Africa? Want to learn more about the global water crisis? Looking for experience working in the field?
The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week water education and leadership training experience in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach individuals about the global water crisis, and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.
Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. On the ground, teams are first trained in water quality testing, and the CWS water treatment methods. They then spend two and a half weeks in the field implementing and monitoring a CWS water business in their village. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approximately 500~1,000 people)!
Check out the info session on Friday at 12:30 in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 hosted by Middlebury students who have participated in the program–they can answer all your questions. And remember–if you are accepted to the program, you can apply for summer internship funding at go/summerfunding!
Check out this article from Forbes about how volunteering with nonprofits can give you experience and skills (similar to an internship) that are beneficial in the corporate world. Are you already involved on campus with community service such as Community Friends or Charter House? This article can help you find ways to effectively describe your service experiences in a business context for a job or internship interview.
Forbes: Volunteering – A Great Way To Learn Real Executive Leadership:
Check out these upcoming volunteer opportunities to get you started: