International Study or Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships
For more than 65 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research and teach in other countries. Fulbright grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,700 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to over 60 countries. Fulbright grants provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage and may also provide full or partial tuition.
For more information, interested individuals should visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website at www.us.fulbrightonline.org. Students currently enrolled at Middlebury should contact their campus Fulbright Program Adviser Amy McGlashan for more information.
Applications must be submitted electronically to Middlebury by the campus closing date of 12:00 Noon, Friday, September 27. For the national deadline, applications must be submitted electronically by October 15, 2013.
The all-day Amka Africa Conference 2013 (Amka Africa=Awake Africa in Swahili) being held at Middlebury College on Saturday, April 13th will discuss the global consequences of the changes in Africa with an emphasis on how youth creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation are changing the face of the continent and its interaction with the rest of the world.
The event featuring keynote appearances from David Moinina Sengeh, a graduate student from Sierra Leone in MITs Media Lab and a successful social entrepreneur, and Fred Swaniker, the Ghanaian founder of the African Leadership Academy will be open to all students, faculty and staff on campus. The Conference aims to raise awareness and expose the Middlebury campus to the changes that are taking place on the African continent as well as culture and entertainment (food, fashion show, musical performances and many more surprises).
Please contact umoja[at]middlebury.edu for Gala Dinner reservations and here for the agenda.
Co-sponsored by MCAB Speakers, Brainerd and Atwater Commons, the African Studies program and the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Come learn from Clifford A Wright: cook, author and research scholar for Careers in Food Writing. Wright’s scholarly approach to food writing is rooted in his successful career in the field of international affairs. Wright has impressive and varied experience in this field, and specializes in Mediterranean cuisine.
Monday, April 15, 1:45am – 2:45pm
EIA Career Services @ ADK House Library
With the first of two deadlines for EIA summer funding approaching on March 15, it has come to my attention that some of y’all are FREAKING OUT about summer internships, funding, housing, and, thusly, your own (in)significance in the world. I overhear you talking with your friends at the other end of my lunch table in Atwater, debating whether it’s appropriate to include your 11th grade Model U.N. exploits on your resume. I detect the thin current of panic in your voice when you come into the EIA to clarify a deadline for this or that internship. I overheard you, once, say to a friend who hadn’t started looking for internships (the first week of J-Term), “Whoa. You better get on that. I mean, what are you going to do…like, work at Whole Foods?” (OH GOOD GOD, NOT WHOLE FOODS.)
To assuage some of your anxieties, I thought it might help just a little to offer some advice from someone who’s “been there,” that is, gone through the processes that are freaking you out so much. Applying for funding. Holding down your first “real person” internship or job. Finding a place to live and paying the rent. Living on your own in a new city or area of the country. Giving a Skype interview. Wearing “slacks?”
Eliza Wallace, a junior from Shepherdstown, West Virginia, was in your same boat at this time last year and guess what — it all turned out totally fine. Eliza, a joint English and Geography major, ended up interning with Ugly Duckling Presse and zingmagazine last summer and working part-time at a (pie!) bakery in Brooklyn. Eliza was kind enough to answer some questions via e-mail–while studying abroad in Istanbul, Turkey–about her experience finding her internships, applying for summer funding, and procuring housing in Brooklyn.
Just a quick announcement between issues: juniors and seniors, don’t forget to come to the informational meeting on
Bi Hall 104
This is the meeting where Mrs. Wickland lets you all know about the application cycle that you’re gearing up for now: don’t miss it!
Summer Internship Highlight: Addison County Poverty Internships:
Stay Local. Make a difference.
Center for Education in Action (Adirondack House)
10-week paid internships with the Open Door Clinic, John Graham Homeless Shelter, Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Application Deadline: March 11
Apply on MOJO: Go/mojo — additional internships are listed on MOJO
Questions? Contact Ashley Calkins, email@example.com
TuftScope is an interdisciplinary journal of health, ethics, and policy, a student publication published biannually in conjunction with Tufts University, Medford MA. Founded in 2001, TuftScope receives funding from the Tufts Community Union Senate.
Its purpose is to provide an academic forum for discussion of the pertinent healthcare and biosocial debates in today’s world. It addresses different aspects of healthcare, bioethics, public health, and active citizenship. The journal, as well as the online edition at www.tuftscopejournal.org, is edited and operated by students at Tufts University is edited and operated by students at Tufts University and is advised by an Editorial Board composed of undergraduates and faculty. The principle objective of TuftScope is to bring together a variety of viewpoints on the health sciences to transform thoughts and ideas into active citizenship and working policies.
We are currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2013 (Volume 12.3) issue from undergraduates, graduate students, and all other individuals who wish to submit work. TuftScope accepts original articles on bioethics, healthcare policy, public/community health, medical education, biomedicine, and research in these fields. PLEASE NOTE THAT ORIGINAL RESEARCH WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED. Submissions will be accepted until March 1st, 2013. Detailed submissions guidelines and descriptions of the submission types may be found at www.tuftscopejournal.org under the “Guidelines” section. We welcome early submissions. All submissions should be uploaded to the submissions system on the website.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at Tuftscope@gmail.com.
Thank you for your time.
Associate Acquisitions Editor
Tuftscope Editorial Board
…It’s a SUPER Networker!!
Ever wonder what it takes to be a “super networker”? Well, you’re in luck – here are seven key habits of the best networkers around. Think about adopting some of these practices when considering your next steps on the career path.
1. Ask insightful questions
If you do your research and ask the right kinds of questions, you could make a great impression at your next one-on-one lunch meeting
2. Add value
Adding substance to connections early on can be a useful way to solidify the contact – connect contacts with each other as well as to yourself
3. Learn their “story”
Asking a contact about their path to where they are now can not only connect you to them in a valuable way and show your own insight, it can also provide you with valuable information about your own potential career and give you a look at what working with this person might be like.
4. Share a memorable fact
Use personal details – they stick. When asked an open-ended question, seize the moment and give them an answer that truly speaks to who you are and your unique drive. They won’t forget it.
5. Keep a list
After a good bought of networking, be sure to write the contact information, opportunities, and events you learned of.
6. Make small promises – and keep them.
Whether sending an email or following up with a phone call, even small promises can reflect positively (or negatively) on your character. Be sure to follow through!
7. Reward your “power” contacts
Make sure to maintain your most important contacts with small meetings, connecting them to other contacts of yours, or just sending a message their way – on a weekly basis. These people will be very important for your network foundation, so maintain that connection!
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support the MiddACTION Fund with the Senior Class Gift!
(Well, yes, they also voted in the presidential election.)
This Class of 2013 and 2013.5 MiddACTION Fund will support internship and research funding for Middlebury students. EIA is very excited that the class of 2013 and 2013.5 has chosen to support experiential learning with this gift, and that seniors have voiced their support for the importance of experiential learning in the context of their liberal arts education.
To learn more about experiential learning at EIA, and the myriad possibilities available for civic engagement, research and internships, check out go/eia.
To find an internship of your own, whether it’s for Winter Term or next summer, visit MOJO today!