Kindly provided by the Midd Philosophy Department, here are several useful websites that gather together many listings of undergraduate conferences, journals and summer programs in Philosophy.
A large clearing house for postings and calls for papers:
This site showcases several valuable summer opportunities for undergraduates in Philosophy, such as institutes, seminars, and research centers. Some of these would offer a grant or fellowship. From each link you can find out more specific information.
If you ever want to travel to participate in an undergraduate conference, there is funding available from the Office of Undergraduate Research. See the link below and apply for funding at least one month before the conference:
I’m going to take a huge leap here and assume you have probably heard of LinkedIn. You likely know that it has something to do with careers, and you are generally encouraged to use it.
But, what exactly can it do? How do you get involved? How would you go about making a profile and what sorts of things should you display on it? What is considered an appropriate profile picture? What about the network – do you know the first thing about contacting mentors, potential employers, or “connections” you may already have?
Well, luckily there happens to be a LinkedIn Workshop this Wednesday, March 6th, 12:15 – 1:15. Stop by Bihall 219 to have all your LinkedIn questions answered once and for all! It really is a valuable resource and an increasing number of career advisers out there are strongly recommending it. As college students it is even more important to get started – like right now. Some professionals are even saying we should have started in high school! eep! So, rebound from your procrastination kick for a minute and check it out. If nothing else, you’ll finally know what people are talking about when they mention that “LinkedIn” thing.
Did you know that Americans’ conduct is generally considered more laid back and informal in other countries? Or that experience living in a country will mean more to employers overseas than a degree in International Studies? Wondering what an “international IQ” is? Well we’ve got answers.
If you are at all interested in working or studying abroad, the Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas will prove incredibly valuable to you. Whether you’re trying to find a job, a place to live, or just trying to make sense of cultural norms, this book provides the full picture – the amazing and the difficult. You can start with My Learning Path. Using My Learning Path, you can enter a few goals (example, Volunteering Abroad, Studying Abroad), and you’ll be provided with a set of relevant readings including Quick Guides, Sections, Resource Lists and Quizzes. You need not know for sure what your plan is, or even have a depth of international understanding before using this resource. In fact, beginners probably need it more than anyone! Regardless of where you’re at, check this out. It explains the abroad experience in straightforward, no boloney language.
Why are you still reading this? Get to it!
Feeling lost and confused? Tired? Hungry? Well, we can help with the confusion – stop by drop-in hours, held 2:00 – 5:00 pm every week day at the ADK house.
What IS a digital resume?? Find out using Vault - a useful, Midd-friendly resource that connects you to scads of employment opportunities and advice! Content includes thousands of e-books covering workplace topics, full-text articles, Employer Profiles, Company Rankings, user-generated reviews on Professions and Employers, industry and profession profiles, and career and profession discussion boards. Take a look.
A digital resume is limited only by your imagination. According to Vault, this representation of your skill set and experience can come in many different forms. Whether a video presenting your expertise or a full fledged website dedicated to your accomplishments, you may want to make a digital resume as an increasing number of employers are conducting their prospective employee searches online. Vault suggests using LinkedIn, an online resume builder, or including a digital resume on a website you may already have.
Intrigued? Read the whole article here.
And check out Vault at go/vault
The first time I’d been to the Center for Education in Action — or Adirondack House at all — was to interview for job as a Peer Career Ambassador. (Spoiler alert: this job.) It was the Fall of my sophomore year. I’d never been to Drop-In hours. I’d never heard of Drop-In hours. I’d never logged into MOJO. I tried once, during J-Term of my freshman year, when everyone on my hall was freaking out like a 1920s disaster film about their summer plans (because of INTERNSHIPS!) but it tried to make me answer one of those spam-prevention prompts and I was like “eh.” Plus, I felt about “career guidance” the way that many people do about therapy. I was convinced that I didn’t really need it, that it was for strugglers, those incapable of navigating life on their own. I had turned 21 within four weeks of coming to college as a freshman and held a full-time job during the two years I took “off” before school. (I paid ELECTRIC BILLS, okay? I was an ADULT. It was REAL LIFE, deep in the trenches.) I was like, “Career planning? I got this.” (Spoiler alert: I did not have “this” as much as I thought I had “this.”)
Getting this job might have been one of the better things that happened to me during my first two years at Middlebury. This might be one of the best student jobs on campus. This is a super biased claim that I can’t really back with, you know, “science,” but I do know that the people I work with are really, really nice; I get to work on some pretty great and self-directed projects; I get paid to write and research career advice. (Blog! I get paid to blog! It’s not real life). Plus, it always smells like cinnamon in this office. (Seriously, why does it? Tracy, Annie? Is this your doing?) And at the risk of sounding super dramatic, working here has changed the way I access resources on this campus and view the EIA as an ally in my “personal career journey,” and, ironically, I’ve come to treat Drop-In hours exactly like therapy. Because they kind of are. Therapeutic, I mean.
Click here to view the Peer Career Ambassador description, and to submit your application by Friday, February 22, 2013.
We’re hiring for the Peer Career Ambassador position at the EIA! Check out this job description (below) and some reasons I think you should apply in the post above.
Provide and create outreach opportunities to further the early engagement of Middlebury students in the Career Education process.
Serve as a Drop-Ins adviser for first-time visitors to the Center/First-Year students: demonstrate sign-up for/use of MOJO; introduce sample resume(s) and cover letters; assist with MiddNet registrations; make referrals to Career Services counselors for follow up meetings.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for the goal of engaging Middlebury students early in the process of career education and bring excellent interpersonal skills, writing ability, organizational talent, and the capacity to work independently to the position.
Juniors or Super Seniors (’13.5) familiar with Career Services resources and in good academic standing to work 6-8 hours/week while classes are in session for the spring semester and beyond.
Education and Training
Click here to submit your application with attached resume and a cover letter by Friday, February 22, 2013.
Welcome back from Feb break! With spring around the corner now is the time to energize your planning for life after Middlebury. And if you’re not quite sure where you are headed, good news – we’ve got some great programs that can help!
Class of 2013 Career Action Group
Focus on strategies for achieving your life-after-Midd goals with classmates who are also on this exciting – but often nerve-wracking – journey. We’ll meet four times early in the semester to perfect your skills in writing resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing, and using online resources like LinkedIn and MiddNet. Interested? Contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org
LinkedIn Training for College Seniors
Hearing more and more about this professional networking site, but still unclear how to best use it? Stay tuned for scheduled workshop dates. In the meantime, start your LinkedIn profile.
Spring Job Fling
If you are looking for a job be sure to attend this on campus career fair, we are expecting over 15 Midd-friendly employers including Epic (healthcare), Peace Corps, Tuck Business Bridge, MiddCORE, DDR Global (marketing and advertising) and more. Save the date: Wednesday, March 13 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge. More details on MOJO.
Life as a Working Professional (back by popular demand!)
Do you know what your credit score is? Are you wondering how to manage your debt? What should you know about insurance? How do you evaluate your 401K options? If you’re wondering about these questions and more, this event is for you. Stay tuned for the date as we make final plans to set up this practical skills workshop.
Etiquette and Networking Seminar
So you’re at a cocktail party and you want to make a good impression. How do you work the room and make introductions and get introduced? Let’s say you’re at a formal dinner: which fork do you use for the salad course? Which way do you pass the bread? If these sound like amusing, yet serious questions, plan to attend this event. More details coming soon.
To top it all off, before you graduate in May (gulp!) we’ll ask you to reflect and think back over your Middlebury experience and respond to a few questions. We’re looking forward to getting valuable feedback and officially collecting your “plans at graduation”. In the meantime, check out What Midd Grads Do.
All this plus your 100 Days Party on March 16, preceded by Alumni Appreciation Week March 4-8 sponsored by the Senior Committee.
We’re here to partner and support, guide and coach. Whether you’ve just started to think about your post-grad plans, or have actively engaged since September, we’re ready! Drop in hours are every weekday between 2:00 and 5:00 pm or call 443-5100 to set up an appointment to speak with a counselor. Learn more about all the advisers here: http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/eia/advising
“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied…it is all one,” wrote M.F.K. Fisher in The Art of Eating.
We all love food, but wow – M.F.K. Fisher really loved food. Her writing dwells heavily on its nurturing power, its ability to heal, sustain, and unite – physically and spiritually. During the 1930s, when Fisher began writing, the food justice movement was almost nonexistent. Today, food justice, a variety of initiatives that aim to increase access to nutritious and sustainable food, is thriving. If you share Fisher’s passion, there are so many paths to make a career out of food – beyond the kitchen.
The LinkedIn Professional Head Shot Event is POSTPONED to Wednesday January 23. Stop by either for the morning session 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM OR the afternoon, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you next week!
Whether you are definitely planning to attend or still considering, it is important that you read the following information about LinkedIn (what is that, anyway?) and preparation for the shoot. We want you in the best possible position to…
What is LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 150 million professionals and over 60,000 college & university alumni groups. Your LinkedIn profile is discoverable through the millions of searches on search engines and on LinkedIn. You are in complete control over what others see on your profile, so use this opportunity to get a professional image to use on your profile. No matter if you are a First-Year or a Senior, right now is the time to get involved in your LinkedIn network. A LinkedIn profile can become an essential part of your career search now and in the future. Consider joining the Middlebury College Community group in LinkedIn which has almost 7,000 alumni that you can connect with by searching what cities and industries they work in and the companies they’ve worked at. Don’t have a profile? Sign up!
What should I wear?
Dress in Business Casual from the waist up:
Men wear a collared shirt
Women should wear a top such as a dress shirt, blouse, sweater or jacket.
For more information on LinkedIn or networking in general please stop by Career Services at the Center for Education in Action and talk to one of our counselors. Our Drop-in Hours are from 2:00pm – 5:00pm M-F.
Interested in international studies? Looking to travel after graduation? Teach for America will be here TODAY, and the Global Health Corps will be here tomorrow. Take a study break and check them out.
Teach for America info session AND info table TODAY
Info Table – Grille foyer, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Info Session – Hillcrest 103, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
No matter your major, Teach for America could be a great opportunity for you. Through TFA, recent colleges grads spend two years teaching in urban and rural public schools and “become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children.” Check out the table or head to the info session later today for more interested!
Global Health Corps info session
Tomorrow (December 6th) Bihall 104, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join a community of committed young leaders who share a common belief:
Health is a human right. Come learn about the Global Health Corps Fellowship, the great impact they have, and the GHC alumni network.
As always, for more info see the EIA calendar of events