Health Professions & STEM Advising

May 23, 2016
by Nicole Veilleux
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Our Final Post for the 2015-2016 Academic Year!

As we rapidly approach summer break, we want to wish you the best of luck in completing your final exams and papers. We hope you’ve had a good semester and have exciting plans for summer.

While we won’t be maintaining this blog over the summer, we encourage you to stay connected! We’ll be busy through the summer working on committee letters and advising students applying to medical/dental/veterinary school, but we remain open to all students with questions.

  • For technical questions about your professional school applications and deadlines, email Nicole.
  • To schedule an appointment with an advisor, email Mary  or Hannah with the topics you’d like to discuss and your preferred days/times.

Finally, we wish to congratulate all of our May graduates. We hope that you will stay in touch and let us know how you are doing. Have an enjoyable, productive, and safe summer!

 

~The HP/STEM Team

(Mary, Hannah, & Nicole)

May 23, 2016
by Nicole Veilleux
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Attention: New Feature for Students in MOJO

Dear Student MOJO Users,

We are writing want to let you know about a new MOJO feature called “Promote Me to Employers” that became available this week.  This service has been designed to connect job seekers with employers who are looking for hard to find talent or skills. Employers will be able to search for students across schools and filter by major, degree, grad date, class level, location, school, program and keyword. Once employers find candidates of interest, they can send them an email or invite them to apply for a job.  If you choose to turn this feature ON [Promote Me] you may receive email from employers who have not been vetted by CCI.

Students who have uploaded a resume in MOJO are eligible to participate in the “Promote Me to Employers” feature. When you login to MOJO you may see a pop-up offering the opportunity to opt into this feature.  Choose “No Thanks” or “Promote Me” (you can also do this by going to your Privacy tab in your Account settings).  If you participate, employers will be able to see and download your default resume and MOJO Profile and may contact you about career opportunities that fit with your education, skills or interests.  Symplicity, the company that powers MOJO, works with thousands of employers, including most of the Fortune 100.

If you are uncomfortable being contacted by employers who we have not vetted or you want your resume information to remain confidential, please opt out  of this featured service [by selecting ‘No Thanks’].  If you have questions or concerns, please contact CCI.

Best of luck as this semester comes to an end and have a restful summer!

 

~Your CCI MOJO Team

May 23, 2016
by Nicole Veilleux
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Genetic Counseling Career Day

Interested in exploring a career as a genetic counselor? Attend Sarah Lawrence College’s Genetic Counseling Career Day:

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 09:30 AM until 03:30 PM

Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Interested in exploring a career as a genetic counselor? Attend Sarah Lawrence College’s Genetic Counseling Career Day!

Date: June 13, 2016, 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College
Fee: $35 (includes breakfast, lunch, and a cool t-shirt!)
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2016

During this annual event, attendees:

  • Meet multiple genetic counselors, with varying specialties, experiences, and perspectives
  • Become familiar with the type of knowledge and skills genetic counselors use in their practice and the wide array of jobs for which this skill set can prepare you
  • Learn about the present state and the projected future of the profession
  • Engage in discussions about the ethical and societal implications of genomic medicine
  • Have lunch with practicing genetic counselors and genetic counseling students
  • Break into smaller groups to learn about specialties within the field
  • Gain an understanding of opportunities available to graduates with a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

All are welcome, regardless of educational/career background or current understanding of the genetic counseling field.

Registration Information

May 23, 2016
by Nicole Veilleux
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STEM Opportunities Currently in MOJO

If you haven’t logged into MOJO in a while, do yourself a favor and peruse the latest opportunities that posted in the last week. Below are some of our favorites (to learn more about these opportunities, you will need to log into MOJO):

  • Technical Research Assistant I (at Brigham and Women’s Hospital)Harvard Medical School – Performs professional work in support of scientific research. Under general supervision, assists in determining the most suitable methods to be used in research; independently performs scientific investigative procedures requiring application of professional judgment and technology; interprets results and determines whether they are consistent.
  • Harvards Judge Baker Childrens Center: Combined Research/Clinical/Teaching Administration Position of Research Assistant, ContinJudge Baker Children’s Center – Based at the prestigious Harvard Medical School-affiliated Judge Baker Childrens Center, a unique and exciting multi-faceted opportunity for a highly motivated individual to gain a wide range of experiences in research in a clinical child mental health setting, while working at a research lab with its principal investigator (PI).
  • Research AssistantDartmouth Geisel School of Medicine – The Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College is seeking applicants to fill a temporary position as a research assistant. The research assistant will conduct structured clinical interviews with patients seeking addiction treatment and/or mental health treatment services.
  • Media AnalystNovetta – Wanted: Tech-savvy and social-media literate news junkies to operate state-of-the-art media intelligence platform for consulting firm with global reach.
  • Professional Services AnalystNetSuite – To start, youll be surrounded by smart, innovative, caring people invested in our customers and the community. If youre looking to share your unique perspective and ideas at a collaborative table and help equip all kinds of businesses achieve their visions, check us out.
  • Project Manager / Implementation ConsultantEpic – As a project manager, you’ll work side by side with our customers to install our software, help them to lead and manage change, and ultimately transform the way they provide healthcare for over 50% of Americans. Project managers develop creative strategies to achieve a common end goal while collaborating with smart and innovative colleagues from around the country.
  • Estimates CoordinatorMorningside Translations – Responsible for generating pricing estimates for clients, tracking pricing trends across Morningside sales verticals, analyzing win and lose ratios and communicating strategies among sales department.
  • Creativity and Innovation AssociateMiddlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship – The creativity and innovation associate at Middlebury College is charged with providing operational and technical support for the implementation of programs and outreach efforts to support campus activities related to creativity and innovation.
  • Social Entrepreneurship AssociateMiddlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship – The social entrepreneurship associate at Middlebury College is charged with providing operational and technical support for the implementation of programs and outreach efforts to support campus activities related to social entrepreneurship.

May 23, 2016
by Nicole Veilleux
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Job Opening for Research Tech at Mass Hospital/Harvard Med School

Research Technician

Massachusetts Hospital/Harvard Medical School has an opening for a highly motivated individual with an undergraduate science degree and an interest in medical research. Their laboratory studies the role of transcriptional regulation in mouse models of leukemia and stem cell biology. They utilize state-of-the-art techniques in genetics, molecular biology and immunology.

Please address inquiries to: Hanno Hock, MD., PhD.

May 23, 2016
by Nicole Veilleux
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Registration is Now Open for BioNJ’s Inspiring Women in STEM Symposium

Becoming Your Own Best Advocate

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ILSE/Kean Univ., 1075 Morris Ave., STEM Bldg., Union, NJ

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Bringing together STEM professionals at all levels, and created in response to the success of the first Inspiring Women in STEM Conference in 2015, BioNJ’s Inspiring Women in STEM Symposium will feature a morning of inspiration, learning and professional growth. Leaders in the field will spearhead an interactive discussion on how to cultivate your influencing capabilities by “Becoming Your Own Best Advocate.

BioNJ’s Inspiring Women in STEM Symposium will feature a panel of accomplished leaders:

  • Tracy Fink, Director of the Executive Women’s Forum, CohnReznick, LLP
  • Dr. Beth Garner, CMO and Senior Vice President, Clinical Development, Agile Therapeutics
  • Catherine Kapferer, Director of Human Resources, ConvaTec
  • Gene Mancino, Partner, Mancino Burfield Edgerton

STEM professionals will enjoy an empowering professional and personal development program. Come join in the conversation and leave with actionable ideas and tactics — as well as new colleagues and friends.

Click here to register. Registration is $75 for BioNJ Members and affiliated organizations and $95 for BioNJ Future Members. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Vicki Gaddy at VGaddy@BioNJ.org.

May 11, 2016
by Nicole Veilleux
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Life after Midd awaits, stay in touch with CCI

Dear Class of 2016,

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  Did you know that CCI is here for you as an ongoing resource?  As always we are ready and available to assist you, whether you’re seeking employment, applying to graduate/professional school, or transitioning to your next endeavor.  As you think about your path ahead, here are some ways we can help:

  • No clue where you want to go yet? We’ll help you discover the road forward.
  • Have a plan, but feeling stuck?  We can provide that extra direction and focus needed to move you toward your post-graduation goals!
  • Already have some ideas in mind? Trying to decide between different options? We can help you assess your choices and gain the clarity that will allow you to move ahead.
  • Want to connect with Midd alumni? We can show you how to navigate MiddNet and LinkedIn.

Becoming a Midd grad is a proud moment!  Let’s discuss where you want to be, how to make the most of your first year on the job, creating your professional networks, and how to give back by becoming a MiddNet volunteer!  Please be sure to update us with your career interests in MOJO, as this resource will be available to you though the summer months and beyond.  If you would like to speak with a career adviser, please request an appointment via MOJO.

Again, we congratulate you on your upcoming graduation.

All the best,

The CCI Advising Team

May 11, 2016
by Nicole Veilleux
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Midd Grad Creates New Medical Student Publication!

After graduating Middlebury College (’13), Ethan Litman worked at the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. It was his combined experiences at Middlebury and Children’s Hospital that led him to launch The Palate, a peer-reviewed online publication for medical students at the intersection of nutrition and public health.

The Palate seeks to engage medical students in conversations that explore the connections between nutrition and the health of our patients, communities, and ourselves. We envision a future where nutrition is an integral part of health care practice and medical education.

If you are interested in contributing to The Palate, please contact us at editorinchief@thepalate.org. We seek manuscripts on all topics related to nutrition and public health, including the current obesity epidemic, food inequalities and insecurities, and our food environment.

 

May 11, 2016
by Nicole Veilleux
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Middlebury Senior Presents Neuroscience Research at Posters on the Hill

Middlebury senior Kristin Knutzen recently presented findings from her independent research at the highly selective Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C.  The annual two-day event, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), took place April 20 at the U.S. Capitol Building and featured the work of 60 elite undergraduate students from across the country. Read more here.

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