TIAA August Webinars

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Social Security for Married Couples
Married couples can take advantage of strategies that may help to increase
lifetime Social Security benefits. You can learn the basics about spousal benefits, understand the many variables involved in claiming strategies and how married couples can boost their benefits by coordinating the timing of their claims.
Tuesday, August 11 at 12 p.m. (ET)

2020 Investment outlook – post corona-virus recovery
Join us for a special webinar during which Robert C. Doll, Nuveen Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, discusses how the corona-virus health crisis has effected the investment landscape and economic recovery. Doll’s comprehensive insights into the trends and issues he believes are positioned to meaningfully shape the economy and markets have served as a thoughtful guide to investors as they work to build strong long-term investment portfolios.
Tuesday, August 11 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Money at Work 2: Sharpening investment skills
Expanding your portfolio to maximize potential growth while minimizing risk—scenarios and alternative investing vehicles to help manage more complex finances.
Wednesday, August 12 at 12 p.m. (ET)

Retiring in the New Normal
We all know how important it is to save for retirement. This presentation brings all of the risks to light so you have a better understanding of what you may be facing and what you can do about it, especially in this new environment.
Wednesday, August 12 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Financial housekeeping for now and later
For many, the current health crisis has resulted in unique financial challenges. From dealing with reduced income to trying to figure out what to do with money you usually spend on gas or a vacation, this webinar will explore ways to help deal with a new personal financial landscape.
Thursday, August 13 at 12 p.m. (ET)

W2W: Postcards from the future
Fewer years in the workforce. Longer life spans. Women saving for retirement face unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges and help make your retirement dreams come true on schedule.
Thursday, August 13 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Through the Telescope – The Observatories of Middlebury College

Mittelman Observatory is proud to announce the opening of the exhibit “Through the Telescope: The Observatories of Middlebury College” by Alexandra Izzard ’20. Please visit go/throughthetelescope.

This exhibit explores the history of observatories, and of astronomy, at Middlebury College from the institution’s very beginning through the present day in the chronological context of both institutional history and scientific discovery.

Key highlights of this exhibit include:

  • astronomy has been taught at Middlebury since its inception, being a required third-year course when the College opened its doors in 1800;
  • the early Laws of Middlebury College have now been made broadly available and accessible online;
  • Old Chapel served as the College’s first astronomical observatory upon its opening in 1836;
  • the 1937 observatory that once stood on the knoll north of Pearsons Hall served both the College and community for more than 50 years;
  • the modern day Mittelman Observatory atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall draws strongly from the tradition and inspiration of 220 years of history of observatories and astronomy at Middlebury.

The historical research project that serves as the foundation for this exhibit has been two years in the making. Creator Alexandra Izzard ’20 graduated Summa Cum Laude and highest honors with a major in the History of Art and Architecture and a minor in Italian. Alexandra pursued numerous interdisciplinary primary research opportunities that bridged the liberal arts and included the sciences while at Middlebury.

The project’s exhibit also features art by Eva Bod ’20 as well as broad collaboration with the Middlebury College Special Collections team and numerous others.

The online exhibit can now be enjoyed at the link above. The physical exhibit will be opening soon.

Mittelman Observatory. Because the sky is always open!

MIDDVantage: Careers in International Development – New Episode Available!

We are excited to share the sixth episode of our series:

An NGO Experience Within International Development with our guest, David Torres ‘84, Professor of the Practice, Middlebury College.

Check out the latest episode (29 minutes) and keep an eye out for new episodes each week.

Consulting Prep for the Fall

September is right around the corner and before you know it you’ll be back to school. Here are some ideas for you as you prepare for your job and internship search:


This should not be a surprise to you, relationships matter.  So either start or continue to reach out to alumni or other contacts.  Not sure what to ask or how to reach out?  Read this guide.  Think about who you know, and consider asking for a referral to other people.  Consider your affinity groups like maybe sports teams, music groups, clubs or other activities you are involved with.  Midd2Midd is a good start (over 250 alums when you go to ‘industry’ of strategy/management consulting).  And this LinkedIn alumni tool is very powerful with over 32,000 alumni in all industries.

Research and Target firms

Despite how great Middlebury is, we are not a target school where all firms recruit.  This means you have to go to them directly and identify the career sites or Human Resource pages at firms that interest you.  Some firms will post a job or internship on Handshake, but only a select few will actually come to campus to interview you. (or do so virtually this year).  I just want your expectations to be clear.

Part of researching the consulting field is knowing the players beyond the big names like McKinsey, Deloitte, BCG and Bain.  A huge resource to explore more and widen your perspective is the VAULT GuidesClick here to access in Handshake.

With all that said, here are 20+ firms that I suggest you keep on your radar now who have recruited at Midd in the past.  Here at CCI we are working to get them to post a job or internship in Handshake or host a virtual event if possible:

  • Oliver Wyman
  • Kaiser Associates
  • Analysis Group
  • Cadent
  • Kantar
  • Compass Lexicon
  • Charles River Associates
  • Beacon Group
  • Brattle Group
  • Avascent
  • Treacy & Company
  • Clearview Healthcare Partners
  • Clarion Healthcare
  • Trinity
  • Putnam
  • AT Kearney
  • Accenture
  • Cornerstone Research
  • Edgeworth Economics
  • BTS
  • Seurat Group
  • Advisory Board
  • GLG
  • AlphaSights
  • Third Bridge
  • Bridgespan Group

Practice case interviews

These are a large part of the recruiting process for jobs, and internships too.  Two resources to use to become more familiar with this style are ManagementConsulted and PrepLounge.  Also those VAULT guides have case interview prep help as well.  The consulting field is competitive, so making it to the first round past the resume review is a challenge, but where it really can make a difference is how you perform on these case interviews.  Practice as much as possible.  Click here to browse the resources.

Enjoy the rest of summer and I look forward to supporting your success in finding opportunities in consulting.


Brooklyn Book Fest Goes Virtual for 2020

The 15th annual Brooklyn Book Festival, which will take place September 28-October 5 this year, will be held entirely virtually due to pandemic-related restrictions on public gatherings.

The festival will launch on September 28 with Bookends, a week-long series of special digital literary events, including LGBTQ- and Latinx-focused events, which will precede the two main days of the festival: Children’s Day, featuring a virtual draw-off competition between cartoonists, on October 3, and Festival Day on October 4. Announced today by festival founders and coproducers Carolyn Greer and Liz Koch, this year’s all-virtual Brooklyn Book Festival will be presented using pre-recorded, live-streamed panel and interview events hosted on the Zoom platform and featuring more than 150 authors participating from around the globe. Click here to learn more about this event!