Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Presented by the CCI Peer Career Advisors, the resume and cover letter writing workshop will help you turn your high school summary of activities into a college-ready resume or help you update your current resume. We’ll walk you through the steps of how to structure and format a resume so that employers can ready it quickly and the importance of targeting resumes for specific positions/fields/industries.  For cover letter writing 101, we’ll show you how to research a position and organization in preparation for writing a cover letter; and how to use the STAR method to write about relevant skills and experiences.  We’ve all been there; your PCAs are current seniors and know the drill!

Friday, March 2, 3:00-4:00 pm at CCI in ADK Library.

If you are applying for summer internship funding, attending this workshop will fulfill the requirement for a resume review. Check this item off your list!

Also check out the other skills workshops on Networking and Interviewing coming up soon.

 

 

 

 

Meet alumni in Consulting – March 9 on campus

At UpNext: Careers in Consulting, participating alumni will lead panel discussions, networking, informal sessions, and more. This is an opportunity to explore the many facets of consulting, hear about opportunities, and learn about pathways to success.

Save the date now, Friday, March 9!  Resume reviews in the morning, lunch time panel, and afternoon workshops and networking reception.  Check out the schedule at go/upnextconsulting.

The panel and afternoon workshops are open to all, but for the resume reviews in the morning, you need to sign up on Handshake, in advance. Resume reviews are private, one-on-one conversations, approximately 20 minutes in length.  You will need to have your resume ready to upload, and have completed the code of conduct.  Follow the instructions carefully, there are alums available from multiple types of consulting!

Firms represented on the day include: Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Analysis Group, Advisory Board, Oliver Wyman, Infinia Group, Clearview Healthcare Partners, Mars & Co, Public Works Partners and Strategy& (PwC)

We’ve worked hard to get representation from a variety of types of consulting, including:  strategy, management, economic, healthcare, branding and public sector.

Volunteer Experience with a Comedy Group in Tokyo – Jenny Do

For one month I volunteered at the volunteer comedy group called Mitaka-shi Edo Kobanashi in Tokyo, Japan. Volunteers would travel all over the town of Mitaka-shi and perform a traditional storytelling style called Edo kobanashi to both children and adults alike. This involves one person taking on various roles throughout the story by emulating different voices and acting out their lines, ultimately ending the story with a humorous plot twist or clever pun.

[Me performing kobanashi at a nursing home. For kobanashi, we sit on an elevated stage (an improvised table, in this case), and perform clever stories in front of our audience.]

Volunteers generally select their favorite kobanashi (there are over 1,000 of them!), and memorize it verbatim to perform for the audience. It requires extremely expressive acting, voice modulation, and a great sense of comedic timing to transform the written dialogue into a captivating performance. We also interact with our audience by reading kobanashi together, and some call-and-response activities.

 

[Volunteers holding microphones walk through the audience to pick a member to read kobanashi (printed out and distributed beforehand) with them]

By volunteering, I had the wonderful opportunity to closely interact with the locals of Tokyo in a way that simply studying abroad would not have enabled me to accomplish. From small schoolchildren to the elderly, I was able to converse with locals and slowly learn more about what life is like in Japan—for example, most of our volunteering sites were nursing homes, thus reflecting Japan’s rapidly aging population. After performances, our group would often grab a meal together, learning more about each other and exploring more of Tokyo. I especially became close with my peers in my volunteering group, often discussing experiences in America and Japan and the role of kobanashi in contemporary Japanese society for the research on kobanashi’s history and structure that I was conducting at the same time. Their motivations for performing kobanashi were varied, but the most common reason why people join this volunteering group is to spread laughter through their community, a motivation I found to be deeply inspiring.

It was also interesting to be in a completely Japanese environment instead of spending my time at the international university where I studied abroad in the fall. In addition to not being able to fall back to English when I couldn’t remember a Japanese word, the cultural barrier and generation gap also served as challenging obstacles in communicating myself clearly. I found it to be more exciting than daunting, however, and I threw myself into the volunteering group with great enthusiasm.

Overall, my peer volunteers, our audience, and the inspiring group leader who invited me into this group are all amazing people who greatly influenced the way I view Japanese culture now, as well as the almost-magical power of laughter through kobanashi. I greatly appreciate this opportunity given to me by the CCE offices, and I would not hesitate to do it again.

Medical March Madness: UVM Larner College of Medicine Admissions

Representatives from the UVM Larner College of Medicine Admissions office will explore the medical school admissions process. Come learn what medical schools look for in an applicant and how they build a medical school class. You’ll have the opportunity to ask the UVM Team about their holistic review process and their MMI style of interviewing.

Check out ALL the upcoming Medical March Madness (M3) events at go/m3!

Motus Talent Accelerator Program

The Motus Talent Accelerator Program (TAP) is a two-year rotational experience that offers accelerated career paths for recent graduates. If you’re interested in pursuing a career at a tech company, but aren’t exactly sure where to start or what you want to do, you’re our ideal candidate.

As a participant in the Talent Accelerator Program, you’ll rotate through different departments where you’ll learn the business from the ground up, gain insight into the critical functions of a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, build transferable skills, explore professional interests, and discover where you can have the greatest impact.

You’ll spend your first year in Member Services, where you’ll learn the foundation of our business model by serving as the front-line to our customer base and participate in projects across business units. In Year Two, you’ll complete a rotation in either Business Development (Sales, Customer Success, or Marketing) or Technology.

Sound like a good fit? Learn more in Handshake.

Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Jeff Cason, VP for AA, Interim Provost

Feb 19-23

Beryl Levinger, GSIPM_DPP

Apr 14-17

Cheryl Faraone & Michole Biancosino, Theatre

Feb 21-25

Amy McGill, Associate Provost for Integration Strategies

Week of Apr 23

Middlebury Dancers

Mar 5-11

Mike Roy, Dean of the Library

Feb 26- Mar 4

Colleen Fitzpatrick, Vice President for Advancement

Mar 22-24

Orion Lewis, Political Science

Mar 25- Apr 1

Amy Collier, Digital Learning

Mar 25-Apr 1

Dana Yeaton, Theatre

Mar 25- Apr 1

Midd Faculty Visitors (Group 2)

Mar 26-28

Sarah Stroup, Political Science

Apr 2-3

Pam Berenbaum, Global Health Program

Apr 8-11

Pieter Broucke, History of Art & Architecture

Apr 9-14

LeRoy Graham, Office of the Provost

Apr 16-18

Adela Langrock, Planning and Assessment

Apr 16-18

Damascus Kafumbe, Music

May 2-6