Author Archives: Nicole Veilleux

Health Professions Week Nov 16-21

Does Your Career Change Lives?

Health Professions Week (HPW) is a nationwide collaboration between today’s healthcare and education organizations designed to provide reliable, accessible resources to explore careers in the health professions.

If you are considering a future in the health professions, HPW is your one-stop-shop to explore over 20 career options. Registrants receive access to a personalized website with curated, on-demand content introducing the participating health professions, as well as access to exclusive live events featuring opportunities for one-on-one career advice.

All prospective health professionals are welcome to register for #HPW2019, including career changers, high school, college and graduate students, both domestic and international.

Free. Online. On-Demand.November 16th-21st. Register here.

1-Day Student Technology Trek to Boston – Open to ALL MAJORS!

Application deadline 9/29 at 11:55 p.m.

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your fall break? Come meet tech alumni in Boston!

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Monday, October 21st

You will be introduced to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:

  • engineering
  • product management
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • and new ventures

You will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

Spend the day visiting with alumni at companies such as Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), and close out the day with a networking reception in the evening. 

This trek is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors!

Learn more and apply in Handshake.

Sign up for One-on-One Chats with Alumni at the Global Health Field Guide

Sign up for a one-to-one chat with alumni who will be on campus 10/3-10/4 for the Global Health Field Guide and will be available for one-to-one meetings on Friday, 10/4 from 9:00-noon here at CCI.

Firas Nasr (they/them) is a queer, genderqueer, Arab activist and organizer. In the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Firas founded WERK for Peace, a queer and trans grassroots movement that uses all forms of dance to promote peace. You may have seen them twerking on a car in front of Mike Pence’s house or Ivanka Trump’s house. WERK has gone viral several times and has been featured in the Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Vice, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Time, Reuters, AP, CSPAN, NowThis, NPR, Newsweek, and more. Firas was an Independent Scholar in Human Rights at Middlebury College in Vermont and also studied at Columbia University in New York to complete their degree. Later, they completed a full-stack web development boot camp at The George Washington University. As a full-stack developer and graphic designer, they have worked as the principal web developer for organizations and movements across disciplines, from Women’s March to the Community Justice Action Fund. They now serve as a founding member of Cultivate Strategies, a digital, field, and organizational strategy firm that provides strategy for progressive organizations, movements, and campaigns. They are based in Washington, DC.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Firas in Handshake.

Alessandria Schumacher graduated from Middlebury in 2017 and works in environmental public health at ICF, a consulting firm in the Washington, DC area. Alessandria works on a broad range of projects from systematic literature reviews for potentially hazardous chemicals to providing technical and meeting support at scientific workshops to creating data visualizations to for epidemiology studies. One of the highlights of Alessandria’s 14 months at ICF so far has been learning new data visualization tools for ‘evidence mapping,’ which helps researchers and policy-makers better understanding a body of literature. Before joining ICF, Alessandria interned in the Senate office of Sen. Bernie Sanders where she did a little bit of everything from answering phones, to attending hearings, to helping put on town hall events. Before moving to Washington DC, Alessandria spent her immediate post-grad months where she grew up in Northampton, MA applying for jobs, babysitting, and volunteering at a local regional planning organization. Alessandria graduated from Middlebury in 2017 as a Geography major and had minors in Global Health and Italian. When not studying at Bi Hall, you could often find her serving language tables in Proctor, tap dancing in McCullough, or spending a late Monday night writing and editing for the Campus in Hep basement.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Alessandria in Handshake.

Klaudia Wojciechowska graduated from Middlebury College in 2017 with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and double minors in African Studies and Global Health. After graduation she was accepted into the Public Health Associate Program – a fellowship offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through the fellowship she has spent two years working to reduce drug overdose-related morbidity and mortality within the State of Indiana. She is currently moving into a new role as the Drug Overdose Program Director, managing multi-million dollar grant funding to fight the opioid epidemic in the Hoosier state.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Klaudia in Handshake.

Learn more about the Global Health Field Guide events at go/ghltfieldguide.

STEM Pre-Health Study Abroad Info Sessions

CCI and the International Programs Office are collaborating to offer two study abroad information sessions for students in STEM and Pre-Health fields of study (this includes students who are taking Pre-Med courses as an undergraduate). 

The sessions will be held on the follow date and times:

STEM & Study Abroad
Wednesday, October 2
4:30-5:30 pm
Axinn 219

Pre-Health & Study Abroad
Wednesday, October 2
5:30-6:30 pm
Axinn 219

Walking on Eggshells in Medical Schools

Is it possible to train doctors without hurting anyone’s feelings?

“I trained to be a doctor in the bad old days — not the worst old days, but the bad old days. Humiliation was part of the deal, sometimes deliberately inflicted by certain grandstanding, sadistic attending physicians, sometimes more casually, because everyone could see that you didn’t know something you should have known.”

Read the full NYT article by Perry Klass, MD here.