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Middlebury’s Annual Etiquette Dinner is Tuesday, January 29th

You might ask yourself, “Why would I ever need training in dinner etiquette?”

Great Question!

Every year, a few departments on campus get together to invite a professional dining expert to host a 4-course meal and workshop on dining etiquette for Middlebury students. This isn’t just about learning the finer points of dining etiquette, it is also about how to conduct yourself if you are invited to a job or internship interview that serves lunch, or if you are attending a formal alumni event where you will be mingling over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. For some students, these situations can be uncomfortable and we have found it is helpful to have a few tips in your back pocket to ease anxiety. Think of etiquette as tool to allow you to relax and enjoy your meal without worrying about which fork to use or distracting people away from their conversation or interview.

You will cover such topics as:

  • What To Know Before You Go
  • Nametags: Where They Go and Why
  • Handshakes
  • Introductions
  • Body Language
  • Casual Conversation

Tickets are $5.00 and selling fast. Get yours at the box office today! go/boxoffice.  Limited seats available

Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm in Atwater

Benefit from learning the life skills of networking at cocktail parties and dining in an appropriate way. Starting with tips from an expert, learn how to handle yourself with confidence, make introductions and work the room.

This event is part of the Life Beyond Middlebury J-Term Series (check out the full list of events here) and is sponsored by CCI, MCAB, Health and Wellness Education, and Professors of the Practice.

Research Associate for the Clinical Genome Resource at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Thanks to Andrew Grant ’17 for sharing this opportunity with us!

The Clinical Genome Resource at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is seeking a motivated individual to work in a cutting-edge environment to serve as a research associate for the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen). ClinGen is an NIH-funded program that is building authoritative resources to define the clinical relevance of genes and variants for use in precision medicine and research ( This position would begin with training within our variant and gene-curation team which supports variant classification and gene-disease validity assessment followed by supporting an array of ClinGen disease-specific Expert Panel activities and affiliated projects within ClinGen and at the Broad Institute.


  1. Support ClinGen curation activities
    1. Research the significance of variants and genes through literature and data review
    2. Classify variant- and gene-disease associations
    3. Support research projects that require curation of genomic knowledge
  2. Support the ClinGen’s mission to provide better access to genomic data
    1. Support the sharing of curated knowledge with the community
    2. Assist laboratories with data submission to ClinVar (
    3. Collect data from locus-specific databases to deposit into ClinVar
    4. Assist in the development of software tools for supporting variant and gene curation
    5. Assist in resolving variant interpretation differences between ClinVar submitters
    6. Assist Clinical Domain WGs in supporting gene and variant curation programs
    7. Support the writing of ClinGen research publications
  3. Support other projects related to genetic and genomic testing and research at the Broad

In addition, the Research Associate should possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to interact effectively with a local team at the Broad Institute and an international network of laboratories and data sources and balance and manage multiple tasks and projects independently. We request a minimum of a two-year commitment.

Start date: May or June 2019

Qualifications: BA or BS degree in the sciences

Job location: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 105 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Reports to: Heidi Rehm, PhD, Principal Investigator, Clinical Genome Resource

 For more information, please contact Heidi Rehm, PhD (

FEMC Seeking Forest Health Monitoring Technicians for Summer Field Work

Application deadline February 15th.

Looking for a summer internship? The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is looking for four summer field interns to assess forest plots as part of a statewide forest health monitoring program. Interns will work closely with forest health professionals to establish and survey monitoring plots and collect various forest health data throughout the state of Vermont.

Who are they looking for? Someone who…

  • Has taken a Dendrology course or is knowledgeable of common tree and herbaceous species in the northeastern region of the U.S. (preferred)
  • Is comfortable with a compass and GPS navigation
  • Preferably has had exposure to forest inventory sampling techniques (d-tapes, prisms, measuring tape, clinometers, hypsometers, etc.)

Internship runs from June 10-August 16, 2019

Compensation: $11.50/hr

To Apply:
Send a resume, cover letter and contact information for two references to by February 15

Project Healthcare Volunteer Program 2019

Application  will officially close on Monday, February 4th at 11:59pm

As a member of Project Healthcare students are given the unique opportunity to play an active role in patient care in one of NYU’s active emergency departments. Through hands on experience, in one of New York City’s active emergency departments, volunteers are able to explore a diverse array of interests and are exposed to the reality of a career in medicine.  The volunteers learn to function as patient advocates, and are also exposed to numerous aspects of patient care while working closely with the clinical staff. The 9-week or 10-week intensive summer program is one of the most competitive and attractive programs in the nation offered to collegiate students.

In addition to the Emergency Department, which includes adult and pediatric emergency rooms (including trauma) as well as the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, all participants rotate through the Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab to observe and help facilitate care.  They ride along with FDNY EMTs, and spend time with the Social Work staff where they learn about the social needs of patients suffering with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and/or homelessness. Add to that, community engagement events, a topical and appropriate NYU medical curriculum and a social medicine course our program is one of the most immersive of its kind.

The main function of volunteers is patient advocacy. This directly translates to providing food and water to patients, providing blankets and clothing and, above all, emotional comfort by way of conversation and interaction. Volunteer participants also engage in concrete tasks such as making up stretchers, transporting patients, providing patient support during procedures, interpreting, assisting with undressing patients, and the stocking and preparation of equipment.  In the clinical area, they are afforded the opportunity to observe procedures, assist with custodial care, and interact with patients of varied cultural, social and economic backgrounds.  While intermingling, at the teaching hospital, with all levels of clinical staff, they may also engage in active networking with RNs, residents, attending physicians, social workers, PCTs and ancillary personnel.  In short, their program offers each participant an opportunity to further develop the skills of flexibility, compassion, and creativity, while addressing the demands of spontaneous situations.

More information and, more specifically, the application for Project Healthcare can be accessed through this link. The application for Project Healthcare 2019 is now open and will officially close on Monday, February 4th at 11:59pm.

You will need:

  • A personal statement
  • Updated resume
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Please note that no particular previous experiences are required. Each year, in selecting volunteers, they look for a diverse group of students with equally diverse interests and experiences.

Multiple Positions Open with GOALOOP

Got a goal? Goaloop it! Like YouTube is for videos and Amazon is for products, Goaloop is for goals.

Goaloop is a tech start-up based in Manhattan and they recently reached beta launch! Join them and become important members of their small, innovative team – which is growing. Goaloop helps you reach your goals and connects the world through goals. Got a goal? Goaloop it! State your goal on Goaloop, and people and resources come to you to help you achieve it. Connecting goals expands social circles and increases commercial opportunities. Connecting goals, we can achieve anything together!

Check out all of their positions in Handshake:

Multiple Positions Open at Amazon

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Scientific Program Analyst at National Human Genome Research Institute

Application deadline January 29th.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks highly-motivated applicants for scientific administrative openings as a Scientific Program Analyst in Bethesda, MD.
This is an exciting opportunity for recent graduates in the biological sciences to gain first-hand experience in and broad exposure to how cutting-edge medical research is supported. It is an ideal position for applicants seeking a two-year appointment prior to enrolling in graduate or professional school. The position supports the genomics research programs and consortia funded by NHGRI. The Scientific Program Analyst will carry out administrative duties and scientific analyses in support of Program Directors in the NHGRI Extramural Research Program, which awards grants to the academic and biotechnology communities to carry out basic and applied genomics research. Please see for more information about NHGRI.