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Introduction to Consulting: A Case Walkthrough with Avascent

Have you ever wondered how companies make strategic decisions, get the inside scoop on their competitors, and figure out exactly what their customers want? Have you ever wondered about all that, but been especially curious about how aerospace & defense companies do it?

Answer those questions – and a few others, too – at 3pm on Friday, October 6th Monday October 9 (NEW DATE), with Middlebury ‘11.5 alum and current Avascent Senior Analyst Eoin Power. Using real examples from work Avascent has done in the world of VIP aircraft interiors (think custom-molded toilets, missile defense systems, in-flight access to new Hollywood blockbusters), you’ll walk through the typical stages of a strategy consulting project, and see how a project team structures problems, builds models, and develops recommendations.

RSVP here to let us know you’re coming, or just plan to be there!

Also, you’re invited to have a 20 minute 1-1 chat with Eoin about his work, career path and tips for applying.  It’s first come, first serve, on the same day, Monday October 9 between 9-12.  Sign up here for your slot!

If any of this sounds interesting enough you’d like to get paid to do it, good news – we’re hiring!  Apply on Handshake for summer intern and full-time Analyst roles. Avascent is the leading strategy and management consulting firm serving clients operating in aerospace, defense, and other government-driven markets. Working with corporate leaders, financial investors, and government agencies, Avascent delivers solutions in the areas of strategic growth, value capture, mergers and acquisition support, and defense-industrial policy.

Avascent’s client base includes top-tier aerospace and defense firms, healthcare providers, information technology and services providers, private equity and other investors, and government agencies.


Onward Israel Internships – funding available

CCI Funding for Onward Israel Internships – Summer 2018

Thanks to a generous donor, CCI is offering funding to three students who have already had exposure to Israel and want to return for a summer to participate in a six to ten week internship through Onward Israel.  Students interested in this opportunity must apply directly to Onward Israel, be accepted, and then contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at CCI.  Awards of $1500 to help cover program fees and airfare will be given on a first come, first-served basis.

Onward Israel’s purpose is to increase exponentially the number of Birthright and teen programs alumni who return to Israel for a transformative identity-building second visit, eventually reaching a stage where half of all first time visitors partake in a longer more immersive second experience. The intended long-term outcome is a long-lasting connection with Israel and a strong commitment to Jewish life and community at the heart of the next generations.

Onward Israel will offer students and young adults mid-length Israel experiences (6-10 weeks), primarily during the summer, speaking directly to the interests and concerns of the young adult population entering the labor force in a global world. Programs will be structured around resume-building opportunities such as internships, service learning, and academic courses. Further, Onward Israel will maximize opportunities for cross-cultural immersion, a feature that is highly prized by employers and academic institutions. Onward Israel will leverage investments in first-time Israel experiences by generating a solid cohort of motivated and engaged alumni, who will return home more likely to make Jewish choices, with greater readiness to be involved in invigorating Jewish communities and organizations.

Onward Israel’s Goals

To create a compelling, accessible and affordable program framework that will greatly increase the percentage of young adults having a second and more meaningful experience in Israel.

To capitalize on Israel’s competitive advantages (start-up nation, technology, global interactions, cultural immersion, Jewish social capital) to provide high-quality experiences that will increase Israel’s market share for young people searching to advance themselves personally and professionally.

To provide a significant immersive experience in Israel for Jewish young adults allowing for the
deepening of Jewish identity and the connection to Israel along with personal growth development.

To foster the awareness and interest of program participants regarding post-trip communal opportunities for activism, involvement and leadership.

Graduate school at the Middlebury Institute in Monterey, info session Tuesday

Open Information Session: Middlebury Institute of International Studies/ Development Practice and Policy Program

Tuesday September 26: 5:15-6:45: Axinn 220

Are you considering your postgraduate career and interested in pursuing an MA at some point in the future?  Trying to figure out how to apply your language skills, interest in international affairs, economic development, environmental policy, security studies, or education in a meaningful way for a rewarding career?  Are you interested in maximizing opportunities you have for learning and professional development during your time as an undergraduate at Middlebury?

We invite you to join us at an open information session about the curricular offerings and career opportunities available at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS).  This is your chance to engage with senior faculty, gain a deeper understanding of what MIIS provides as an institution, and learn about the development practice and policy program directly from the director.

Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Development Practice and Policy Program, and Academic Director of the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program, will join me for an open Q & A session.  You can find her complete bio here:

 This is also a chance for you to find out about recently revamped accelerated degree offerings, where Middlebury alums can take advantage of guaranteed $10,000 legacy scholarships and accelerated entry that allows you to complete an MA in as little as 18 months.    

Alumni Career Conversation: Working at the Intersection of Consulting, Law, and Politics

Join Aaron Mendelsohn ’95, for an informal group chat to talk with you and answer your questions about his career in law, politics, and consulting.

Friday, September 29

3:15-4:15 pm

Adirondack House Living Room

Currently Aaron works at Ernst & Young in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice. He studied History and Art History at Midd and went to law school at Northwestern. He has worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in D.C. and New Jersey, on several presidential campaigns, and at law firms including Wilmer Hale and Troutman Sanders.


Critical Language Scholarship now open – deadline Nov 15.

As also promoted on the Midd Fellowships Office page:

The application for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program–a fully-funded summer study abroad program–is now open!

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages (see below). The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available online at:

Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.

Here are links to informational videos:

CLS Program Overview:

Tips for Writing a Successful Application:

The fourteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Language pre-requisites can be found on our website at

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.