Category Archives: Midd Blogosphere

Febs: Research Technician Position Open at Columbia Sawtell Lab

Alumna Christina Pil ’16 has shared with the folks in the Neuroscience department about a position opening in Nate Sawtell’s lab at Columbia. They are currently looking for a research technician to stay for 1-2 years. The start date would be this winter, so a good opportunity for graduating Febs!

Learn more about the Sawtell Lab.

Interested? Send your resume/CV to np2597@columbia.edu.

How Vermont Became a Hotbed for Health Tech Companies

Thus far, there’s no definitive list of Vermont’s health-tech companies. Nevertheless, an informal tally by Jeff Couture, executive director of the Vermont Technology Alliance, indicates that more than two dozen companies are engaged in developing health- and wellness-related technologies, including medical devices, software, IT consulting and data management services. According to a vtVA report, “Vermont’s Tech Employment: The Hidden Driver of Our Economic Growth,” the $5.6 billion overall tech sector accounts for one in four jobs in Vermont, with an average wage of $72,482, compared to a statewide average of $44,540.

Read the full Seven Days article by Ken Picard here.

Curious about finding jobs or internships in Vermont Health Tech Companies? Below are links to the companies listed in the article.

The Palm You See in the Question – a poem

Thanks to poet Gary Margolis for sharing this library-related poem.

The Palm You See in the Question

You don’t want your local library
tracking you down
in heaven.

Sending a team of librarian
angels to recover,
retrieve the book

you didn’t think
any reader would miss.
Given how many times

you were allowed
to renew it.
How many years passed

without a patron
searching the stacks
for that missing one.

The book you took out
to take to a deserted
island. To have something

good to read, over
and over again.
For all the time it could take

to be found there.
Drawing a word in the sand.
Tearing your shirt

into sparkling strips.
As if you had some other place
to be. As if God needed

to find you, dozing under
a tree. The palm you see
in the question

What book would you bring
with you,
if you were stranded

on a deserted island?
If you had all the time
in this world and the next.

If you could fall asleep
with a book
on your chest.

-Gary Margolis

PAID internship on Capitol Hill this summer. Act fast!

College to Congress is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating pathways for students to intern on Capitol Hill who otherwise could not afford the opportunity – the majority of Congressional internships are unpaid, forcing students to front the bill of a $10,000.00 opportunity. This creates a barrier of entry for students with limited financial means and without political connections.

The program offers leadership training, mentorships, an alumni network, and stipends to cover flights, meals, housing, and a professional wardrobe – in other words all costs are covered. Interns are also paired with a mentor from the opposite party to demonstrate the power of moving beyond partisan conflict and forging compromise.

The program is now accepting applications to fill 20 spots of summer 2018. Deadline to apply is Nov. 24.  Apply online at http://www.collegetocongress.org/apply.

To learn more watch this 2-minute video

CCI-Funded Summer Internships with Onward Israel

Would you like to intern in Israel this summer?  Thanks to a generous donor, CCI is offering three $1500 grants for students to intern in Israel through Onward Israel.  Onward Israel offers students 6-10 week internships in areas ranging from technology, arts, social justice, health, politics and more, to help students gain valuable work experience as well as develop a long-lasting connection with Israel and a strong commitment to Jewish life and community.

Students interested in this opportunity should 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.  If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will complete all CCI funding requirements, such as applications and evaluations.  Participation in this program will also be contingent on a 2nd-level travel review by Middlebury’s Global Operations Committee.

Eligible students: first-years, sophomores, and juniors.

Click on the icon below for Onward Israel’s application information.

 

 

Careers with Givebutter. They’re on a ROLL!

Givebutter is a social crowdfunding platform for student organizations, nonprofits, sports teams, startups, and individuals to fundraise for any cause at the lowest fee possible. Every fundraiser on Givebutter has instant access to powerful fundraising features such as trackable team fundraising, an Instagram-esque social donation feed, donor management tools, actionable analytics, event ticketing and registration, and more. Consider Givebutter your completely free, one-stop-shop for fundraising.

 

Become a Butter Ambassador: The Butter Ambassador program gives college students the opportunity to acquire real-world sales experience, grow their resume, give back to their community, and get rewarded for doing so. The primary responsibility of Butter Ambassadors is to encourage others to use Givebutter to fundraise for philanthropy, events, trips abroad, and more. Starts January 2018. Join now.

Check out the MANY internships posted in Handshake!

Roblox Internship and Job Opportunities

At its peak, Roblox has hosted over 1,400,000 concurrent users on our platform.

They need smart minds like yours to help shape their future.

The best thing about joining Roblox is that you don’t just join their company. You join a huge, vibrant community of over 60 million monthly active players who will appreciate and applaud your talents and treat you like the rockstar you are. If contributing to the Roblox platform sounds like fun and you take play seriously, they’d love to hear from you.

Internships:

As the Roblox platform continues to grow, they invite you to grow with them. Their venerable internship program lets you thrive in an environment where responsibility is given early, autonomy is encouraged, and opportunity is everywhere.

Jobs:

Check out our current job listings online.

Don’t see your job in our current openings?

They’re growing and will have new positions available soon.

Send your resume.