With mandatory closures of many organizations, social distancing requirements, and “shelter in place” orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that many interns will be able to complete their summer 2020 internships on-site as planned. The CCI team has come up with some ideas of what you can do if your summer plans have changed.
Want help with finding summer opportunities? CCI is here to help! You can schedule a video or phone chat with an advisor in Handshake or sign up for Quick Questions with one of our Peer Career Advisors.
What does a career in international affairs really look like? On April 23rd, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and NYU are co-hosting our first virtual international affairs forum. The program will include an online panel discussion, followed by breakout sessions with international affairs professionals. Participants will have the chance to connect with mid- and senior-level experts to gain practical career advice and to ask their own questions about our mentors’ career paths and today’s global job market.
Panel Discussion: Launching Your Career in International Affairs The program will open with an online panel conversation with international affairs practitioners. You’ll hear how they got started and what advice they have for you as you launch your career.
Breakout Sessions: Virtual Mentoring Roundtables Attendees will break out into smaller virtual roundtable conversations to give students and recent graduates the chance to ask more in-depth questions of our mentors. April 23, 2020 | 4:00 to 5:30 PM ESTREGISTER Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
Interested in a career in the world of consulting? Hear from current Middlebury upperclassmen who have secured internships and full-time jobs at top-tier consulting firms in strategy, management, and economic consulting at the annual Breaking into Consulting Panel hosted by Middlebury Consulting Group.
The panel will consist of a moderated session on the panelists’ experiences followed by an open Q&A session for participants.
Moderator: Olivia Reed ‘20 – Oliver Wyman
Corda ‘20 – EY-Parthenon
Gan ‘20 – Analysis Group
Shapiro ‘21 – Kaiser Associates
Vandermeer ‘20 – Accenture Federal
The program will be: Sunday, April 19th, at 1 pm ET via Zoom (link to be emailed prior to event).
Zoom has just released a new software update which adds a Security option to the Zoom meeting controls bar of the in-meeting experience. See below for a screenshot example. This new feature allows meeting hosts to easily manage the security of their Zoom meetings, including the ability to quickly lock a Zoom meeting, enable the waiting room feature, and a number of other helpful options to keep your Zoom meetings safe and secure.
Security is very important to ITS and Middlebury. ITS continues to evaluate Zoom’s security posture and we have published an evolving list of guidelines and tips for safe use, as well as explanations of Zoom’s security options here: http://go.middlebury.edu/zoominfo.
Similarly, the FBI released guidance on March 30, 2020, which reflects that, with the appropriate security options enabled, Zoom can be used securely. ITS continues to monitor for updates to the FBI’s guidance on using Zoom and we will advise of any significant change to Middlebury’s use of Zoom.
Convert your current experience or create your own:
Already offered an in-person internship? Ask
your employer if it can be converted into a remote experience. See article
below on making the most of a remote internship.*
Create your own by contacting an organization to
ask if a posted internship can be done remotely or if the organization has projects
(think research, writing, data analysis, social media, and more) you can work
on from home in order to gain experience while helping them achieve their
Search databases and third-party providers for remote
Type “remote” in location tab to find hundreds of remote internships worldwide
with organizations and nonprofits committed to making a difference.
Parker Dewey: Sign up for multiple paid
micro-internships available across a variety of industries from
entrepreneurs to large enterprises.
free account and explore which opportunities seem most interesting to you based
on assignment details, deadlines, and pay.
CEA Virtual Internships Abroad: Engage in supervised
international work experience and build global career readiness
competencies, all while staying at home. (Deadline April 15; $450
placement fee but may be able be able to extend deadline and/or waive additional
$95 application fee.)
Virtual Internships: Work for companies
across the country or globe supporting projects ranging from social media
support to full business projects, website design, market reports, financial
assessments, and more.
Articles on the benefits and how to navigate Remote
In addition to signing up for 1:1 advising appointments, I’m offering groupadvising appointments this semester focused on a specific career path. Please continue to check back since we will discuss a different industry during each meeting.
Next week I will be hosting and facilitating two group advising appointments. Please let me know if you would like to attend one or both. I will add your appointment in handshake.
Wednesday, April 15 from 3pm – 4pm EST –Career Path: Advertising, Marketing and PR
Friday, April 17 from 3pm – 4pm EST — Career Path: Journalism and Publishing
These group advising appointments will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about a specific industry, build a career community, and practice peer to peer learning.
I am limiting the number of participants. Therefore, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ME. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.