Travel Grants for STEM Students from Underrepresented Groups

These conferences and travel support may be of interest! Summer Undergrad Researchers: Apply for Travel Grants to October National Diversity in STEM Conference The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is accepting applications from summer undergraduate researchers for travel grants to the 2017 National Diversity in STEM Conference, which will be held […]

Public Service Fall 2017 Internship in DC

This is one of my favorite organizations.  Check it out!!

The Partnership’s Public Service Internship Program gives current students and recent graduates the opportunity to develop their professional skills while helping transform how government works.

Our interns do substantive, meaningful work that is integral to our day-to-day operations, programs and activities. While duties vary across our teams, interns may help plan events, research, write and work with outside partners, including federal agencies and colleges and universities.

Interns have opportunities to grow personally as well as professionally through workshops and training sessions geared toward students and young professionals. We offer the following compensation (less applicable taxes and deductions):

  • Full-time interns with an undergraduate or graduate degree will receive $1,000/month
  • Full-time interns who are currently undergraduate students will receive $800/month
  • Part-time intern compensation will be prorated accordingly

Apply by Friday, June 30 at this link:  https://ourpublicservice.org/about-us/internship-program.php

 

Spotlight on Careers: CCI Resource with NEW CAREERS TOPICS!

Check out the NEW Careers Topics within Spotlight on Careers.

Spotlight on Careers provides a great series of guides about career fields popular with liberal arts students. This resource is free via a CCI login below and is an easy way to gain valuable information as your explore career fields.

Each guide is organized with an overview including an introduction, career options and trends. There are also sections on jobs and internships, graduate school, and real life stories in alumni profiles.

To access, go to spotlightoncareers.org.
Username is spotlightpass
Password is liberalarts2017

The new topics are:

  • Environmental Science & SustainabilityThere are many jobs in the environmental and sustainability fields beyond policy work. Within the private sector, there are opportunities in the timber industry, environmental consulting, conservation and preservation organizations. Within the government, there is work available at the local, state and federal levels that focus on forests, water, and wildlife.
  • NeuroscienceThe “Brain Sciences,” or neuroscience, encompass a wide range of career paths centralized in the research and medical professions, and now permeating across multiple new fields in recent years. Through studying the brain and the nervous system, those who choose a career in neuroscience seek to understand how neurons interact and how these interactions impact behavior. Neuroscience intersects psychology, science, medicine, and impacts the legal system, education, and even marketing. Clearly, neuroscience presents multiple pathways for you to consider.
  • Law & ParalegalThe law profession encompasses a variety of career fields some of which require an advanced degree where others do not. Those interested in the field of law typically pursue careers as lawyers, paralegals/legal assistants, criminal justice (law enforcement, probation officers, and correction officers), social work/justice (family law, juvenile law, elder law and child protective services), public policy, federal government, protective services, detective services and more.
  • Business Intelligence, Analytics & Data ScienceEvery time a customer interacts with a computerized system, whether at a Grocery Store, Online Store, or Social Media site, data is created and stored in a data solution system. Tools then convert this data into metrics (known as analytics) that assess consumer behavior. Analytic professionals interpret analytical data and utilize statistics, predictive modeling, and managerial strategies to drive business decisions. Analytics are used in nearly every industry. Marketing companies use analytics to measure and analyze performance of different initiatives, financial firms use analytics to analyze investments and forecast future scenarios, charter schools use analytical data to inform teaching practices, and major movie studios use analytics to project ticket sales.

Host an International Student

The Friends of International Students (FIS) host program recruiting and matching process for the recently admitted Class of 2021 has begun! The Class of 2021 will include more than 70 international students, including some U.S. students who have lived abroad and international exchange students. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting in the fall and spread the word in our community.

International Student & Scholar Services will hold a series of information meetings about the program throughout the summer on the 2nd floor of the Service Building. We ask that new hosts attend a meeting so that we can meet them and share more information about the program. If you are an experienced host, you are welcome to join us as your stories and insights are vital to friends who are new to FIS and trying to decide if they would be a good fit for the program.

Here is our schedule for the season:

 

Wednesday, June 21              12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, July 27                   12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 1                  5:15-6:15 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 22                    12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Sept 13              5:15-6:15 p.m.

 

To register for a meeting, please email ISSS at isss@middlebury.edu (subject line: FIS Host Program) or call us at 802.443.5858. Feel free to bring your lunch to our afternoon meetings.

You can learn more about the FIS Host Program on our website at: http://www.middlebury.edu/international/isss/fis .

Please share this information with friends and family who do not work at the College.

We invite all who are interested to become a part of this wonderful program!

 

We look forward to hearing from you!