Sophomores and Juniors: Udall Internal Deadline is Jan 23!

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship–Who Should Apply Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country? Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building? If […]

Finding a Career in the $40 Billion Language and Technology Industry – 1/23/18 at 4 PM PST

75% of internet users, and 86% of Facebook postings, use a language other than English. Public and private sector organizations who wish to reach the non-English populations have to grapple with “localization”: the process of adapting a product or content to a specific locale or market. The language services industry recently surpassed the $40 billion mark and is projected to continue its rapid growth. There is a great need in this industry for localization professionals who are proficient in translation, technology, and business skills.

Middlebury Institute alumna and Career Advisor, Winnie Heh, will share more information about how to prepare for these new career opportunities in this webinar. Winnie graduated with a Conference Interpretation degree and spent 25 years managing language companies, the most recent of which was recently acquired for $1.5 billion. Winnie is excited to share her deep knowledge of the language industry with you.

January 23, 2017 at 4 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

Sign up today at go.miis.edu/onlinediscussions.

Weekly Web Updates – January 15, 2018

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

Resume Writing for Finance, Consulting, and Business

Are you a searching for a summer internship or job in finance, consulting, or business? This resume workshop is for those want to improve the odds for landing interviews with leading firms and companies. If you have a draft of your resume, please bring it to this session.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

4:15 p.m.

Axinn 219

Annual Performance Summary Process for Staff Members

The annual performance evaluation process for staff members takes place between January 1 and March 31 of each year.  The APS form for 2018 remains the same as in previous years.

Below, please find a link to the form, helpful tools and guides to support the APS process, and an on-line audio training presentation that will help you prepare whether you are a supervisor or individual contributor.

http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/hr/staffandfaculty/evals

For those who have attended the training sessions offered in past years, you may find the recorded presentation to be a convenient refresher.  In addition to the on-line tools, we are offering two APS workshops for new employees and supervisors undergoing the APS process for the first time:

Tuesday, February 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Mitchell Green Lounge)

Thursday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Mitchell Green Lounge)

For those who have already attended a live or recorded workshop, additional question & answer sessions are available to provide support for supervisors, managers and staff as you prepare your performance documentation:

Wednesday, February 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Marble Works)

Tuesday, March 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Marble Works)

Thursday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Marble Works)

Please email lcaroten@middlebury.edu or call x2012 to register.

In addition, individual support is available to staff and supervisors and department specific training and consultation is available upon request.  Feel free to call the Human Resources APS answer line with any questions – extension 5465, option 1.

STUDENT ORG LEADER SPOTLIGHT: Margaret Weber, Middlebury First Responders

Middlebury Regional EMS Staff photo including students Margo Reigle ’19, Margaret Weber ’18,
Marie Vasitas ’18, and David Cohen ’20

Middlebury First Responders (MFP) is a student organization for student first responders and students who are interested in emergency services. They aim to provide support, mentorship, and training to student first responders including EMTs and Firefighters. For more information on their work, visit go.middlebury.edu/mfr.

Below is an interview with Margaret Weber, co-president of Middlebury First Responders.

Why should folks join your org? What will they take away from the experience? 

Middlebury First Responders is an opportunity to join a close-knit community, actively engage with Addison County, and help those who need it most in our community. MFR is a great place to start for anyone interested in supporting first responders or participating in first response while at Middlebury. We are not a responding agency but work closely with both Middlebury Regional EMS and Middlebury Fire Department to support their student programs. On campus, we provide resources, trainings, community events, and volunteer opportunities to students interested in first response! 

Why did you first join Middlebury First Responders?

Marie Vasitas, Alex Browne, and I first started Middlebury First Responders last March to provide peer support to student EMTs and firefighters. Over 50 students are certified EMTs or Firefighters with many more than that certified in Wilderness Fire Response, Technical Rescue, Ski Patrol OEC, CPR or First Aid. The organization grew out of our mentor Ed Sullivan’s work after he passed away in the spring of 2016. Student first response was Ed’s vision that he brought to reality as an employee at the college and first responder in Addison County. Middlebury First Responders is a continuation of Ed’s works driven by student initiative with support from our community partners and related departments at the college.

What has been your most memorable experience as a member of Middlebury First Responders?

Last May, we hosted our first, of hopefully many, Annual Middlebury First Responders Banquet. Staff from Middlebury Regional EMS and Middlebury Fire Department joined students to thank our partners and celebrate a great year of growth!

What have you learned, either about yourself or the world around you, as a member of Middlebury First Responders?

Working in my community as an EMT, I see people on one of their worse days of their lives, a healthcare system that falls short for many of our community members, and the prevalence of drugs, abuse, and poverty. While many of our calls are routine, every once and a while one sticks with you. It is very easy to get weighed down by our work and overwhelmed by suffering. Middlebury First Responders has taught me the importance of community support to be able to process what we see as first responders and work together to engage with our community. 

Where are you from and what’s your major? What other activities are you involved with on campus? 

I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and am a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Major with a Studio Arts Minor. On campus, I am also a Coordinator for Community Friends, a member of Chromatic, and a volunteer at the Open Door Clinic. 

Front Row (Left to Right): Zoe Keskey (EMT, MC’18), Marie Vasitas (EMT, MC’18),
Margaret Weber (EMT, MC’18)

Back Row (Left to Right): Teena Betourney (Middlebury Regional EMS Director), Kate Ingwersen (Middlebury Regional EMS Training Director), David Shaw (Middlebury Fire Department Chief),
Dylan Montagu (EMT, Firefighter, MC ’20)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Recruiting Season News

2018 – 2019 Recruiting Process: What should you do now?

As a first year or sophomore starting the recruiting process, the best place to start is learning as much about a firm and the available programs as you can prior to applying and interviewing. To help you navigate through the process, BAML hosts on-campus events at select core schools, webcast sessions for schools across the nation, hosts an Insight Week (see below!) and connects you to their business leaders to build your network.

Winter Webcast Series

This webcast series, designed to educate you on all that Bank of America Merrill Lynch has to offer and help you define your interests. Below is a menu of the upcoming presentations and information so you can find the best fit for you. In each webcast, an overview of the line of business and program, tips for interviewing, and time to answer your questions will be provided. Further information on the event and joining details will be provided upon registration. Click links below to secure your spot today!

Bank of America: What do we offer? Register Here
Wednesday, January 17, 2018; 6:00 – 6:45pm

Insight Week: How to Best Prepare*Register Here
Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 12:00 – 12:45pm

Recruiting 101: How to succeed at Bank of AmericaRegister Here
Thursday, January 25, 2018; 6:00 – 6:45pm

Global Corporate and Investment Banking 101Register Here
Tuesday, January 30, 2018; 6:00 – 6:45pm

Global Markets 101Register Here
Tuesday, February 06, 2018; 5:30 – 6:30pm

Insight Week

In April of 2018 the BAML campus recruiting team will host the fourth annual Insight Week, a one-and a half day professional development opportunity targeted at women and underrepresented freshmen and sophomores interested in firm-wide career opportunities. If you’re selected, BAML will bring you to their Charlotte or New York office. You will have the opportunity to meet with senior business leaders from across the firm, conduct mock interviews, attend resume workshops, take part in professional growth activities, and begin to build your network of contacts at BAML. The deadline to apply to Insight Week is February 7.

Visit BAML’s website to learn more about these great programs:

Application Timeline

BAML will host an on-campus information session at Middlebury. Stay tuned for more information on the date this spring.  Applications for all 2019 summer internship programs are expected to open early summer and all students are required to apply on BAML’s Campus Careers Website, https://campus.bankofamerica.com. Additional information will follow regarding specific application open dates and deadlines. As a reminder, last year GBAM introduced first round video interviews as part of the assessment process for all undergraduate candidates, and this will continue to be part of the process into next season.

January – February

  • Bank of America webcast series kick-off! (Schedule below)
  • Insight week applications open

February – March

  • On-campus presentations and networking events begin

March – April

  • Insight week 2018
  • Find a mentor – ask your campus recruiter for help!
  • Continue to stay engaged with events and school teams

Tips From BAML

  • Use our webcast series to educate yourself on our firm and opportunities.
  • Use in-person events to make connections with our teams.
  • Build genuine relationships with professionals in the industry.
  • Gather information about the company roles/opportunities.
  • Perfect your resume to be a reflection of yourself – highlight relevant experiences.
  • Ask your career advisor for help –peer career advisors, resume workshops, mock interviews, etc.

For further inquiries, please schedule an appointment via Handshake with finance careers advisor Ursula Olender or connect to BAML’s website.