Announcing trip to Washington DC over spring break to meet alumni in government, policy and advocacy

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend the beginning of your spring break? The Center for Careers and Internships will sponsor and lead a group of students in Washington, DC on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 to expose you to the different ways that organizations, whether government, nonprofits, or private, can make a difference through collective impact.

What is the D.C. Trek?

Gain a better understanding of these industries and explore the career paths of alumni at a variety of organizations in D.C. Activities will include site visits and multiple opportunities for networking.

Who should apply?

If you are interested in learning about or working in these industries, this trek is for you! All majors and class levels are welcomed.

To apply:  click HERE 

Questions? Contact Tim Mosehauer @ tmosehau@middlebury.edu

Help children avoid deportation in NYC – legal internship this summer

Safe Passage Project is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to children in New York threatened with deportation. No child should face immigration court alone. Legal services are provided either by one of our staff attorneys or by pro bono lawyers that we train and mentor. We frequently help children in Immigration Court, Family Court, the Asylum Office, USCIS, and in appeals. We seek fair, compassionate, and equal treatment of all immigrant children.

As part of this internship you can help obtain guardianship orders, custody orders, or special findings orders in New York Family Court, interview children and their relatives to assess whether they were abused, abandoned, or neglected by one of their parents, and gather proof about the danger for children in countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Deadline is March 23.  This is an unpaid internship, but if you secure it soon, you can apply for CCI funding by April 8.

All the details in Handshake here.

DIY Valentine Event Tuesday February 13th

DIY Valentine-making is back!

On Tuesday February 13th from 3-5pm, join us in Library 145 to make Valentines with inspiration from our collection of vintage postcards, poems from the Abernethy Collection of American Literature, and vintage topographic maps. Otter Creek Bakery cookies will be provided!

Make your own sausage-slicing dog butcher Valentine, complete with swinging hinged arm!

New this year: dazzle your Valentine by making your card pop! Learn the Turkish Map Fold to showcase a love poem, original collage, or map to your heart.

 

Plus, we’ll have information on upcoming book arts workshops this semester. Be sure to join our email list!

DIY Valentine Event Tuesday February 13th

DIY Valentine-making is back this year! On Tuesday February 13th from 3-5pm, join us in Library 145 to make Valentines with inspiration from our collection of vintage postcards, poems from the Abernethy Collection of American Literature, and vintage topographic maps. Otter Creek Bakery cookies will be provided!

Make your own sausage-slicing dog butcher Valentine, complete with swinging hinged arm!

New this year: dazzle your Valentine by making your card pop! Learn the Turkish Map Fold to showcase a love poem, original collage, or map to your heart.

 

Plus, we’ll have information on upcoming book arts workshops this semester. Be sure to join our email list!

New Resume Assistant From LinkedIn and Microsoft

Thanks to Kailash Pandey ’19 for sharing this with us!

Microsoft and LinkedIn have created a new Resume Assistant. It is a tool to help users optimize their resumes for specific jobs, and is now available for Office 365 subscribers on Windows! Resume Assistant simply pops up in a sidebar and helps by offering examples of work experience descriptions you can use as inspiration for your resume based on a role (like a project manager) or an industry (like journalism). You can also filter through skills prospective employers might be looking for to fine-tune and tailor your CV.

To access the feature, just open Word, click on Review, then click Resume Assistant. Create a draft of your resume and then come meet with one of the PCAs during drop-in hours and they can give you feedback to make sure it is ready for applications! Drop in hours are Monday-Friday 12:30-4:00 pm in the Adirondack House.

Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS
Orion Lewis, Political Science

Jan 25- Feb 10

Mar 25- Apr 1

Sheila Cameron, Office of the Provost

Jan 29- Feb 1

Midd Faculty Visitors (Group 1)

Feb 5-7

Meg Storey-Groves, Associate VP for Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Feb 5-7

Peggy Burns, CCI

Week of Feb 15

Erin Irons, Office of the Provost

Feb 5-9

Meghan Williamson, AVP Development & Amanda Kalal, Leadership Gift Officer

Feb 13-15

Jeff Cason, VP for AA, Interim Provost

Feb 19-23

Cheryl Faraone & Michole Biancosino, Theatre

Feb 21-25

Mike Roy, Dean of the Library

Feb 26- Mar 4

Middlebury Dancers

Mar 5-11

Amy Collier, Digital Learning

Mar 25-Apr 1

Dana Yeaton, Theatre

Mar 25- Apr 1

Midd Faculty Visitors (Group 2)

Mar 26-28

Sarah Stroup, Political Science

Apr 2-3

Damascus Kafumbe, Music

May 2-6

Important Tax Information

As you prepare to file your 2017 income taxes, you may be asked about a form called Form 1095-C. The Affordable Care Act requires employers to furnish Form 1095-C to current and past employees who were covered in the employer sponsored medical plan for all or any portion of the tax year. In December, 2017, the IRS extended this year’s deadline for employers to furnish to employees the Form 1095-C from January 31st to March 2, 2018.

Please be aware that the extension to employers should not impact or delay a tax filer’s ability to file their income taxes as usual. Individual income tax-filers are not required to submit Form 1095-C when they file their taxes this year.  When the form does arrive (around March 2nd), be sure to keep the form with your personal tax records as documentation.

You may need to know the answers to a few basic questions when preparing your return:

  • Does Middlebury’s plan meet the minimum essential coverage criteria as mandated by the Affordable Care Act?   Yes.
  • Were you covered for all 12 months of the year? Each employee should know the answer to this.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Human Resources Benefits Department at (802) 443-3372.

Here are several links to the IRS website where more information on this topic can be found:

https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Individuals-and-Families/Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision

https://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/ACA-Information-Center-for-Tax-Professionals