Tag Archives: Career Exploration

Gaining Experience in STEM Fields: GEOLOGY

Employment of geoscientists, including geologists, is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The need for energy, environmental protection, and responsible land and resource management is projected to spur demand for geologists in the future.

What kind of societies and professional organizations do geologists have?

Summer Opportunities

Vermont Business Highlight: THINKMD

Expanding Access to Healthcare for Everyone, Everywhere

THINKMD was founded in 2014 as a social impact Benefit Corporation to develop solutions to eliminate premature deaths, which is in part a consequence of a growing shortage of healthcare professionals and systemic challenges in healthcare delivery. Founded by two physicians, they envision a world where innovative approaches, systems and knowledge can lead to new disruptive approaches to expanding global access to healthcare for everyone, everywhere. As a benefit corporation, they take a market-driven approach to achieving social impact. They believe social enterprises have the potential to be more innovative, efficient, and effective in achieving financially sustainable systems-level change. They believe that they must deliver the highest quality technology supported by sustainable financial models—only then will they create lasting systematic change that achieves their global mission.

Their team includes clinicians, engineers, data scientists, strategists, and global health specialists. They utilize an integrative development approach to develop novel technology to change healthcare delivery, and leverage critical public health data that will improve clinical outcomes, surveillance, and healthcare management globally.

They’re looking for passionate people that are committed to finding solutions that address challenging global health problems.

While they have a global impact, they are based in Burlington! Check out their open positions. Great opportunity for CS students with an interest in global and public health!

Be a Part of Middlebury’s Energy Future: Apply to Summer Environmental Internships

The Office of Sustainability Integration here at Middlebury  is hiring four students to work in the Sustainability Solutions Lab as Research Assistants in the two subject areas described below.  Here are the links to the positions in their office this summer, if anyone seems interested!

SSL: Waste & Transportation Research Assistant

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/17095

SSL Energy & Carbon Research Assistant

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/17057

These are great positions to gain real world experiences in developing a plan for Middlebury’s energy future and moving toward 100% renewable and responsible energy. “Be the change you want to see in the world!”

Who Are the Best Non Profits to Work For in 2018 and Why?

Professional development, training, communication and confidence in leadership are among a number of things consistent across this year’s 50 organizations. The Best Nonprofits To Work For study identified 10 key drivers among organizations that made the list:

  • I feel I am valued in this organization.
  • I have confidence in the leadership of this organization.
  • I like the type of work that I do.
  •  Most days, I feel I have made progress at work.
  • I can trust what this organization tells me.
  • At this organization, employees have fun at work.
  • I feel part of a team working toward a shared goal.
  • My pay is fair for the work I perform.
  • This organization treats me like a person, not a number.
  • This organization provides as much ongoing training as I need.

Best Nonprofits scored at least an average 90 percent in six of the categories while those that did not make the top 50 had a high mark of 85 percent in one category, breaking 80 percent in four categories. The difference between organizations that made the list versus those that did not ranged anywhere from 7 percent to 16 percent among the eight categories:

  • Leadership and planning (+16), 90 percent to 74 percent
  • Corporate culture and communications (+15), 89 to 74 percent
  • Pay and benefits (+16), 90 to 74 percent
  • Training, development and resources (+13), 84 to 71 percent
  • Overall engagement (+12), 93 to 81 percent
  • Role satisfaction (+10), 91 to 81 percent
  • Work environment (+8), 90 to 82 percentRelationship with supervisor (+7), 92 to 85 percent

For a link to this article found in The NonProfit Times, click here.

Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development, Friday 4/13

Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development
When: Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:30 – 2pm
Where: CCI, Adirondack House Library
((LUNCH PROVIDED)
Join Middlebury alumnae Cara Myers ’13 as she talks about her experiences since leaving Middlebury, what its like to start a social enterprise and lessons learned: the process of growing something organically, working with international teams, raising funds, etc. for an international NGO she founded called the Mozambique School Lunch Initiative (mozambiqueschoollunchinitiative.wordpress.com). If you have interest in starting a nonprofit or have started one, come meet Cara, and bring our questions.

Are You a Junior or Senior Thinking About What You’ll do Post-Grad Middlebury? Apply to be a PCA!

Have you interacted with the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) in the last 2 years, perhaps for funding that cool summer internship or personal project or you’ve bonded with an advisor, attended a workshop, Field Guide or UpNext? Or even traveled  across the U.S. on a Student Trek? How about that Career Conversation with an alum your faculty encouraged you to hear? Thinking about a campus job next year? Want to be on top of the “opportunities” as they fly in to Handshake? If you’ve ever walked in to ADK House and used the well-trained editing advise of a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) for Quick Questions, then perhaps you’ll think of applying to work at CCI next semester! Check out the job here on the Student Employment site and apply by the deadline of Sunday, April 15th!

Apply TODAY to be a CCI Peer Career Advisor here: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/16948

 

What I Wish I’d Known about Graduate School

On Thursday, April 12, we welcome to Middlebury four graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow from the University of Chicago. They specialize in English Language and Literature, Linguistics, Microbiology, and Sociology. They will discuss things that they wish they’d known about graduate school, including time management, combating isolation, and building community—a unique challenge for graduate students of color and first-generation college students.

Visitors: José Antonio Arellano, PhD candidate in English Language and Literature, Evelyn Campbell, PhD student Microbiology, Michael Dango, Postdoctoral Fellow in English Language and Literature, Melissa Osborne, PhD candidate in Sociology, Tran Truong, PhD candidate in Linguistics

What I Wish I’d Known about Graduate School

  • 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the Anderson Freeman Center at Carr Hall
  • Informal panel discussion by University of Chicago visitors with Middlebury students. Snacks provided.

Dinner  – RSVP required (email Rachel Hynson)

  • 6:15-7:15 p.m. in Atwater Commons
  • Small, on-campus dinner with UChicago visitors and Middlebury students.