Tag Archives: Career Exploration

Featured opportunities in Handshake

While browsing around, I found some really cool sounding jobs and internships.  I wanted to highlight them for you.  The areas I most like to search are Employer Industry: Government- Local, State and Federal, International Affairs, Legal, and Politics.  For Job Function I like:  legal, political organizing, research

Take a look yourself and explore around.  I’ve given you the link to go directly in Handshake and learn more.

Government Relations Intern at Carmen Group

The Carmen Group is the leading government affairs consulting firm, with the best overall business approach serving a long-standing, bi-partisan client base

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/560959/share_preview

 

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. Federal Relations Group internship

The Federal Relations Group monitors public policy developments and deliberations in order to inform and influence decision-making by the legislative and executive branches.

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/988324/share_preview

 

Director’s Financial Analyst at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/933288/share_preview

 

Atlantic Media Editorial Fellowship

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/877654/share_preview

 

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

This provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC.

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/996929/share_preview

 

Client Advocate at Still She Rises, Tulsa: A Project of the Bronx Defenders

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/932665/share_preview

 

Kobre & Kim | Analyst Program

Kobre & Kim is an Am Law 200 global law firm focused exclusively on disputes and investigations, often involving fraud or misconduct.

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/881527/share_preview

 

Intern at The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law: a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. A singular institution – part think-tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines research, scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/979024/share_preview

Preparing Women to Lead

PLEN seminars give students the chance to discuss current policy issues, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, students network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with their peers from across the country.

Scholarship application deadline extended!  You now have until Friday September 15 to apply for a PLEN scholarship. PLEN scholarships are need-based and can cover seminar tuition and/or housing in Washington, DC.  Learn more about how to apply for a scholarship at plen.org/scholarships.

FALL SEMINARS:
October 19-21, 2017
– Jump start your career in law and public policy in Washington, DC with PLEN for the annual Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar.  Learn about careers and internships in DC, visit law firms and the Supreme Court, and experience all that you can do with or without a law degree all while connecting with women leaders in DC and peers from across the country.  Register by Friday September 22, and learn more at plen.org/law.

November 2-4, 2017 – Experience the policy making process from women who lead business and nonprofits in Washington, DC with PLEN at the Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar.  Learn about the most pressing policy issues facing businesses and nonprofits, develop valuable skills like salary negotiation and advocacy, and meet with top lobbyists, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders in Washington, DC, all while connecting with peers from across the country. Register by Thursday September 28, and learn more at plen.org/wcnl.

Senator Leahy’s Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference

You are invited to Senator Leahy’s 21st Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference!

The 2017 conference includes a keynote address by Mary Alice McKenzie, former director of the Boys and Girls Club in Burlington, and workshops hosted by Vermont presenters. This year’s conference will also highlight the work of Change The Story VT through workshops and group discussions.

This conference will continue the long tradition of bringing women together for a day of personal and professional growth, with exciting new offerings that this year’s partnership with Change The Story VT will provide.

Registration is free. Please register by Friday, September 8th at noon to reserve your spot!

The event is Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8am -3 pm at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT

Are you in DC this summer? Register for 2 professional development workshops to help you succeed in govt work!

Your Path to Public Service and Beyond

Take advantage of these two offerings hosted by the Partnership for Public Service and George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.  You can register for one or both sessions on July 28 and August 4.

The workshop series teaches you vital skills needed to get the most out of their current internship and prepares you for a successful career in government.

The two-part workshop series is designed for students interested in legislative affairs, communications, public affairs or related fields.

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Your Personal Brand and Mission
July 28, 5-7 p.m., at the Partnership for Public Service

Identify your values and understand how they align with broader agency mission.  Get effective tips on how to build your personal leadership brand

Panelists:

Ashwani Jain, Associate Director of External Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carmen Hills, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
Susanna B. Marking, Acting Chief of Public Affairs, Federal Protective Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Register here to attend.

 

Building Your Network
August 4, 5-7 p.m., at George Washington University campus

Learn tips for effective networking
Identify key skills and how to apply them to future career opportunities
Put your skills to practice at the networking reception following the workshop

Register here to attend.

Work in International Affairs. Explore what it at means!

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) is a great resource with a job board, graduate school information and tons of information about opportunities in the public, non-profit and private sectors, along with details about subject areas like human rights and international law, conflict resolution, development and relief, education, and more.

Explore it all here: https://apsia.org/

All About Sales & Trading

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“… just got 250,000 shares at 18 1/4 from Janson, think I’ll pull twice that at 18 1/2 outta the California pensions. We got close to half a million shares in the bag.” -Ollie, Wall Street

Mergers & Inquisitions writes, “No area in finance has been glamorized as much as trading. Right after Wall Street was released in 1987, financiers everywhere aspired to be the next Gordon Gekko – or at least one of his cronies. But is it really that cool to be a trader? What do you do in sales & trading and how is it different from investment banking? What about breaking in?” Read the full article here: http://www.mergersandinquisitions.com/all-about-sales-trading/.

Goodbye MOJO, Hello Handshake!

Complete your profile and start exploring!

The CCI is excited to announce the launch of Handshake, a brand new platform for Middlebury College students. Handshake is replacing MOJO and offers more job and internship opportunities, a broader range of employers, and more fields. In Handshake you can:

  • Find internship and employment opportunities based on your career interests and goals.
  • Discover when employers come to campus for informational sessions and/or interviews.
  • Connect with alumni and employers.
  • Learn about events and programming in your field of interest.
  • Schedule an advising appointment.

How do I access Handshake?
Visit middlebury.joinhandshake.com and login with your Middlebury ID and password. You already have an account – now you just need to activate it.

Note: for alumni who graduated on or before May 2016, click “sign up for an Account” on the bottom left.

What should I do first?
Completing your profile
in Handshake is more important than ever! Because Handshake is customized for your preferences, an incomplete profile means an incomplete system. It means you won’t receive tailored recommendations for opportunities, events, or employers. The CCI has migrated some of your basic information (name, graduation year, major, etc.) but you want to make sure to complete your profile, including your career interests

What do I do if some of my profile information is incorrect?
Much of your information is brought over from the Registrar’s Office. Therefore, if anything is incorrect (i.e. major, graduation date, etc.), we recommend contacting them directly at registrar@middlebury.edu

Handshake is easy-to-use and even has a mobile app. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Technology Coordinator, Susan Sheets, at ssheets@middlebury.edu.