Tag Archives: Career Exploration

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.

Had a Job Interview but No Callback? Here’s What to Do Next Time

Days have passed since your job interview, and no one’s called or emailed.

Later, you learn someone else was hired for the position. You were sure you aced the interview and would advance to the next round, but obviously the interviewer saw it differently.

Click here for the full NYT article by Christopher Mele to learn where things may have gone wrong and how to improve your performance for the next time.