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Adulting: life skills you need to know

SGA and CCI are excited to collaborate and offer you a series of financial literacy workshops this J-term to help you learn all about important topics.  Check out the details below.


Negotiating Salary

Wednesday January 17th, 4:30-5:30pm in Axinn 229

Presented by Meg Gras from National Life Group

This is something you probably know you should do, right?  But how? Where do you start?  Come learn about techniques and strategies to make this process easier and more successful.  We will discuss ideas about what to think about and do when you interview and when you receive an offer, and the basic principles of a successful negotiation: what can be negotiated and how should you respond when offered a position.  National Life Group is a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation.  Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later.

Explanation of Benefits: What do they mean

Thursday, January 18th, 3-5pm in Axinn 229

Health insurance?  Life Insurance?  Deductibles?  CTO?  What does it all mean?  Come learn from some friendly staff at Midd in the Human Resources office to learn this lingo so you can start to understand what benefits really mean and you can appreciate them just as much as your salary.

Loan Repayment and Financial Literacy

Wednesday January 24th 4-6pm in Axinn 229

If you are on any sort of financial aid where you will have to start paying back loans after you graduate, this is the session for you. Come learn from expert staff on campus about appropriate timelines, common issues to avoid, what to pay attention to, and how to plan ahead so you understand how to be a responsible borrower.

Young Alum Panel

Thursday, January 25, 4:30-6:30pm in Axinn 229

Come to this fun, light session to learn from these young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation, what it’s like in the “real world” and what the transition to work and making friends is like when you’re out of school.

Summer Internships: How to Find and Fund Your Internship

Looking for a summer internship? Learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you.

At this session, we will:

  • Give you examples on past internships from Midd students.
  • Highlight top resources to use in the search process.
  • Discuss strategies for creating your own experience.
  • Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships.
  • Help you with the process of narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship.

We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions.  Register here or just show up!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4:30-5:30 pm. Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House

Sponsored by CCI!

30 Internship Programs You Should Know

Thanks for the folks at US Black Engineer magazine for curating this list! If you are searching for internship opportunities, here are 30 internship programs you should know!

The Evolution of the Networked Educator

For those of you who may have missed this great article, The Evolution of the Networked Educator, in Education Week, by our alum, Paul Barnwell ’04, MA English ’13, who got his “start” teaching with Teach Kentucky, its a must-read. Paul Barnwell is a veteran language arts teacher and writer who taught middle and high school English for more than a decade in Louisville, Ky. He is currently on a “sabbatical” of sorts, traveling globally without an itinerary with his wife Rebecca. Here’s one of my favorite things Paul notes: “But we now have the capacity to be valuable contributors and team members from potentially anywhere in the world. We should continually revise and reimagine what it means to be an educator in the 21st century. There’s no roadmap toward meaningful, remote work from a Soviet-era apartment in Tbilisi, but as educators with open minds and adventurous spirits, let’s remember that our learning can take us anywhere.” A fun read!

Hot HANDSHAKE w/o 12/11: Jobs, Internships in Education

Below is a sampling of Handshake opportunities that have upcoming deadlines:

Fixed Testing Center Assistant, Learning Strategies, at Gonzaga University – due 12/12

Work as a Program Assistant at Gonzaga University’s Center for Student Academic Success in Spokane, WA.

Full Time Instructor/Teacher/Tutor at Axiom Learning – due 12/12

Work in Boston at an innovative hub for smart, idealistic people transforming the future of education.

Teachers for Middle & High School (Certification not Required) at Teach Kentucky – due 12/14

Teach full-time in priority public middle schools and high schools in the greater Lousville, Kentucky area.

Behavior Support Specialist at Uncommon Schools – due 12/15

Work at a nonprofit that manages outstanding urban charter public schools to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.

Teach English in Indonesia at EF Education First – due 12/15 

Pre K-12 Teaching Apprentice Program at Berwick Academy – due 12/15



Privilege & Poverty National SHECP Internship

Since 2005, Middlebury College has participated in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) to support students in summer internships with agencies that seek to work alongside vulnerable populations. Internships are available to non-graduating Middlebury students and are located in urban and rural settings throughout the United States with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, legal, housing, social and economic capacities for the needs of individuals and their communities.

The SHECP integrates rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons, enriching the education of undergraduate students in all majors and career paths. This national summer internship program is the flagship program of SHECP, providing students with opportunities to blend theory and practice.

At Middlebury, the internship program is part of our Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster. Privilege & Poverty is a curricular initiative that brings together faculty, students, and staff interested in studying economic inequality—its causes, its effects on human communities and the environment, and even the language with which we talk about the “privileged” and the “poor.” P&P engages students in issue-based learning in a dynamic and interdisciplinary format, one that combines the resources from many traditional departments and programs with “real world” internships in agencies working to alleviate poverty. Privilege & Poverty takes your first-rate Middlebury education and applies it directly to one of the world’s most vexing social problems.

Applicants who are selected for this internship will become will become a part of a Privilege & Poverty cohort that will prepare together during spring semester, participate in the summer internship, regroup for reflection upon their return to campus, and have options to engage in additional pursuits throughout the academic year.

Internships offered in: Healthcare, Law, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Justice, Housing, Hunger, Women’s Advocacy, Youth Programs, the Arts, and more.

Sample locations include: Boston; New York; Washington, DC; Phillips County, Arkansas; Navajo Reservation, Arizona; Atlanta, GA; Burlington, Vt; Camden, NJ; Cleveland, OH; Louisville, KY; New York, NY Chester, PA; Austin, TX; Lexington and Richmond, VA; Charleston, WV; and more.

For a complete list of internship offerings and job descriptions visit the Privilege & Poverty website (go/privnpov) and view the internship information. Applicants need to research the internships offered and identify their top three choices as part of the application process. The SHECP program coordinator will then review and finalize placements with each accepted intern.


  1. Demonstrated interest in poverty alleviation;
  2. Academic experience in the study of poverty and/or poverty-related themes. (Some preference will be given to students who have taken INTD/RELI 298 Privilege & Poverty, but the course is not a requirement to apply.)
  3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with ability and commitment to collaborate across difference;
  4. Self-motivated, reliable, and able to work both independently and with a team;
  5. Well organized with multi-tasking abilities;
  6. Commitment to support participation in cohort-based learning and work;
  7. Willingness and dedication to learn quickly and take direction;
  8. Empathy to engage with people who will likely have experienced trauma.

Students must have insurance that can cross state lines; please contact Tiffany Sargent if any help is needed regarding this. Participants must also be able to start on Thursday, June 7, 2018 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.

Apply in Handshake!

J-term workshop “Explore What’s Next” – sign up now

Have you ever wondered how to connect the dots between your interests, personality and skills? Engage in group activities and self-reflection for a few hours this Winter Term, and emerge with a framework that will move you toward intentional decision-making. We’ll discuss:

  • Your unique personality type
  • Decisions about your major
  • Activities at Middlebury
  • Internships and other relevant experiences

You’ll create a roadmap and a means to “unstick” yourself from the expectations heaped on you. This interactive 3-session series will provide you with the “life” tools and strategies for planning your next steps during your time here at Middlebury and beyond.

Ideal for first-years and sophomores. Must commit to attending all three sessions (Tuesdays Jan 9, 16, 23 from 4:30pm-6:00pm). PIZZA included!

Please register here:  http://www.middlebury.edu/student-life/community-living/activities/winter-term