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Spotlight on Careers: CCI Resource with NEW CAREERS TOPICS!

Check out the NEW Careers Topics within Spotlight on Careers.

Spotlight on Careers provides a great series of guides about career fields popular with liberal arts students. This resource is free via a CCI login below and is an easy way to gain valuable information as your explore career fields.

Each guide is organized with an overview including an introduction, career options and trends. There are also sections on jobs and internships, graduate school, and real life stories in alumni profiles.

To access, go to spotlightoncareers.org.
Username is spotlightpass
Password is liberalarts2017

The new topics are:

  • Environmental Science & SustainabilityThere are many jobs in the environmental and sustainability fields beyond policy work. Within the private sector, there are opportunities in the timber industry, environmental consulting, conservation and preservation organizations. Within the government, there is work available at the local, state and federal levels that focus on forests, water, and wildlife.
  • NeuroscienceThe “Brain Sciences,” or neuroscience, encompass a wide range of career paths centralized in the research and medical professions, and now permeating across multiple new fields in recent years. Through studying the brain and the nervous system, those who choose a career in neuroscience seek to understand how neurons interact and how these interactions impact behavior. Neuroscience intersects psychology, science, medicine, and impacts the legal system, education, and even marketing. Clearly, neuroscience presents multiple pathways for you to consider.
  • Law & ParalegalThe law profession encompasses a variety of career fields some of which require an advanced degree where others do not. Those interested in the field of law typically pursue careers as lawyers, paralegals/legal assistants, criminal justice (law enforcement, probation officers, and correction officers), social work/justice (family law, juvenile law, elder law and child protective services), public policy, federal government, protective services, detective services and more.
  • Business Intelligence, Analytics & Data ScienceEvery time a customer interacts with a computerized system, whether at a Grocery Store, Online Store, or Social Media site, data is created and stored in a data solution system. Tools then convert this data into metrics (known as analytics) that assess consumer behavior. Analytic professionals interpret analytical data and utilize statistics, predictive modeling, and managerial strategies to drive business decisions. Analytics are used in nearly every industry. Marketing companies use analytics to measure and analyze performance of different initiatives, financial firms use analytics to analyze investments and forecast future scenarios, charter schools use analytical data to inform teaching practices, and major movie studios use analytics to project ticket sales.

Evelin Toth ’17 Selected as a Watson Fellow

Congratulations to Evelin Toth ’17, recently named one of 40 new Watson Fellows! With the support of the fellowship, Evelin will explore how island communities around the world are adapting to climate change. Her project, titled “Adapting to the Rising Seas: Climate Change and Island Communities,” will take her to Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Taiwan, Samoa, […]

Sophomores and Juniors Committed to Environmental Issues–Udall Nomination Deadline Jan 23!

Apply for the Udall Scholarship! For Sophomores and Juniors committed to careers related to the environment. The Udall provides up to $7,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses. Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up; U.S. citizen; demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities. Scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury—nomination deadline is January 23, […]

Summer Research on Resilience to Extreme Weather Events

VT EPSCoR paid summer internships ($5,000) working in Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain Basin studying resilience to extreme weather events. Opportunities for students interested in the sciences and/or social sciences: Lake and Stream Ecology Climatology Water Chemistry and Microbiology Soil Nutrients Environmental Policy and Management Land Use Management Computer Science and Modeling See the VT EPSCoR […]

Paid Summer REU in Nevada to Study Water Resources, Climate Change and Snowpack

University of Nevada, Reno Summer 2016 REU Program Application Deadline: Friday, March 18th, 2016 Students will explore the intersections of socioeconomic and natural sciences in relation to drought resiliency in the Tahoe, Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Regions, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Overview of Program: REU research teams will work in the Eastern […]

Paid summer research with the North East Water Resources Network–Protect our Water Resources!

Paid summer research internship opportunities for students in the sciences and/or social sciences!  The North East Water Resources Network (NEWRnet) internship program offers student research opportunities in lake and watershed ecology, climatology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, soil nutrients, environmental engineering and environmental policy and management, as well as computer science and modeling.  The program is especially interested […]

Schwarzman Scholars–New! Information Session April 23

Join us for an information session about the new Schwarzman Scholars Program on Thursday, April 23 from 4:30-5:30pm in Library 201. A representative from the program will lead the session.  Schwarzman Scholars, inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, is a program designed to help future leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them […]