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Find 16M Jobs and Internships at home and abroad

GoinGlobal is the leading career and employment resource for jobs and internships at home and abroad, including an excellent source for study abroad pre-departure information. To help you get the most out of GoinGlobal’s extensive resources, we encourage you to attend one of our online training webinars.

Register for upcoming sessions at Student Training Registration

Date Time/Time zone
Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 7:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4:00 p.m. EST

 

If you cannot make these dates, check the GoinGlobal homepage for future sessions.

With GoinGlobal you can:

  • View GoinGlobal on-the-go from any mobile device with our new responsive site design
  • Receive instant updates on new job listings and internship opportunities matching your search criteria as a benefit of establishing a Personal Account. A “My GoinGlobal” account also provides a customized career experience, allowing you to bookmark and save the content and resources of interest to you.
  • Experience GoinGlobal in more than 50 languages with our automatic translation feature

Please join us for an upcoming training session to learn how GoinGlobal can fast track your career goals.

Oliver Wyman Women’s Leadership Series – apply by January 15

OLIVER WYMAN INVITES YOU TO APPLY FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH WOMEN LEADERS AT OUR FIRM THROUGH A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

The Women’s Leadership Series is open to undergraduates in their sophomore year. Programming will be held on three Fridays throughout the Winter and Spring of 2018. Those who are interested in the program must apply and be selected to attend the series. See how to apply below.

Please apply here: www.oliverwyman.com/WomensLeadershipSeries2018
Please be sure to submit your resume, transcript, and a brief cover letter (250 words or less) to express your interest in this program.

Applications are due at 11:59PM on Monday, January 15th

IBM is now hiring Entry-level GBS Commercial Sector Transformation Consultants

As an Entry-level Transformation Consultant, you will have the opportunity to join Consulting by Degrees – our world-class apprenticeship program designed to groom top talent entry-level consultants into tomorrow’s leaders. IBM Global Business Services (GBS) consultants help organizations fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value, digitally reinvent operations for great efficiency and transform entire enterprises through the use of cognitive. This is possible by taking advantage of IBM’s global reach, outcome-focused methodologies, domain skills and deep industry expertise. We are looking for enthusiastic and digitally savvy candidates with the skills, creativity and passion to solve some of society’s most complex problems with your innovative thinking and ideas. We seek the best and brightest from all walks of life – from business to engineering, communications to computer science, analytics to application development and everything in between.

In the Consulting by Degrees (CbD) Program, you will join a cohort of talented and committed colleagues on a two-year journey designed to develop you into a top consultant at IBM. IBM is transforming, and CbDers play a critical role in that journey. With over 1,000 CbDers on hundreds of different client projects, the CbD Program is an opportunity to experience a variety of roles, grow as a consultant, and transform into an IBM leader. CbDers are supported by program managers, peer buddies, project managers, and extensive in-person training. Each CbDer is aligned to a practice where they develop subject matter expertise in one or more industries as they work on multiple projects during the two-year program. CbDers receive a collaborative, challenging, and transformative experience.

All details in Handshake here:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1178850     Deadline is January 1, 2018

Introduction to the Finance Industry Boot Camp

Are you a first-year or sophomore who is interested in the financial services industry?  The boot camp will kick off our Spring Skill-Building Series and provide you with a thorough exploration of the industry, the participants in the industry, and the myriad of career paths available.

You will learn the difference between the Sell Side and the Buy Side, including the role of the investment banker, capital markets, asset management, hedge funds, private equity, private wealth management, and supporting functions.  You will walk away with an understanding of financial terminology, roles within the industry, and confidence to help you build your network. 

The boot camp will be facilitated by Stephanie Hockman who brings over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry.  She is currently Program Director for Careers in Business and Finance at Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning at Amherst College.  Prior to her current role, she worked at BNP Paribas as a Managing Director in Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives (“GECD”) leading teams in New York, London and Hong Kong as well as leading the internship and analyst/associate programs.  Prior to BNP Paribas, Stephanie was a Principal and head of relationship management at Banc of America Securities.  Stephanie started her career at Arthur Andersen as a tax consultant after earning her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Who:               First-year and sophomores

Where:            MBH 216

When:             Sunday, January 21, 2018

Time:               9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To participate register via Handshake and send your resume to UOlender@middlebury.edu by January 5, 2018.  Space is limited.

If you are a junior or senior who is interested in attending, please email UOlender@middlebury.edu to request that you be added to a wait list.

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.

Requirements:

  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!

Senior Spotlight: Fiona Mohamed

During her summer in an investment banking role, Fiona Mohamed pursued and accepted a full-time consulting position at Oliver Wyman in Boston. To touch on what motivated this transition, Fiona noted, “My banking role required a deep and specialized knowledge base. I soon discovered I wanted more variety in the day-to-day work – the opportunity to collaborate with others and come up with comprehensive solutions to problems across industries (as in consulting). I’m not entirely sure what I want to do five years down the line, and this variety, as well as the hard and soft skills that consulting builds, can lead to a better understanding of my interests.”

With respect to finance versus consulting more generally, Fiona also shared her thoughts: “in my experience, if you’re looking for more creativity, more stake in the final outcome, and more influence as a junior level person, I think that comes more with consulting. You’re at least getting much more exposure to high-level meetings and high-level solutions, in which you’re participating. But as an entry-level analyst at an investment banking firm for instance, you’re creating a model that ultimately doesn’t really have your name on it, that some senior person is presenting for you. In consulting, from my understanding, you’re very much in on the conversation, and you’re really crafting those solutions.”

Fiona prepared for strategy consulting interviews while working long days in her banking role. To do so, especially while constrained to very limited free time, she said that the “key is working with other people – not just doing practice case interview questions on my own – getting friends who acted on the other side of the interview, simulating a real environment. It was also important to practice every week, not just all in one fell swoop, and to vary the type of case interview questions.”

As suggestions for other Middlebury students interested in consulting, Fiona offered, “Networking is really important, especially to prepare and ask very specific questions for when you’re talking to people. Have them connect you with others if possible. I think the most valuable thing was talking to someone who had a negative experience with a particular consulting company. The reasons they didn’t like the firm, I was actually very okay with – they weren’t deal breakers for me. This allows you to see what’s important to you and what’s not. Ask very targeted questions about their day-to-day life in consulting –you’ll get the most out of your conversation with someone, and they will remember you by your questions.”

To detail the expected day-to-day life as a consultant at Oliver Wyman, Fiona explained her upcoming role through the lens of her connections at Oliver Wyman as well as the description that Oliver Wyman provides of the entry-level role. “You wake up, get to the airport, arrive at the client site, check in with the manager, and develop a plan of attack. You probably get lunch with your clients that day. You create your excel model, maybe update it with some feedback you’ve learned from the client, then you meet with your team from the consulting firm to discuss points of collaboration and progress before creating the deck for a client presentation.”

In addition to networking insights and a glimpse of two industries, Fiona’s internship experience shows that neither field is a concrete, one-way path. Instead of viewing a junior year internship as a post-graduation channel into a particular field, students can see it as a means of learning more about their interests and pursuing them accordingly wherever they lead.

Nate Gee ’18 is a Peer Career Advisor at the CCI and is an Economics major. In his role, he helps students develop resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and access helpful job and internship search resources such as 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