Tag Archives: Finance, Consulting, and Business

Social Impact Consulting: Alumni Chat on October 8

Join Julien Souffrant ’19 to learn about his firm Camber Collective. This will be a virtual chat via video conference.

Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm at CCI in Adirondack House.

All students welcome, but especially seniors who are planning to apply for the JOB posted in Handshake HERE, deadline October 14.

Camber Collective is a mission-driven strategy consulting firm dedicated to helping philanthropic, governmental, and healthcare organizations create a thriving future for people and communities in the U.S. and around the world.

Our clients are locally, nationally, and globally influential – including philanthropic foundations and individual philanthropists, NGOs, think tanks and advocacy organizations, government agencies and multilaterals as well as impact-oriented private sector organizations.

Our 32-person team, headquartered in Seattle with offices in San Francisco and Paris, is comprised of leaders from the social and health sectors and management consultants formerly from firms such as MonitorDeloitte, McKinsey, and Boston Consulting Group.

We have been recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Washington State, where we are headquartered, for 8 years running.

1-Day Student Technology Trek to Boston – Open to ALL MAJORS!

Application deadline 9/29 at 11:55 p.m.

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your fall break? Come meet tech alumni in Boston!

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Monday, October 21st

You will be introduced to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:

  • engineering
  • product management
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • and new ventures

You will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

Spend the day visiting with alumni at companies such as Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), and close out the day with a networking reception in the evening. 

This trek is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors!

Learn more and apply in Handshake.

Inclusion NextWork Remote, Part-time, Internship (Paid)

Inclusion NextWork is a global collaborative for emerging leaders dedicated to IDEAS: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social justice. To support our vision of a world in which all people feel valued, included, and empowered in their lives, INW incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in February 2018. INW operationalizes our mission to advance our collective ability to lead social change as a collective impact network, connecting, supporting, and strengthening the capacity of Millennial and Generation-Z leaders across sectors and geographies and organizations where they work.

This internship with Inclusion NextWork will be entirely virtual with weekly scheduled check-in calls to discuss assignments, requests, and ensure you have everything you need to be successful. We anticipate 1-4 hours of INW-related work per week, with ebbs and flows depending on our programming (for example, attending our virtual community conversations will entail 1.5-2 hours per conversation and we have two a month). We are open to the duration of the internship as well as the frequency/length of our touchpoints. Our funding will enable us to pay $15/hour for up to 100 total hours of paid work.

This opportunity is generously offered through alum Dan Egol ’13. Lots more details and application instructions in Handshake HERE. This position is available NOW, so apply soon if you can.

Davis Projects for Peace $10,000 Grant

The Projects for Peace program is now accepting proposals for its next cycle of funding. The program, which honors international philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, invites all current students, including graduating seniors, to submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The Middlebury project judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000. The Innovation Hub is hosting an info session on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30pm in their conference room, located at 118 South Main Street. Students can learn more about this grant and proposal details at go/peace. Please email mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any further questions.

MiddVentures Alumni Series with Coumba Winfield ’17

Curious about what it feels and looks like to run your own business?

Interested in learning more about the intricacies and highlights of starting a tech startup as a recent grad? Come meet Coumba Winfield ’17, MiddChallenge grant recipient, founder of app PopGig and currently self-employed as a graphic and web designer based in Burlington, VT. This talk and Q&A session will take place on Monday, October 7th at 5pm in the new location of the Old Stone Mill at 82 Weybrdge.

Midd Entrepreneurs J-Term Course Info Session

The Innovation Hub is now accepting applications for its J-Term course Middlebury Entrepreneurs. This is a visiting instructor-led winter term course taught by the team at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). The goal of the class is to provide student entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge necessary for developing their ideas for a new business, tech company or social organization into a full-fledged startup.

Innovation Hub staff members and Sam Roach-Gerber, one of the instructors from VCET, will be holding an info session on Wednesday, October 2nd at 4.30pm in the Conference Room of the Innovation Hub. Join us if you are interested in learning more about the course or apply now to the course at go/MiddE20. Email Meron Benti ’19 mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions in the meantime. 

Start Your Career in Private Equity

Audax Group, founded in 1999, is a leading middle-market private equity firm with over $16 billion in assets under management. Audax Private Equity is based both in Boston and San Francisco and has over 100 investment professionals from diverse and complementary backgrounds, including top private equity, operations, strategy consulting, management and finance. Audax Group also has two debt businesses – Mezzanine Debt and Senior Debt – located in its New York office with over 40 investment professionals.

Audax Private Equity buys privately-held middle market companies with valuations ranging from $50 million to $400 million.  Audax works with the acquired companies to help them improve the profitability of the business – through acquisitions, sales force expansion, product line or geographic expansion, and cost optimization.  Audax typically holds its investments for 3-5 years with a focus on long-term sustainable value creation. Our investment professionals focus on investments in five core industries:  business services; consumer; healthcare; industrial technologies; and software and technologies.

Audax Group Intro SessionMonday, October 7th at 7:30 p.m. in Hillcrest 103

This presentation we will provide an overview of Audax and private equity, as well as introduce the various opportunities available to Middlebury students.

Audax Women’s Breakfast Session – Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00am ADK CLT

Audax seeks to provide undergraduate women a unique opportunity to learn about investing and the world of private equity. In addition to coming on campus, Audax hosts a Women in Private Equity Forum in Audax’ Boston office in January for an intensive half-day workshop, including break out groups with the investment team. The forum gives attendees an overview of finance and how private equity fits into the alternative asset industry, as well as an understanding of the skills necessary for a successful career in private equity.

During theWomen’s Breakfast an overview of Audax and private equity, description of a typical “day-in-the-life” of an Audax analyst, and walk through an example investment recently completed will be discussed.