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UpNext: Careers in Life Science March 14-15

UpNext is a dynamic career exploration series from the Center for Careers and Internships.

Each UpNext event brings alumni to campus to give Middlebury students an insider’s understanding of that industry, available career paths, and information about roles and skills necessary to enter future jobs and internships. Students also get first-hand look into the personal career paths of participating alumni from the Middlebury Professional Networks

The UpNext: Careers in Life Science is March 14th and 15th and has a series of wonderful opportunities to learn about the alumni, network, have your resume reviewed, and attend various workshops. Check out the schedule below!

Thursday, March 14

Careers in Life Science Panel Discussion at 6:00 pm in MBH 220

When it comes to the Life Science industry, there is a broad variety of ways to pursue your interests and find outlets for your abilities and liberal arts preparation; there are roles for STEM, humanities, and social science majors. The panelists will talk about the trends shaping the scope of this industry and what they mean for future roles in this field. Hear from a panel of Middlebury alumni with a variety of backgrounds who now have careers across a wide spectrum within the industry. The Panel will be moderated by Charlotte Sibley ’66 (French)- President, Sibley Associates, LLC.

Panelists:

  • Penny Post ’89 (Biology) – Vice President, Protein Sciences Corporation
  • André Spring ’88  (French & Spanish) – Director Strategic Market Access, Novartis Oncology
  • Caroline Brown ’15 (Biochemistry & Italian) – Sr. Consultant, Clearview Healthcare Partners
  • Jeremy WardAlbert D. Mead Professor of Biology, Middlebury College

The panel discussion will be followed by a reception of students with the alumni participating in the UpNext program in MBH Great Hall.


Friday, March 15

Résumé Review Office Hours from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in ADK CLT

If you are interested in a career in Life Sciences, don’t miss this chance to get valuable feedback on your resume from Middlebury alumni currently employed in the industry. Résumé reviews are private, one-on-one conversations and around 20 minutes in length.

  • Charlotte Sibley ’66 – Liberal Arts in Pharma
  • Caroline Brown ’15 – Consulting in Life Sciences
  • Tanvir Mahmud ’93 – Medical Devices and Pharma Research
  • Brad Schenkel ’97 – Health Outcomes and Economics
  • André Spring ’88 – Marketing in Life Science Companies

Workshops from 1:00-5:00 pm

Experienced professionals currently employed by a variety of Life Science firms will host multiple workshops designed to set you up for success as you explore career possibilities. Each workshop is 45 minutes. Attend them all or select only the ones most relevant to you; there will be short breaks between each session to allow you to come and go. Stay tuned for full descriptions of each of the workshops!

  • Careers in Medical Device Companies – Tanvir Mahmud ’93 at 1:00 pm in MBH 220
  • Drug Development Process – Jack Terrett ’11 at 2:00 pm in MBH 219 (virtual session)
  • Introduction to Life Sciences Consulting – Caroline Brown ’15 at 3:00 pm in MBH 220
  • Health Economics and Outcomes Research – Brad Schenkel ’97 at 4:00 pm in MBH 219

Stay tuned for more info in the coming week!

Paid Internship in CS with Shohoz.com in Bangladesh

About the Internship:  Middlebury alum Khalid Quadir ’89—CEO and founding partner of Brummer & Partners Asset Management Limited (which manages Frontier Fund, the first private equity fund in Bangladesh) and founder of bracNet, a Bangladesh wireless broadband operator—is offering a unique summer internship opportunity for three Middlebury students to experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of working in a rapidly developing country. The paid internships are sponsored by the Anwarul Quadir Foundation (AQF), which seeks to promote understanding of economic and social progress in Bangladesh.  One of the three positions is reserved for Shohoz.com. They are hoping to recruit a woman for this internship as there is a unique opportunity to be mentored by Maliha Quadir, Founding Managing Director of Shohoz.com, but all applicants are welcome.

The internship will take place in the city of Dhaka and is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a strong preference for students not originally from the region to ensure a true cross-cultural experience.  This internship is funded with a CCI award of $5,000 to cover airfare, in-country travel, and living expenses, and will last a minimum of eight weeks. The internship will be with Shohoz.com, and the job description can be tailored to the student’s interests and skills. Shohoz.com, owned and operated by Shohoj Limited, is a premium online travel service provider which aims to make long distance travel in Bangladesh easy and convenient. Driven by the passion to serve you better, Shohoz.com went on to pioneer the online travel industry by offering bus tickets and launch tickets. In the entertainment sector, movie tickets, event tickets as well as cricket match tickets are also available on Shohoz.com. The team of energetic and young professionals with deep expertise in eCommerce and travel domains, leaves no stone unturned to provide the best of services at minimal costs through the user friendly website, Android App, Partner network all over Bangladesh, and a multi-lingual call center. One of the most rapidly growing companies in Bangladesh, Shohoz.com addresses a critical need for the country. Founded and led by Maliha Quadir, named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Shohoz promises to be an exciting place to work. http://www.shohoz.com/ 

Maliha M Quadir is Founding Managing Director of Shohoz.com:  Maliha has extensive experiences in digital services and investment banking industry. She recently ran Vistaprint’s digital business in global emerging markets out of Singapore. Prior to this, she worked for Nokia, taking care of strategy and business development for an emerging market focused digital content service called Nokia Life Tools across multiple geographies.  In the early part of her career, Maliha worked in Investment Banking, in Utilities Mergers and Acquisition team of Morgan Stanley in New York and San Francisco, and also in Debt Capital Markets of Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Computer Science and Economics from Smith College (USA).

Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline March 17.

CLIMB Internships for CS Students

What is CLIMB?

The Colorado Leaders, Interns and Mentors in Business (CLIMB) Internship Program is a 10-week undergraduate summer internship program in Denver, Colorado, one of the most exciting cities in the US for young people. Designed exclusively for Middlebury, Yale, Denison, Northwestern, Wesleyan, Brown, Harvard, MIT and Stanford students, CLIMB has identified paid, meaningful internships with employers across all industries and non-profit organizations.

Pay is minimum of $4,000 for the summer (although there are exceptions) with several employers paying more, depending on the industry. You will apply for a specific job by submitting resume and cover letter to CLIMB (through Handshake) who will then forward it to the company/organization.

Learn about the internships and the companies in Handshake by clicking on the links below:

What Will Your Summer Internship Story Be?

Tips from CCI’s amazing internships team!

One of the most exciting chapters of your Middlebury education can be participating in an internship! An internship provides an opportunity to explore your interests and gain experience — you might follow a personal passion, connect to your academic work, volunteer with a not-for-profit organization, or confirm your interest in a particular career path. No matter your interests or what you decide to pursue, CCI is here is help you dream big and accomplish your goals.

Finding the right internship is an exciting process. Most students find their internships through online databases, our cohort internship programs, or create their own through networking. Consider where you’d like to be and what kind of organizations you are interested in and then get started!

Here are CCI’s Top Ten Tips for finding or creating your own internship!

  1. Apply to internships on Handshake, as well as the connected database found within Handshake: Liberal Arts Career Network (login is your Middlebury email).
  2. Browse other Handshake Resources, such as Internships: What Have Midd Students Done in the Past?, GoinGlobal (includes US City Guides), ArtSearch, and more.
  3. Check out Middlebury’s Cohort Internship Programs such as Social Impact Corps, FoodWorks, MuseumWorks, CLIMB, and Privilege and Poverty Internships.
  4. Check out CCI’s seven Career Path Pages for internship news, resources, and industry-specific databases and internships.
  5. Learn about CCI resources and how to start your internship search with a Peer Career Advisor at Quick Questions; no appointment necessary. PCAs can also help you create or edit a resume and cover letter; first check out our guides, sample resumes, and other great tools and resources on the CCI web site.
  6. Make an appointment to talk with one of the CCI advisors who can give you targeted advice in your field of interest or the Associate Director for Internships for general internship questions.
  7. Research industries and organizations that are of interest to you and then build your knowledge base and make connections by networking with over 7,500 alumni on MiddNet – our database of alumni who have volunteered to offer you career advice and information about their career field or industry. LinkedIn will offer you opportunities to connect with 30,000 more alums!
  8. Tell your friends, parents, professors, and everyone you know and meet that you are looking. You never know when a conversation will lead to more information, a contact, or a great tip. Get the scoop on our networking page.
  9. Use CCI’s Self-Reflection and Career Exploration Guides to learn more about your skills, interests, and values, or Spotlight on Careers (in Handshake Resources) for targeted information for liberal arts students about career fields and preparation for entering those fields.
  10. If your summer internship is unpaid, apply for CCI’s funding for unpaid internships.

Important: please note that Middlebury does not grant credit or transcript notation for summer internships, so DO NOT accept an internship with an organization that requires that you receive credit or transcript notation.

Welcome Febs!

How She Got There: Wayfair Software Engineering

Will you be in or around Boston during Feb break? If so, consider attending the Wayfair event for women engineers. It is open to students interested in engineering career opportunities at Wayfair.

Wednesday, February 6th 4:30-7:00 pm at Wayfair (4 Copley Place, Boston)

Join us at Wayfair’s Global Headquarters to get an inside look into exciting engineering opportunities and career paths at one of the fastest growing tech companies in Boston! You’ll have the chance to listen to panelists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, ask questions, and make connections.

Learn more about the speakers and the agenda online.

 

McLean Hospital Info Session: Geriatric Psychiatry – Research Opportunities

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about summer research AND full-time openings at McLean from recent alumni!

Hosted by Patrick Monette ’17, Emily Mellen ’17, Katherine Hobbs ’17

The Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital is directed by Dr. Brent Forester and addresses cutting edge research questions in the areas of dementia and mood disorders. Current studies include a number of Industry-led Alzheimer’s Disease clinical drug trials, inpatient and outpatient studies assessing treatments of the behavioral symptoms of dementia, longitudinal analyses of older adults with depression and bipolar disorder, and investigations of the applications of technology in mental health care. The Research Assistant positions allow individuals to gain a breadth of clinical and research experience driven by extensive patient interaction and exposure to all facets of research operations.

Several Middlebury College students have interned and worked at McLean and have found it to be a highly rewarding experience.

Friday, February 15, 2019
3:30 p.m. in Coltrane Lounge