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Career Conversation with Alex Alben P ’18

Thursday, April 26 at 12:30 in ADK Library

Alex Alben is Washington State’s first Chief Privacy Officer, an office created by the state legislature in March of 2015. He coordinates privacy and data policy for the state and consults with the Governor and Legislature on technology issues impacting citizen privacy.

As a technology executive, Alex helped launch ESPN.com and ABCNews.com, and served for six years in senior management at RealNetworks. At the outset of his career, Alben served as a researcher for CBS News covering the 1980 Presidential campaign and went on to work for Mike Wallace at CBS Reports. In the 1990’s, Alben worked as an entertainment lawyer for Orion Pictures and Warner Bros. He was a candidate for the U.S. Congress from Washington State’s 8th Congressional District in 2004.

Alex Alben and John Kerry 2004 campaign

A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School, Alben writes for The Seattle Times and other publications on the intersection of media, technology and politics. He is the author of Analog Days—How Technology Rewrote Our Future.

As one of only five Chief Privacy Officers in the country, Alex has initiated state-wide programs for enhanced privacy training, consumer education and “Privacy Modeling.” In March of 2017, Gov Tech Magazine named him one of the country’s top “Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” in state government.

Join us in the ADK Library for a small group career conversation. He’s available to talk to students about digital privacy, net neutrality, and exciting opportunities for both tech and non-tech students interested in careers in tech fields!

Yale Law School video webinar on Friday, 12/8

Please join Yale Law School Admissions for a video webinar with other prospective law school applicants from Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, and Wesleyan University.  Craig Janecek, Director of Admissions, will be available to answer your questions about legal education, the application process, and life at Yale Law School.

Join us on:

Friday, December 8, 3:00–4:00 PM ET

Advance registration is required.  To register for this event, please visit:  law-yale.adobeconnect.com/yls17-5/event/event_info.html.

This event is open to current students, alumni, and staff of Conn College, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, and Wesleyan.  No specialized computer hardware or software is required to attend the webinar—just a modern web browser and a recent version of the Adobe Flash or Adobe Connect plug-ins.  After you register, you will be sent a link through which you can test your computer and Internet connection prior to the event.  If you are not able to join us at the above date and time, this webinar will be recorded and made available to individuals who registered for the event.

We look forward to talking with you!

Yale Law School Admissions

www.law.yale.edu

@ylsadmissions

Careers in Law Symposium October 27

Along with Professor Dry and 4 panelists, join us the Friday of Homecoming weekend, Oct 27 at 4 pm in Hillcrest 103

Attend and learn from these distinguished guests.  All majors and class years welcome!

Jose Lopez, Midd, 1973, Suffolk University Law School 1977; Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Tom Knox, Midd, 1984; University of Michigan Law School 1987; Partner and Global Co-Chair of Corporate Dept. Morrison Foerster, D.C.

Antoinette Rangel Midd, 2009, Georgetown Law Center 2016; Associate, O’Melveny and Myers, New York, NY

Hannah Ross, Yale College 1994, Harvard Law School 1999; General Counsel, Middlebury College

Columbia Law School visit on Tuesday

Join us Tuesday, October 17 at 6pm in Coltraine in ADK.

Applying to law school is an exciting and contemplative experience, but distinguishing among law schools can be overwhelming. We invite you to a special information session to speak with Natalie R. Blazer, Esq., Associate Director of Admissions and Strategic Initiatives Recruiter at Columbia Law School, about the application components, admissions process, curriculum, student life, and the many resources available to you at the Law School as you navigate your way through a legal education. There will be a presentation followed by Q&A, and all class years and majors are welcome. You do not need to be applying for the 2017-2018 cycle in order to attend. We look forward to connecting with you!

Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)

“For five days with PLEN, I got to really experience and learn what life and careers in Washington, D.C. are at their best and at their worst. Each panel I attended was interesting, eye opening, and life changing.”  -Sivan Nizan, PLEN Alumna

For almost 40 years, the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) has brought thousands of women from across the country to Washington, D.C. to explore careers in policy and connect with women leaders. PLEN seminars enhance class work and curriculum by giving students valuable access to women leaders in Washington, D.C. from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; agencies; nonprofit organizations; and the private sector.  Our programs give students the chance to discuss current policy issues in law, business, nonprofits, STEM, Congress, and the international field; visit institutions and organizations in D.C.; and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, students network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with their peers from across the country.

 

Join PLEN in Washington D.C. for our six annual seminars:

  • Women, Law and Legal Advocacy, October 19-21, 2017
  • Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership, November 2-4, 2017
  • Women in STEM Policy, January 2-9, 2018
  • Women in Public Policy, January 9-13, 2018
  • Women and Congress, March 12-16, 2018
  • Women in Global Policy, May 14-18, 2018

Scholarships for PLEN seminars are available and accepted on a rolling basis. To learn more, go to http://plen.org/scholarships. For more information on PLEN seminars, visit http://plen.org/seminars.

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Internship Program

Recent grads and/or super senior Febs looking for a Fall or Spring internship? Use your STEM skills to help shape policy in the nation’s capital! Apply for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy internship program:

Serving as an OSTP Intern provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts in OSTP’s policy division (Policy internship) or on OSTP’s legal team (Legal internship).

Applicants are encouraged to apply for one of three terms (Fall, Spring, or Summer), each term lasting no more than 90 days.

Policy Internships
OSTP supports and coordinates the Administration’s Science and Technology priorities. Ideal Policy intern candidates have a passion for science and technology, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work well on short deadlines while handling several projects, and a willingness to support outreach events and communications. A degree in engineering or science is preferred.

Legal Internships
Law students who would like to apply for this program have a unique opportunity to gather insights into the practice of law at the highest levels of the United States Government. Prior OSTP Interns have worked on a wide range of challenging substantive matters, including employment, appropriations, fiscal law, government contracts, ethics, information disclosure, international agreements, litigation, and pending legislation. OSTP’s “small firm” environment provides law students with the opportunity to work closely with senior attorneys, gain practical legal experience, and network with other emerging members of the legal profession. Interns work under the supervision of OSTP’s General Counsel and other supervising attorneys. Students in law school and LLM programs are encouraged to apply for legal internships using the “Legal” application. Legal interns gain diverse experience working on federal legal issues with government attorneys who support policy advisors.

Learn more on their website here.