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Environmental Lawyer and more ENAM Alums Return to Campus

On Thursday, March 14, seven amazing Middlebury grads who majored in ENAM will return to campus for the English and American Literatures Field Guide.

On Thursday evening at 5pm in Atwater Dining, alums will participate in a panel discussing their career paths. This will be followed by an informal dinner.

Friday morning, alums will hold one-on-one career conversations with students at the Center for Careers and Internships. Students can sign up in Handshake.

Alumni returning to campus:

Joshua Axelrod ‘05
Environmental Law and Policy Consultant, Natural Resource Defense Council

Angela Evancie ‘09
Host of Brave Little State Podcast, Vermont Public Radio

Emily Lackey ‘06
Freelance Writer

Shanta Lindo ‘10
National Director of Career Programs, Posse Foundation

Chip Franklin ‘02
Consultant/Principal, Earthworm Advisors

Paulina Murton ‘03
Senior Director of Middle School Programs, Breakthrough Greater Boston

Nike Power ‘14
Studio Analyst, Amazon Studios

Finding Shadowing Opportunities

Shadowing is the act of following a professional as they do their typical work activities in a clinic or hospital setting. You might ask why this experience is so important? First, it may be the defining experience which tells you whether or not you want to be a physician. Shadowing gives you a very tangible sense of what life is like for a professional. Through working alongside a professional, you can gain unique insight into what happens in a day in the life of your career of choice. You get a sense of what it’s like working with patients, working with other health care professionals (nurses, PAs, and therapists), and what the challenges and rewards are of working in the profession. You’ll learn how a health professional organizes their day, allows time for the unexpected, stays current in the profession, integrates personal and professional life, and manage the financial aspects of their practice.

Shadowing can also be crucial for a second reason: Having clinical experience allows admissions committees know that you have some understanding of what you are getting into. It also shows admissions officers your commitment to a health career because you have taken initiative in learning about being a professional prior to applying to school.

The AAMC also has a handout on Guidelines for Clinical Shadowing Experiences.

If you have any questions, please schedule an appointment with one of the advisors.

Connect with a Midd Alum doing legislative and government affairs work in VT

Shelley Sayward is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Casella Waste Systems, Inc. in Rutland, Vermont. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College in 1996 and launched into an eight year career in sales and marketing before commencing a four year law clerkship program in the State of Vermont.

Shelley has held multiple roles in the Casella legal department and became a member of the Vermont Bar in 2008. She received her SHRM-SCP and SPHR designation in April 2015 and is the Legislative and Government Affairs Director on the SHRM Vermont State Council.

She is on campus as part of the Geology Field Guide event! Read more below, including the link to sign up for a 1:1 chat with her on Tuesday morning.

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Geology major and a variety of different career paths. Events are February 18 and 19, 2019.

What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now?
Find out at these events!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Alumni Panel and Dinner,  6:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

1:1 Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adirondack House – Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.

Participating Alumni:

Click here to learn more about our alumni panelists!

You don’t have to be a Geology major to meet with these alumni.

Click on their names below to sign up for 1:1 appointments in Handshake.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Connect with Midd Alums at the Geology Field Guide Feb 18-19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Geology major and a variety of different career paths. Events are February 18 and 19, 2019.

What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now?
Find out at these events!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Alumni Panel and Dinner,  6:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

1:1 Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adirondack House – Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.

Participating Alumni:

Click here to learn more about our alumni panelists!

You don’t have to be a Geology major to meet with these alumni.

Click on their names below to sign up for 1:1 appointments in Handshake.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Harvard College Conservation Society/ALPINE Career Conference November 10

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Harvard University
The Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

This fall ALPINE, in conjunction with the Harvard College Conservation Society, will host a career conference for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in diverse disciplines within the field of conservation.  The conference will take place on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, MA and will be open to students from throughout New England. Registration is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Space will be limited so it is important that students register to be included in a very full day of events. Students can register here.

The event will feature a variety of panels and speakers in areas related to land conservation including, conservation finance, law, international conservation, as well as technology, communications and research in conservation. There will also be networking opportunities for students to connect with leaders and representatives of the major conservation organizations from around the region who will be attending the conference with job and internship opportunities and to learn more about the conservation fields.  The conference is aimed at providing college students interested in learning more about conservation with the opportunity to meet a broad range of conservation professionals.

What is ALPINE? Academics for Land Protection in New England

Starting with 24 institutions ALPINE aspires to engage the region’s academic resources: more than 180 colleges and universities; 1.2 million students; diverse lands; extraordinary talent; and a large alumni base with deep ties to the land.

ALPINE advances conservation through:

STUDENT internships with conservation organizations and agencies facilitating real-world experience with local policy and regional planning.
FACULTY research, mentorship, and teaching to address critical issues in science, law, policy, finance, and more.
ADMINISTRATIONS prioritizing land protection and stewardship for their institutions, communities, and the region.
ALUMNI engaging with institutional efforts and advancing land protection regionally,locally, and in their own backyards