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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

9 Holiday Cards You Need to Send Your Network and What to Write in Each One

“I love sending cards. Not just because they’re satisfying to write, but because they have career-changing effects . No really, it’s led to mentorships, freelancing opportunities—even job offers!

Luckily for me, peak card-sending time—a.k.a., the holidays—is here. If you want to get in on the game, check out the list of nine people in your professional life who’d love to get a card, templates included.”

Check out the full article for the list people and helpful templates

Author: Aja Frost @ The Muse
Aja Frost is a freelance writer specializing in business, tech, career advice, and productivity. Check out her website or say hi on Twitter.

3rd Vermont Ventures Trip w/the Innovation Hub 12/8

The Innovataion Hub wants to loop you into the THIRD Vermont Ventures Trip Announcement!!

Theme: Sustainable Manufacturing Practices
When: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th. 1:30-4:30pm.
Where: Bee’s Wrap, a sustainable food storage company, and May West, a small venture getting into milkweed garment production.

If you’re interested in attending and getting a spot on the bus up to Bristol, ‘like’ the recent post in the Facebook group to reserve a spot in the van. Feel free to message or email Lucy Scott with any questions – lscott[at]middlebury.edu

HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU THERE!!

MiddVentures Community is a student organization, supported by the Middlebury Innovation Hub, that fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Middlebury community and around Vermont. go/innohub and go/innonews for more information on all of the programming offered by the Innovation Hub.

Lucy

Harvard’s Synergy: A Conference on Social Innovation & Enterprises Apply by 11/30

Harvard’s Synergy
In three days, Harvard’s Synergy gives you the skills, mentorship, and network to create your own startup. Hosted by the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC), the signature conference at the university in Cambridge, MA from January 17 – 19, 2018, covers product ideation, business modeling, marketing, investor pitching, and other aspects of creating a successful social enterprise. Past participants have created space-efficient homeless shelters, a computer science academy for Zimbabwean students, and other worldwide startups. Visit their website for more details, or apply here by November 30th, 2017.

Social Impact Events with Alumni: Learn More About Impact Sectors

Big things happening here on campus this coming week in the world of social impact and development. Here are Tracy’s top 5 reasons you should try to attend any one of these events with our Middlebury alumni who have come back to campus:

1) Knowledge is power, and the more you are armed with info about certain sectors, the more easily it is to identify with why or why not this space is a place you want to spend your time and learn more from;

2) Internships are a great way to gain experience in a sector that you are curious about, whether its a nonprofit or a research think tank or social entrepreneurship, alumni here on campus are here to help you explore these possibilities;

3) Learn Who the Players Are: engaging with alumni who have experience in different sectors of the social impact space can help you understand ‘who the players are’ in the different sectors–are they NGOs (non-governmental organizations), consultants, funders, foundations, think tanks, or corporations;

4) Networking: at Middlebury we are so fortunate to have alumni that stay connected to their alma mater in ways that are incredibly meaningful, from mentoring current students during summer internships to helping seniors prepare for the job application and interview process. These alumni are willing to assist current students to connect with other like-minded professionals in their industries and sectors. So come meet them, ask well-prepared questions and think about ways that you can connect with their networks;

5) JOBS…there are so many ways that alumni ‘give back’ to Middlebury and one is by working with CCI to post jobs on Handshake. Don’t be surprised then, when you find entry-level J-PAL jobs listed in Handshake!

***EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED THIS WEEK ***

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, CCI Library, ADK House – Alumni Career Conversation w/former CEO of Save the Children, Charlie MacCormack ’63: How to Enter Global Development

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/87145/share_preview

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, CCI Library, ADK House – Careers at the Abdul Latin Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT: Hannah Myers, Middlebury ’14, will present on J-PAL’s work, randomized evaluations, and how to get a job with J-PAL or J-PAL’s partners.

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/97868/share_preview

  • Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Coltrane Lounge, ADK House – How to Have a Purposeful Job Search: Carolyn Birsky ’10.5 offers students a different way of approaching the job search process and avoid the trap of taking any job they can get their hands on.

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/73891/share_preview