Check out the NEW Careers Topics within Spotlight on Careers.
Spotlight on Careers provides a great series of guides about career fields popular with liberal arts students. This resource is free via a CCI login below and is an easy way to gain valuable information as your explore career fields.
Each guide is organized with an overview including an introduction, career options and trends. There are also sections on jobs and internships, graduate school, and real life stories in alumni profiles.
To access, go to spotlightoncareers.org.
Username is spotlightkey
Password is lacn18
The new topics are:
- Environmental Science & Sustainability – There are many jobs in the environmental and sustainability fields beyond policy work. Within the private sector, there are opportunities in the timber industry, environmental consulting, conservation and preservation organizations. Within the government, there is work available at the local, state and federal levels that focus on forests, water, and wildlife.
- Neuroscience – The “Brain Sciences,” or neuroscience, encompass a wide range of career paths centralized in the research and medical professions, and now permeating across multiple new fields in recent years. Through studying the brain and the nervous system, those who choose a career in neuroscience seek to understand how neurons interact and how these interactions impact behavior. Neuroscience intersects psychology, science, medicine, and impacts the legal system, education, and even marketing. Clearly, neuroscience presents multiple pathways for you to consider.
- Law & Paralegal – The law profession encompasses a variety of career fields some of which require an advanced degree where others do not. Those interested in the field of law typically pursue careers as lawyers, paralegals/legal assistants, criminal justice (law enforcement, probation officers, and correction officers), social work/justice (family law, juvenile law, elder law and child protective services), public policy, federal government, protective services, detective services and more.
- Business Intelligence, Analytics & Data Science – Every time a customer interacts with a computerized system, whether at a Grocery Store, Online Store, or Social Media site, data is created and stored in a data solution system. Tools then convert this data into metrics (known as analytics) that assess consumer behavior. Analytic professionals interpret analytical data and utilize statistics, predictive modeling, and managerial strategies to drive business decisions. Analytics are used in nearly every industry. Marketing companies use analytics to measure and analyze performance of different initiatives, financial firms use analytics to analyze investments and forecast future scenarios, charter schools use analytical data to inform teaching practices, and major movie studios use analytics to project ticket sales.
Each summer at Middlebury, over 130 students are engaged in on-campus research with a faculty mentor. The topics range from Philosophy to Biochemistry. Most students are paid through various funding sources, including faculty grants and college endowed funds.
The incredible staff in The Center for Teaching, Learning & Research/Undergraduate Research host a learning luncheon series each summer for students who remain on campus for summer research.
The Summer 2017 Research Program
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12-1 pm
McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall
For research assistants and their mentors. Pizza and salads will be served.
Research Luncheon: How to Market Your Research Skills – featuring our very own Mary Lothrop and Tim Mosehauer!
Wednesday, June 28 from 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Hillcrest 103 (STEM) and 200 (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences)
Discussion on how to represent your skills and find jobs and internships that want them. RSVP online by 6/22 for lunch.
Research Luncheon: Graduate School Panel
Tuesday, July 11 from 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Join newer faculty for a discussion about the graduate school experience. RSVP online by 7/6 for lunch.
Summer Research Symposium
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2 pm
McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall
Includes a poster session with refreshments. The entire campus community is invited to attend.
go/summerresearch for more information.
You may know that Middlebury uses what’s called a “purchase on demand” model for its largest collection of electronic books, EBL (Electronic Book Library). Under this model, we place the catalog records in Midcat but don’t pay anything for the ebook unless and until it’s actually used. Then, we pay a fraction of the list price for each of the first four uses, and on the fifth request, the title is automatically purchased. We have set up seamless access so there’s no delay when you want to use a title, but the library is billed for all uses longer than five minutes, downloads, copies, or printing. There’s a lot more to how the program works, but that’s the broad outline.
Unfortunately, the library has reached the end of its funding for this fiscal year, so we have had to suspend access to the resource until July 1. This is definitely a temporary suspension, and EBL will be back on July 1, along with any titles you may have used but can no longer reach. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and hope it doesn’t put a serious crimp in your work. Please feel free to contact Douglas Black, Head of Collections Management, for more information.