Tag Archives: Science and Technology

How Vermont Became a Hotbed for Health Tech Companies

Thus far, there’s no definitive list of Vermont’s health-tech companies. Nevertheless, an informal tally by Jeff Couture, executive director of the Vermont Technology Alliance, indicates that more than two dozen companies are engaged in developing health- and wellness-related technologies, including medical devices, software, IT consulting and data management services. According to a vtVA report, “Vermont’s Tech Employment: The Hidden Driver of Our Economic Growth,” the $5.6 billion overall tech sector accounts for one in four jobs in Vermont, with an average wage of $72,482, compared to a statewide average of $44,540.

Read the full Seven Days article by Ken Picard here.

Curious about finding jobs or internships in Vermont Health Tech Companies? Below are links to the companies listed in the article.

CCI-Funded Summer Internships with Onward Israel

Would you like to intern in Israel this summer?  Thanks to a generous donor, CCI is offering three $1500 grants for students to intern in Israel through Onward Israel.  Onward Israel offers students 6-10 week internships in areas ranging from technology, arts, social justice, health, politics and more, to help students gain valuable work experience as well as develop a long-lasting connection with Israel and a strong commitment to Jewish life and community.

Students interested in this opportunity should apply directly to Onward Israel, be accepted, and then contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at CCI.  Awards of $1500 to help cover program fees and airfare will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will complete all CCI funding requirements, such as applications and evaluations.  Participation in this program will also be contingent on a 2nd-level travel review by Middlebury’s Global Operations Committee.

Eligible students: first-years, sophomores, and juniors.

Click on the icon below for Onward Israel’s application information.

 

 

Careers with Givebutter. They’re on a ROLL!

Givebutter is a social crowdfunding platform for student organizations, nonprofits, sports teams, startups, and individuals to fundraise for any cause at the lowest fee possible. Every fundraiser on Givebutter has instant access to powerful fundraising features such as trackable team fundraising, an Instagram-esque social donation feed, donor management tools, actionable analytics, event ticketing and registration, and more. Consider Givebutter your completely free, one-stop-shop for fundraising.

 

Become a Butter Ambassador: The Butter Ambassador program gives college students the opportunity to acquire real-world sales experience, grow their resume, give back to their community, and get rewarded for doing so. The primary responsibility of Butter Ambassadors is to encourage others to use Givebutter to fundraise for philanthropy, events, trips abroad, and more. Starts January 2018. Join now.

Check out the MANY internships posted in Handshake!

Roblox Internship and Job Opportunities

At its peak, Roblox has hosted over 1,400,000 concurrent users on our platform.

They need smart minds like yours to help shape their future.

The best thing about joining Roblox is that you don’t just join their company. You join a huge, vibrant community of over 60 million monthly active players who will appreciate and applaud your talents and treat you like the rockstar you are. If contributing to the Roblox platform sounds like fun and you take play seriously, they’d love to hear from you.

Internships:

As the Roblox platform continues to grow, they invite you to grow with them. Their venerable internship program lets you thrive in an environment where responsibility is given early, autonomy is encouraged, and opportunity is everywhere.

Jobs:

Check out our current job listings online.

Don’t see your job in our current openings?

They’re growing and will have new positions available soon.

Send your resume.

Innovative Healthcare Show and Tell TONIGHT at VCET

Listen to 5- to 7-minute lightning talks from a diverse group of Burlington-area health care innovators, followed by casual mingling.

TONIGHT: Tuesday, November 14, at the VCET@Burlington space in the FairPoint Innovation Hub.

Speakers and topics include:

Health Care Justice Voter Campaign: Jessica Early, Rights & Democracy Vermont

Drug Testing: Aimee Marti, Aspenti Health

hiCOlab Innovation Lab: Jeremy Beaudry, UVM Medical Center

Mental Health Interventions: Ryan & Ellen McGinnis, UVM

Breast Cancer Risk Gene Signature: Nick Farina, UVM

ABCD Study: Hugh Garavan, UVM

Lung Regeneration & Repair: Franziska Uhl, UVM

Caterpillar Offering Internships

At Caterpillar, you can build the career you want. They are looking to hire for a range of skills, experience levels and qualifications. Join their team and grow professionally, whether you work with them for a while or for the duration of your career. Their employees have the chance to create a varied resume by pursuing different career paths at Caterpillar—by moving between our many business units, job functions or locations.

Ready to put your passion to work? Explore Caterpillar job areas and apply today.

Winter Term Internship Spotlight: Oratory Now (Apps due 11/15)

Oratory Now is a student-centered initiative to reinvent the way oral expression is taught, practiced, and recognized at Middlebury College. Taking place both inside and outside the classroom, the multifaceted program consists of experienced peer tutors who help students develop their public-speaking skills—ultimately helping to shape a college-wide oratory program.  

The internship does not require any prior public speaking ability, though there will be opportunities to develop public speaking skills if the intern so chooses.

This internship will give a Middlebury student the opportunity to explore a range of professional skill building that could include event production, promotion and management, advertising/PR/marketing, video and assessment analytics, coach-training curriculum development and more. The Oratory Now Winter Term Intern will work on-campus and assignments may include a combination of the following:

  • Planning and managing the Commons Championship speaking competitions with 5-10 nominated contestants in each of the 5 Commons: Atwater, Brainerd, Wonnacott, Cook and Ross
  • Coordination with residence hall staff to confirm space, equipment, food and beverage, etc
  • Raise awareness of events through social media, postering and other creative strategies
  • Contribute to the continued development of the Oratory Now coach training curriculum through analysis of videos, self-assessment results and other metrics
  • Raise general awareness of Oratory Now programs and services among Students, Faculty and the greater campus community through ad hoc projects that leverage and develop the intern’s personal interests and professional skills

For a full list of qualifications, as well as additional details on the internship description, click here. Application deadline: Wednesday, November 15th (apply in Handshake).