Tag Archives: Social Impact

GeoCivics PAID summer internship in CO with Alum

Are you passionate about redistricting, GIS, community education, and/or grassroots organizing? Join the GeoCivics team at University of Colorado Colorado Springs this summer to help take our work to the next level.

This summer’s intern will work directly with project lead, alum Dr. Rebecca Theobald to identify new partners, test and develop lesson plans, and draft a communications strategy for the program.

Come help communities find a new voice to address gerrymandering.

Apply on Handshake here.

United Way Impact Funding Team

Interested in non-profit work and the grant review process? Join United Way’s Community Impact Funding Team!

Deadline January 15.

Come learn about the behind-the-scenes work involved in the grant approval process. United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is seeking Middlebury College student volunteers to review grant applications from nonprofits that are working to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of Addison County residents. Joining the Community Impact Funding (CIF) review team is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the grant making process, as well as the types of needs being addressed by our local nonprofits. In the past three years, reviewers helped UWAC invest $991,605 in 33 programs covering 28 different agencies across the region. Volunteer responsibilities include reviewing applications, conducting site visits and making funding recommendations to the UWAC Board of Directors. The work will require a time commitment of 10-15 hours for meetings, plus approximately 30 additional hours of grant review and scoring between the last week of January through the beginning of April.  Accommodations will be made for absences over February Break and Spring Break. Experience is not necessary, as UWAC will provide training.  Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a sense of humor are highly valued! Interested students should send their resume and a statement of interest to United Way of Addison County Volunteer Center Coordinator Linnea Oosterman at linnea@unitedwayaddisoncounty.org by January 15, 2019.

United Way Impact Funding Team

Interested in non-profit work and the grant review process? Join United Way’s Community Impact Funding Team!

Deadline January 15.

Come learn about the behind-the-scenes work involved in the grant approval process. United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is seeking Middlebury College student volunteers to review grant applications from nonprofits that are working to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of Addison County residents. Joining the Community Impact Funding (CIF) review team is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the grant making process, as well as the types of needs being addressed by our local nonprofits. In the past three years, reviewers helped UWAC invest $991,605 in 33 programs covering 28 different agencies across the region. Volunteer responsibilities include reviewing applications, conducting site visits and making funding recommendations to the UWAC Board of Directors. The work will require a time commitment of 10-15 hours for meetings, plus approximately 30 additional hours of grant review and scoring between the last week of January through the beginning of April.  Accommodations will be made for absences over February Break and Spring Break. Experience is not necessary, as UWAC will provide training.  Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a sense of humor are highly valued! Interested students should send their resume and a statement of interest to United Way of Addison County Volunteer Center Coordinator Linnea Oosterman at linnea@unitedwayaddisoncounty.org by January 15, 2019.

Finding and Funding Your Summer Internship!

Considering an internship this summer?  Winter Term is a great time to start your search.

At this information session, you will learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you. We will:

  • Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done
  • Highlight top resources to use in the search process
  • Discuss strategies for creating your own experience
  • Provide tips for narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship
  • Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships
  • Let you know about all the great people at CCI you can turn to for help

We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions.

Wednesday, January 9, 4:30-5:30 pm, Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House

Register here! 

 

Life Beyond Middlebury: J-term workshop series

Come to one or more of the 6 sessions below and learn something new!  Sponsored by CCI, Student Government Association, MiddCORE, MCAB and Health and Wellness office.

LinkedIn Photobooth
Thursday, January 10 from 4:30-6 pm in ADK Library

Stop by any time for this drop in session.  Come get a professional headshot for your account (first come first serve), and stick around to learn how to make the most of your profile.  Advisors will be available to walk you through how to use the alumni tool, research employers and more!  RSVP here.

Personal Finance 101
Monday, January 14 at 4:30pm in  Axinn 219

Are you a saver or a spender?  How do you make a budget and actually live within it?  Do you usually take risks or are you pretty conservative with your money?  Come to this session to learn about these questions and more and have a knowledgeable discussion with an expert.  Presented by Kevin Renshler, Associate Director, MiddCORE and Professor of the Practice in Business and Enterprise.  RSVP here.

Negotiating Salary
Wednesday, January 16 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229

Everyone should know how to negotiate their salary, yet very few people actually do. This workshop will teach the fundamentals of negotiating a higher salary including why it is important, how to find out how much you are worth, how to get a raise and more.  Presented by National Life Group, a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation.    Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later.  RSVP here.

Balancing Work and Wellness after Graduation
Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 219

How do you maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle once you enter the workplace? This workshop will address the importance of keeping health and wellness at the forefront of each day so you can be a happy, healthy and productive employee.  Topics will include nutrition, mindfulness, movement, sleep/work balance, etc.  The talk will be given by Molly (Lukins) Burke, Midd ’97, who started her own corporate wellness company in New York City.  Presented by Molly Lukins Burke ’97, Food + Mood NYC.  RSVP here.

Jumpstarting Your Career: A Panel With Young Alums
Thursday, January 24 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

Come to this fun, light session to learn from young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation and how to make their way in the real world after college.  RSVP here.

  • Alex Brockelman ‘18
  • Riley Dickie ‘16
  • Thomas Wentworth ‘18
  • Katie Ritter ‘15

Etiquette Dinner
Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm in Atwater

Benefit from learning the life skills of networking at cocktail parties and dining in an appropriate way.  Starting with tips from an expert, learn how to handle yourself with confidence, make introductions and work the room.  Tickets $5 at go/boxoffice.  Limited seats available.

Esteem Graduate Program at Notre Dame: A Master’s Program in Entrepreneurship, Technology, & Innovation for STEM Students

Many students come into the University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Graduate Program feeling restless and boxed in by the career choices laid out in front of them, but full of energy to create a better world and make an impact. For this reason, ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it. ESTEEM allows students with technical backgrounds to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship, learning how to combine their current skills with new ones to make an impact fixing things that matter.

ESTEEM curriculum:

  • 11 months of transformative experiences
  • includes design thinking, customer validation, financial modeling, BMC, data analysis, finance and prototyping
  • Master’s Thesis Capstone: go-to-market approach with ND-based research, industry-sponsored projects or Founder’s Idea

ESTEEM students:

  • 45 students in the class of 2019 from various STEM fields
  • 100% receive some level of scholarship award
  • average scholarship of $22k

ESTEEM graduates:

  • are changing the world at companies such as Apple, Eli Lilly, McKinsey, Walt Disney and more
  • 86% are placed at graduation; 98% @ 90 days from grad
  • 1 in 4 alums are in startups; 25% as founders or co-founders (including Enlighten Mobility, founded by Marissa Koscielski, ESTEEM 2018)

ESTEEM operates on a Rolling Admissions calendar and they have two application deadlines remaining:

January 27, 2019
March 17, 2019

Kyle Williams, ESTEEM’s Program Manager for Recruiting, Marketing and Placement is available to answer any questions you may have and actively engage you with any and all aspects of the ESTEEM experience.

High Meadows Fund 2-Yr. Post-Grad Fellowship-Info Session 12/4

You are invited to join an Information Session to learn more about the High Meadows Fund 2-year post-graduate Fellowship offered exclusively to Princeton and Middlebury seniors graduating between December 2018-May 2019. Tomorrow’s event, Tuesday, December 4th, is  at 4:30 in The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest (Room 103).  Hear from current fellow, Will Lathrop, Environmental Philanthropy Associate and a Princeton graduate. He will discuss his day-to-day work on sustainability issues throughout the state of Vermont and in particular how a community’s values inform their land use.

Here is a description from the the High Meadows Fund of the issues they work on:

Climate disruption threatens Vermont’s communities and working landscape. It is urgent Vermonters address it head-on by both lowering their contribution to a warming planet and adapting to the changes already underway. High Meadows applies this sense of urgency in three areas of focus:

  • Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and watershed land use that protects communities, soil, and water quality.
  • Clean and Efficient Energy: Lowering fossil fuel use, especially in homes of low income Vermonters.
  • Farm, Food and Forest Enterprises: Promoting vibrant enterprises as well as healthy ecosystems.

We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convenings, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact. We particularly value social and marketplace innovation and collaboration.

Please see our website, www.highmeadowsfund.org, for more information and join the event tomorrow to learn more about the position or contact thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu if you cannot attend.

 

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