Tag Archives: Social Impact

Global Leadership Program in Cape Town, South Africa – Info Session 9/24

Monday, September 24 at 12:30 PM in the ADK Library

Our thanks to Meghan Blumstein ’11, who was the connection to bring diiVE to Middlebury. She writes, I recently got involved with an organization called diiVe (godiive.com), which runs month-long data science boot camps for students in Cape Town, then pairs those students with socially conscious organizations to do month-long internships. I cannot say enough positive things about the all-female owned and operated organization and their amazing mission to not only teach students hard coding and analysis skills, but also to empower them to use those skills for social good and make real change in the world.”

In an increasingly interconnected world, leading companies are progressively turning to those candidates that have digital experience and global perspective.

Are you ready?

diiVe is a high impact, global leadership program in Cape Town, South Africa. They are dedicated to developing young global leaders with the digital knowledge, societal commitment, future direction, and business skills necessary to adapt, collaborate and lead in the fast-paced, global environment. diIVe features digitally-focused courses, innovative problem-solving labs, hands-on work experience and cultural immersions. Come to the info session to chat with their team about your summer 2019 plans!

Winter Term Internship Info Session: 4:30pm on Monday, September 24 at the CCI

How to get a Winter InternshipEach Winter Term, many Middlebury students participate in internships.

These internships are a valuable opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to work tied to student’s academic and/or professional interests.

On Monday, September 24 at 4:30pm, the Center for Careers and Internships will host an information session for students interested in Winter Internships in Adirondack House.

The information session will cover the steps needed to secure a winter internship, as well as what students need to do to earn internship credit pr secure funding support from the CCI.

Please sign up in Handshake if you plan on attending.

If you have any questions email Cheryl Whitney Lower, Associate Director of Internships and Early Engagement.

Taking Root Student Symposium @UVM



On October 28th, Sodexo’s Vermont First, in partnership with Farm to Plate and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, are hosting the Taking Root Student Symposium at the University of Vermont. This symposium is designed for all Vermont college students to celebrate farm to institution and learn about what it means to chart a career in food. We are pleased to share that our keynote speaker will be Ben Hewitt, a Vermont-based author of many books including The Town That Food Saved and Making Supper Safe. Throughout the day, students will learn about:

  • Why farm to institution is important for the sustainability of many actors in the food system
  • What innovative work is happening in Vermont’s food system
  • Career paths of many of Vermont’s leading entrepreneurs and thinkers
  • Resources available at each campus for students to pursue food systems-relevant coursework as well as food-related employment
  • Current food-related job opportunities; students will also have time to network directly with some Vermont employers in the food industry.  

Are you a Vermont college student interested in attending? Here’s what you need to know:

  • We are looking for student representation from all Vermont campuses. We also have limited space for this event. If you are interested in attending, please email Annie Rowell at annie.rowell@sodexo.com.
  • Registration costs $25 for the full day, 9am-4pm.


What is Your Intercultural Passion?

Passionate about education? Want to raise awareness on global issues?

Language in Motion is currently accepting participant applications for the fall semester.  As you may know, the Middlebury College Language in Motion program is a collaborative educational program that works with Middlebury students who have 1) studied abroad or lived or worked outside of the United States – and who 2) want to share their experiences with local high school students.  Participants are supported as they develop and deliver presentations and activities that promote global awareness, intercultural competence, and language study in local secondary schools.  Since starting the program on the Middlebury campus eight semesters ago, almost 100 Middlebury College students have worked with over 35 Vermont teachers in 12 Vermont schools – reaching over 1,700 secondary students.

Middlebury students who would like to participate can apply immediately, come to our drop-in information hours (date and time below), or contact me (Kristen Mullins) at kmullins@middlebury.edu. go/LiM  

The fall application deadline is Wednesday, September 19.


Can a Corrupt Company Be Green? The Volkswagen Scandal

Tuesday, September 25, 4:30 PM in Hillcrest 103

Jack Ewing, Germany correspondent for The New York Times and author of Faster, Higher, Farther: How One of the World’s Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud (W.W. Norton 2017), explains how a win-at-all-costs company culture made a mockery of Volkswagen’s claims to be environmentally conscious–and why Volkswagen is a cautionary tale for any corporation striving to be socially responsible.

Cosponsored by Program in Environmental Studies, Franklin Environmental Center, Department of German, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and Department of Economics.

The Flint Water Crisis: The Promises and Perils of Practicing Science for the Public Good

Fall 2018 Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series with Siddhartha Roy, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

Thursday, September 20, 12:30 PM in Hillcrest 103

We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or buil

ding character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet. Check out his TED Talk here.

Siddhartha Roy is an environmental engineer and science communicator who works at the nexus of  water quality, public health, and environmental justice. He and his team helped uncover the Flint. Michigan water crisis.

Cosponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

For a full schedule of the Colloquium Series, click here.

Part-time, paid opportunities with Expanded Learning Programs at local elementary schools

Mount Abraham Unified School District is looking for support staff to work after school at our exciting Expanded Learning Program at one of our five elementary schools!  This program offers opportunities for students in all five towns (Bristol, Monkton, New Haven, Lincoln, and Starksboro) to participate in enriching activities from robotics to Chinese; running club to sewing!  Our program provides healthy snacks and joyful movement overseen by a strong and enthusiastic staff who enjoy their work and one another!  We are looking for individuals 18 years and older who have experience working with kids and want to become a part of a community and school collaboration that brings opportunities, enrichment and learning to our students.  Come join the team everyone is talking about!  Please e-mail Mandy Chesley-Park (mandy.chesleypark@MAUSD.org) with a current resume.

Hours: 2:45 – 5:45 pm, M-F.  Compensation: $12.50 – $15.00 per hour DOE

See more details in the job posting on School Spring: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3002033