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Spotlight on Careers: CCI Resource with NEW CAREERS TOPICS!

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.
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The new topics are:

  • Environmental Science & SustainabilityThere 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.
  • NeuroscienceThe “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 & ParalegalThe 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 ScienceEvery 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.

Fellowship Opportunity for Middlebury College Students with The Horizons School of Technology

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons School of Technology supports 55 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Their tuition-free programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Their curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more

The Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. Students will hear from some of the industry’s foremost experts. They have had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, X.ai, Shapeways, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on www.joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Women in STEM roles ‘feel like frauds’

“Women aren’t falling out [of STEM], I think that men are failing to keep up with the way the world is going,” she said to cheers from the audience. “There’s nothing wrong with women; I think the choices they make and the quality of life they want, they expect a higher standard that is currently provided in organizations,” she said.

She argued that for organizations to be disruptive and successful, they need ‘cultural productivity.’ This comes from addressing the human aspects [of the work environment], she said.

Read the full article by Byron Connolly at CIO here.

Code2040: The Future of Tech

Code2040 creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top Black and Latinx engineering talent to ensure their leadership in the innovation economy.

“Code2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Black and Latinx people. Code2040 aims to close the achievement, skills, and wealth gaps in the United States. Our goal is to ensure that by the year 2040 – the start of the decade when the US will be majority people of color – we are proportionally represented in America’s innovation economy as technologists, investors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.”

Based in San Francisco, Code2040 works with students, professionals, and companies around the country.

Check out their Technical Applicant Prep Program:

TAP bridges Computer Science education with careers in tech, to provide Black and Latinx students with the network, resources and community to launch and sustain their tech careers.

TAP programming takes multiple forms:

  • TAP Retreats:  2-day internship prep retreats
  • Tech Trek: Alternative Winter/Spring Break trips to Bay Area tech companies
  • First Years On Campus: Cohort-based programming for freshmen in CS
  • Academic year on-campus engagement including skills-building workshops & leadership training
  • Year-round webinars
  • 1:1 virtual coaching and mentorship
  • Monthly blogs and student news

Also, we’ll keep you posted on their Tech Trek 2018!

Had a Job Interview but No Callback? Here’s What to Do Next Time

Days have passed since your job interview, and no one’s called or emailed.

Later, you learn someone else was hired for the position. You were sure you aced the interview and would advance to the next round, but obviously the interviewer saw it differently.

Click here for the full NYT article by Christopher Mele to learn where things may have gone wrong and how to improve your performance for the next time.

Boston Tech Recruiters Reveal Top 3 Ways To Stand Out And Get Hired

“Wondering what is the best way to get a job in the tech industry? Or how to stand out in an industry where there is so much competition?

Well, thanks to General Assembly Boston and their excellent panel of recruiters during Career Camp Week I was able to hear straight from recruiters in Boston’s tech scene about what gets their attention and makes them want to hire a candidate.”

Read the full article by Mo Chanmugham, Esq., CPCC, ACC in LinkedIn here.

PAID Communication Internship in DC

British Council. DC. $10/hour. Flexible hours (20/week). What more could you want?

The British Council is looking for a current student or recent college grad to shoot and edit video and pictures, manage social media and update their website, among other tasks. If you have strong writing skills, experience with blogs and other social media and are interested in US/UK relations, then this opportunity is for you!

The deadline is this Friday, September 21, so take a look at the British Council Communications Internship details today.

Even if this particular internship won’t work with your fall schedule, keep in mind that such positions are available at the British Council!

Check out other internship opportunities at go/middmojo.