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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!

National Security Agency is coming to Midd

The National Security Agency (NSA) is the intelligence community’s leading agency in signals intelligence and information assurance. Join us when a recruiter, Caitlin Zohdi, from the NSA Office of External Recruitment and Hiring is on campus.

Thursday, September 27

4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103 for a group information session

RSVP in Handshake here.

You can also have the opportunity to speak 1:1 with a recruiter by signing up for a 20 minute appointment on Handshake:

If you have interest in talking about only language opportunities with NSA, sign up here

If you have interest in talking about STEM or language opportunities with NSA, sign up here

Join Caitlin to learn more about both summer internships and full-time positions in fields such as Computer Science, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Cryptanalysis, and Mathematics.

You can also attend and learn about Foreign Language Analysis and learn how you can use your language skills to help the US. Language analysts evaluate foreign communications and work directly with their understanding of nuance, context and cultural overtones to produce translations and reports.

In addition to these events, there are multiple internship and jobs at NSA posted on Handshake.  Browse around.  Most deadlines are October 15 or 30.  You can also learn more at:  https://www.intelligence.gov/careers

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.


MiddVote Wants YOU! to Register to Vote and Volunteer at Registration Drives

MiddVote is a non-partisan organization that works to get out the vote in Middlebury.

This fall, MiddVote will be having voter registration drives all over campus to help people register to vote and request absentee ballots for the upcoming midterm elections!

If you would like to start volunteering with MiddVote, they will be having a training/review session for new and old volunteers on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30 p.m. in Davis Library room 145. The training/review session will be followed by a registration drive in the entrance of Davis from 7-9:00 p.m.

Please email middvote@middlebury.edu if you are able to come to the training and/or the registration drive on Tuesday, September 18th.

If you can’t make it on Tuesday but would still like to be a volunteer, no worries! MiddVote will be having several drives throughout the semester and its totally ok to just show up—they will show you what to do!

Also—be sure to like MiddVote on Facebook so you know when events are happening and can share them with your friends!

Here is the list of upcoming voter registration drives:

Date Location Time
9/18 Davis Library 7-9 pm
9/20 Proctor Terrace 5-7pm
9/23 Ross Terrace 6-8 pm
9/25 (National Voter Registration Day!) McCullough Patio 330-5pm
10/1 BiHall 3-5pm

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.

Connecting coursework and the immigrant community, by Emma Ronai-Durning 19’

Emma Ronai-Durning 19’ reflects on her CCE Community Engagement Academic Outreach Endowment (AOE) grant funded employment with Rural Organizing Project.

          This summer, thanks to an Academic Outreach Endowment Grant, I was able to return home to Oregon and work with the Rural Organizing Project. My summer was full of new projects that challenged me and enabled me to grow as a human and as an organizer.

          I started the summer researching how to file public records requests. My goal was to create resources for folks across Oregon so that they could carry out their own research into what was going on in their communities in regards to police-ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) collaboration. As I discussed in my initial project proposal, this practice of providing the tools of research to those who might not otherwise have access to them aligned with my spring semester’s geography course, which explored radical geographic pedagogy quite extensively. More personally, it was exciting to see how the work of so many different fields can come together for a common cause.

          In my research I worked with activists, immigration lawyers, public defenders, immigrant justice organizers, and criminal justice advocates to figure out how to best file public records requests in the state of Oregon. It also confirmed in me the answer to a question I often receive from family members and family friends: “No, I do not want to be a lawyer.” While I deeply appreciate the assistance I received from those with legal training, I feel much more motivated to work with people at a community-wide scale instead of on a case-by-case basis. This summer provided me the opportunity to gain more clarity on my goals beyond college, while also becoming a more skilled and experienced organizer, so as to better fill that role in the future.

          You can read the resources I created on Public Records Requests here: a story of how records requests can be used as one tool in the toolbox, and a nitty-gritty how to.

The Springfield City Council ending their jail’s contract with ICE (thanks to multiple packed hearing rooms and months of local organizing).


Social Impact Consulting opportunity at Bridgespan Group

Are you passionate about solving society’s toughest problems? Are you attracted to the analytical rigor of strategy consulting? Are you looking for a team-based working environment where your colleagues would share your passion for social impact? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, we invite you to explore the Associate Consultant role with The Bridgespan Group.

The Bridgespan Group is the leading nonprofit consulting organization serving ambitious nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, and impact investors. We work with social change organizations such as Harlem Children’s Zone and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; philanthropies such as the Ford Foundation; impact investors such as TPG’s Rise Fund; and bold, collaborative initiatives like TED’s Audacious Project, Blue Meridian Partners, and Co-Impact. Like our clients, we are passionate about breaking cycles of poverty and ensuring core human and civil rights.

Check out the job in Handshake here.  Deadline is Sept 23.

You should also review this valuable resource on preparing for your consulting interview here.