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An Interview with Corporate Restructurings: What to Do When Bad Balance Sheets Happen to Good Companies

Guest Lecturer Bob Crowley ’94, Managing Director at Moelis & Co.

Professor of the Practice Frank Van Gansbeke welcomes all students to his class for this guest lecture.

Date: Thursday, October 17th

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: 75 Shannon Street 202

Bob Crowley is a Managing Director of Moelis & Company, and is responsible for Moelis’ residential real estate advisory business. He is also the head of the Boston Office of Moelis & Company, and was one of the original founding partners in 2007.  Bob was previously Global Head of High Yield Capital Markets at UBS Investment Bank.

For nearly 25 years, Bob has been one of the leading investment bankers to the real estate sector. He is a frequent speaker on M&A, capital raising and restructurings at national homebuilding conferences, and is a former member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. In 2010, he was named to Investment Dealer’s Digest’s “40 Under 40” list.

Bob started his career at Salomon Brothers and worked at BankBoston before joining UBS. Prior to becoming an investment banker, Bob was a high yield research analyst covering the homebuilding/building materials sectors and was named to Institution Investor’s All Star list from 1998-2000.

Bob is a graduate of Middlebury College (1994), where he majored in International Politics & Economics. He is the former President and board member of Hill House Boston, the former President and current board member of the Franconia Ski Club, is current treasurer and board member of the Shady Hill School, and is currently a member of the audit committee and corporation of the Belmont Hill School.

“Health Policy In Action” JTerm Internship Course

Professor Jessica Holmes is offering a JTerm academic internship course called “Health Policy in Action.”

This course will combine a four day/week internship at a Vermont health care organization with one session/week in the classroom, providing the opportunity to apply liberal arts learning to real-world experience in addressing critical issues facing Vermonters. Students will spend 30 hours a week on-site at various organizations in Middlebury, Burlington and Montpelier. Class time will be spent debriefing the internship experience, building skills relevant to health policy analysis and working on the research project. Grading will be based on participation, evaluation by internship sponsor, evidence of personal growth, and performance on the final project. Below you will find more specific information about the internships available. For more information about each organization, check out their website. If you have questions, please reach out to Professor Jessica Holmes at jholmes@middlebury.edu.

IMPORTANT:

Enrollment in the course is by approval only. Interested applicants must email a resume to Professor Jessica Holmes at jholmes@middlebury.edu with the subject line JTERM and a short online application by Oct 20. Please review the internship descriptions below to rank your preferences in the application.

Internships:

Porter Medical Center (Middlebury, VT)

Sponsor: Ron Hallman, VP of Development and Public Relations

Project will focus on developing strategies with specific tactics/partnerships/resources to address a number of community needs that emerged in Porter’s 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment report (i.e. lack of transportation, affordable housing, substance abuse, etc.).  

University of Vermont Health Network (Burlington, VT)

Sponsor: Eve Hoar, Network Director, Strategic & Business Planning

The UVM Health Network Strategic & Business Planning team welcomes two interns to do deeper exploration of topics in healthcare innovation and their application to healthcare delivery in the UVM Health Network service area. Students will work on a month-long project and have opportunities to attend meetings with network affiliate leaders at one or more locations around the Network.  Project topics will be determined as January approaches, but potential project topics include:

  • Gaming applications in healthcare
  • Patient access centers:  recommendations for UVM Health Network
  • Geri-psych care:  innovations for consideration
  • Aging in Place:  what are the implications for the care continuum and for the economics of population health
  • Workforce issues, including the recruitment of providers and nurses to Vermont:  new ideas that are working in other rural areas
  • Population health approaches for patients with cognitive decline

Bi-State Primary Care Association (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Helen Labun, Vt Director of Public Policy

Intern will work with the team to help publish a short podcast series that explains basic health care policy concepts and terms. The format for the podcast is a series of short interviews, segmented by themes, with show notes that include additional details and links to additional resources. The intern will help create the show notes, gathering background information ahead of interviews, participating in interviews, fact checking, generating ideas for future topics, and helping build distribution channels for the podcast. 

Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Jeff Tieman, President and CEO

Project will focus on working with the VAHHS team to identify health policy issues of relevance to Vermonters and find easily digestible ways to make them accessible to the public. The internship will involve interviews with health policy stakeholders, academic research, and the crafting of one-pagers for a general audience.

Green Mountain Care Board (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor: Susan Barrett, Executive Director

Project will help identify strategies for rural hospitals to achieve sustainability in a climate of shrinking population, work force shortages, rising costs and federal and state payment reform. The intern will conduct research and interview key stakeholders to assemble successful strategies, tactics and resources deployed in other rural communities. Final project will be a written set of prioritized recommendations presented to the GMCB.

House Health Care Committee-Vermont state legislature (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Rep. Bill Lippert, Chair

Intern will serve as a research assistant for the House Health Care Committee, providing background and analysis for health policy bills as they arise during the legislative session. Intern will attend committee meetings, floor sessions, and conduct and present research as requested by committee members.

Senate Health and Welfare Committee-Vermont state legislature (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Senator Virginia Lyons, Chair

Intern will serve as a research assistant for the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, providing background and analysis for health policy bills as they arise in session. Intern will attend committee meetings, floor sessions, and conduct and present research as requested by committee members.

Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Catherine Fulton, Executive Director

Intern will work the VPQHC team on their “Survey and Training for Independent Mental Health Providers” project- a project that developed through their Zero Suicide Work Group.  The intern would help survey mental health clinicians across the state to identify both clinicians who have previously been trained in suicide specific treatment protocols and those clinicians who have not been trained but are interested in receiving training. The survey would also include an assessment of potential barriers to engaging in training. The intern would then interpret the results for a presentation to the Zero Suicide Work Group. The analysis will help develop a list of clinicians with suicide-specific treatment training, which can be shared with appropriate referral sources in order to encourage smooth and appropriate transitions of care for patients experiencing suicidal thoughts. The results will also inform the next phase of the project to increase the accessibility of evidenced-based suicide specific training, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention or Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality.

PLEASE NOTE:

For Montpelier internships: The College has rented a shared house for students that is a walkable mile from downtown (the site of all internships). Students will have to cover most of their own food expenses during the week and will be expected to return to Middlebury College on weekends. There are some funds to defray gas expenses to/from Montpelier once a week and students with cars may be asked to offer rides to students without cars.

For Burlington internships: Students will stay on campus but there are some funds to defray travel expenses (gas and/or ACTR to Burlington). The College will cover hotel accommodations in Burlington during bad weather.

Social Impact Consulting: Alumni Chat on October 8

Join Julien Souffrant ’19 to learn about his firm Camber Collective. This will be a virtual chat via video conference.

Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm at CCI in Adirondack House.

All students welcome, but especially seniors who are planning to apply for the JOB posted in Handshake HERE, deadline October 14.

Camber Collective is a mission-driven strategy consulting firm dedicated to helping philanthropic, governmental, and healthcare organizations create a thriving future for people and communities in the U.S. and around the world.

Our clients are locally, nationally, and globally influential – including philanthropic foundations and individual philanthropists, NGOs, think tanks and advocacy organizations, government agencies and multilaterals as well as impact-oriented private sector organizations.

Our 32-person team, headquartered in Seattle with offices in San Francisco and Paris, is comprised of leaders from the social and health sectors and management consultants formerly from firms such as MonitorDeloitte, McKinsey, and Boston Consulting Group.

We have been recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Washington State, where we are headquartered, for 8 years running.

USAID Donald Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Deadline Nov. 1

The USAID Donald Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2020 Cohort of Payne Fellows.  The Payne Fellowship seeks to attract and prepare outstanding individuals for careers as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Candidates can be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the […]

FKD Fellowship with US State Dept., Deadline Nov 7; CCI Info Session 10/8 at 4:30

Want to pursue a career in national security, foreign affairs, or humanitarian assistance? Apply for the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship to help manage Conventional Weapons Destruction programs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. College seniors, graduate students, and recent grads are eligible. During this two-year paid fellowship, you will oversee conventional munitions threat reduction and humanitarian […]

Middlebury College Announces Participation in NESCAC Votes

We are pleased to announce the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Votes initiative, a partnership of Amherst College (Mass.), Bates College (Maine), Bowdoin College (Maine), Colby College (Maine), Connecticut College, Hamilton College (N.Y.), Middlebury College (Vt.), Trinity College (Conn.), Tufts University (Mass.), Wesleyan University (Mass.), and Williams College (Mass.) with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. We are seeking to fulfill a responsibility of higher education to graduate informed and civically engaged citizens and to push for a more inclusive democracy through increasing voter registration and turnout rates across all of our campuses and, in turn, the nation. 

NESCAC Votes aims to tackle the issue of low college student voter turnout by advancing nonpartisan civic learning and voter participation on each of the 11 campuses. Stakeholders from each of the campuses will participate in a series of conference calls and a summit designed to support collaboration, catalyze the adoption of promising practices, and develop common resources and means to advance student civic learning, political engagement, and informed voter participation.  

The initiative grew out of collaborations between staff at Middlebury College, Bowdoin College and the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge in the summer of 2018. In March 2019, the NESCAC Votes Initiative was formally announced when President Clayton Rose of Bowdoin College and President Laurie Patton of Middlebury College jointly issued an invitation to the other NESCAC presidents to participate. The inaugural effort aims to increase the voter turnout rate by at least 11 points across the 11 campuses in the 2020 general election, from an average of 53% to 64%.   

Middlebury College President Laurie Patton described the importance of NESCAC Votes: “Preparing students for engagement in the issues of our day is central to the educational mission of our institutions. NESCAC Votes is a meaningful partnership that allows us to build on our collective institutional strengths and collaborate to deepen civic learning and engagement within our individual campuses.”

Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, executive director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, says initiatives like NESCAC Votes “focus collective energy on adopting data-driven practices and institutionalizing campus efforts to help students develop the skills needed to be active and informed participants in our democracy.”

NESCAC Votes will support voting efforts to encourage more than 31,000 college students on 11 campuses to participate in our political process. Participating campuses will appoint a campus coordinator to help establish and lead a campus-wide nonpartisan democratic engagement coalition of dedicated students, faculty, staff, and community partners. Additionally, each of the 11 campuses commits to participating in the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, and a NESCAC Votes Summit on October 25-26, 2019 at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus. 

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ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Since 2016 the ALL In Campus Democracy Challenge, a program of Civic Nation, has been supporting and recognizing campuses committed to advancing nonpartisan democratic engagement by increasing opportunities for student civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation.

1-Day Student Technology Trek to Boston – Open to ALL MAJORS!

Application deadline 9/29 at 11:55 p.m.

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your fall break? Come meet tech alumni in Boston!

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Monday, October 21st

You will be introduced to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:

  • engineering
  • product management
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • and new ventures

You will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

Spend the day visiting with alumni at companies such as Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), and close out the day with a networking reception in the evening. 

This trek is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors!

Learn more and apply in Handshake.