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Have A Transformative Experience at the Frontiers of Science and Technology: Summer@Station1

Apply to Be in the First Cohort of Pioneering Station1 Fellows!

Are you a bold and creative thinker and an aspiring changemaker who is passionate about applying science and technology to create a more equitable, creative, prosperous, and sustainable world?

Station1 is looking for you!

You are invited to apply to be in the inaugural cohort of Station1 Fellows who will participate in the Summer@Station1 program – a unique and exciting residential science and technology-focused educational, research, and internship program with a focus on societal perspective, social innovation and impact. Fellows will come from near and far to work together throughout the summer of 2018 in the Boston region of Massachusetts in the United States.

As a Station1 Fellow You Will:

  • Be awarded a valuable fellowship that includes: a competitive living expenses stipend, housing costs, a stipend for transportation to and from Station1, instructional and program costs;
  • Gain authentic, hands-on experience through a paid internship in a leading science and technology startup, company, or research laboratory (4 days per week);
  • Participate in exciting, state-of-the-art, team-based projects in science and technology applied to social impact;
  • Drive forward a project you are passionate about with potential to make a positive difference in the world;
  • Create a showcase portfolio of your project which you can show to potential employers and/or applications to graduate school;
  • Engage with a blended, shared curriculum that draws together critical perspectives on science, technology, society and social innovation and gain interdisciplinary experience by interacting with guest instructors and mentors from a diversity of fields (1 day per week);
  • Have access to a creative co-working, collaboration, and prototyping space;
  • Develop and learn how to build professional and personal skills such as: critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, communication, and creativity;
  • Build long-lasting mentoring relationships with world experts in science and technology for networking, support, and potential future letters of recommendation;
  • Receive individual counseling on academic and career pathways; and
  • Become part of a network of exceptional professionals in the Station1 community beyond completion of the program.

Interested? Learn more on their website.

Apply Now! – Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled full time in a undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited postsecondary institution;
  • Have a genuine interest in science and technology applied to societal impact;
  • Be available for the entire duration of the Summer 2018 program (academic or family obligations may be excused with advance notice); and
  • Submit completed application in English. All components including letters of recommendation, CV, etc. must be completed in English.

Adulting: life skills you need to know

SGA and CCI are excited to collaborate and offer you a series of financial literacy workshops this J-term to help you learn all about important topics.  Check out the details below.

 

Negotiating Salary

Wednesday January 17th, 4:30-5:30pm in Axinn 229

Presented by Meg Gras from National Life Group

This is something you probably know you should do, right?  But how? Where do you start?  Come learn about techniques and strategies to make this process easier and more successful.  We will discuss ideas about what to think about and do when you interview and when you receive an offer, and the basic principles of a successful negotiation: what can be negotiated and how should you respond when offered a position.  National Life Group is 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.

Explanation of Benefits: What do they mean

Thursday, January 18th, 3-5pm in Axinn 229

Health insurance?  Life Insurance?  Deductibles?  CTO?  What does it all mean?  Come learn from some friendly staff at Midd in the Human Resources office to learn this lingo so you can start to understand what benefits really mean and you can appreciate them just as much as your salary.

Loan Repayment and Financial Literacy

Wednesday January 24th 4-6pm in Axinn 229

If you are on any sort of financial aid where you will have to start paying back loans after you graduate, this is the session for you. Come learn from expert staff on campus about appropriate timelines, common issues to avoid, what to pay attention to, and how to plan ahead so you understand how to be a responsible borrower.

Young Alum Panel

Thursday, January 25, 4:30-6:30pm in Axinn 229

Come to this fun, light session to learn from these young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation, what it’s like in the “real world” and what the transition to work and making friends is like when you’re out of school.

Summer Internships: How to Find and Fund Your Internship

Looking for a summer internship? Learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you.

At this session, we will:

  • Give you examples on past internships from Midd students.
  • Highlight top resources to use in the search process.
  • Discuss strategies for creating your own experience.
  • Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships.
  • Help you with the process of narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship.

We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions.  Register here or just show up!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4:30-5:30 pm. Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House

Sponsored by CCI!

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