End of the School Year Reminders

As finals approach and as you finish your last classes, remember that the CSO is still here for you (even after you graduate!)

Drop in hours with counselors will continue this week from 2 to 5 PM. If you want to talk about how to approach your summer employer, or how to find a job when you are at home, stop by!

Happy hunting!

Marketing and Development Assistant

Marketing and Development Assistant


Enjoy a fast-paced, fun environment? Come work with ACTR! ACTR is the non- profit public transportation provider for Addison County and is seeking someone to support the marketing and development functions of the Community Relations Department. Candidates should have strong computer skills including experience with databases and websites, as well as experience working on marketing and outreach campaigns. Excellent people and writing skills as well as flexibility required. Fundraising and public relations experience a plus. Join a growing non-profit and bring a sense of humor. 15 hours/week. Salary $9-$12 per hour based on experience.

Some pro-rated benefits available.

Email resume, cover letter, and writing sample electronically to nadine<at>actr-vt.org, or mail to Community Relations Manager, ACTR, P.O. Box 532, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Applications due by May 21, 2010.

No phone calls, please.

ACTR is an AA/EO Employer

Environmental Financial Analyst Position

As I was searching for jobs on Grist.org, I found a great opportunity!

Environmental Risk Communications, Inc. in San Francisco, CA is looking to hire an Environmental Financial Analyst.

They would like someone with 0-4 years of work experience (so new graduates should apply!) who has skills in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Business Administration.

For more information and to apply, see the posting at http://jobs.grist.org/job/environmental-financial-analyst-san-francisco-ca-environmental-risk-communications-inc-621a737188/?d=1&source=site_search

Seniors – Two AmeriCorps*VISTA Openings for 2010-2011

Attention May & Recent Graduates!
Middlebury College Alliance for Civic Engagement (ACE) Office has

Two AmeriCorps*VISTA Openings for 2010-2011
Are you graduating this May but looking for an opportunity to remain in the area for another year?! The Alliance for Civic Engagement (ACE) office is now recruiting to fill two AmeriCorps*VISTA positions for 2010-2011.

  • Service and Activism Initiatives Coordinator
  • Mentoring and Emergency Housing Coordinator

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Workshop to Prepare you for Sophomore Year TONIGHT at 7 PM

Class of 2013 and 2013.5,

Tonight (Monday) and Tomorrow (Tuesday) night, the Peer Career Advisors from the C.S.O. are hosting a workshop called Decision Points: A Road Map to Sophomore Year.

Current Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (not staff of the College) will talk with you about

  • Chosing a Major and a Major advisor,
  • Identifing Career Interests and Skills,
  • Contacting Employers and
  • Using CSO Resources

It will be held both Monday and Tuesday from 7 – 8 PM in the Gifford Annex Classroom. The workshop will help you prepare for your sophomore year and use your summer wisely.

Please join our Facebook event Decision Points.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mid-Management Op for Environmentally-minded Alum

Base Salary: $49,920-$57,728 DOE plus annual performance incentive package up to a maximum of $20,000 annually.

REPORTS TO: UCRFEG Board of Directors

DUTY STATION: TBD, within the Upper Columbia region

The successful candidate is responsible for executing the mission of the Upper Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group (UCRFEG) which is a nonprofit organization working within Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and Ferry Counties to cooperatively facilitate sustainable fisheries enhancement projects for future generations based upon public trust, outreach, and voluntary participation of willing landowners, best available science and best value management practices.

The Executive Director will carry out the varied assignments of the Board of Directors; secure funding from state, federal, and private sources; and perform a full range of managerial functions including financial, personnel, facility, and project management needs and other duties as assigned. Read more

Seniors! Work as a Labor Rights Associate


This job posting is reposted from justmeans.com

The CSR/ Labor Rights Program Associate is a new position at Verité intended to provide programmatic assistance for several Verité initiatives relating to Corporate Social Responsibility and Labor Rights. The Program Associate will assist Senior Program Staff with all facets of program areas, including research, recruiting, tool development, stakeholder management, materials creation, editing, subcontractor training, and organization, logistics, and dissemination of materials. Verité seeks a flexible and motivated individual capable of adding significant value to a rapidly growing organization as needs evolve.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess strong organizational skills and be very detail orientated
  • Be comfortable multi-tasking in a dynamic environment working on tight deadlines
  • Have a background in research, consulting, program management, labor issues, and/or report writing
  • Possess strong writing, editing, and fact-checking skills Read more

Opportunities for Seniors!

Apply for all of these opportunities through MOJO. Not sure how to do that? Come into the CSO any weekday from 2-5 PM and we can help you!

Clean Markets, LLC

PAID Post-graduate Marketing Intern application deadline:  April 26, 2010

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Information Session: Hillcrest 103, 1220pm – 120pm, April 27, 2010 (RSVP ON MOJO)

Recruiter in Residence: CSO Library, 2pm – 4pm, April 27, 2010 (RSVP ON MOJO)

Aon Corporation

Early Career Associate application deadline:  April 30, 2010 Read more

How to Build a Resume without Work Experience

Many college students lack what they believe to be relevant experience in the job market. Don’t worry if this is you, you have plenty of other marketable skills!

College Students rarely see the importance of their computer skills. If you are competent in Excel, Word or other programs, include it on your resume!

Coaching and Teaching experience are also valuable. They show leadership, command of a subject and the ability to work with other people.

Awards also help beef up your resume. Were you on the Dean’s list this past semester? Were you a college scholar? Are you an eagle scout? Did you win in the cribbage tournament? Whether or not these seem important to you, it is crucial to realize that these represent many skills that employers are looking for.

Leadership experience, such as being the treasurer for a club or the captain of a team, is also something that is important.

For more ideas, check out The Intern Coach’s Q&A section.

Race to Replace Vermont Yankee

Bike Ride and Clean Energy Rally for 100% Clean Electricity for Vermont

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Montpelier Statehouse Rally – 12:00pm

Bike Ride from Montpelier to Burlington – 1:00pm

Burlington Clean Energy Celebration, Battery Park

(Pearl St. & Battery St.) – 5:30pm
Register to ride at www.RaceToReplace.org
Come join students and clean energy advocates from across Vermont as we push our elected officials and candidates for governor to replace Vermont Yankee with clean, renewable sources of power. Read more

Living Global Environmental Policy

Climate Change and Methane Markets:  Living Global Environmental Policy

Annenberg Speaker Ashley King comes to Middlebury College for three public events to talk about her experience as an environmental scientist working to promote climate protection policy, alternative markets and energy efficiency through the EPA and abroad.

Who is Ashley King and why should you come to these events?

Ms. King is Co-Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Methane to Markets program, and coordinator of the impact evaluation of the ENERGY STAR program and other climate protection partnership programs.  King has also worked in foreign markets researching climate policy and global environmental science and as an environmental education Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and an AmeriCorps volunteer through the Student Conservation Association.

Wednesday, April 21

The Government Goes Green:  Career Conversations about Environmental Science Opportunities

12:30 pm Mitchell Green Lounge

Bring your own lunch

Ashley King will answer your questions and talk about working in the environmental science field, working for the EPA and the federal government, contributing to climate policy, and alternative fuel markets and initiatives.

Climate Change & Methane Markets: Living Global Environmental Policy

Presentation by Annenberg Speaker Ashley King

4:30 pm McCardell Bicentennial Hall 219

Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day!)

Professional in Residence:  Ashley King

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Career Services Office, Adirondack House

Drop by for conversation, advice or questions.

Why is this Annenberg speaker such a big deal?

These three events are organized by Elise Hanks ’11.5, Ambassador for the Partnership for Public Service, with support from CSO.  Middlebury is honored to have Elise on campus, one of only 30 schools in the country to have such a position.  For more information, Read more

Fellowships and Grants

Announcing a New Resource!

It is called Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. This database includes detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation programs that fund students and other individual grant seekers.  CSO has purchased a subscription, however only 1 student can be logged in at a time.  If you attempt to sign in and you are blocked, please patiently wait and try again later.  Remember, to log out when you are done!

To access the database, log on to the Midd-Only Resources section of the CSO website (http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/cso/students/resources/middonly)
We also have a great resource called the Student Fellowships and Scholarships Office, as well as the Student Funding Database (which you can find on their main website and in the Midd-Only Resources)

Internship Opportunity in Fair Trade Recycling

American Retroworks (operating as Good Point Recycling here in Middlebury) is looking to hire an intern for this summer (and there is a high likelihood of international travel!). American Retroworks, a fast-growing 25 person company, specializes in the recycling of electronics (think your old slow computer).

What does that mean?

Towns, Counties, Municipalities and more recycle their old computers, cell phones, televisions and other electronics.

  • If the electronics are in usable condition, they are reused.
  • If they are not in the best of shape, they are refurbished.
  • At the last stage of their lives, the electronics are broken down into their components (copper, steel etc.)

The intern will assist in:

  • Graphic design (logo, style sheet)
  • Designing process documents (reports, spreadsheets, standards)
  • Designing marketing documents (brochures, outreach/education)
  • Advertising (mailing, media outreach) Read more

Deadlines and Recruiters!

Check MOJO for full details on these events and deadlines!

Do not miss out on these opportunities!!

Vermont Wetland Plant Supply, LLC*

Recruiter in Residence:  CSO Library, 2pm – 4pm, April 7, 2010

Application deadline:  April 15, 2010

American Retroworks*

Recruiter in Residence: CSO Library, 2pm -5pm, April 8, 2010

Application deadline:  April 12, 2010

Tuck Business Bridge Program

Application deadline:  April 15, 2010

Brighter Planet*

Application deadline:  April 18, 2010

Choose Responsibility*

Application deadline:  April 15, 2010

*Please note: if you graduate in May 2010, you are no longer a student and cannot be considered for these donor funded internships.

PAID Summer 2010 Internship

Atomic Heritage Foundation

The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF), a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Manhattan Project and Atomic Age and its legacy, is seeking a paid intern for summer 2010 to work on a variety of exciting projects.

The Foundation is compiling a reader on nuclear disarmament that will include historical perspectives as well as current views on how to achieve a “world free of nuclear weapons.” Aimed at students and the general public, the book will help readers understand the importance of addressing the threat of nuclear weapons as well as the history of public involvement and how it shaped the course of the Cold War.
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