Below is a letter you should have received welcoming you, 1st years, to campus! In addition, if you are interested in hearing about events and opportunities around social impact, I would encourage you to sign up on our MOJO database for the CCG (Careers in the Common Good) listserve. [You can do this when you fill in your MOJO Profile and it asks “Tell me more about…CCG”.]
All of us at the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) are so excited to welcome you to campus! As you are packing and preparing for this next adventure in your life, we are busily getting ready to help you embrace your four years at Middlebury and prepare you for the future. We have lots of programs and offerings for first-years that will help you explore options, discover interests and passions, and gain experience and skills.
The CCI staff will be engaging with many of you at Orientation and over the next few weeks as you begin to settle into your new life at college. We’ll be holding events just for first-years, so keep your eyes open for that. Meanwhile, know that members of the CCI advising team are eager to talk with you whenever you are ready; we are an important part of your support network during your Middlebury journey and beyond.
Our office is conveniently located between two of your new dining halls—Ross and Proctor. It’s a walking path you’ll get intimately familiar with over the next four years! So, come early and come often; no need to have a plan or strategy before visiting with us!
We’ll also be hosting an Open House for you and your family on September 8 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and another one during Fall Family Weekend. Be sure to swing by! We look forward to meeting you.
And good luck with that packing!
Your CCI advising team,
Don, Susan, Tracy, Tim, Cheryl, Hannah, Mary, and Nes
Read about us here!
Wondering what you’ll be doing after graduation?…Fret not—distract yourself —and come to this Monday’s information session on Jan. 12th in LaForce Hall Seminar Room at 7:00PM to hear first-hand from Middlebury alum, Stu Fram ’13, who is the current 2-year Fellow working on issues important to the sustainable development of Vermont’s future. THIS IS AN AMAZING FELLOWSHIP! Email me if you have any questions; the instructions for applying to this job are on MOJO, use keyword “High Meadows”. This is an amazing experience to apply your know-how by working in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, food systems, and land use.
For those of you with an eye on socially responsible investing and sustainability, Wellington Management Company, LLP, one of the worlds largest independent investment management firms is hiring into their Business Associate Program and looking for graduates with an interest in their investment management area on their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Team.
Investment Management – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Team
The ESG Team helps their portfolio managers and investment teams better assess environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risks and opportunities in portfolios across the firm. At Wellington Management, they have integrated the analysis of ESG factors into their investment and risk-management processes firm wide. Read more
If you like doing research and quantitative analysis with a focus on the social sector and problem-solving, this is a great opportunity for you. The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. They collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning. They work on issues related to society’s most important challenges and on breaking cycles of inter-generational poverty.
The MOJO opportunity is for Associate Consultants (ACs) who are a vital part of the Bridgespan Group’s core consulting strength, Read more
Interested in getting involved at a local level? Attend the MiddAction Fair this Tuesday, September 16th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to engage in the local community. Whether you are a first year just arriving on campus or a senior looking for additional experience before graduation, this fair will have something for everyone.
Representatives from over 50 community non-profits and student organizations will be at the Fair to speak with students and share opportunities. Organizations attending include:
· Addison County Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
· Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN)
· Addison Central Supervisory Union English Language Learners
· Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR)
· Better Middlebury Partnership
· Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA)
· Charter House Coalition
· John W. Graham Emergency Shelter
· Living Well, A Community Care Home
· Open Door Clinic
· Project Independence / Elderly Services, Inc.
· The Willowell Foundation
If you cannot make the MiddAction Fair, but still want to get involved with an organization or have questions, contact Quanteshia Tennyson ’14, Poverty Initiatives Coordinator, qtennyson[at]middlebury.edu, 802.443.5113.
Welcome to the Class of 2018 and returning students! At the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) we have a ton of NEW programming in store for you this year. Below, I’d like to both introduce you to some of the new features we’ve added to our offerings and mention some of the new ways we’ve re-organized the work that we do for you.
Here’s What’s NEW:
- Quick Questions = Drop-Ins: We have replaced our Drop-Ins with Quick Questions and the NEW hours are from 1-3 P.M. Monday-Friday at Adirondack House.
- Appointments to talk to an Adviser: We have a NEW online system in MOJO set up for you to make an appointment –appts. can be made at any time now–with one of our Advisers. Please check out the profiles of our Advisers first to determine who the appropriate Career Adviser is to talk about the areas you are most interested in. So PLEASE do not call our office anymore to make an appointment, instead it’s self-serve and you can make your own even when the Adviser is asleep!
- Senior JumpStart = Senior Meeting: We have replaced the infamous beginning of the year Senior Meeting with a NEW program called Senior JumpStart which includes a series of 1o career-related workshops ranging from the Arts to STEM. There is also a workshop for those of you that still don’t know what they want to be doing when they graduate. Each workshop is being offered twice at different times…so NO EXCUSES for not attending! Here is the link to a description of each Senior JumpStart workshop (go/ccijumpstart). I will be leading two different workshops on Careers in the Common Good and Careers in Environment & Energy.
- Meet our Sophomore Peer Career Advisers (PCAs): These are NEWLY dedicated sophomore students who are trained to answer your questions and to assist you in finding the right resources to point you in the right direction. Check them out here.
Looking forward to meeting new students and welcoming back old faces!
~Tracy Himmel Isham
Associate Director, Center for Careers & Internships
Middlebury students, this program is tailor-made for you, in fact, recent Midd graduate, Marty Schnure ’11 recently received a Wild Gift grant for her start-up Maps for Good!
“Wild Gift selects budding social entrepreneurs, take them on a deep wilderness trip, and give them startup capital ($10,000) and expert mentorship to accelerate their idea. THEY DO THE REST.
Every year Wild Gift recruits outstanding new leaders to its Network of better-world entrepreneurs through an intensive application process. I am pleased to inform you that we have begun to accept applications for the 2015 class. Through a rigorous application process, we recruit dynamic young individuals (ages 21-35) with innovative, entrepreneurial ideas. Successful applicants exhibit a deep passion and commitment to wilderness and sustainability and the capacity to bring better world projects to fruition. Selected applicants receive a deep wilderness trek in Idaho, up to $10,000 in grant funding, and professional mentorship to refine a leadership project that will advance the stewardship of wild nature and sustainable human development. Wild Gift recipients become a part of the Wild Gift Network — a community of action-oriented individuals that will support them on their life-long journey to develop and promote more sustainable communities.”
DEADLINE: July 15, 2014 at 5 PM MT
APPLY NOW: http://wildgift.org/apply
Join Real Food Week for an exciting line-up of great talent from our local food sector organized by EatReal. The weeklong symposium of events focused on sustainable food will discuss the realities of our current food system and propose future solutions all while investigating the complexities of food sourcing at Middlebury.
Don’t forget to check out Friday’s event with a panel of Midd alumni who have figured out how to insert themselves into the local food system sector.
What is our role in creating a more resilient, ecologically sound, and just food system? Visit go/rfw for more information.
It’s that time of year where many of you seniors may still be looking for opportunities after graduation, so I wanted to be sure you knew about WorldTeach. WorldTeach provides opportunities for college graduates to live and teach abroad in 11 month programs in 13 developing and middle-income countries. Notably we have just receive requests for 50 new positions in the Pacific Island programs, all of which are fully funded, including airfare from a U.S. gateway city; these programs have a July departure date. Could you pass this information along to your seniors especially? Read more
What is my education worth? How will I take it with me when I leave? Why did I come here?
What is this all for?
Come hear from Middlebury alum, Dan Murphy ‘11, Youth Programs & Outreach Associate in Community Engagement, about ways that you can translate mentorship as a meaning-making tool for the liberal arts.
WHEN: Monday, February 17th, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Hillcrest 103 -The Orchard Room, Franklin Environmental Center
Want to help the world and find fulfilling, gainful employment? Consider health care policy, a $2.7 trillion health care economy.
Come join Dave Sterrett ’99, Principal, Health Care Policy Group
WHEN: 4:30 PM, Monday, February 17, 2014
LOCATION: Center for Careers & Internships, Adirondack House Library
Dave Sterrett, Esq. is a principal at the Health Care Policy Group and a former health care counsel for Public Citizen. Dave has worked on and off in federal and local politics for fifteen years. In addition to lobbying and doing public relations in the health care arena, he reviews health policy books for the Washington Independent Review of Books. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Roll Call, and Inside Health Policy. Dave is a graduate of Middlebury College (’99) and Boston College Law School.
Every 26 seconds a student drops out of school in America, leading to over one million students giving up on school every year.
All students deserve the support necessary to achieve academically and to develop as the future leaders of our country. You can provide that support.
City Year is hiring AmeriCorps Members to dedicate ten months helping students excel in school and beyond. At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States, corps members serve full-time for 10 months, each providing more than 1,700 hours of service. Highly trained corps members serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models. As a City Year corps member, you will help students stay on track and get back on track to graduate by helping them improve course performance, attendance and behavior. City Year provides real world experiences of incomparable value in terms of personal and professional development. Read more
The MiddView program is seeking Middlebury students who are involved in student organizations on campus, so they can share with first year students their own experience of getting involved. Ideally, they can place student organization leaders on trips that could potentially connect with the mission and objective of their student organization, so leaders can make connections with first year students interested in similar topics as their organizations. There are 3 trip types to choose from including Community Engagement Trips, Vermont Explorations Trips and Wilderness Explorations Trips. See what kind of trips we ran last year here! Apply to be MiddView Trip Leaders here!
Applications are due Monday, February 10th and students can apply by visiting go/lead. If your organization would like to be more closely linked to a trip by working to create a themed trip, or sponsoring an activity during one of the trips, please email areinhardt[at]middlebury.edu, or mention it in your application!
Thank you for forwarding this opportunity onto other club members!
APPLY TO BE A MIDDIVEW TRIP LEADER
Orientation Trips Coordinator
14 Old Chapel Road
Announcing $30,000 in Scholarships for students to go on The Alternative Alternative Spring Break for in Africa or Latin America with ThinkImpact. (http://www.thinkimpact.com/institute)
ThinkImpact has launched the Global Opportunity Scholarship Fund to support select applicants on Spring Institutes in Ghana, Rwanda and Panama this March. Immerse in a rural village and explore social or health innovation alongside local partners to catalyze change during your break. Learn more about programs and apply today: http://www.thinkimpact.com/institute/programs/
Population Media Center (PMC) strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world through the use of entertainment-education strategies, like serialized dramas (soap operas) on radio and television, in which characters evolve into role models for the audience for positive behavior change.
They are currently accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2014 internships, particularly for Marketing & Communications. The current focus is on content strategy and implementation for PMC’s website. The position requires strong writing and research skills. Individuals with web development skills, although not required, are encouraged to apply. The position will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications. Applications for this position will be reviewed as they are received. For more information, please contact Missie Thurston.
Applicants must submit the following:
• Cover letter
• Current resume
• One letter of reference
Please email all items to pmc[at]populationmedia.org
Please reference the internship position for which you are applying in your application. These different opportunities are listed here.
Shepherd Poverty Internship Program (paid)
The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty integrates rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons, enriching the education of undergraduate and law students in all majors and career paths. The intent of this program is to prepare students for lives aimed at diminishing poverty and enhancing human capability through professional and civic efforts.
Middlebury’s Community Engagement office will be participating in this poverty studies internship program that places students in agencies that serve disadvantaged communities through the Shepherd Alliance based at Washington and Lee University. Middlebury will select and send up to five summer interns, who will join a total of nearly 100 peers from other campuses. A stipend and housing are provided.
Check MOJO for full details on this position and the application process!
Don’t miss out on these opportunities!
Scholarship opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors committed to careers related to the environment: Apply for the Udall Scholarship! The Udall provides up to $5,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses. Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up. U.S. citizen. Demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities. Scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury College—nomination deadline is January 23, 2014. Application instructions online at go/fellowships (Click on Udall) Questions? Contact Professor Chris McGrory-Klyza (klyza[at]middlebury.edu) or Lisa Gates (lgates[at]middlebury.edu)
In addition to Charlie MacCormack’s talk, he has generously shared with us his recently authored resource, A Guide to Global Development Opportunities at Middlebury College, targeted to students who are thinking about careers in global development, to provide them with “an overview of all that Middlebury offers in this arena, as well as some pointers as to how to set your own course and put together the combination of activities that is right for you.”
Thank you, Charlie, for making the roadmap appear more accessible!
Middlebury has established a relationship with Clinton Global Initiative to become a CGIU Campus. President Clinton will host the seventh meeting of CGI U from March 21-23, 2014 at Arizona State University. If you are interested in applying to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference with students from all over the world, the deadline for early decision and travel assistance is November 22, 2014. Apply here to attend CGI U 2014 at Arizona State University. CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Students that submit a CGIU “commitment to action” and are selected by the CGIU process are eligible to use this application as a grant application to the 2014 MCSE Summer Grants challenge. MCSE Summer Grants Projects receive $3000 for the summer. Contact Heather Neuwirth (hneuwirth[at]middlebury.edu), Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, if you have any questions or are interested in going.