Application Tips from the Peace Corps Recruiting Office: 11/16

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Our Peace Corps recruiter, Zoe Armstrong, will be on campus, Monday, November 16, 6 P.M. in Hillcrest FEC, to present to those of you who are interested, especially those who want to make the January 1, 2016 application deadline (for programs departing late 2016). She provided us with some sample Peace Corps resumes that may help when thinking about how to “tell your story”.  The 6 sample resumes are for the six sectors of Peace Corps that will help guide interested applicants more specifically based on their sector skill areas. Peace Corps sectors are Agriculture, Community & Economic Development (Business), Education, Environment, Health, and Youth Development.

These are only meant as a guide. They are always interested in a snapshot of Peace Corps relevant work (and all work) over the past 10 years on a resume (no further back than senior year of high school). It is okay to have two pages as long as the pages are full. The Placement office looks at internships, paid work, volunteer work, club membership/leadership, service trips, community outreach/projects, cross-cultural competency, and any linguistic skills.

Don’t forget to come to the presentation where Zoe have help answer any application questions you may have or to just learn more about the process if you are not a senior.

Social Impact Jobs for Febs & Recent Grads

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I’ve noticed some really cool social impact jobs that Feb graduates and recent grads may want to consider looking in to via the reliable targeted social impact resource: Idealist.org. Instead of posting them individually, I’m going to list them here with their relevant links so you can look at them more closely. But you should expand and personalize your own search on their site. Feel free to make an appointment with me (link to MOJO on this website) to discuss how well you are “telling your story” through your resume and other written materials, as well as your comfort with interviews. Read more

International Development with EcoAgriculture Partners: Development Associate & Internship

EcoAgriculture Partners,  a pioneering non-profit organization that works to reduce hunger, increase agricultural production, improve rural people’s lives and conserve biodiversity using an innovative whole landscape approach, is hiring for 2 International Development positions for people who are interested in sustainability and agriculture. One position is full-time for a recent grad; the other is a stipend internship that could be for a J-term experience, perhaps. Read more

Intern @ Entrepreneurship Business Incubator with Midd Alum

Business Incubator Development Internship at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing entrepreneurs, business owners, and engaged community members with opportunities to learn and succeed. The Center’s main offerings are a business incubator, workshops, and one-on-one coaching on various topics, including financial management, social media, sales, marketing, and more.

The Center is seeking a motivated, creative intern to assist with marketing, curriculum development, and program documentation/structure for our core incubator. We are looking for someone who is not afraid to dig in and is always ready to learn more. Experience with business and/or economics is a plus, but is not required. The intern will report directly to the Program Director (Jake Nonweiler, a Middlebury alumnus!), but will also work with the Executive Director. Read more

Sushi & Social Change: Careers in Social Impact for the Common Good – FFW Oct. 2

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Your invited to a unique opportunity to participate in our networking event during Middlebury’s Fall Family Weekend titled “Sushi & Social Change: Social Impact Careers in the Common Good” on Friday, October 2nd from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Adirondack House’s Coltrane Lounge. This event, sponsored by the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI), is an effort to connect our Middlebury students (you!), with professionals (parents — it is Parent’s Weekend after all!) in the “real world” who have experience and careers working for the betterment of societal and environmental change. Whether they work in public service, a foundation, a nonprofit or the private sector, a social enterprise, in the media, as a social worker, volunteer, or serve on the Board of an organization—they will join with us to connect their stories and advice on the paths that led them to where they are today.  We will facilitate an interactive exercise in the 1 hour allotted and are looking for student participation. Grab a friend and your parents and come enjoy the sushi.  Please RSVP on MOJO (workshop).

Getting ready for that Interview? Tips on what employers might ask

Have you had that first interview yet? Don’t agonize about what the employer is going to ask you. Instead, be prepared to know who they are (do your research) and know yourself (have you thought lately about what really motivates you?)! Here is a a quick guide to 50 Questions an employer might ask you if you were interviewing for a start-up or new venture: http://ow.ly/SBgjF.

 

Reflection Fridays Series: “What Matters to Me & Why”, Friday 9/25 @ 12:30P

On selected Fridays in the 2015-16 fall and spring semesters, the Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) will host reflective talks in which speakers will respond to the prompt: “What matters to me, and why.” During these lunchtime talks, students and other members of the Middlebury community will reflect on their own ‘story of self’ and offer insights about the challenges of effecting social change.

On September 25th, please join us as Rabeya Jawaid ’16 shares with us what matters to her and why.

LOCATION: DKE Alumni House

TIME: 12:30-1:30PM (Lunch from Grapevine Grille will be served for the first 25 attendees!)

RSVP on Facebook HERE

To get regular reminders of the Reflection Fridays Series, join CSE’s Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/MiddCSE.

 

Social Impact Consulting: Learn from Dalberg Global Development Advisors, 9/23 @ 12:30

Are you wondering about what all the buzz is on campus having to do with Consulting jobs? Well, we are bringing one of the leading social impact consulting firms to Davis Library 105b for a Dalberg Global Development Advisors webinar on Wednesday, September 23 at 12:30-1:30pm.They describe the info session as such: “This webinar is intended for undergraduate students (1st year thru seniors) interested in learning more about Dalberg and the field of development consulting. Dalberg is a strategic advisory firm that applies the principles and rigorous analytics of management consulting to the world’s most pressing issues. Attendees of the webinar will learn about our organization, our clients, and our areas of practice; they will learn about specific projects recently completed by consultants with the firm. Finally, they will be introduced to the full-time Analyst position (on MOJO) and the recruiting and interview process for it. The webinar will also allow for Q&A with current Analysts and more senior members of the firm.  Please RSVP for this event HERE on MOJO.

They do hold general informational webinars as advertised on their website (http://www.dalberg.com/careers/working-dalberg-webinar-series/). The next one is actually on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10:30AM. This is the next best option for those students who cannot attend the webinar this Wednesday.

Check them out here as well: http://www.dalberg.com/.

 

 

 

Welcome First-Years to Campus; Sign on to CCG!

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”.]

Dear First-Years,

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!

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Join Stu Fram ’13-High Meadows Fund Environmental Philanthropy Fellowship for Seniors Jan. 12th @ 7PM

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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.

DEADLINE: Interested in Research on Adaptation to Climate Change – Paid Summer Internships

DEADLINE: Interested in Research on Adaptation to Climate Change – Paid Summer Internships

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The Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) internship program is designed to provide student research opportunities in lake and watershed ecology, climatology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, soil nutrients, environmental engineering and environmental policy and management, as well as computer science and modeling.  We are especially interested in supporting students from populations underrepresented in science, including students Read more

Work at the Intersection of Environment, Social & Governance(ESG)

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

MOJO Opportunity for Social Impact Consulting Deadline October 3

BridgespanIf 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

Engage Locally…Visit the MiddAction Fair

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
·         WomenSafe

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 Back to Campus!

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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

 

Wild Gift Fellowship & Grant Opportunity: Using Wilderness as an Accelerator for Social Entrepreneurs

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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

Real Food Week & Careers

RFWPoster 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.

WorldTeach-International Teaching Opportunities

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

Mentorship Works: Answering the Big Questions about the Liberal Arts through Mentorship

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

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