Here you’ll find the complete ranking of 100 companies in this year’s Outside Magazine Best Places to Work package. A Rolodex of 100 companies that might actually “fit” your lifestyle: start-ups, boutique-sized, from brewery to impact branding to clothing to energy drinks; the list is really comprehensive. There’s even a youth marketing agency called Fuse in Burlington, VT with some great 2016 internships! Outside Magazine sums it up well: “All the outdoor access in the world doesn’t mean much if your job keeps you chained to a desk with no time to enjoy it. So to find the best places to work in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016, we started by creating five company categories that reflect Outside‘s values and focus: Gear, Adventure & Travel, Wellness, Culture, and Advertising. We then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group and asked employees to review factors like corporate culture, policies and perks, role satisfaction, work environment, and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop—companies that empower their employees to live bigger, better lives.”
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and partner organizations currently have dozens of job opportunities available globally with more positions likely to become available by summer 2016. J-PAL’s recruitment drive is an excellent opportunity to join us and our work to alleviate poverty. J-PAL is a network of over 100 affiliated professors around the world who use randomized evaluations to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. Started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, J-PAL also has six regional offices in Africa (South Africa), Europe (France), Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile), North America (USA), South Asia (India), and Southeast Asia (Indonesia). J-PAL affiliated professors employ research staff through their primary university and through organizations like J-PAL, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), IFMR Lead, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and Crime Lab. Most positions posted during the recruitment drive require candidates to apply online via the J-PAL/IPA Common Application.
Most positions are based outside of the US, but some positions are available at J-PAL in Cambridge, MA, at IPA in New Haven, CT, or at affiliates’ home institutions. Positions are full-time and most require a commitment of at least one year. In addition to the specific positions that J-PAL is hiring for, we are looking to fill positions in two general job categories: Read more
The world is ready for a change. Global Health Corps is building a generation of global health leaders that looks, thinks, and acts differently. They are engineers, designers, and data analysts. They are committed to social justice, they are united by the belief that health is a human right, and from where they’re sitting the future looks very, very bright.
They are searching for 160 talented young leaders from every sector for their 2016-2017 class of Global Health Corps fellows who will join their community of nearly 600 changemakers worldwide. Applications are open November 4, 2015 to February 2, 2016. Curious what role YOU can play? Find more super insightful information about the Fellows program here.
Everyone has a role to play. Are you in?
Please join us on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Axinn 219 to learn about new a public policy innovation that is helping accelerate progress on society’s most challenging social problems. Pay for Success contracts (also called Social Impact Bonds) combine social impact investing, rigorous evaluation and data analysis, and government performance contracts to improve the delivery and impact of social service programs. This is a unique opportunity opportunity to hear about the impact that some of the early Pay for Success projects are making on reducing homelessness, improving access to early education, reducing recidivism, and other critical issues for states and cities.
Middlebury alums Ryan Gillette ’08 and Scott Kleiman ’06, both Assistant Directors with the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, will be sharing their experiences from the front lines of leading this work with city and state governments around the country. The session may particularly appeal to students considering careers in government, nonprofit leadership, social impact investing, or economics.
Co-Sponsored by Center for Careers & Internships, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Department of Economics & Department of Political Science
Passionate about alleviating poverty, closing the achievement gap, engaging in environmental issues, working toward healthier futures, and more? Consider applying to a New Sector Fellowship, a paid intensive opportunity for emerging leaders and students who are committed to the social sector. We have several Middlebury alums that have are both New Sector Fellows and Mentors!
New Sector matches committed, interested, and skilled early-career leaders with a nonprofit organization in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, or the Twin Cities to serve full-time completing projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Fellows join a peer-learning community where they participate in training, mentoring, and coaching to build skills needed for social sector careers.
There are both summer and 11-month opportunities.
Summer Fellowship: June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – August 26, 2016
RISE Fellowships: September 6, 2016 to July 28, 2017
Each year, News Sector Alliance offers multiple application deadlines. Historically, the chance for admission has been roughly the same at each deadline, with slightly higher admission rates in earlier deadlines. Applying early also means knowing your decision sooner! The following are the 2016-2017 program deadlines:
- December 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by January 29
- February 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by April 1
- April 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by May 16
- June 1 (RISE only) – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by July 15
Lean more, connect, and apply at http://newsector.org!
From alumnae, Annie Davies ’06: “Anyone looking for an entry level position in international development and global health, at a fun, fast-paced organization? Check out the position – Program Assistant – Asia and Eastern Europe.
A Middlebury alumnae, Hilary Platt ’12, associate manager Product Marketing is working with Opower’s president on a task force to make Opower a greener company– from office operations to flying to events. They are looking for 2-3 students to spend a month at Opower doing a comprehensive audit. “I know J-Term is right around the corner, but do you think there is any chance of still finding a couple students to take on this project? I think this would be a great opportunity for the students to be at Opower working on a really important project. The month would culminate with a presentation to Opower’s management team with key recommendations.” If your interested in this unique opportunity working with a cutting edge company in the renewable industry, contact Hilary Platt, platt.hilary[at]gmail.com or contact Tracy Himmel Isham, thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu.
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.
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
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
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
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).
Don’t miss Google@Middlebury events throughout October 4-5, 2015. Sign up on MOJO (Info Sessions) for one-on-one reviews of your resume with Middlebury alums from over six different functional areas at Google. Don’t let the word “technology” wig you out–see all that they have to offer our liberal arts student!!
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.
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.
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/.
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.
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