There are 6 reasons why.
Even though volunteering does not initially provide you with cash on hand, it can still be incredibly valuable for your career path. Volunteering provides work experience, solid references in your preferred field, networking opportunities, and shows where your passion lies. Volunteer opportunities also leave you poised to take a job with the same organization should one become available.
This is just a preview, so be sure to read the article to really get a sense of the benefits of volunteering!
Ever wonder what those exceedingly busy recruiters do with their leaning tower of resume’s? While a few applications do get interviews, some get ditched. Here’s a brief synopsis of why, but do check out the article.
1. You don’t meet the requirements.
This seems like an obvious one, but many prospective hires don’t pay enough attention to the job description when deciding what to include in their resume or distract from their legitimate qualifications with unnecessary details. Don’t do that.
2. You’re not a culture fit.
It’s OK – even advantageous – to let your personality show in your application. Many employers are not looking for a generic anybody to do their tedious grunt work. Try to show the ways in which you are their “type.”
3. You don’t pay attention to detail.
Again, this should go without saying. Employers can become frustrated with smaller details than you realize: font consistency, margins, to whom you’ve addressed your cover letter. Make sure you double-check and proof-read. It’ll get you past the trash can.
Career day : Boston Job Recruitment Event
Deadline to apply is Monday, October 8th at midnight
ECCD is a day-long interviewing event in Boston that provides you with an opportunity to apply for jobs with over 30 employers from a variety of industries. Several Job opportunities in different sectors such as Environmental, non-profit ,education and healthcare. Employers including Epic, match education, Apprise incorporated, Cambridge Associates, and more are looking for liberal arts students like you. Students can have multiple interviews in one day while only needing to travel to one location. Middlebury seniors are hired at this event every year. You could be next!
The event will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm at the Back Bay Events Center located at 200 Berkley Street, Boston.
Jacqueline Novogratz, Chief Executive of the Acumen Fund, which invests in businesses aiding the world’s poor, says, “We think about our values in pairs, and there is a tension or a balance between them.” Novogratz talks about what answers to questions on a job interview become a ‘dead-end’ and how authenticity and fit are key to an effective job interview. More than anything, it’s important for students who are job seeking to understand themselves and be able to articulate their “story.” How can you pull your resume together–even if it seems there are many unrelated experiences–to connect your skills and competencies by telling the story of ‘self’ which can effectively intersect with your interests and values. Read more in the NYT’s Corner Office article: When Humility and Audacity go Hand in Hand
Exploration Summer Programs
Several Positions available : APPLY NOW!
Application deadline: Sunday, September 30
Exploration Summer Program, a world-wide leader in summer academic enrichment, is seeking students for a variety of teaching and administrative positions at each of their summer programs: the Senior Program at Yale University, the Intermediate Program at Wellesley College and the Junior Program at St. Mark’s School.
For more detailed information about the available positions, please check MOJO or refer to the Faculty Hiring section of their website: hiring.explo.org.
Exploration will be on campus Oct 3rd and Oct 4th, conducting an info table, session and on campus interviews.
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!
The 2012-2013 school year is off to a great start here at Education in Action! To begin the year, let’s start to look ahead at all the opportunities available to students and note the events on the calendar. We’re looking forward to sharing ideas and opportunities with you that have a ‘Careers in the Common Good’ theme to them–not everything will suit you, but you can get lots of ideas about ways to engage your interests and passions and still earn a living! Seniors, be sure to stop by EIA for Resumania tomorrow and Friday from 2:00 – 5:00 to get your resume edited and get a jump on career planning for after graduation. All seniors of the 2013 and 2012.5 class are also strongly encouraged to attend the annual Senior Meeting, Today, Wednesday September 19, in the Dana Auditorium at 1:00, 4:00, and 6:00. Interested in a career in government? Come to the Fall Webinar Series this Thursday from 3:00-4:00 in Hillcrest 103 for in-depth advice about the path to positions in the Federal government. As always, all students are welcome to bring any internship, job, or other inquiries to drop-in hours every day from 2:00 – 5:00.
We are looking forward to the new year and hope to see you here at EIA!
There will be tasty, local snacks.
Every wonder what it would be like if Middlebury had a Food Studies Program?
Come listen to Dr. Amy Trubek, assistant professor in the Nutrition Food Sciences department at the University of Vermont as she explores the role of Food Studies in an undergraduate degree and the range of Food Studies programs popping up across the country. Dr. Trubek’s knowledge will help Middlebury students and faculty better understand how a Food Studies program would fit into Middlebury’s unique liberal arts curriculum.
This event is sponsored by the Environmental Council Food Subcommittee.
Gregg Humphrey’s EDST0420 students will give presentations on Education for Sustainability. Projects have focused on Middlebury and the surrounding towns with college students creating projects that address sustainability needs here on campus as well as in local schools and organizations. Refreshments will be available! Come for some or all.
Click here for a complete presentation schedule.
Through the Organizing Fellowship program, you can work in a full-time volunteer position, learn the principles of field organizing, and then carry out important grassroots activities on the ground. Read the rest of this entry »
Santi School Project (SSP) is volunteer run non-profit based in Maryland. All of SSP’s projects are based in Nepal, where SSP is registered as Shanti Education Initiative Nepal (SEI Nepal). SSP strives to improve the standard of education in rural Nepal holistically by providing infrastructure support, resources and educational materials, and teacher training. You can learn more about SSP
here : http://santischool.org/.
Founded in 2006, SSP so far has built a new school and renovated several public schools in rural Nepal. They regularly place capable and enthusiastic individuals in our partner schools to teach English and conduct fun/educational activities for children.
” Our volunteering teachers bring something new to our classrooms and offer a unique perspective that can open children’s mind. Volunteers also get a chance to immerse in rural Nepali life and learn about new culture and people. ” Mahesh Dahal ’10
You can find more about volunteering with us in our website (http://santischool.org/volunteers/) or in this brochure:
Help protect Vermont’s environment and join VNRC!
Available internships at VNRC :
1) Research support for regional sustainability planning
2) Website updates and creation of a master spreadsheet for our community planning toolbox
You can find more information about each of the projects here: http://www.vnrc.org/take-action/action-alerts/vnrc-seeking-summer-interns/ . You can find more information about each of these projects, as well as application information, can be found at the “Please click here for more information” links.
Please contact Kate McCarthy at email@example.com if you have any questions about these two projects.
|Here are Summer Internship Opportunities in Agriculture and Environmental Studies—Apply Now!
To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!
1. Food Activism Internship at Community Servings in Boston, MA
Deadline to Apply: April 13
Reporting directly to the CEO (Midd ’81, ’88), the intern will participate in a variety of activities within the agency–from working in the kitchen and delivering meals to sick clients, to shadowing the CEO in order to gain an understanding of the management of a complex nonprofit food program. Included will be a self-directed research project on high performing food programs throughout the US, with the opportunity to pitch ideas for expansion to the senior management team. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
2. Paid Sustainability Internship at Li & Fung USA in NYC
Deadline to Apply: April 13
Based in New York City, LF USA is North America’s fastest growing provider of consumer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions, and their internship program is an immersive 10-week paid program that provides rising junior and senior college students with hands-on experience in design, sales, marketing, production and various corporate functions. Responsibilities of the sustainability intern include implementing various green projects, managing and contributing to LF’s green site, organizing high profile green events, and more!
3. Paid Food and Farm Intern at Vermont Youth Conservation Corps in Richmond, VT
Deadline to Apply: April 15
This hands-on experience allows interns to take part in all aspects of food production, from ecological soil management, plant propagation, to disease and pest control and raising pasture poultry. Interns will be responsible for daily chores and upkeep of the farm, and be active participants in CSA pick-ups and farmers market sales. Interns will be encouraged to work on individual projects focused on improving the farm, sustainable agriculture, education, or food justice, and be supported by the Food & Farm Coordinator in this initiative. This opportunity is available for graduating seniors as well as undergraduates.
4. Paid Marketing and Production Intern at Marie Veronique Organics in Berkeley, CA
Deadline to Apply: April 15
Marie Veronique Organics is a natural, organic skin care company located in Berkeley and offers award-winning natural skin care. This intern position will report to the Director of Business Development and will include Online Marketing, Customer Service, and Production Support. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing start-up in the green beauty industry, and the CEO is a Midd grad!
5. Summer Intern at Heyday Farm in Bainbridge Island, Washington
Deadline to Apply: April 15
Heyday Farm is two newly renovated historic farms (25 acres total) on the south end of Bainbridge Island that is a hub for promoting sustainable agriculture in partnership with other local organizations. They are looking for an intern to actively participate in some or all of the following areas: Livestock care (poultry, pig, cattle), fence building, land clearing and soil preparation, greenhouse plant propagation, produce preparation (egg and chicken processing), record keeping, and ‘in-the-field’ training. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
6. Campus Sustainability Assessment Intern at the University of Chile in Santiago
Deadline to Apply: April 30
The University of Chile faculty has been working on a transversal sustainability initiative over the last 2 years that includes changes to the curriculum, promoting service learning and public workshops, and establishing a recycling program. This intern will propose and apply a methodology for comprehensive sustainability assessment, using the STARS system (https://stars.aashe.org/) and adapting it to the University. The impact of the intern’s work will be important for advancing sustainability on our campus and also for promoting sustainability on other Chilean campuses. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
Nonprofit and International Development Work
when : Friday, April 6, 2012
Time : 2:30-3:30 p.m.
where : EIA Career Services Office library – located in Adirondack House
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!
Darren Springer, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
When : Wednesday, April 11
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Where: EIA Career Services Office library – located in Adirondack House
Darren Springer will be available to meet with students informally as a Professional in Residence to discuss:
Mark your calendar !
Dr. Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor and Program Chair, Public Administration, Monterey Institute of International Studies
When : Tuesday, April 10
Where: EIA Career Services Office library – located in Adirondack House
Dr. Levinger will be available to meet with students informally as a Professional in Residence & *luncheon to discuss:
Middlebury FoodWorks: Louisville
Bring your Meal and Attend an Info Session to Learn More!
Wednesday, March 7th at 6:15pm in Ross B11
Thursday, March 8th at 12:30pm in LaForce 121
Thursday, March 8th at 7:30pm in The Orchard, Hillcrest
Louisville partner Rowan Claypool will be available at these sessions to truly describe the FoodWorks experience and answer your questions!
Middlebury FoodWorks: Louisville is a nine-week competitive PAID internship program – with FREE housing – centered on the different aspects of a local food economy in Louisville, KY. This information session will provide an overview of the program and its benefits, the kind of internships available, and answer any questions you may have!
Positions available in: city government, microenterprise and development, health and nutrition, marketing and retail, publishing, event planning, with non-profits, AND, yes, on farms and in restaurants.
For more information, please visit go/mfw and visit MOJO to apply! Deadline to Apply: March 15!
For more information, contact Amy McGlashan at EIA, x5103.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
At 33 locations across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators.
Contact your campus recruiter Guadalupe Daniela Barajas ‘14 at gbarajas[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions.
THE HORSESHOE FARM FELLOWSHIP
Unique community based “Gap Year” opportunity for those interested in medicine, healthcare, community health, public health, or other community based service careers.
Students who are selected for this competitive one year (13 month) Fellowship will live in Greensboro, Alabama and will work alongside other outstanding “Horseshoe Farm Fellows” selected from around the country. Selected Fellows will have the opportunity to be directly involved in nearly all aspects of the leadership and management of this innovative community based non-profit organization and its service programs for children, mentally disabled adults, and elderly members of the community. Selected Fellows will also have the opportunity to:
* Learn about effective engagement with and work with a community. Learn how to effectively develop and lead social entrepreneurial initiatives in a community.
* Help lead, manage, and provide direct service in an innovative housing and companionship program for women with mental disorders.
* Help manage and run several mentoring, tutoring, and activities programs for children in the community.
* Help lead, manage, and develop programs for a new “Community Clubhouse” for vulnerable members of our community.
* Learn about (through weekly readings and discussions) health care systems issues including the structure and financing of the U.S. health care system, health care law and ethics, healthcare economics, the history of the U.S. health care system, and health policy.
* Work directly with M.D., M.B.A. physician who is Director and primary teacher in project and Fellowship. Have opportunity to work in and learn about rural community hospital settings, to shadow other physicians and health professionals, and learn about rural healthcare and health systems.
This opportunity is geared primarily to students with very strong leadership potential and with an interest in community based service careers (especially but not exclusively those interested in medicine or healthcare).
The Fellowship application & more information are available at www.projecthorseshoefarm.org The Fellowship application deadline is January 31, 2012.
Spend eight weeks as a paid Shepherd Alliance Intern during the summer working at an agency located in an urban or rural area in the Eastern U.S. Applications due January 15th.
What is the Shepherd Alliance Program?
The Shepherd Alliance unites student interns from Berea, Middlebury, Morehouse and Spelman colleges; Washington and Lee University law and undergraduate programs; and participating Bonner Scholar institutions with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen impoverished communities and work alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for o civic involvement and employment.
When is the Shepherd Alliance Program?
The 2012 program will begin with an orientation June 8-10. After concluding volunteer work, students will gather for a conference, August 7-8, in Little Rock, Arkansas in order to report on their summer experiences. Students from each of the Alliance schools participate in the orientation and the closing conference. All expenses for housing and meals are covered for these meetings.
How do I apply?
Middlebury College students apply for the Shepherd Poverty Alliance Summer Internship through MOJO! www.middmojo.com Log in and search for “Shepherd Poverty” under Midd-friendly Internships and follow the instructions (complete the online application and upload a resume, transcript (can be unofficial), and two letters of recommendation. At least one of these recommendations should come from a Middlebury staff or faculty member. Selected applicants will be interviewed later in January. Finalists will be determined in late January, early February. Applications are due on January 15, 2012. Interviews will be held in late January. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of January 2012, with placements finalized
What if I have questions?
Attend one of the two information sessions:
Tues., Jan. 10, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in the Center for Education in Action (EIA) Library in Adirondack House
OR Contact Tiffany Sargent (firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5082) about the internships.
Contact Tim Mosehauer (email@example.com or ext. 5105) about MOJO.
View the Shepherd Alliance information page http://www.wlu.edu/x13104.xml
How can I afford to do this?
The 3-5 students selected to represent Middlebury will each receive a $1,500 stipend. In addition, housing, meals and a small living allowance will also be provided. Note: U.S citizens may also be eligible to pursue a part-time AmeriCorps education award (voucher to be used toward education costs) valued at approximately $1,000.
Overland Travel — Summer Trip Leaders
APPLICATION DEADLINE (1st of 3 deadlines: MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
Overland hires exceptional college students and recent graduates to lead summer programs across the country and around the world. Apply to lead hiking, biking, service, writing, language or field studies programs with Overland.
• Overland has 43 programs in New England, North Carolina, the Gulf Coast, Western US, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, France, Spain, Switzerland, Europe, Thailand and Tanzania.
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