Changemakers® is a community of action where we all collaborate on solutions. We know we have the power to solve the world’s most pressing social problems. We’re already doing it, one project, one idea at a time.
How do we do it? We talk about the issues, share stories and mentor, advise, and encourage each other in group forums, even engage in friendly competition. We form surprising connections and unexpected partnerships across the globe that turn the old ways of problem solving upside down. We try things that have never been tried before.
Our mantra is “Everyone a Changemaker.”™ Whatever your passions, however you want to make a difference, you’ll find a way to make it happen it here. Changemakers® connects you to action because we’re on the ground, making changes every day.
Be the change that you want to see in the world. -Mohandas Gandhi
From green building to environmental education & organic farming, if you’re passionate about making change in the world, there’s a job or internship at The Grassroots Jobsource.
**MOJO has this job posted. GO/MOJO
**Application deadline is Tuesday, November 12th. They do not sponsor for the H1-B visa.
CleanTech U Associates Overview
Building the new clean energy and green economy is not only one of the largest economic opportunities of our century, but a human necessity. In a few short months, CleanTech U (www.cleantechu.org) has launched at several leading U.S. universities, been recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative and begun formulating a China engagement strategy to create an international network and organization.
CleanTech U is looking for dynamic, innovative upstarts to help create launchpads for student entrepreneurs and leaders. We’re not looking for the pencil pushing, pinstripe dressed, clock in-clock out type; we’re looking for the troublemakers, envelope pushers, dreamers. If you have a penchant for carving out new solutions, innovating out of a corner, seeing the opportunity in the midst of chaos: We’d love to hear from you!
We’re looking for five associates in various fields. Location is virtual and time commitments vary according to position, availability and aspirations. To apply, please send your resume and motivation letter (not in formal diction please!) to email@example.com and insert the position you’re applying for in the subject line. We’re looking to fill these positions ASAP, so tell us why you’re crazy enough to be considered!
Ray Rothrock P’12
12:30, Tuesday, November 2
Chateau Grand Salon
(Lunch will be provided. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. RSVP by Wednesday, 10/27, to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
4:30 PM – Executive in Residence Lecture, Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room
“Developing Sustainable Energy around the Globe”
Ray Rothrock P’12, is the managing general partner of the venture capital firm Venrock, which he joined in 1988. Rothrock’s career began at Yankee Atomic Electric as a nuclear safety analysis engineer, and moved to a newly started and fast growing Sun Microsystems in marketing and sales. An engineer at heart with a keen insight into markets and technology, he lead Venrock into the Internet age. His current investments focus in the fields of computer network security and energy. In addition to his venture capital activities including a director of the National Venture Capital Association, he has served on the Board of Trustees of the Texas A&M Foundation, and serves on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Department.
Earth Institute, Columbia University invites Midd Kids to attend the annual Environmental and Sustainable Development Programs Open House on Monday, October 25, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of Low Library on Columbia University’s Morningside campus (116th and Broadway).
If you are interested in environmental policy, climate change or sustainability management, Columbia has many programs for you, from undergraduate to graduate programs and from certificate programs to study abroad. Come learn about Columbia University’s new M.S. in Sustainability Management, a highly specialized professional program which can be taken part or full time, that will formally train and educate sustainability practitioners for a broad range of fields.
You can learn about the other nearly 30 degree and non-degree offerings Columbia has related to the environment and sustainable development. This event will provide you with the opportunity to meet with representatives from each of these programs. We encourage you to spread the word about this Open House to friends and colleagues who might be interested in our academic programs.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact me at email@example.com or call (212) 854-3142. Additional information about the Earth Institute’s academic programs can also be found at www.earth.columbia.edu/education.
The Government of the Maldives’ International Volunteer Programme WANTS YOU!
YES YOU MIDDKID!
The program is currently recruiting volunteers to teach English to students aged 6-18 for the Maldivian Academic year from January to November 2011, and because you are so special, they want MiddKids!
The best part about this volunteer program is that the recruited volunteers are PAID! Yes, you will have to fly yourself out to the beautiful Maldives, but get this. Volunteers receive a $400 monthly allowance as well as a $1,100 stipend upon completion of the full program.
For more information: http://maldiveshighcommission.org/?id_w=22&id_w1=76
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
Career Services will be hosting an info session NEXT WEEK, Oct. 27.
More information will come your way. But if you are really excited, swing by our office!
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is now accepting applications for the Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program for the Fall 2010 cohort. All applications are due November 1.
The purpose of the fellowship is to:
Fellows receive training through on-the-job research, methods workshops, access to University of Washington courses, and on-site lectures and seminars. Post-Graduate Fellows contribute directly to IHME’s research agenda through their involvement in work groups, development of new methods, and managing and driving research projects.
Post-Graduate Fellowships are appointed at IHME for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon mutual agreement. The salary is $50,000. As University of Washington employees, fellows are eligible for an insurance benefits package that includes a choice among several medical and dental insurance plans, life insurance, and long-term disability. Please note that there is no retirement package included with this appointment.
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity will be holding its annual Ethics Essay Contest. The first prize winner will receive $5,000 and even the honorable mentions will get a hefty $500. Juniors and Seniors are to write about an ethical issue they have faced and analyze what that issue has taught them about ethics.
Deadline: December 6, 2010.
The 2nd Annual Social Media, Technology, and Change conference will bring together corporate executives, digital gurus, and social entrepreneurs for a full day of case studies and plenary sessions. The conference will explore how social media is driving increased transparency in business and changing the relationship between companies and their stakeholders.
From a Middlebury College Alum who has two (2) entry-level positions available in the field of environmental consulting: “California Environmental Associates (CEA), continues to grow here in San Francisco. My colleagues are doing really cool work on climate policy, western US agriculture and land use, marine conservation, and green building, among other issues, with lots of interesting new projects starting in 2010.
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Here are two post-graduate opportunities for the right candidates in the Dominican Republic. There is a Middlebury connection in that a recent Midd alum is finishing up their stint there and the program itself has an alum involved. The Mariposa DR Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing youth and families living in the Dominican Republic with the tools they need to become active community leaders for social change. also, check them out on Facebook, too.
The opportunities are located below:
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If you missed Decision Points, you have two opportunities to catch up on what you have missed.
Tonight at 7 PM in the Gifford Annex Classroom, the workshop will be held once more.
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 the rest of this entry »
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
Recruiter in Residence: CSO Library, 2pm -5pm, April 8, 2010
Application deadline: April 12, 2010
Tuck Business Bridge Program
Application deadline: April 15, 2010
Application deadline: April 18, 2010
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.
Before the deluge of posts, I wanted to recommend that you check out Idealist.org (see the link to your left).
I have been checking out their job and internship postings and there are so many available!
Then you are in luck because Career Services has subscribed to a new resource! It is called Foundation Grants to Individuals Online.
While many resources contain lists and lists of foundations, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online only lists the foundations that will grant to an individual. There are thousands of foundations listed, and over 3000 are dedicated to providing support for undergraduates! You can search by a geographic focus, your field of interest and what type of support you desire. They even have foundations that provide monetary support for unpaid internships! To log on, Read the rest of this entry »
While many of you are on break from Middelbury, I am sitting in my office on campus in Vermont watching the UN Climate Conference LIVE in Copenhagen. Right now, Jamie Henn ’07, 350.org coordinator, is answering questions from the audience and press about what’s next after COP15. I also got to watch current Midd student, Ben Wessel ’10, earlier at a different panel discussion talking about synergies with youth from China. Another Midd siting – here, Kelly Blynn ’07, 350.org coordinator, dressed up in a penguin outfit (I think that might also be Emily Adler ’07 disguised as one of the flock as well) singing “It’s Getting Hot in Here!” on the BBC Report.
Amazing stuff. Too bad the popular press keeps chasing the negative (i.e. the protest arrests) versus what’s going on inside the halls!
Follow history unfolding all this week at: http://theuptake.org/en/.
So incredible…our little corner of Vermont is making lots of heat inside (and outside)!
You may have heard whispers of it from around the water cooler, or perhaps they were persuasive yells from people outside Proctor Dining Hall. Well, what you heard is true. The United Nations Climate Change Conference is happening from December 7th to December 18th in Copenhagen.
What does Green Career Central say you should do to prepare?
“The best thing you can do at this juncture is to be aware of the issues. Pay attention to the news. Listen for indications of how various decisions are likely to impact your target industry. Invest some time in understanding the issues at hand.”
Why is it important to come together and make a deal for the future? Check out this fact sheet for a Copenhagen deal as published by the United Nations Climate Change Conference. It is a great way to clue into the issues at hand.
For an overview of what to expect, key things to look for in the news, and an overview of the important issues, the Green Career Central’s newsletter.
Take a moment to read David Connor’s editorial How Responsible Are Business Schools? He focuses on the newest trend of Corporate Social Responsibility and what it actually means in terms of businesses and MBA programs.