ON LEADING A LIFE OF MEANING AND PURPOSE: Wednesday, January 27- Friday, January 29
Please join the Center for Entrepreneurship as it presents the fifth annual January Symposium: As Middlebury enters a new era for global liberal learning under President Laurie Patton, we and our partners thought that it was a good time, in this liberal arts setting, to help students to begin to reflect on their emerging lives and to share tools about moving forward in search of meaning and purpose. As summarized in this program, we have a wonderful array of colleagues lined up for this, from our inspiring Vision Award winners to many faculty, staff, and students. We welcome you here and look forward to your active participation.
Click here for full schedule of events and venues.
Keynote Lectures: Read more
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.
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. Middlebury has several alums who have graduated from the New Sector Alliance fellowships.
Dates – February 1st is the next deadline for all Fellowship programs!
Summer Fellowship: June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – August 26, 2016
RISE Fellowships: September 6, 2016 to July 28, 2017
Learn more, connect with us, and apply at http://newsector.org! If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact
Please join Annie Makela, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Social Impact Learning at MIIS on Tuesday at 4:30PM in CCI’s Library in Adirondack House to learn more about developing hands-on experience doing social impact work abroad with Ambassador Corps.
More than an internship, the Ambassador Corps program offers an entry point for a meaningful international career. Students work with socially responsible organizations around the world and experience digital storytelling, mentorship, and a rewarding connection to an international community. Internship assignments focus on education, sports and development, social entrepreneurship, empowerment for women and girls, and environmental sustainability.
Want more information about Ambassador Corps? Check out our website (http://sites.miis.edu/ambassadorcorps/) for application details and profiles of the 2015 cohort!
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
Here are 5 change-maker themed opportunities if you’re interested in social entrepreneurship, human-centered design, female empowerment, and having a little fun(!) — compliments of our friends at StartingBloc: Read more
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!
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
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/.
The 3rd Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium will be held this October 30-31 and the theme for this year’s conference is “New Alliances That Shape a Food Movement.” The keynote speaker will be Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and the keynote panel will include Robert Lustig, Dorceta Taylor, and Ricardo Salvador.
People in food movements around the world envision a future where the world’s food systems restore degraded ecosystems, mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve community health, and facilitate more equitable economic exchange. To realize this ambitious vision this world must encourage and support novel, collaborative, and holistic problem-solving approaches. This symposium want to bring a diverse group of people and approaches together at this Food Systems Symposium such as those in the public health community who seek to increase access to fresh vegetables in urban centers; land conservationists who wish to preserve farmland; legal scholars who identify avenues of policy change; and immigration reformers who advocate for farm workers.
This year’s conference seeks to foster new alliances that will encourage crosscutting conversations, innovative thinking, and actionable strategies. Eaters across the nation struggle to find wholesome food choices that nourish their bodies without endangering important environmental and social resources. A true coalition will bring expertise across disciplines to creatively solve the otherwise intractable problems of food security and access, social justice, public health, environmental stewardship, and safety. These alliances and the common goal of an improved food system will serve as the guiding focus for the 2015 Yale Food Systems Symposium.
Please consider submitting an abstract and find out more information following this link: http://yalefoodsymposium.org/submit-an-abstract/
Inspiring Capital is bridging the gap between business talent and high-potential purpose-driven ventures. They recruit, train, and place professionals, including MBA students, women re-entering the workforce, and career switchers, and work closely with social ventures to understand how private sector backgrounds and experience can enhance a venture’s sustainability and growth.
The application to their Undergraduate Summer Institute deadline is fast approaching: on Sunday, April 5th.
Apply now to learn from a cohort of tops students and MBA candidates interested in for-purpose careers in nonprofit, social enterprise and impact investing.
Check out this flyer attached for more information: INSPIRING CAPITAL
StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world.
They bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators working to create change. They connect them to their tribe and give them access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.
They do this through a transformative 5-day experience where Fellows learn from proven change-makers, are pushed to take bigger risks, and find new life-long allies. As a result of StartingBloc, hundreds of Fellows have found meaningful work, launched new companies, and joined forces to tackle our world’s challenges.
StartingBloc is looking for some Middlebury student participants and have extended their deadline to March 19th, 2015!! Applications for scholarships are also still open! Check out thoughts and opinions on StartingBloc NOLA following this link: http://startingbloc.org/nola15/
AND APPLY NOW!! http://startingbloc.org/institute/
Challenge Detroit is a proven model for revitalization by attracting and retaining top talent, and offering the opportunity to contribute to a great city by providing the opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders to live in an urban setting, work at a leading area company, experience the cultural aspects of the city, and partner with nonprofits to make an impact through an innovative intellectual giving model.
The yearlong Fellowship program provides an opportunity for approximately 30 individuals of various intellects and backgrounds to come together in an effort to shape the future of Detroit. Through a wide-‐spread social movement, the narratives and experiences of these individuals is amplifying Detroit’s potential and influencing public perception about the present and future of the city.
To learn more about what Fellows do and how to apply please check out the following link: Challenge Detroit 2015-2016 Job Posting (1)
About the Dean: Associate Professor Kent Glenzer was appointed dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management in January 2015. Glenzer serves as the academic leader overseeing the school’s degree programs in Business Administration (MBA), International Education Management, International Environmental Policy, International Policy and Development, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, and Public Administration (MPA), as well as a variety of related non-degree programs.
Expertise: I have extensive work and research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having lived there for 13 years and focused on it as both an external and internal consultant to NGOs and public sector agencies for 10 more years. I have a strong background, both practically and academically, in civil society, social movements, and policy advocacy. I specialize in organizations, organizational development, organizational behavior and culture, institutional and organizational fields, and organizational evolution and learning processes. All my work and thinking centralizes on the power dynamics, inequalities, and identity politics that surround and constitute development processes, programs, policies, and strategies.
Lunch with MIIS Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management
When: Wednesday, February 25
Where: 12:15 pm in Adirondack House at CCI
Bring your questions, lunch IS provided, and have a conversation about MBA, MPA and several other programs in sunny California!!
Check out this article on how to include your social impact in your Linkedin profile and the benefits of doing so: http://blog.linkedin.com/2015/02/10/10-million-professionals-on-linkedin-make-social-impact-part-of-their-identity/
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The Global Good Fund is now accepting applications for our 2016 Fellowship cohort. This 15-month Fellowship accelerates the personal growth of high potential leaders in the social sector. If you are an entrepreneur solving complex social problems and achieving global good, you should apply!
The Global Good Fund is a leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs. They identify high-potential leaders and accelerate their success through proven and proprietary development methods. The Global Good Fund invests in these leaders by pairing them with executives who serve as Coaches, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital.
Part 1 of the application will be accepted through June 1st, 2015. Please visit our website below for more information about the Fellowship and the application process / timeline.
Learn more and apply
Since the founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided more than 600 promising social entrepreneurs working in sixty countries with $36 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to their global network of champions. These social innovators have gone on to launch, and now lead, some of today’s most important social enterprises throughout the world. Others have gone on to become leaders in a variety of sectors, having been profoundly shaped by their experiences launching social enterprises.
So what blind spots can you see and what gaps can YOU fill at our Fellows’ organizations and at our like-minded peers across sectors different sectors around the world? Be bold in accepting what you know and what you believe, and look for a role that encourages you to bring your unique perspective to drive social innovation.
Follow the link provided to learn more about the SEVERAL POSITIONS available to you: http://www.echoinggreen.org/blog/social-impact-jobs-january-2015
TechChange is excited to announce a summer fellowship program for recent graduates and rising college seniors and juniors. The fellowship will provide practical training in web development as well as a unique exposure to a range of applications and organizations using technology to tackle a variety of global challenges — from creating prosthetic limbs with a 3D printer to combating malaria with mobile devices.
As a fellow, you will spend three months designing and implementing a web development project related to education, technology, and social good. TechChange staff will provide training, mentorship, and a series of events to support you in your process.
Follow the link to learn more about this opportunity and apply before the deadline on February 15, 2015: http://techchange.org/fellowship
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will be hosting a conference at Green Mountain College on Friday, April 10th for college students wondering about life after college and making an impact in the world. College students today want to engage in meaningful work that will bring about positive change in the world. At the same time, financial pressures lead many to question whether it is possible to follow their passions and still earn a decent enough living. This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities of doing both. Join VBSR for an inspiring series of TED-style talks from mission-driven entrepreneurs and leaders of change in business, government, and education. Student will get to engage with these and other leaders in stimulating discussions and meet with them informally.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Tracy Himmel Isham at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is FREE to the public!
Also please REGISTER here: http://vbsr.org/events/making_a_difference_making_a_living/