Interested in Gaining Real Social Impact Consulting Experience Right Here on Campus?

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 2.22.00 PMHave you been interested in gaining real-world consulting experience on-campus? 180 Degrees Consulting is the largest student-led consulting firm in the world that operates at over 60+ universities in 29 countries. 180 Degrees Consulting Middlebury provides consulting services to non-profits and social enterprises to help them create a greater social impact. Members work as consultants on semester-long team projects with clients (at non-profits and socially conscious organizations around Vermont) to help them solve their business challenges and develop strategic recommendations. Each team will consist of about 5-6 consultants one of whom will serve as the Case Team Leader. Teams will work together to provide free consulting services to their client and will work with them from September 2016 through J-Term.

If you are interested in working on projects with next semester’s clients please complete an application at http://goo.gl/forms/9pDQw9qkrm by midnight on April 28th for the deadline. Check out 180dc.org for more details and direct any questions to 180dc[at]middlebury.edu.

Talk & Career Conversation w/Peter Seligmann P’17, CEO and Co-founder of Conservation International

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Location: MBH Rm. 220
When: Wednesday, February 3, 12:00p

Career Conversation sponsored by CCI will follow the talk at 1:15p

Peter A. Seligmann P’17 is the Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, a global nonprofit organization that he co-founded in 1987. Under Peter’s leadership, Conservation International has become a cutting edge leader in valuing and sustainably caring for nature for the well-being of people. Peter, a dynamic communicator and thought leader, has been an influential and inspiring voice in conservation for nearly 40 years. He works in partnership with governments, communities, and businesses to find solutions to ensure the sustainability of our natural resources.  Read full bio here.

 

And You Thought Google was the Best Place to Work…Check Out Outside Magazine’s 100 Companies!

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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.”

Pay for Success: How Govt. & Impact Investors are Tackling Society’s Social Problems

PayforSuccess111215Please 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

Any Middkids Interested in a J-term Project @ Opower?

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.

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