Getting ready for that Interview? Tips on what employers might ask

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:


Social Impact Consulting: Learn from Dalberg Global Development Advisors, 9/23 @ 12:30

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 ( 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:




Calling all seniors! Looking to stay in the Green Mountain state for another year? Passionate about community action and national service? Apply for the Americorps VISTA position with Middlebury College’s Community Engagement!

The Program:

The SerVermont AmeriCorps*VISTA Program is a statewide national service program in its third year. VISTA Members are placed at community-based organizations and state and municipal agencies whose mission and VISTA assignments cover focus areas including Veterans, Economic Development, Healthy Futures, and Education. Each VISTA makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a host site and  receive a modest living allowance that is linked to the poverty level in their community, as well as professional development training throughout the year.

The Position:

Middlebury College seeks a VISTA member for a one-year position from August 2015 – August 2016 to work with the Community Engagement team to weave together co-curricular poverty-related programs in a more cohesive and intentional manner, while also deepening our collaboration with participating community partners.

Learn more about why you should consider Peace Corps and come out to an on-campus event next week with a Peace Corps Recruiter!!!

1. It’s easier than ever

In July Peace Corps announced historic changes to its application process. The online  form is doable in under an hour; you can help choose the country you’d like to volunteer in (there are still no guarantees) and what  you’d like to do there; and you’ll hear within a year about that acceptance.

2. Immersion in another culture

By spending two years in a foreign country — often living with host families — PCVs become immersed in ways unheard of when travelling as a tourist.  You’ll experience day-to-day living first hand, from the highs to the lows.

3. You’ll learn a new language (or become fluent in the one you’ve been studying)

Immersion naturally means volunteers speak that country’s language (that can mean drilling down to region-specific dialects). Yes, it’s a challenge, but once selected, PCVs undergo a two- to three-month training period during which they receive intensive language instruction from native speakers as well as technical details about their volunteering duties.


And much more here:

Not convinced yet??

Come out to an event next week with a PEACE CORPS RECRUITER on Tuesday, April 21st

Where: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 219

Time: 7-8 p.m.



Attention Seniors: The Vermont Community Foundation is looking for a dynamic senior with strong communications and philanthropy skills! Apply now to put your skills to good use serving Vermont’s community needs!

The Vermont Community Foundation was established in 1986 as a permanent source of support for the state. They are a family of hundreds of funds and foundations created by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. They provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to making your giving easy and inspiring. Together, our funds and programs provide more than $12 million a year in grants in Vermont and beyond.

Community foundations in the United States are public charities serving people who share a common interest—improving the quality of life in their area. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help their region meet the challenges of changing times. Community foundations invest and administer these funds.

Several Middlebury alumni are currently part of the Vermont Community Foundation team. Apply now for a job as a Community Philanthropist Associate! This is a 2 year PAID position! More information on how to apply on MOJO!

About the position:

The fellow works with the Foundation’s communications, grantmaking, and asset development teams to build the public profile of philanthropy in Vermont.

Included in this work is helping our giving partners, including donors and grantee organizations, understand community needs and the role of philanthropy in addressing those needs. Issues supported by our grantmaking include: food and farms, affordable housing, healthcare, the arts, education, homelessness and hunger, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Check out the Devex website for career insights for aid and development professionals!! to give you a sampling of the types of articles on DevEx: Follow the link after the informational blurb below!

“Speaking a second, third or even more languages is a common skill in the international development sector. Living in different countries provides ample opportunity for learning a new language, and those interested in this line of work tend to also be the kind of people attracted to foreign language study.
English fluency has become a requirement for most international development positions, as it has solidified itself as the dominant international language. But what if you don’t speak a second or third language? Is it necessary to learn one if you want to pursue a career in global development? While the benefits of being multilingual in an international career may seem obvious, the decision to tackle a new language isn’t as clear.”
Here are six questions to ask yourself before attempting to learn a foreign language:
Make sure to check out other articles and JOB postings on Devex too!!


Interested in becoming a Fellow with Challenge Detroit and learning how to make your own social impact in the Motor city? 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)

Want to make your Linkedin profile reflect your social impact? Subscribe to the Linkedin blog to see how you can accomplish that and more!!! out this article on how to include your social impact in your Linkedin profile and the benefits of doing so:

The Linkedin blog is a great way to receive new insights and advice to better profile and connect with your career and network! Become a subscriber!


Interested in land protection and conservation? Check out this opportunity at the Lake George Land Conservancy as a Steward Assistant! Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been working to protect the land within the Lake George watershed – from summit to shoreline – to preserve the world renowned water quality of this amazing lake. As a non-profit land trust our work depends on the generosity and passion of people who love Lake George and want it to remain as clean and beautiful as it is today for their children and future generations.

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) Stewardship Assistants will work with and under guidance from the Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist to conduct the daily management and maintenance of LGLC’s preserves and properties. Together, the Stewardship Assistants will be responsible for maintaining and improving the hiking trails on LGLC preserves and properties, including erosion control, clearing brush and trail marking. Scouting and blazing new trails may also be required, as well as bridge and kiosk construction and installation. They will also monitor each of the properties for which LGLC holds conservation easements.

The Stewardship Assistants will interact with the public and communities within the watershed through person to person contact at LGLC preserves and public recreational venues. Assistance with leading public hikes and other outings will be required. Administrative days will be used for organizing,
documenting and reporting on field work, as well as the routine maintenance of tools and vehicles.


To find out more information and how to apply please check out this Pdf: Stewardship-Assistant-2015 !


Several Social Impact Job Opportunities with Echoing Green and its global connections! 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:

Multiple job opportunities with the Island School to teach a variety of subjects including marine biology, math, history, social and environmental studies!

The Island School offers a transformative educational semester and summer journey. High school students from around the world join the intentional community of teachers and learners seeking to transcend traditional education models. With the campus and surrounding ocean as their laboratories, they partner with a world class science research facility.

The Island School programs engage in the processes of inquiry in order to discover sustainable solutions to real world problems. They  explore the framework of Eleuthera’s cultural and environmental landscape through student-centered academics, outdoor programs that support personal growth and leadership development, and outreach programs that practice a project-based approach to local collaboration. The Island School experience culminates in the beginning of a lifelong educational journey, with more self-confident students leaving as engaged global citizens, empowered to be active leaders of their generation.

Several Teaching Positions are available:

The Island School
Alumni Educator
Communications Associate & Educator
Director of Communications
Environmental Art Teacher
Histories Teacher
Human Ecology Teacher
Literature Teacher
Marine Ecology Teacher
Master Teacher
Mathematics Teacher
Teaching Fellowship
Summer Term Alumni Mentor

Deep Creek Middle School
Health, PE & Skills Teacher
Part Time Arts Teacher
Social Studies Teacher

Cape Eleuthera Institute
Assistant Outdoor Educator
Research Assistant


For  more information please check out:


Interested in attending a conference focused on adjusting to post undergraduate life? The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is organizing an event just for you! 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 This event is FREE to the public!

Also please REGISTER here:


Want to learn more about conservation biology and potential opportunities to work in fields relating to natural resources and biological sciences? Come to this info session with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service!   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) would like to engage Middlebury College students to be aware of Fish and Wildlife Service internships and full-time work opportunities in the natural resources, biological sciences and related fields associated with managing a national conservation agency.  We can also help train students to effectively navigate USAJobs, the federal job website which is the portal to all permanent federal government positions.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Northeast Region encompasses 13 states from Maine to Virginia. About 70 million people, nearly a quarter of the nation’s population, live within this area where the Service’s nearly 1,000 employees work in the regional headquarters, field offices, national wildlife refuges or fish hatcheries.

Part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Service conserves, protects, and enhances fish and wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations. Service biologists contribute to the health of our environment — and consequently our quality of life — by protecting and restoring important habitat, safeguarding endangered species, minimizing environmental contamination, and restoring fish populations.

To find out more information about the many opportunities for Middlebury students to be involved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service come to the INFO SESSION from 1-2pm on Thursday, January 29th in the CCI Career Library in  Adirondack House. A representative from the FWS will inform students about FWS job and internship opportunities, will go over the USAJobs portal and how to construct federal resumes!  Come one, come all! Don’t miss out!

Check out this exciting opportunity to work in Chile with the English Open Doors Program!! English Open Doors Program is a fee-free, volunteer initiative which invites native and near-native speakers to volunteer-teach English in the Chilean public school classrooms. It is a part of the Ministry of Education in Chile and supported by the United Nations Development Program and their goal is to improve public education in Chile, and increase the level of opportunities available to students who can’t afford to pay for a privately funded education.

The English Open Doors Program has added a second volunteer service for the second semester in the Chilean Public school system! What does this mean for this year’s Middlebury graduates? For the first time, there are two program start dates in August! Students graduating in April, May, or June will have an increased chance to start their professional career with our fantastic opportunity!

To find out more information about the available 2015 volunteer services and their application deadlines please visit:

If you have any questions, or would like to further discuss our volunteer opportunities (via e-mail, skype, or even scheduling a video conference with interested persons), please do not hesitate to contact Stephanie Hairgrove at


Interested in empowering young adults? Job opportunity as a Teaching Assistant with Year Up Boston!! Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, Year Up provides urban young adults ages 18-24 with a unique combination of hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit, and corporate internships.

To be successful in this role, you’ll bring a passion for education, strong interest in teaching, and some knowledge of customer service and business etiquette in the corporate world. You’re detail-oriented, enjoy playing a collaborative, supportive role as a member of a team, and feel comfortable serving as an advisor and coach to our young adults.

Apply online ASAP here:


Join Stu Fram ’13-High Meadows Fund Environmental Philanthropy Fellowship for Seniors Jan. 12th @ 7PM


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.

Fun summer position as an Aquatic Invasive Species “detective” at Paul Smith’s College! Check out below for more details! Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program (AWISP) at Paul Smith’s College is a community based program designed primarily to educate the public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues pertaining to specific watersheds. Stewards interact with visitors at boat ramps and perform watercraft inspections intended to prevent the transport of AIS. The AWISP also fulfills research and service functions. Visit the AWI webpage to view the annual report:

Check out this document attached for more information on the vacancies available (full time and part-time): Paulsmithcollege


Calling all super- senior Febs! Job opportunity with Renewable NRG Systems in Hinnesburg, VT! NRG Systems offers user-friendly products at the right price. The high quality product line and excellent technical support have helped them serve over 65 customers in India and Asia Pacific, all with repeat business orders. It’s been a wonderful 14 year association. One of the fastest-growing energy sources, wind power is reliable, affordable, and sustainable. Renewable NRG Systems designs and manufactures products specifically for this expanding industry.

Position available as a  Sales Associate, entry-level in the Sales Department and Business Development Department!

Check out the link below for more information on Middlebury’s College Community Linkedin Group!


Calling all seniors interested in Political Science! Job Opportunity with iMPACT!

Jobs that make an Impact, “2 years of action for our environment, our democracy, our future”.

Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money’s influence over our democracy, and they are hiring!

This isn’t a study program or a travel program; it’s an action program. Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues.

If you’re serious about making an impact on these issues and you’re willing to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then consider applying now.

To learn more, visit our website at Our priority application deadline is November 7.

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