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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
Just to give you a sampling of the types of articles on DevEx: Follow the link after the informational blurb below!
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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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/
Welcome to the Class of 2018 and returning students! At the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) we have a ton of NEW programming in store for you this year. Below, I’d like to both introduce you to some of the new features we’ve added to our offerings and mention some of the new ways we’ve re-organized the work that we do for you.
Here’s What’s NEW:
Looking forward to meeting new students and welcoming back old faces!
~Tracy Himmel Isham
Associate Director, Center for Careers & Internships
Can moving forward quickly in your career leave you shaky on the basics of your field? What can you do to fix this without moving down to a lower-level job? Answers to these questions and more in an article posted on the Devex Partnerships & Career Forum. Click here to read more!
StartingBloc offers transformative 5-day fellowship retreats. The organization strives to “bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators struggling to create change” by providing “access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.”
This year, StartingBloc is offering need-based scholarships to the Boston ’14 Institute fellowship recipients.
Visit StartingBloc’s home page to find out more about the organization, apply to be a fellow in the Boston ’14 Institute, and finally, apply for a scholarship to fund your unique experience! All deadlines are May 8th, so apply now!
Venture for America is an organization that helps talented enterprising college graduates get hands-on experience in business. This summer, they are looking for…
Both positions are from roughly June 1 to August 15, with flexible start and end dates.
Join Real Food Week for an exciting line-up of great talent from our local food sector organized by EatReal. The weeklong symposium of events focused on sustainable food will discuss the realities of our current food system and propose future solutions all while investigating the complexities of food sourcing at Middlebury.
Don’t forget to check out Friday’s event with a panel of Midd alumni who have figured out how to insert themselves into the local food system sector.
What is our role in creating a more resilient, ecologically sound, and just food system? Visit go/rfw for more information.
Interested in the arts? Here’s something to get you thinking about how the arts can be applied to a career in the common good!
Stephanie M. Heydt is the curator of American art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. Read this short New York Times interview to learn a little about how her job combines her love of art with a desire to work for the public good.
“StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world.
We bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators struggling to create change. We 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.
We 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 a Fellowship Director with a Bachelor’s degree and “experience in program support, project management, start-up businesses, or a related area” to help in managing the process of reviewing applications for these 5-day programs. Check out the job description page for more information on the qualifications required and how to apply.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a service program that fights poverty in America. This year the Vermont branch of AmeriCorps VISTA, through the volunteer organization SerVermont, has 27 new jobs open to graduating seniors. Check out these documents for more information!
We thought you might be interested in the Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s speaker this Friday at 12:30 pm in Axinn 229. Kristen Morrissey Thiede has been a Google employee for over twelve years, and is currently the Business Development Lead for Google Fiber. It would be great to have you there to engage Kristen in some discussion. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested!
What is my education worth? How will I take it with me when I leave? Why did I come here?
What is this all for?
Come hear from Middlebury alum, Dan Murphy ‘11, Youth Programs & Outreach Associate in Community Engagement, about ways that you can translate mentorship as a meaning-making tool for the liberal arts.
WHEN: Monday, February 17th, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Hillcrest 103 -The Orchard Room, Franklin Environmental Center
Want to help the world and find fulfilling, gainful employment? Consider health care policy, a $2.7 trillion health care economy.
Come join Dave Sterrett ’99, Principal, Health Care Policy Group
WHEN: 4:30 PM, Monday, February 17, 2014
LOCATION: Center for Careers & Internships, Adirondack House Library
Dave Sterrett, Esq. is a principal at the Health Care Policy Group and a former health care counsel for Public Citizen. Dave has worked on and off in federal and local politics for fifteen years. In addition to lobbying and doing public relations in the health care arena, he reviews health policy books for the Washington Independent Review of Books. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Roll Call, and Inside Health Policy. Dave is a graduate of Middlebury College (’99) and Boston College Law School.