Do you have quick questions regarding skills, internships, jobs and careers in the Arts, Media and Communications? Drop in during my office hours Friday, May 14. We could also discuss networking, interviewing, and your job search strategy! You do not need to schedule an appointment!
Date: Friday, May 14
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm EST
Do you like to meet new people? Do you want to develop your professional skills? Well come join the team at CCI. You’ll join a great group at CCI and get wonderful training and access to support your own career development too!
Below you will find the job description and the link to apply.
*Front desk reception coverage
*Work cooperatively with others and accepts direction from supervisors
*Provide coverage of reception desk, including assistance with Career Services Drop-Ins
*Assist with data entry and various projects during time at front desk on an as-needed basis
*Answer phones; distributes email and mail
*Greet students and other visitors to Kitchel House.
*Assists with making appointments
*Demonstrates knowledge of CCI resources and services.
*Assist with other projects as needed.
*Must handle confidential information in a discreet manner
*Perform other duties as assigned
*Pleasant in person, email and telephone demeanor
*Patience with the public
*Work well under pressure
*Willingness to greet and direct office visitors in a friendly professional manner
*Must be organized, detail-oriented, a clear communicator, and able to work independently
*Must be able to work cooperatively with others and accept direction from supervisors
*Computer software experience essential, including MS Office, (Word, Outlook, Excel)
*Strong familiarity with Internet software applications, (Google Apps, Social Media, etc.)
*Experience with CCI’s online resources and services.
*Good Academic Standing
If the following describes you: kind, approachable, compassionate, energetic, spirited, resourceful, and can maintain a smile and sense of humor even during the most challenging of days then we hope you will apply for this opportunity.
Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter and the names of two references to be considered for this position. Strong candidates will be contacted for an interview. Underclassmen and students with diverse backgrounds and interests are encouraged to apply.
Click here and apply now! Deadline is Sunday, May 16!
- HR Talent Acquisition Intern – Deadline date: May 13
- Digital Marketing Intern – Deadline date: May 14
- Communications Summer Intern (Intern-To-Hire) – Deadline date: May 14
- Junior Account Manager (Fly Communications)- Deadline date: May 14
- Workflow Ambassador (Flynn encourages the enjoyment, understanding, and development of the performing arts in Vermont) – Deadline date: May 15
- Marketing Intern- Virtual Tours – Deadline date: May 15
- Counselor & Specialist Positions (French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts) – Deadline date: May 15
- PR/Social Coordinator – Deadline date: May 15
- Marketing and Digital Engagement Associate (The Mark Morris Dance Group) – Deadline date: May 17
- News and Politics Fellow – Deadline date: May 18
- Editorial Assistant – History – Deadline date: May 19
The online Credential of Readiness (CORe) program will prepare you to contribute to business discussions and decision-making, whether you’re looking to advance your career, considering graduate school, or exploring new career paths.
CORe consists of three courses—Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting —and a final exam. Immerse yourself in real challenges faced by seasoned leaders across a variety of industries, develop business intuition through interactive learning exercises, and join a global community of peers. As in the business world, you’ll be evaluated on the quality and timeliness of your work and your contributions to the learning community.
In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, HBS Online will once again offer current Middlebury College students the opportunity to take May or June CORe for $450 (an 80% discount), regardless of financial need. Enrollment deadlines are fast approaching (May 10 and June 14).
To receive the discount, you must use your campus email address to sign up and confirm in your application that your are a current student. Skip the scholarship section when applying. During enrollment, please enter this promotional code – CoreSummer21 – to receive the discounted pricing before submitting payment. You also have the option to forward payment to a third party to complete enrollment.
Explore this page to learn more about eligibility, cohort dates, and instructions on how to enroll. We hope many students will be able to use this opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business this summer!
The Summer 2021 CORe promotion is available to students who are undergraduates and recent graduates of the HBS Online Collaborating College network. Students must have a valid school email address to enroll.
- This discount is available only for the non-credit May and June 2021 cohorts of HBS Online’s CORe program. The discount does not apply to the individual CORe certificate courses, but HBS’s normal scholarship program is still available for those courses.
- This discount does not apply to the May for-credit version of CORe offered through Harvard Extension School.
- There is no additional discounting available for high need students – all students can take the program at HBS’s high need price.
Come learn from a panel of graduate students at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) about what it’s like to specifically study translation. Bring your questions, and be ready for the group to discuss topics like why they attended grad school, what skills are they developing and how they want to use their degree. Open to all students. Click HERE to register in Handshake and get the Zoom link.
Here are the panelists for Thursday, May 6 at 11 am EST:
Elizabeth Hawkes is an M.A. candidate in Translation and Localization Management with a specialization in Russian-English translation. During her studies, she completed a Localization Program Management internship at Facebook and is currently the chapter manager of the first student chapter of Women in Localization. As a translator, she has completed projects for Monterey-area start-ups and is currently working on sociological surveys for the Moscow-based Levada Center. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in International Studies and Russian from the University of Denver in Denver, CO. When she is not translating, she is likely pestering her two cats, Hodor and Meatball.
Caitlin Quiat (she/they) is a second year TLM (Localization specialization) student at MIIS. Their pair languages are Japanese and English. They have always been interested in cultural exchange and gaining knowledge about different communities around the world, which manifested in them majoring in East Asian Studies at Oberlin College, and participating in the JET Program for two years. In their spare time, you can find them embroidering, baking, singing to themself, or playing video games.
Autumn Smith is pursuing a Translation and Localization Management MA with a Localization specialization and her language of study is Japanese. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Autumn completed her undergraduate degree in Japanese and East Asian Studies. After graduation, she worked as an Assistant Language teacher for JET for 1 year and proceeded to work as a Community Manager for Japanese hospitality company, Cafe Company, for 2 years. While working at Cafe Company, she collaborated with a Japanese audio guide start-up, ON THE TRIP, where she currently works as a Freelance English Team Manager. She spent her summer working as a Localization Program Management intern at Facebook exploring product cross-functional localization workflow optimization and will be returning as a full-time LPM following graduation. During the school year, she is very involved in creating a new immersive learning experience initiative dubbed, CampLoc. This experience aims to give students of localization an opportunity to interact in a more hands-on way with key players and companies in the localization industry. In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, cafe hopping, hiking, and binging her latest shows with friends.
Jamie Chu studies Translation and Localization Management with a specialization in Management at MIIS. She earned her BA in Economics with a minor in Asian Languages from UCLA, and went on to receive her MA in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania. Before attending MIIS, she lived and worked in Beijing and San Francisco managing a variety of international projects. Currently, she is an Associate Program Manager at Salesforce, and a co-founder/avid volunteer for many localization initiatives, including CampLoc, GlobalSaké, and Women in Localization. When she can, she sleeps, eats, and plays fetch with her high-maintenance Sheltie, Milo.
This is the final of four events this spring in a series of events about graduate school.
The series is a collaboration between the Center for Careers and Internships, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs’ Student Advisory Board, the Model UN club at Middlebury, and the Student Council at MIIS.
Peer Career Advisor (PCA) and Posse Scholar Zoey Ellis ’22 interviewed Ryan Tauriainen ’08 to answer common career related questions LGBTQ+ identifying students might have when seeking job opportunities.
Zoey: What activities or student organizations were you involved in during college and how did they help you get to where you are today?
Ryan: While a student, I was predominantly involved with Middlebury Open Queer Alliance (MOQA) and Feminist Action at Middlebury (FAM). I was co-president of MOQA in 2007-2008, which was an eventful period for queer activism at Middlebury. I was also part of a three-person team that successfully founded the Queer Studies House in 2008. Being the leader of a student organization helped me to develop communication and organization skills, which was useful in future leadership positions I held.
Zoey: As a graduate who identiﬁes as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Genderfluid, or Queer, what are some of the questions you suggest students should keep in mind when researching employers and applying to job opportunities?
Ryan: Bostock v. Clayton County (2020) held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expression. The landscape for queer people in employment is better than it has ever been. That being said, working in a supportive environment is key for one’s mental health. I’d suggest that students do their research before applying. Does the workplace have a history of supporting LGBT people or causes? Does the workplace have an LGBT affinity group? Are there already LGBT employees one can check-in with? Are there LGBT people in seats of leadership or influence? Does the place of work donate to organizations or politicians who are anti-LGBT?
It is also essential to remember when an employer is interviewing you, you are also interviewing your employer. If you feel comfortable, you could ask how the employer supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and specifically LGBT employees.
Zoey: Would you suggest students consider to what extent they would like their career to incorporate their LGBTQ+ identity? Do you want your identity to have a major role, such as working for an LGBTQ+ advocacy group? Or expressed differently, like joining the LGBTQ+ affinity group for employees at an organization?
Ryan: LGBT people, like everyone else, should pursue the career or field that they are passionate about. If that means pursuing a job that is directly related to LGBT rights or activism, that’s wonderful, but it isn’t the right fit for everyone. For some LGBT people, they may have a career that isn’t directly tied to their identity (lawyer, teacher, etc.) but allows their identity to be incorporated in a different way. For example, a queer professor who advises a queer student group on campus or a queer physician who does outreach to the LGBT community. Joining affinity groups can be a great way to find support or make friendships at work when they exist. That is not something that interests every queer person and it should never feel compulsory to be involved in such groups.
Personally, I have always been “out” wherever I worked in the sense that people I worked with always knew that I was gay and partnered (eventually married) to another man. When I was a teacher and a school leader, it was not necessarily something I discussed with students or parents unless it was applicable to the conversation, but that had more to do with keeping my personal life and professional life separate. For some people, that is a very important delineation. Essentially, people should express themselves at the level they choose.
Zoey: Could you recommend any career-related LGBTQ+ resources that helped you in the job search process?
Ryan: I have been very fortunate that in every role I’ve held, using career-related resources wasn’t necessary for me to find the job. I will give the recommendation of the Victory Fund as an LGBT resource if you would like to pursue political appointments for an administration. I know that they are working with the Biden administration to increase the number of LGBT appointees.
Zoey: Have you come out to your employer, and if so, when in the employment process and how?
Ryan: I’ve been fortunate to always work in environments or states in which being LGBT was protected, if not celebrated. In my adulthood, I’ve always felt comfortable being “out.” I’ve never had to “come out” to my employers in the sense that based on my appearance and mannerisms it is usually assumed. Sometimes people are visibly curious but feel uncomfortable asking, so in those cases, I will mention something about my husband to confirm suspicions. I also do this if I find out or suspect a coworker is LGBT, in order for them to find another ally. For example, as a principal, I had the occasion to interview (and hire) applicants who were gay and transgender and I always made a point to drop the hint that I was a member of the community so that they would be less nervous. It gave me great pleasure to hire other LGBT people (as long as they were also qualified and a good fit)!
Zoey: What advice would you give your younger college self?
Ryan: The advice that I would give my younger self would be to apply for everything and not fear rejection. When I was younger, I would talk myself out of applying for programs or jobs because I would convince myself I wasn’t qualified. At a certain point, I started to ask myself, “Why not me?” and pursued everything I was interested in. I wish I had that mindset sooner. I also do not get discouraged by rejection. There have been multiple programs I have applied for and been rejected on the first try. Persistence matters! I have been admitted to nearly every program I have pursued, eventually – sometimes after three tries. In 2019, I was the first Middlebury graduate to ever be admitted into the White House Fellowship, a program with an acceptance rate of less than 1%. However, after applying three years in a row, I eventually made it in. I was told my perseverance was one of the major factors in being offered one of the 15 spots that year.
Zoey: Is there any other advice that you’d like to share with Middlebury students?
Ryan: Middlebury students are incredibly fortunate – do not waste the opportunity you are being given at one of the most beautiful and enriching schools in the world. While a student at Middlebury, challenge yourself to take classes that will perfect your writing and speaking skills. I have found that those are the most important and universal skills in the professional world. You may be surprised to find out just how few people can do those two things well.
My second piece of advice is to be bold and to reach out. I think this should apply to anyone you want to reach out to, but Midd Kids should feel especially comfortable reaching out to other alums. I have found that Middlebury alumni tend to be extremely loyal to our alma mater. Do not be afraid to reach out (via email, LinkedIn, social media, etc) to Middlebury alums who can help you in your field. You would be surprised just how many will respond and actively want to assist you. The worst thing that could happen is being ignored – and that puts you in essentially the same situation had you not reached out at all. Put yourself out there confidently and respectfully and you will go far. On a related note, always be kind to “assistants” and “schedulers”! If you do it the correct way, you’ll always get a response.
My third piece of advice is to never underestimate the power of written thank-you letters. One of the best investments I ever made was having personalized stationery and envelopes made (with my name, address, and a monogram). I even bought a fountain pen, wax, and a wax-seal. Every prominent or potentially helpful person who gives me a moment of time receives a hand-written and mailed card from me. I cannot tell you how much that sticks out in people’s minds. They simply do not forget it! Something that takes just a few minutes could create a lifetime of opportunity.
Ryan Tauriainen was most recently a White House Fellow serving in the US Department of Education where he helped to streamline operations, manage education grants, and direct the Department’s response to COVID-19. Ryan also helped to oversee the dissemination of over $30 billion of emergency educational funding. Prior to being a Fellow, Ryan had a long career in public K-12 education. Ryan started his career as a Hawaii Public Schools teacher through Teach For America, where he was among the highest performing teachers in the state. He moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he would serve as a teacher, principal, and district leader. Ryan became a principal at age 26, making him the youngest in the country at the time. He has won several local awards for educational leadership, including being The Washington Post’s Principal of the Year in 2016, and has national awards from five different organizations. He is the author of five children’s books. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College while on a National Merit Scholarship and a master of education from Chaminade University of Honolulu. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.
If you would like to contact Ryan Tauriainen, please reach out via Midd2Midd!
- Communications Specialist – Deadline date: May 6
- Junior Analyst (Digital marketing consulting firm serving Arts and Culture Organizations) – Deadline date: May 7 – They want to hire 5 analysts!
- Summer Intern: Digital Design, Editorial – Deadline date: May 7
- Copywriting Intern – Paid (Summer 2021) – Deadline date: May 7
- Personal Assistant (Classical Music and Publishing Management Firm) – Deadline date: May 7
- Games & Interactive Experiences Audio Intern: Remote – Summer 2021 – Deadline date: May 7
- WMG Emerging Talent Associate Program (Virtual – Summer 2021) (Warner Music Group) – Deadline date: May 7
- Remote Writers’ Assistant: Blog & Technical Writing – Deadline date: May 8
- Summer 2021 Publicity Internship – Deadline date: May 10
- Web Editor (WomenWorking.com is looking for talented, passionate, web editor/writer to join their team) – Deadline date: May 10
- Painting/Drawing Instructor for July Teen Program – Deadline date: May 10
- W.W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. They posted 16 positions in handshake! – Deadline date: May 10
- 2050 Administrative Fellowship (New York Theatre Workshop) Deadline date: May 11
When: Wednesday, May 5th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST
This session is designed for juniors and seniors as they prepare for what’s next. Over 90-minutes, Kevin Ostergaard, CFP® ChFC®, will provide a high-level view into basic budgeting principles, cash flow management, retirement planning, taxes, debt management, personal investing, and more.
Please register in advance. Space is limited.
Webinar Presenter Kevin Ostergaard, CFP®, ChFC®
Kevin is an Associate Financial Planner at Wolf Group Capital Advisors specializing in holistic financial planning. He is dedicated to supporting and guiding his clients to achieve financial freedom through the development of a comprehensive financial plan and tailored investment management strategy. Kevin is a Certified Financial Planner® and a Chartered Financial Consultant®. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in economics and also holds an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University.
Come learn from a panel of graduate students at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) about what it’s like to specifically study NPTS. Bring your questions, and be ready for the group to discuss topics like why they attended grad school, what skills are they developing and how they want to use their degree. Open to all students. Click HERE to register in Handshake and get the Zoom link.
Here are the panelists for Wednesday, April 28 at 7 pm EST:
ELLE ZESKY is a second semester NPTS student from Syracuse New York. She is also perusing the Financial Crime specialization and serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Cyber Collaborative. Elle’s background includes working in cyber security, information technology, data science, counter human trafficking and intelligence. Elle is passionate about accessible cyber education, blockchain technology, cyber capacity building and countering disinformation, radicalization and extremism online.
CYRUS JABBARI is currently working at Analytic Services, Inc. (ANSER) as a Technical Analyst, assigned to the Pentagon within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). His work includes supporting and briefing the acting Under Secretary and the acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, performing data analytics on DoD research, development, test, and evaluation, and developing new tools for analysis and implementation of DoD Modernization Priorities. He is a recent graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), having attained an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies and advanced language training in Persian (Farsi). He holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Mr. Jabbari has worked at organizations including the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of State, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United Nations Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch, and the Congressional Research Service.
BEN MATTERN is in his final semester at the Middlebury Institute studying Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) with a specialization in Financial Crime Management. His research at the Institute focuses on counter threat financing and Russian financial crime with particular emphasis on cryptocurrency and other emerging technologies. Ben currently works for the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and volunteers with CipherTrace’s Defenders League conducting crypto asset recovery investigations. Before coming to the Institute, Ben completed his undergraduate studies at Lehigh University and worked for a financial technology company in Moscow and New York City, where he was responsible for sales and strategic partnerships in the eastern United States.
RAYNA ROGERS is a master’s candidate in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. She’s a Graduate Research Assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies using open-source tools to understand technological advancements of countries’ nuclear weapon programs.
This is the third of four events this spring in a series of events about graduate school. There will be another about graduate programs at MIIS in Translation and Localization Management on May 6.
The series is a collaboration between the Center for Careers and Internships, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs’ Student Advisory Board, the Model UN club at Middlebury, and the Student Council at MIIS.
Established in 2011 by Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, the Paulson Institute is a non-partisan, independent “think and do” tank dedicated to fostering a US-China relationship that serves to maintain global order in a rapidly evolving world. We are based in Chicago with offices in Washington and Beijing. Our diverse, multicultural staff brings deep experience to our work from the highest levels of business, government, conservation, policy and research.
Our focus on US-China is dictated by the reality that it is the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world. We often operate at the intersection of economics, financial markets, environmental protection, and policy advocacy, in part by promoting balanced and sustainable economic growth.
We currently have open Summer Internship opportunities for highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Our internships are paid and typically involve much more than general research, although there will be some of that.
You will be required to work with MacroPolo experts, the creative team, and leadership on major projects for which you will contribute significantly. It’s an opportunity to not only conduct relevant research but to also gain insight on how to create and execute on products.
You will be involved in team functions and activities and also have the potential opportunity to publish work jointly, as evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We encourage a diverse set of applicants from different fields—from researchers and analysts to coders and designers and data scientists. Traditional think tank experience is not required.