A Middlebury alum provided a list of unscripted production companies in the NYC area. Check them out!
Part 2 Pictures, Zero Point Zero, Radical Media, Engelman, Sharp, Show of Force, Stick Figure, Left/right, A very good production company, Blue Chalk Media. Lion TV, Atlas, Original Left Field, Peacock, North south, Pilgrim, Two four, Optomen, High noon, Starfish, Crazy legs, SK films, Dogwoof (distributor), Jigsaw, Big Mouth, Gigantic, Punched in the head, Magilla, Cineflix, Seven Bucks, Jane Street, Vice, True Entertainment, Sirens, Half Yard, Paper Route, Jupiter, Matador, Haymaker, Rock Shrimp, Big Fish, Bray, Stephen David, Notional, Warrior Poet, and Brick City
Hope you had a relaxing summer break! I would like to remind you of the great resources the CCI has available for you.
–Major Guides –These guides provide information on major-specific learning goals, suggestions for internships, and sample careers of Midd alumni. Pick up a few copies at Adirondack House when you are back on campus – there is one for every major!
-Go/CCI– You might not know the how-to of finding an internship, writing a resume, writing a cover letter, applying for graduate school, networking for your job search, or interviewing with an employer. Click here to get started!
–CCI’s Peer Career Advisors serve as the CCI’s ambassadors to fellow Middlebury students. PCAs are available during Quick Questions to help you. Stop by to have one of our PCAs review your updated resume! Click here for their availability and learn about other ways they can help you!
–Go/Handshake– Complete your profile, discover internships, jobs, employers, and events, all personalized to your specific Career Interests. Don’t forget to check out the Resources page here to learn about ArtSearch, Jopwell, GoinGlobal, Vault, and many more!
–LinkedIn gives you the keys to controlling your professional online identity. Click here to learn more on how to develop a great student profile!
What are you going to do after you graduate? Yes, we know, it’s the worst question. Listen to the How to Get a Job After College podcast here for some fabulous advice. You won’t regret it!
Spending anytime in New York City this summer? If you are interested in….
- Learning about possible career paths in media and entertainment
- Understanding the skills necessary to succeed in these career fields
- Meeting Midd alumni currently working in NYC
The Center for Careers and Internships is currently planning site visits to film, news, music, television, and theater companies in New York City on Monday, June 24.
We will organize the visits, all you need to do is sign up! If you’d like to participate, sign up here by Monday, May 13th.
ALL MAJORS are eligible!
There is no fee to attend this program. Accommodations and transportation to and within NYC are the responsibility of each student.
Questions? Contact Alicia Gomez at email@example.com.
David Ellis is currently a Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft where he is helping to grow Microsoft’s cloud business. David currently serves as a Middlebury Alumni Association board member, as the diversity liaison, where he has been helping to drive several initiatives between Middlebury and Alumni of Color. Prior to Microsoft, David was the Director of Brand Strategy, Advertising and Digital at Starr Companies, a global insurance and investments organization. Before joining Starr, David helped launch Sunny Field Entertainment, a production company that had a first look deal with Paramount Pictures. Prior to Sunny Field, David worked for International Creative Management, a talent agency whose clients included Drake, Beyoncé, Eminem, Al Pacino and Samuel L. Jackson. David started off his Hollywood career at Universal Pictures as an undergraduate intern during his final J-Term at Middlebury. David graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 2018 with an MBA. He graduated from Middlebury in 2009 with a BA in Film & Media and minor in Economics.
Please join us for a career conversation with David Ellis ’09. Pick up your dinner and join us in Ross Fireplace Lounge!
Date: Thursday, May 9
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Ross Fireplace Lounge
Click here to RSVP!
Are you a sophomore/sophomore Feb woman? Applications for Middlebury College’s fourth cohort of the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network are being accepted now! With funding and inspiration from the late Helen Gurley Brown’s foundation, the Pussycat Foundation, BOLD focuses on facilitating opportunities for women’s career development and networking through scholarship funding, programming, and post-graduation fellowships.
If you are interested in applying for the BOLD Scholarship, please do so by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
A complete application consists of this form and a copy of your unofficial transcript and a photo sent firstname.lastname@example.org. The criteria candidates must meet to be considered for the BOLD scholarship are:
● Junior standing (as of Fall 2019); Class of 2021 or 2021.5
● Students who identify as women
● Full-time enrollment
● Good academic standing
● Exceptional leadership ability
● Demonstrated ability to work well in groups
● BOLD Scholars are required to reside on campus for the duration of the official programming (Spring2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021); students studying abroad in Fall 2019 may apply. BOLD Scholars who will be on campus in Fall 2019 may participate in unofficial programming in the first semester.
From the pool of all applicants, finalists will be invited for individual half-hour interviews on Thursday, May 9, 2019 sometime 4:30-7pm so please save that date/time window. The Middlebury cohort of 7 women will be selected by early summer 2019.
Feel free to email BOLD Director Elaine Orozco Hammond with any questions.
So you’ve found the perfect summer internship, but how do you know if your internship is going to provide you with what you need if you’re not sure what type of experience it is that you want, or if you haven’t established any goals to know what you hope to accomplish?
The most amazing internship experiences are those that prepare students for the work they hope to do after graduating from Midd.
How to Choose Your Goals
From the folks at wayup.com in their article, “How to Set Great Internship or Job Goals” (read the full article here):
Setting the best, achievable goals for your internship or entry-level job largely depends on knowing what you want, what you’re capable of, what your role will enable you to reasonably do, and what the company is trying to do. When setting your goals, it’s important to ask yourself a few key questions.
First, ask yourself why you accepted this internship or job. This should help you figure out what you should try and learn from it. Understanding your own personal motivation for taking the job should help you set a good personal learning goal.
Second, consider what the company is trying to do. Your goals should benefit you and the company. If your goals don’t align with the company’s goals, then your efforts likely won’t have any impact on the company’s success and you won’t be able to demonstrate your value to the company.
Third, ask yourself what type of impact you’d like to have on the company. What would you be most proud of achieving?
Fourth, examine the responsibilities of the role you have at the company and determine what your role will enable you to achieve. If you’re a sales intern, you probably won’t be super successful at helping the company achieve their engineering-related goals.
Internship Goal Examples
- Social media marketing intern – Grow Twitter followers by 25% by the end of summer.
- Software Engineering Intern – Learn Ruby on Rails and deploy 1 new feature by the end of summer.
- Anyone – Have coffee with 1 full-time employee each week.
Once you have your goals set, it is helpful to track your progress. A good rule of thumb is to check in on your status one time dimension below the scope of your goals. For example, you should check on any monthly goals every week.
Do what you can to make the most out of your summer internship. Make friends with your coworkers, take lots of notes, go above and beyond to help where needed, and always act professionally. This will make you stand out and hopefully gain some contacts within your field, which will hopefully lead to some job prospects!
Dance, music and visual arts event, panel and reception to honor Earth Day & the Arts
Monday, April 22 – EARTH DAY!
Mahaney Center for the Arts (MAC)
4:00 – 7:00p
4:00p Welcome & Dance Performance (MAC patio)
4:30p Emergent Universe Oratorio (MAC 2nd floor lobby)
5:00p Student Performances & Visual Art (MAC 2nd floor lobby)
5:45p Eco Arts Presentations (MAC 1st floor lobby)
6:15p Panel & Reception (MAC 1st floor lobby)
Earth Day 2019 Nourishing Change Through the Arts will offer live music and dance performances, artistic displays, and a panel discussion followed by an informal reception. Art will address the theme of all living beings – including humans in relationship to the Earth and our changing climate. All programming will be engaging and participatory when possible and choreographed to flow, literally, like water throughout the entire venue. The organizers want people to leave this event feeling energized and creative and perhaps inspired to:
- Engage more actively with their environments
- Cherish an emergent vision for the future of our planet
- Foster human connection within their homes and communities
Questions? Contact Nadine Barnicle, Professor of the Practice, Environmental Studies
Sponsored by Environmental Studies Program, Franklin Center for the Environment, Office of the Director of the Arts
Come to an info session to hear about how you can join the Center for Community Engagement in a full-time position! The current CCE AmeriCorps VISTA member and VISTA supervisor will talk about the Youth and Mentoring Programs AmeriCorps VISTA role, what it means to be an AmeriCorps member, and all of the amazing benefits of serving in this capacity for the CCE! This opportunity is available to graduating seniors and is posted on Handshake.
The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 50 years, but here’s the short version.
We began as a small comedy theater, and have grown to become today’s leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With a variety of theaters, training centers and full-time, touring ensembles, you can find us all over the world. We’ve also taken improv off the stage, expanding our business to include collaborations with corporate clients, and television and film productions. And we have more than a handful of successful Second City alum that we aren’t too modest to mention, like Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, and Keegan-Michael Key.
Click here to learn about the Producer’s Admin Internship opportunity- Deadline date: Sunday, April 7