If you are contemplating an internship this year, here are two opportunities to learn more about internships. In the first info session, find out how to find a Winter Term internship and apply for credit. In the panel discussion, hear advice from your peers about how to find an internship that fits your interests and how to be successful in that experience.
Winter Term Internship Information Session
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00-5:00 pm
This live Webinar will address how to find a Winter Term internship and the timeline and action steps needed to earn internship credit. Current known College policy on Winter Term 2021 internships will be covered, as well as opportunities for funding. This information session will be recorded for those not able to attend.
Register in Handshake to access the Zoom link.
Student Stories from Summer Internships: A Center for Careers and Internships Panel Discussion
Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
At Middlebury, students don’t just learn how to engage the world—they go out and do it. Even in the midst of a pandemic, our resilient and innovative students participated in meaningful internships (many of them remote) this summer. They gained valuable experience, contributed to research on Covid-19, cancer and climate change, taught children, brought the arts online, and used language, writing, research, and analytical skills acquired at Middlebury to benefit major NGOs, corporations, non-profits, and campaigns.
Join a live Zoom panel discussion hosted by the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) to hear directly from Middlebury students about how transformative internship experiences can be and what advice they offer to help students find and secure the right internship for their interests. CCI staff will briefly describe our internship programs and be available to answer your questions.
Register in Handshake to access the Zoom link.
futureforward features several alumni and parents who are leaders in a variety of career fields, discussing their industry’s current environment, their perspective on the future outlook for that career field, and action steps students can take now to position themselves for entry into those career fields.
Over the last weeks, we have launched interviews with the following alumni:
- Koby Altman ’04, General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers
- Jennifer Bailey ’84, Vice President of Internet Services for Apple Pay
- Shawn Ryan ’88, Screenwriter, Television Producer, and Founder of Midd Kid Productions
- Kelly Holley ’92, Chief Operating Officer of The Challenge Foundation
We launched Jason Robart’s videos THIS WEEK – check out one of them below and then check out the FULL series at:
Don’t forget to check out the many jobs, fellowships and internships on Handshake. Here is a curated list sorted by upcoming deadlines HERE.
Check out these events including the UVM Job Fair which Middlebury students are invited to:
Info Session, Search Associates – International Education: A Gateway to a Paid Experience Abroad, Thu, October 8, 2020
Virtual career fair, UVM Fall Job & Internship Virtual Fair 2020, Wed October 14, 2020
VIRTUAL EVENT: Thursday, October 8, 2020
TIME: 5:00pm – 5:30pm EDT
If you are looking for a way to explore a career in education, or are seeking a gap year experience overseas before graduate school or another career commitment, an international paid teaching internship could be just the ticket! Join Search Associates and Diana Kerry to learn more about the growing demand for teachers in K-12 American and International schools. Schools in many parts of the world hire graduating seniors and recent college graduates in all majors to work for a single school year as paid teaching interns. It’s a great opportunity to gain classroom experience in an international setting and can sometimes lead to a full-fledged teaching job the following year.
CCI is happy to announce that we have released our fourth alumni guest in our new futureforward video series.
futureforward features alumni and parents who are leaders in a variety of career fields, discussing their industry’s current environment, their perspective on the future outlook for that career field, and action steps students can take now to position themselves for entry into those career fields.
This Future Forward segment features Kelly Holley, Chief Operating Officer of The Challenge Foundation which strives to effect positive social impact through education. Kelly is a 1992 graduate of Middlebury College and is joining us to give her vantage point on how the pandemic environment has affected her work, what the future outlook is for this career field, and what action steps current students may want to consider to position themselves to enter this field in the future.
You can check out the videos at go/futureforward.
Here are links to upcoming opportunities in Handshake using specific industry filters for Education: education organizations, K-12, and higher education:
Fellowships (both post-grad and undergrad):
Don’t forget to check out these employer events on Handshake:
|Brooke Charter Schools Associate Teacher Virtual Information Session – Wednesday, September 23, 4:30 pm EDT – 5:30 pm EDT|
|Capital Teaching Residency Webinar with KIPP DC Public Schools – Thursday, October 1, 5:30 pm EDT – 6:30 pm EDT|
The Innovation Hub is now accepting applications from members of the class of 2023 or 2023.5 for the Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program.
Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program are designed to help students carry out Middlebury College’s mission: “Through a commitment to immersive learning, we prepare students to lead engaged, consequential, and creative lives, contribute to their communities, and address the world’s most challenging problems.”
This fall, the staff of Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Program will select eight students from the class of 2023 or 2023.5 to receive up to $7,000 in funding as well as project and research support. The Fellowship and Changemaker Program will help these students to build relevant personal qualities and to enhance their academic experience at Middlebury.
When it comes to searching for an internship or job, the process can feel daunting and overwhelming (especially now during COVID). Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing a few helpful tools and platforms to help you in the job searching process.
HANDSHAKE is one of CCI’s most helpful tools as Middlebury’s online job and opportunities platform. Use Handshake to discover and explore internships, jobs, organizations, and events all personalized to your specific career interests.
This week’s tip is to make sure you upload a PROFILE PICTURE and to complete your profile. Profiles are 7 times more likely to be viewed when there is a photo, as opposed to leaving it blank. Make sure that you use a photo where you are professionally dressed (does not need to be a suit), and you are the only person in the photo (meaning you are alone and not just cropped out of a group photo).
Tips on Choosing Your Profile Picture
- Pick a photo that looks like you.
- Use a high-resolution image.
- Make sure your face takes up at least 60% of the frame.
- Be the only person in the picture.
- Get someone else to take the picture for you.
- Choose the right expression.
- Avoid distracting backgrounds.
- Wear what you’d wear to work.
- Take the Photo in soft, natural light.
- Use filters wisely.
If you have any questions about your Handshake profile, please drop into Quick Question hours (go/pcas for the hours) and meet with one of our Peer Career Advisors.
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join this information session to learn about ways you can gain valuable experience as an undergrad to help set you apart from the crowd when the time comes to apply. Note: They will be holding this event on a virtual platform instead of in-person.
Please register on Handshake and also through the Virtual Link in the Event to ensure that you receive access to join the event.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 16th 2020
TIME: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get Involved with Youth and Mentoring Opportunities on Campus
The Center for Community Engagement advises and supports many student organizations and continuing initiatives dedicated to youth and mentoring. The involvement that you can have with these organizations can translate into real marketable competencies as you build your own resume for future post-grad opportunities. Explore the organizations below for an introduction and contact information to each group.
- The Wild Middlebury Project (Wild Midd): a student organization for students who are passionate about environmental education, research, and conservation. In partnerships with conservation organizations. Wild Midd helps students connect across generations to learn about and protect our local environment. If interested, sign up at go/joinwildmidd or email email@example.com.
- Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring (NOM): aims to create community and connect people through food and food education. They organize volunteering events and classes with the purpose of teaching youth in local schools how to cook healthy food for themselves on a budget and to acquire the independence and knowledge that comes with this life skill. If interested, sign up here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Community Friends: is a campus-based one-on-one mentoring program that matches over 130 college student mentor volunteers with local youth. Read more about Community Friends or contact email@example.com.
- Page 1 Literacy Project: aims to foster a love of learning in local elementary school students through weekly programming and community events. As mentors, organizers, and program leaders, Page 1 volunteers take an active role in promoting literacy in all of its forms. If interested, visit go/pageone2020 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Middlebury College Access Mentors (MiddCAM): is a one-on-one mentorship program that pairs Middlebury College student mentors with high school juniors who are primarily first-generation and/or low-income college applicants. If interested, visit go/middcaminterest or mail email@example.com.
- Sister to Sister: aims to support the middle school girls in the area. Mentors interact individually with the girls in an informal and comfortable environment and discuss common issues in the girls’ lives, including school, body image, peer pressure and relationships. If interested, visit go/joinsts or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- STEAM Girls (short for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics): is a student-led camp focuses on keeping girls interested in computer science and technology. For more information, please contact contact VISTA advisor Tenzin Dorjee at email@example.com.
- DREAM (Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring): is a national non-profit organization based in Vermont. DREAM supports and partners with the DREAM Middlebury College student organization, which pairs college students with youth from affordable housing neighborhoods. If interested, visit go/DREAM2020 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.