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.
Our colleagues in Event Management have identified a number of reservable rooms in Alexander Twilight Hall that students can request for private space during the building’s open hours – be it to take a remote class, or to schedule a job interview, or private appointment.
To reserve a private space, please log on to the Event Reservation Request Form and enter any of the following rooms in the location field:
- AXT 110
- AXT 204
- AXT 206
- AXT 305
Please note that they will need at least 24hours notice to reserve the space. If you are looking to request space during the weekend, please submit your request no later than Friday @ noon.
All of the rooms highlighted above in Twilight for one student only. These are not group study spaces.
An additional resource for student study space and reservable seats for the fall semester is the Davis Family Library. Please visit https://www.middlebury.edu/library/news/library-plans-fall-2020 for more information on reserving study space in the Library.
For a direct link to reserving study space in the Davis Library, please visit their website.
Are you interested in a career in the public sector or a think tank? Wondering where to start looking and how to apply? Curious to meet recent Midd grads navigating careers in the public sector? Or to learn more about what think tanks even do?
The Department of Economics is proud to present an early career panel focused on economics jobs and careers in the public sector and think tanks:
Tuesday, September 29th, 5:00-6:15 pm, Zoom
All students are welcome to attend and learn how Economics majors have applied their liberal arts education in their lives and careers, and learn about numerous career paths available to Economics majors whose interests lie beyond Wall Street.
Helena Hlavaty ’16, Research Analyst in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution
Helena is a Research Analyst in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, where she conducts research on a variety of issues ranging from extreme poverty to food and nutrition security to global aid financing. Previously, she worked as Research and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for a USAID-funded water project in Amman, Jordan, where she supported data management and general project research related to the water sector.
Jana Parsons ’16, MBA Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management
Jana is an MBA Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before Sloan, Jana was a Research Economist at the Joint Economic Committee for Congress where she worked on health care, labor, and education policy and a Research Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers under the Obama Administration where she worked on technology and competition issues. More recently, Jana was a Research Analyst at The Hamilton Project, a center within the Brookings Institution, where her work focused on policy surrounding labor markets and regional inequality.
Daniel Buchman ’18.5, Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State
Dan is a Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State. His duties are to represent and defend U.S. interests at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas and to promote U.S. values, explain U.S. decision-making, and cultivate positive people-to-people relations. Since June 2019 Dan has been studying Bengali language and culture, received training in consular service provision, and completed an on-the-job training assignment on the Bangladesh Affairs Desk in Washington. He is off to start his first assignment as a Consular Officer at U.S. Embassy Dhaka in Bangladesh in October 2020.
Sean Howard ’20, Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Sean is a Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, which involves working closely with economists, gaining exposure to economic research, and preparing for graduate school programs. His job specifically involves supporting economists in their research on fiscal policy, energy markets, and labor economics.
Andrew Fieldhouse, Assistant Professor of Economics at Middlebury College
After attending Swarthmore college and before getting a PhD and becoming an academic, Professor Fieldhouse worked on a range of tax and budget policy issues as a Federal Budget Policy Analyst with the Economic Policy Institute and The Century Foundation, and as an Assistant Budget Analyst with the House Budget Committee.
On Thursday, October 1st, alumni will be joining us for the PHYSICS FIELD GUIDE.
Join Paul Hess and our five alumni guests for the alumni panel Thursday, October 1st at 5:30 p.m. to hear how they went from campus to career!
They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my physics major?”
Though virtual, this event will allow you to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Career Panel, 5:30 p.m.
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!
Friday, October 2, 2020
Alumni will meet virtually with students 1:1 – Click the links below to schedule your chat. Learn more about the alumni participants.
BRIAN AMBRETTE ‘02
Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator
Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, State of Maine
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Brian – (available from 9:00-10:20 AM)
ELIZABETH DeWITT ‘04
Staff Physician, Cardiology/Electrophysiology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Elizabeth – (available from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
LUCIENNE “LUCIE” IDE ‘97
Founder and Chief Health Innovator
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Lucie – (available from 9:00 10:00 AM)
Here are 2 exciting opportunities at the FBI:
The FBI Honors Intern Program is a 10-week, paid internship for undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) and graduate college students. While exploring the FBI’s exciting career options, students will work side-by-side with FBI employees at an FBI Headquarters location or in one of our 56 field offices located across the country.
This internship offers students an unmatched opportunity to help the FBI achieve its mission to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution. FBI hiring managers seek applicants from a wide range of majors. Selected interns will be placed in assignments based on their location preferences, educational background, skill sets, and unique life experiences.
*** Check out the details in Handshake HERE. Deadline is September 30.
Collegiate Hiring Initiative: Research Analyst JOB
The FBI’s Collegiate Hiring Initiative recruits graduating seniors or individuals who have undergraduate, graduate or PhD degrees to begin their careers in a hands-on, supportive team environment. For the 2021 Collegiate Hiring Initiative, students must graduate by June 2021.
Now’s your chance to gain an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work for the nation’s foremost law enforcement and intelligence agency.
From assisting squads and operations to analyzing business processes and ensuring security, recent graduates help support a huge part of the FBI’s mission. The Collegiate Hiring Initiative also gives recent graduates a chance to explore and transition into the many exceptional career paths the FBI has to offer, as well as into other opportunities within the federal government or the private sector.
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.
Thanks to our amazing Peer Career Advisors and Peer Engagement Fellows, we are able to resume a full schedule of virtual Quick Questions this semester!
CCI’s well-trained student team can share timely guidance and answers on a variety of topics including:
- Getting started on your first college résumé
- Reviews of résumés and cover letters
- How to schedule a career advising appointment
- How to search for internship and job opportunities
- Strategies for career exploration and networking using Midd2Midd and LinkedIn
- Tips for interview prep
- How to access resources like Handshake, GoinGlobal, Vault, etc.
Please view the Events Calendar in Handshake for specific hours and details on how to login.
- Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 12:00-4:00 p.m. ET and 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET
- Thursdays & Fridays – 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Remember: Zoom login info will be available via the Handshake Events Calendar.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month paid fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC.
Applicants are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. The program is open to all United States citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment.
Spring Fellowship deadline is October 2, 2020 (could be good for graduating super senior Feb’s)
Fall Fellowship: January 4, 2021
Learn more at: www.scoville.org
We are excited to share the next episode on our MIDDVantage series, Exploring Careers on Capitol Hill!
How a Bill Becomes a Law: Authorizations, Bill Development, and the Floor with our guest Charlie Arnowitz ’13, Senior Legislative Assistant, US Congress.
Check out the latest episode (29 minutes) and keep an eye out for new episodes each week.
Students and young professionals who are thinking about grad school are invited to join APSIA members from around the world on September 30 for an online graduate school fair. They can get their personal questions answered and build relationships with leading programs. Register and see the list of participating schools at https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/apsia/e/JOROiA