You’re invited to join Dr. Emily Raymundo (’10) who received her Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California in 2017 for this casual, small group conversation about graduate school in the humanities. She will discuss the realities, financial, emotional, and otherwise, of attending graduate school in the humanities, addressing common questions about whether M.A.s (and Ph.D.s!) are worth it, what graduate education is like on a day-to-day basis, what employment prospects are like for humanities Ph.D.s, and what the costs and benefits are of interdisciplinary programs like American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Gender Studies in comparison to traditional departments like English and History.
Tuesday, March 6
12:30 pm in ADK Library
Several fellowship organizations strive to promote diversity in our legislative system. These 6 fellowships offer leadership training for members of underrepresented groups in Congress to help offer a different perspective and shape policies that will benefit everyone. Check out these Congressional fellowships located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Be sure to bookmark these fellowships in your ProFellow account for future reference!
Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend the beginning of your spring break? The Center for Careers and Internships will sponsor and lead a group of students in Washington, DC on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 to expose you to the different ways that organizations, whether government, nonprofits, or private, can make a difference through collective impact.
What is the D.C. Trek?
Gain a better understanding of these industries and explore the career paths of alumni at a variety of organizations in D.C. Activities will include site visits and multiple opportunities for networking.
Who should apply?
If you are interested in learning about or working in these industries, this trek is for you! All majors and class levels are welcomed.
To apply: click HERE
Questions? Contact Tim Mosehauer @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni will be on campus to share their paths and professional lives with you to help you think broadly about their IPEC major. Events are Thursday, March 1 – Friday March 2.
What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Alumni Panel, 5:00 p.m.
Dinner with alumni, 6:15 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!
Friday, March 2, 2018
One-on-one Alumni Chats,
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Adirondack House – Click the link below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.
International Career Conversations via Zoom,
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Adirondack House – Click the link below to SELECT A SLOT for a Zoom Career Conversation.
You’re invited to join us for this informal, casual conversation to learn from this grad about the work they do and the path they took to get there! All students welcome, bring your questions! Tuesday, February 20 at 12:30 pm in ADK Library.
Viveka Ray-Mazumder ’11 was a Sociology major and is now the manager of youth organizing and KINETIC at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, where they work with young people and student leaders to mobilize, coordinate, and encourage civic engagement work among Asian American youth in Chicago. Vi works with students in several public high schools to discuss the history and importance of Asian American voting in Chicago, and will work with these young people on voter education and registration efforts in their communities. Prior to joining Advancing Justice | Chicago, Vi was a legal advocate for the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois, and an organizing intern with Herstory Writers Workshop in New York.
RSVP here to let us know you’re coming, or just show up!
This event is in conjunction with the afternoon event at 4:30 (below) where Vi is talking on the DACA panel.
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is accepting applications for its International Programs Fellowship at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Fellowship is a full-time position lasting for two years and will begin in summer 2018. The Fellowship is sponsored and managed by PRB and funded through PRB’s PACE Project (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health), a cooperative agreement between PRB and USAID. The Fellow will work within USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health currently located in Crystal City, Virginia (outside Washington, D.C.), which works to advance and support voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. The Fellowship is intended for recent graduates with a B.A. or B.S.; candidates with advanced degrees are ineligible and should not apply.
These opportunities sound amazing! TCF likes to call themselves “the 100 year old policy start up”.
Internships vary each year but the research and writing you do help advance TCF’s work, so it really seems like they are intent on making it a meaningful experience.
Internships fall in three broad areas:
- Policy Research and Analysis
- Editorial and Communications
- Nonprofit Management
In the past, our policy research interns have covered topics as various as socio-economic diversity in public schools, the Affordable Care Act, public-private partnerships for building infrastructure, income disparity and U.S. policy in the Middle East.
On the editorial and communications side, interns have developed graphic design projects, built websites, digitally archived old TCF books, and edited the work of fellows and interns.
For nonprofit management, interns will help develop and implement a funding strategy for a particular policy area, or work on a business recovery plan.
Deadline is Tuesday, February 14 so act fast. All details here: http://tcfinstitute.org/
And did I mention it is paid? $5,000 for 8 weeks.
SGA and CCI are excited to collaborate and offer you a series of financial literacy workshops this J-term to help you learn all about important topics. Check out the details below.
Wednesday January 17th, 4:30-5:30pm in Axinn 229
Presented by Meg Gras from National Life Group
This is something you probably know you should do, right? But how? Where do you start? Come learn about techniques and strategies to make this process easier and more successful. We will discuss ideas about what to think about and do when you interview and when you receive an offer, and the basic principles of a successful negotiation: what can be negotiated and how should you respond when offered a position. National Life Group is a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation. Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later.
Explanation of Benefits: What do they mean
Thursday, January 18th, 3-5pm in Axinn 229
Health insurance? Life Insurance? Deductibles? CTO? What does it all mean? Come learn from some friendly staff at Midd in the Human Resources office to learn this lingo so you can start to understand what benefits really mean and you can appreciate them just as much as your salary.
Loan Repayment and Financial Literacy
Wednesday January 24th 4-6pm in Axinn 229
If you are on any sort of financial aid where you will have to start paying back loans after you graduate, this is the session for you. Come learn from expert staff on campus about appropriate timelines, common issues to avoid, what to pay attention to, and how to plan ahead so you understand how to be a responsible borrower.
Young Alum Panel
Thursday, January 25, 4:30-6:30pm in Axinn 229
Come to this fun, light session to learn from these young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation, what it’s like in the “real world” and what the transition to work and making friends is like when you’re out of school.
Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. It is a fully subsidized summer study program for students of modest means whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented at the nation’s top law schools.
For five weeks in the summer, Trials students take residence at Harvard or New York University. The residency alternates from year to year.
Each week, instructors from Advantage Testing prepare Trials students for the LSAT by deconstructing the test and presenting a step-by-step approach to each question type. Students maintain a rigorous practice testing schedule, frequently sitting for full-length official LSATs under simulated testing conditions. Working closely with their instructors, students learn to develop an individualized study plan, focus their preparation, and apply the core principles they master.
Trials students also attend lectures presented by prominent lawyers, public figures, and legal scholars, including distinguished faculty from both NYU Law and Harvard Law School. These lectures provide a wide-ranging introduction to the study and practice of the law while giving students the opportunity to ask specific questions related to their particular fields of interest.
Perhaps most important, Trials allows students to experience communities similar to those they will encounter in law school. Students form study groups to challenge, motivate, and inspire one another. In lunches with instructors and speakers, students can take part in informal discussions to learn more about the law, their peers, and themselves.
Learn more and how to apply here: http://trials.atfoundation.org
Deadline is February 28
Attend this virtual information session to meet Vivian Guo, an IPE major from the class of 2015, to learn more about their full-time Research Associate position within the Templeton Global Macro group at Franklin Templeton Investments in San Mateo, CA. This position could be a great opportunity to seniors from all majors who have an interest in international affairs and languages. Vivian shared that this role is very unique and a great one for Middlebury graduates, “My experience here in the past two and a half years has been invaluable and I am hoping to offer the opportunity to another Middlebury student.”
Franklin Templeton Investments – Global Macro Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
CCI Library, Adirondack House
Templeton Global Macro has been a pioneer in unconstrained global fixed income investing for almost three decades, currently consisting of 18 investment professionals and managing $120 billion in assets. The team conducts in-depth global macroeconomic analysis regionally and at the individual country level, evaluating interest rates, currencies, and credit conditions. Team members meet daily to discuss ongoing market activity, as well as political and macroeconomic events. The team applies a fundamental, research-driven investment approach that focuses on identifying sources of high current income worldwide that has the potential to provide compelling risk-adjusted returns.