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 10/2 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 10/2 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 10/2 from 9:00 10:00 AM)
Wednesday, October 7 via Zoom
Attend one or both!
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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.
By Matt Richtel, September 12, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO — The new thing we do here when we get up in the morning, even before the tooth brushing and the coffee making, is to look at the sky. Then we look at the internet to see if our eyes deceive.
“Purple again,” I said to my wife this morning. Not the sky. That was the color of soot, like a child had taken dirty fingers and rubbed them all over the horizon. Purple is the color on the air quality chart. It means that we’ve hit “very unhealthy,” our air filled with microscopic particles that, speaking of children, are dangerous for them to breathe into their soft pink lungs. And not so great for those of us who have a few miles on our lungs already.
During the coronavirus pandemic, our last refuge had been to stay inside the house, but when things go this purple this persistently, the trouble seeps inside. Thanks to rampant wildfires, our at-home air filter has started telling us that things have turned unhealthy in our home — the bad air is managing to sneak in, even through closed windows and doors.
So we’ve taken to passing our one air purifier from room to room so our two children can do SOTG (school on the go) without getting SOOT (soot in the bloodstream). We clean each room, then rotate the device, and I trail to maintain the obnoxious optimism that is my hallmark and fatherly duty. But you can tell things are bad when you start reaching for comparisons, like: Well, we could be in Flanders in 1918. (Maybe that rose tint to my glasses is actually ash.)
In actuality, I don’t have to reach back to Belgium during World War I to know things could be worse. We could be in the Portland suburbs or lots of other places in the Pacific Northwest, circa right now. There, the ash in the sky comes with rampant blazes that are creating actual refugees, meaning people who are running from death with whatever they can carry.
Mount Sinai Health System, New York City, NY
DUE: Septemer 14, 2020
The Clinical Research Assistant I assists in the daily activities of clinical research studies, collects, maintains and organizes study information. Assists in preparing grant applications and documents (for e.g., Institutional Review Board, Grants and Contracts Office), and provides clerical support to Clinical Research Coordinators and others in assigned area.
Research Associate II – Histoimmunofluoresent Staining for Tissue Infiltrating Cells and Regenerating Beta Cells – Defu Zeng Laboratory
City of Hope, Duarte, CA
DUE: Septemer 15, 2020
We are recruiting a Research Associate II to assist on lab research activities, in particular, to perform histoimmunofluoresent staining for tissue infiltrating cells and regenerating beta cells.
Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, or designee, the Research Associate II (RAII) directs the work of a laboratory or undertakes research projects in collaboration with academic supervisor, making innovative contributions pertaining to laboratory procedures which may not change the course of an investigation but do indicate significant independent contribution beyond the RA I level. RAII typically consults with the academic supervisor on the scope and plan of approach to a research project; reads abstracts and articles; organize and plan techniques; plan and assign the work of at least one lab staff advising on problems they are unable to solve; contribute original ideas to the laboratory research; standardize new techniques and train staff on these techniques; perform specialized procedures and prepare written reports of laboratory experimental methods.
National Institute of Reproductive Health, Inc., New York City, NY
DUE: Septemer 15, 2020
The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local level to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception. Using a partnership model, we provide state and local advocates with strategic guidance, hands-on support, and funding to create national change from the ground up. We are a force multiplier – we form strategic partnerships with a wide range of organizations to directly impact the reproductive health and lives of women across the country. Since 2008, NIRH has provided direct grants and hands-on support to nearly 150 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations in more than 39 states and 56 localities across the country. In 2019, NIRH’s partnerships and its work in New York State and City span 23 states, including 14 localities.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
DUE: Septemer 18, 2020
The Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI), at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a premier Academic Clinical Research Organization (CRO) managing clinical trials in neurological disorders. The NCRI employs physician clinical researchers, research nurses, project managers, data managers, SAS programmers, systems analysts, grants managers and administrative assistants dedicated to planning and implementing clinical trials. Reporting to a senior member of the PM team, the Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for assisting the Project Manager on providing oversight and leadership necessary for successful delivery of projects from initiation to implementation to close-out of assigned multi-center clinical research activities led by the NCRI. The Assistant Project Manager is expected to assist the Project Manager in effectively managing scope, schedule/timelines, budget, quality and resources of the assigned trial(s). The Assistant Project Manger will also assist the Project Manager in study management, include outside clinical site management, vendor management, and study meeting planning and execution.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
DUE: Septemer 20, 2020
This position is in the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory and will focus on performing clinical molecular-based assays for COVID19 testing.
The ideal candidate will have experience in molecular methods including working in a biosafety cabinet, performing DNA and RNA extraction, operating automated amplification and detection PCR platforms, data review and result reporting.New grads with a major in Medical Laboratory Science or a life science are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Pathology is integrally involved with the diagnosis of cancer and other major medical conditions through the gross and microscopic examination of tissue samples obtained from surgical procedures and endoscopy (Anatomic Pathology). Our department also provides clinical laboratory services to the hospital as well as consult services in the areas of clinical chemistry, hematopathology, microbiology, and transfusion medicine (Clinical Pathology).
This is a full time 40 hour/week position with rotating weekends, holidays. The hours are 9pm – 5:30am or 11pm – 7:30am.
Friday, September 18, 2020
I’ll be discussing my doctoral research in the field of organic chemistry, which culminated in the development of new chemical tools to access a family of natural products known as the propellane alkaloids. I’ll also be discussing the shift into my postdoctoral studies, where I explored the development of new chemical biology tools to study protein function. My growth as a scientist is intricately associated with my Latino and LGBTQ identities, so I will also discuss how these parts of me influenced my personal and professional journey.
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
For more information contact: Judy Mayer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
By Melissa Rohman July 21, 2020
Emma Office, a rising second year medical student and co-leader of the COVID-19 student volunteer effort at Feinberg, recently helped organize a successful phone call outreach program for older adults at risk of experiencing social isolation during the pandemic.
The program, which involves Feinberg student volunteers calling older adults living in the community and in long-term care facilities throughout the Chicagoland area to talk about topics such as coping strategies, health, sources of support, and personal topics like family and friends, was detailed in a study published in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
Read a Q&A below with Office about her involvement with the outreach program, the impact of COVID-19 on older adults and why she chose to attend Feinberg.
What do currently know about the impact of COVID-19 on older adults?
In general, older adults are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. For older adults, as with all people, physical distancing measures are essential to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But at the same time, for over one-quarter of adults over the age of 60 that are living alone in the U.S., these same measures could also increase social isolation. We do know, in general, that social isolation is associated with many adverse physical and mental health outcomes in older adults, including increased risk of falls, reduced infection resistance and an increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Knowing this, Dr. Lindquist had the idea to design this phone call outreach program in hopes of providing companionship to older adults who might be more isolated during COVID-19, and also perhaps mitigate the risk of these outcomes that are tied to social isolation as the need for physical distancing continues over months and months.
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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
We launched Shawn Ryan’s videos THIS WEEK – check out one of them below and then check out the FULL series at: