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:
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater. By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. Over its 30-year history, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates, many of whom have gone on to win other prestigious awards like the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship that support our Scholars’ graduate school work. Today, Goldwater alumni can be found conducting research that is helping defend the Nation, finding cures for catastrophic diseases and teaching future generations of scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Come learn more about the Goldwater application process on Tues, Oct 6 at 4-5pm ET. Session will provide a quick overview of fellowships and nomination process. Session will be recorded. Register to participate.
Due December 31, 2020
In 2018, the City of New York launched an innovative summer internship program for students interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences industry, providing an opportunity to work in a range of companies from early-stage startups to large pharmaceutical and biotech firms. Now entering its fourth year, the LifeSci NYC Internship Program invites talented and dedicated college and graduate students to apply for science track or management track internships for summer 2021.
Students enrolled in a New York City-based college or university or New York City residents enrolled in any college or university are eligible to apply. DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET AT LEAST ONE OF THESE CRITERIA. Recent graduates (spring 2020 or later) are also eligible.
We are looking for talented and dedicated students interested in pursuing business or science careers in the life sciences sector. Host companies and organizations range from early-stage startups to large pharmaceutical and biotech firms to businesses that serve the industry in specific capacities, including marketing, public relations, or capital investment. More than 80 companies have served as hosts since the program’s inception.
Accenture Federal Services Consulting: Special Session with CEO and alum John Goodman
Tuesday, September 29 from 5-6 pm.
Click here to go to Handshake and register and get the link. Follow all instructions.
AFS hired 8 Midd grads last year. They are a premium employer especially interested in Midd students looking for jobs and internships. This is a big deal! Attend to get the inside scoop from this special alum and senior leader in the field of consulting and IT.
At the forefront of innovation, AFS is focused on trends in information technology, including cloud, mobility, and social computing. AFS is about combining human-centric design with commercial practices and new technologies and they focus on delivering real outcomes –from rescuing healthcare.gov, to transforming one of the largest supply chains in the world for the Department of State, to redefining the student loan business and experience. They’re on the leading edge of fundamentally redefining the next generation of government.
Join us to meet John Goodman and learn more from other alums and also hear about the hiring and interview process from recruiters.
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.
The Global Health program consists of an interdisciplinary academic minor, events, and experiential learning opportunities. Global Health faculty members are Professors of the Practice who bring their real-world experience into the classroom and into the Innovation Hub for mentoring and advising.
Global Health minor info session—minor, internships, study abroad.
Wed. 9/30, 8:00 p.m.
Please email Pam Berenbaum for zoom link.
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.
Wednesday, October 7 via Zoom
Attend one or both!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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.