Professor Nikolina Dobreva interviews Dan Curry ’68 about his work with Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Click here to view the webinar recording.
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Register now to join Media, Advertising, Marketing and Entertainment professionals for four days of open dialogue focused on advancing diversity from advocacy to activism and from inclusion to belonging, September 20-23.
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-Join Jopwell on September 15th for their virtual event, Comunidad Unida, where they will bring together various voices and diasporas across corporate, entrepreneurship, and academic leadership to discuss identity in the workforce and emerging trends in the emerging Latinx labor force.
–Jopwell Talks – Explores early career development and what students need to be successful in the workplace.
Knight Foundation believes that the digital space holds significant opportunities for cultural institutions, and in recent years has intensified its work to help organizations create valuable digital content. Museums that do not invest in digital capabilities and offerings will miss important connections with potential audiences. This deficiency also seems likely to erode the relevance of the arts in society as audiences spend increasing amounts of time online.
In early 2018, Knight Foundation approved $970,000 in grants that aimed to raise the digital profiles of eight museums by supporting the costs of positions dedicated to digital and technology work. These digital positions would conceive, plan, and implement digital strategies that improve the visitor experience and expand audiences. Seven of the initial eight grantees proceeded to hire their digital positions; four of the museums’ hires remain in their positions as of this writing.
The grant period presented a series of unprecedented challenges for museums and for society at large. The Covid-19 pandemic forced many museums to close their physical spaces, pivot to remote work and add more digital programming. The racial justice movement accelerated in 2020, which itself caused a reckoning with museums’ histories of Eurocentrism and lack of staff and board diversity.
All seven grantees showed growth in digital capacity during the grant period. And, though the grantees differed significantly in their budget sizes and in the scope of their digital programs, several themes surfaced repeatedly during the research.
Peer Career Advisor (PCA) and Posse Scholar Zoey Ellis’22 interviewed Terrence (TJ) Smith, Account Manager at Google, to answer common career related questions LGBTQ+ identifying students might have when seeking job opportunities.
Zoey: What activities or student organizations were you involved in during college and how did they help you get to where you are today?
TJ: I was involved in Black Student Union as the treasurer. I also was a RIDDIM co-director and a Language Tables manager. My experiences in these organizations allowed me to strengthen transferable soft skills such as: people management, effective communication, and organizing events. That said, I think the biggest benefit was being able to have a diverse outlet. Understanding the importance of caring about something or being involved in something outside of work is crucial.
Zoey: As a graduate who identiﬁes as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Genderfluid, or Queer, what are some of the questions you suggest students should keep in mind when researching employers and applying to job opportunities?
TJ: When researching employers, check to see if they have a LGBTQ+ resource group, typically you can find that around the company culture section. Do they have a resource group? Are they recognized for their work in the LGBTQ+ space? If they have a company blog, do they mention topics the queer community face? Honestly, any question that interrogates how the company values their queer employees.
Zoey: Would you suggest students consider to what extent they would like their career to incorporate their LGBTQ+ identity? Do you want your identity to have a major role, such as working for an LGBTQ+ advocacy group? Or expressed in a different way, like joining the LGBTQ+ affinity group for employees at an organization?
TJ: When thinking about your brand and who you are, think about what kind of role you want your LGBTQ+ identity to play. I, personally, decided to be out at work, but I haven’t been too involved with our company’s LGBTQ+ resource group. I’m a big advocate of separating work and personal life, so I focus on expressing my queer identity in avenues outside of work i.e. volunteering with LGBTQ+ orgs.
Zoey: Could you recommend any career related LGBTQ+ resources that helped you in the job search process?
TJ: O4U (Out for Undergrad) is a great organization that hosts conferences for queer college students to explore their LGBTQ+ identity while in the workplace. I recommend every queer student to at least check out the website. If they have an event for your field, definitely apply! It’s a great network and exposure opportunity.
Zoey: Have you come out to your employer, and if so, when in the employment process and how?
TJ: I came out after I was already hired. If you decide to divulge your queer identity during the interview process, I would just make sure you leverage it in a way that shows strength to your character. I have no strong feelings for or against discussing your identity while interviewing, it’s all situational.
Zoey: What advice would you give your younger college self?
TJ: Be open to change. Determining how you spend your 40+ hours of the week for the rest of your life at 21 years old is absurd. Your dreams may change. Don’t be afraid of evolving.
Zoey: Is there any other advice that you’d like to share with Middlebury students?
TJ: You’re a Middlebury College student during a pandemic. Except for the class of 2020, literally no one alive can say they’ve experienced that. Be easy on yourself and give yourself space to take things day by day.
If you would like to contact Terrence (TJ) Smith, please reach out via Midd2Midd!
Devoted to supporting a global community of galleries, artists, and collectors, CADAF launched CADAF Online, a virtual art fair held online from June 25 to 28, 2020. Click here to Listen to All the Replays!
The Emma Bowen Foundation recruits promising students of color and places them in paid summer internships at some of the nation’s leading media and technology companies, provides the media and tech industries with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership, and advocates for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement.
The Emma Bowen Foundation is a media-focused diversity initiative that recruits promising students and places them in paid summer internships at some of the nation’s leading media and technology companies. Opportunities are at our more than 75 partner companies, such as Bloomberg, CBS, Comcast, Edelman, NBCUniversal, Nielsen, Spectrum, Turner, Warner Brothers, and Weber Shandwick. To view all of our partners, visit Emma Bowen Foundation Partners.
Applicants to our program are interested in careers in the:
· Business of Media (finance, sales, human resources, marketing, public relations etc.)
· Innovation of Media (computer science, engineering, data science, information technology, software development, etc.)
· Content of Media (broadcast and online journalism, production, social media, digital media, etc.).
Selected students will have access to:
· A paid summer internship
· On-the-job training from top professionals and industry executives
· An all-expenses paid Emma Bowen Foundation Summer Conference in New York City
· Need-based scholarships
· A community of diverse media and tech peers and professionals
· Lifelong professional networks
Our interns are placed in cities where they spend their college summers. Many of our interns are converted to full time hires after college graduation.
“I was able to meet other like-minded fellows who will be my future colleagues in the industry as well as network with some great media professionals and alumni.”
– Victor O., 2018 EBF Fellow at Fox Television Stations – Fox 32 Chicago
While the majority of our Fellows are placed in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area, we have openings in cities nationwide. Other cities have included, but are not limited to: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbia (MD), Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville (FL), Knoxville, Louisville (KY), Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, St. Petersburg (FL), Tampa, and Washington, D.C.
*Please remember to have a PCA review your application before you submit it.
*In addition, please e-mail Alicia Gomez (email@example.com) to inform her you applied to this great opportunity!
Do not wait for the deadline. They are hiring interns on a rolling basis! Therefore, you should apply as soon as possible.
Click here to apply in Handshake!
Check out these internships, fellowships, and jobs on Handshake with deadlines for the week of February 11-18th HERE. Below is just a sampling of a few:
Social Impact Intern | Mental Health Incubator, Non-Profit startup, Harvard Innovation Lab/MIT Area – Deadline Feb. 12 @ 4:10pm
Disease Ecology Project Assistant at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Deadline Feb 15th @ 12:00 am
The Impact Coalition at Impact Labs – Deadline Feb 15th 05:00 pm
Forest Health Monitoring Field Intern at Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative – Deadline Feb 15th 11:55 pm
Solar Program Summer Intern in WDC at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation – Deadline Feb 18th 10:00 pm
2019 CAPAL Public Service Scholarship and Internship Program at Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) – Deadline Feb 14th 11:55 pm
Social Impact at Google is one of the many areas of concentration in the work they do as “[they] seek to improve people’s lives by building and enabling disruptive technology that reinvents the way society addresses shared challenges. The Social Impact teams are seeking exceptional people for roles in software engineering, marketing, strategy and partnerships, with a passion for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.”
Click a team below to learn more about Social Impact at Google.
- Ideas – Google Ideas explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression.
- Elections – Their Elections and civic innovation efforts focus on how to make democracy work better by making it easier to get active, and partner with cities and social entrepreneurs to re-engineer the way public services are provided using data and better tools.
- Google for Nonprofits – The job of the Google for Nonprofits team is to inspire and enable billions of users to discover and support causes they care about, and supercharge the nonprofit sector with access to Google tools.
- Google.org – Through Google.org, [they] invest $75+ million each year in game-changing ideas to make the world a better place. [They] support innovative technologies and entrepreneurial approaches that tackle tough human challenges and scale to help millions of people.
- Crisis Response – [Their] Crisis Response team is working to make people safe everywhere by fundamentally changing how [they] prepare and respond in times of natural disasters or other threats by providing people with the information and tools they need.
As the Fall semester continues, we want to keep you in the loop on all things Google so you might take advantage of ways to pull in the social impact opportunities. The Google University Programs team has created a monthly announcements newsletter that includes important dates and job/internship opportunities.
Their recent newsletter offers tips on making the most out of the recruiting season and developing your skills for the new academic year. Examples include:
- Ask a Googler: Interview Prep Edition – Tuesday, October 16th at 9:00 PM EST – Googlers will cover internship and full time opportunities, who is eligible to apply, and important deadlines to be aware of.
- Ask a Googler: Resume Edition – Wednesday, October 17th at 9:00 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice. They will also be taking live questions.
- Ask a Googler: Opportunities/Deadlines – Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice when it comes to getting ready for the technical interview. Make sure to watch their Virtual Career Fair session below (there are 3 videos.) They will also be taking live questions.
If you’re interested in being added to that email list, please contact CCI’s Nicole Veilleux.
Tetra Tech IDS (https://tetratechintdev.com) is now accepting applications for internships at their Burlington, VT and Arlington, VA offices for summer 2018. They will offer a total of 4 internships and interns will learn from and work with their technical programs team or operational team professionals. Application deadlines are approaching fast and all internships will begin in early June. We have several Middlebury alumni working there now (check out LinkedIn).
They currently have 4 postings in Handshake!
- International Development Communications Intern – deadline April 23rd
- Land Tenure and Property Rights Internship – deadline April 27th
- Democracy and Governance Internship – deadline April 27th
- IT Support Technician Internship – deadline May 1st
- Assistant Editor – deadline April 27th (Full-time Job for a Graduating Senior or Recent alum!)
Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions to address the world’s most complex challenges. Their service areas include agriculture and economic growth; democracy and governance; energy; environment and natural resources; land tenure and property rights; water supply and sanitation; architecture, engineering, and construction services; and global security. Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions for federal agencies, governments, multilateral banks, and multinational corporations.
Their approach is based on sound science, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and innovative technologies and best practices. Their goal on every project is to ensure local ownership and sustainable development long after their work is complete. Their expertise includes monitoring and evaluation tools, grants management systems, compliance systems, and public-private partnerships.