Move to 26 Blinn Lane!

This past year, like many other changes to occur, the Center for Community Engagement saw a transformation. Prior to Fall 2020, the CCE office resided at 20 Old Chapel Road – the DKE Alumni House- until it was converted to student housing. As a result, the CCE, along with its Experiential Learning Center partners the Center for Careers and Internships and the Innovation Hub, temporarily relocated to 75 Shannon Street during the unusual college year. 

The cubicle set-up at 75 Shannon Street was standard and while there, the space was rarely used as the team primarily worked from home. The temporary use of the building was therefore quite appropriate for the time being since the space would not have been an optimal place for the CCE in the long run. However, 75 Shannon Street proved to be a satisfactory site for the CCE even if for a brief moment. 

The space was a conducive working environment and was used by a few of the staff members for occasional meetings. A corkboard at the front entrance was also decorated with a cubicle directory and other CCE-related information to create a friendly welcoming environment. Additionally, one of the mini-meeting rooms functioned as storage for boxed-up program materials. Through these and its other usages, the space at 75 Shannon Street was a great temporary base for the center before its move again.

After a worthy anticipated wait, the Center for Community Engagement was confirmed to relocate to 26 Blinn Lane late spring semester. Formerly serving as the Ross Commons House, 26 Blinn Lane is the lightly shaded yellow house found behind Ross Dining Hall and near the Knoll. It has a lovely lawn space with a stunning view of the garden and the Adirondacks behind, spacious living room and conference room, and a magnificent kitchen. Members of the CCE team were stunned upon seeing the house and are enthusiastic about all the possibilities it entailed. 

As the site slowly comes together, the Center is beyond excited to begin working there and eager to see it running in action. The crew is looking forward to the start of the Fall semester and is thrilled about seeing students, as well as community partners, walk through the doors to get involved. On the whole, after quite an exceptional year, everyone is simply delighted to make 26 Blinn Lane the Center for Community Engagement’s home and to fill it up with joyful memories!

PULSE invites talented college grads to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership

PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience) fellows SERVE with a Pittsburgh nonprofit, LIVE in intentional community, and GROW as a leader.

Core values:

  • Engaging in the possibility of the city
  • Personal and professional growth through service
  • Celebrating the creative energy of young adults
  • Building strong and enduring relationships

What can you expect from the PULSE program?

  • A year-long leadership and service experience beginning in August 2021
  • Intentional community living experience with other PULSE fellows
  • A nonprofit partnership that fits a PULSE fellow’s interests and skills
  • Personal/professional development through weekly seminar, spring/fall retreat, mentoring program, and coaching meetings
  • Room and board
  • Health insurance reimbursement
  • Food and public transportation coverage
  • Modest personal stipend – $100/month

2022 Full Time Analyst Program Opportunities

Please find below the 2022 Corporate & Investment Banking Full Time Analyst Application Flyer. This resume drop is targeted at students who will be entering their senior year this fall, with an anticipated graduation of February or May 2022, and looking to start a full time job in the summer of 2022. The application for all 4 tracks is open now – August 1.

Click here for the application to apply, and utilize the Job ID codes below to find the correct application(s).

  • Sales & Trading 2022 Full Time Analyst: Job ID 5588414
  • Investment Banking 2022 Full Time Analyst: Job ID 5588408
  • Corporate Banking 2022 Full Time Analyst: Job ID 5588410
  • Commercial Real Estate 2022: Job ID 5588423

Additional details can be found this flyer.

Internship Highlight: Maggie Reynolds, 2024 – Intern Reporter with the Daily Gazette

What surprised you the most about your work experience?

When I first started my internship, I expected to be assisting reporters with their stories or doing rewrites of press releases. I did not have any expectation that I would be writing my own stories with my name in the bylines. By my second day, though, I had written a full-length story about a local engineering company and its partnership with a group in Nepal. A week in, I had attended a press conference and written about my interviews with the CEOs of two important local non-profits. Writing entirely my own stories came as a big shock initially, but it has allowed me to authentically experience the fast-paced and fluid world of journalism. It has helped me learn to appreciate the challenge of writing on a 2-hour deadline, and scouring the internet to find contacts for a story.

What helped you to prepare for success during the internship and what are you most proud of achieving?

Writing for the Middlebury Campus introduced me to the thrills and challenges of journalism. I learned how to persuade people to do an interview with me, ask the hard-hitting questions, and organize a story in a compelling manner. It has been exciting to take the skills I learned from the Campus and apply them to interning as a real-world journalist this summer. I have written twenty stories at this point in my internship. The one that I am most proud of, though, was about a town planning board scandal over a housing development in a small town of 1,500 people. At first, the story seemingly only impacted those 1,500 people. However, as I did more research, and conducted more interviews, I saw how the universally applicable the issues of government transparency and public protest were, and how vital it was that this small town’s story was accurately told.

How are you developing personally and professionally throughout the internship?

My internship has taught me how much I value a fast-paced environment, where learning new things each day is a vital part of the job. Each story requires me to research the topic thoroughly, think critically about the questions I ask, and organize information coherently. I thrive on that new challenge each day. At the same time, journalists interact with a wide variety of people as they conduct interviews and cover stories. It has been valuable to learn how to ask people uncomfortable questions in a respectful manner, and represent their stories fairly, yet accurately. I am learning to gladly incorporate my editors’ advice into my writing, while interacting with the people I write about so that both of us feel respected.

Do you have any advice for future interns?

It is natural to feel overwhelmed and underprepared in the beginning, but oftentimes being dropped into the deep end is the most effective way to learn. You will pick things up very quickly, as long as you are willing to make mistakes and listen to the advice of people with more experience.

Go back to the Internship Stories.

Middlebury Summer Research Spotlight: Emma’s Stream Ecology Experience

What are you doing this summer?

This summer I am working in Eric Moody’s lab as a stream ecology research assistant. Our lab is working in conjunction with Molly Costanza-Robinson’s lab here at Midd and several other institutions in 3 different states on a project called STOICH which is examining the ecological stoichiometric relationships in inland freshwater ecosystems across the US. 

How did you find your position?

My position started in the spring semester and then continued on through the summer. I took two classes with my current boss, Eric Moody, in the fall and spring semesters, Aquatic Ecology and Biostats. He sent out a flyer in the spring to people who had been in his classes, and other biology students, looking for people interested in joining this new project and working in his lab. I applied, interviewed, and then started working in the spring semester! 

What does your typical work day look like? How often do you work? 

I work the classic 9-5 (shoutout Dolly Parton). I have two kinds of typical workdays. Most days, I work in the lab looking at samples from different sites across the US. Most of my time on lab days is spent at the microscope identifying aquatic invertebrates (essentially insects, small clams, and the occasional snail). Once we identify them, we dry the insects and then process them to figure out how much phosphorus is in them. When we’re not in the lab, we work in the field doing different things. Some field days we go and collect invertebrate samples in Vermont streams. Other days we go to a pond on campus and do projects there. Field days are always a ton of fun because they’re very hands-on and we get to swim a lot of the time. 

What do you do in your free time? What is Middlebury like in the summer? 

Middlebury in the summer is amazing. I really cannot recommend it enough. The weather is beautiful and having no homework means you can go adventuring or hang out with friends after work. I spend most of my time with my housemates. We love to play games and go swimming. We also like to sample all the different cremees. 

LOOK at Larner: Opportunity for Underrepresented Students Interested in Medical School

LOOK at LARNER is a program at the Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) at the University of Vermont specifically recruiting from underrepresented backgrounds who have a strong interest in attending medical school. This program is facilitated by medical students who currently attend LCOM with the purpose of providing an inside look to the student perspective at the Larner College of Medicine. The programming provides an opportunity for participants to shadow a medical student, tour the facilities and attend an admissions forum and varying medical specialties presentations. Participants will also attend a med school mixer, a med student Q&A panel and explore the local Burlington area with a student host.

Applications are due August 2 and the program will be held September 10-11. Applicants are responsible for travel fees to Burlington but will be housed with a medical student host and meals throughout the programming schedule will be funded.

Program Goals

  • Increase interest shown by underrepresented students in the medical profession 
  • Increase the number of underrepresented student applicant at Larner College of Medicine
  • Increase matriculation of underrepresented students to Larner College of Medicine