Staff Picks: “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat” by Aubrey Gordon

The theme for this year’s Staff Picks is diversity, equity, and inclusion, and in this post, Kat Cyr, an Interlibrary Loan Associate, writes about What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon.

We are reviewing items in our collections and other content that is available for free to Middlebury students, faculty and staff.

1:1 Finance Accelerator with ModernGuild

ModernGuild is hosting this summer a 1:1 Finance Accelerator.

Who can participate: First years and sophomore (2024-2025 grads) actively looking for or interested in an internship in banking.

Additionally we encourage candidates who identify as: a person of color, female, LGBTQIA+, Veteran, first generation student, or persons with disability to apply 

What: 1:1 Mentorship + skill acquisition exercises + networking + a guaranteed interview with one of our sponsors.

Where: All programming and events are conducted virtually. Given the flexibility of the schedule we would recommend setting aside 3-5 hours/week to dedicate to learning content & material. 

When: Application deadline is June 16. Participant selections announced June 17. Virtual programming runs July 6-25. 

Why: This is a fast track to learning about opportunities within the Financial Industry, developing skills that will be valued, and preparing for the recruiting process with a Financial Institution. Most importantly, participants will have a guaranteed opportunity to interview with one or more of our sponsoring companies! 

All the details and apply here:

A Deep Look at the GRE® General Test

Hear directly from people who actually make the GRE® General Test! In this free preparation session, you’ll get information about:

  • question types and test-taking strategies to help you tackle the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing measures
  • what to expect on test day, scores and score reporting
  • tools to help you prepare for the test
  • services available to help you stand out, including tools that can make it easier to connect with graduate program recruiters
  • resources where you can find more information

Register for the free, virtual, monthly event here

Attention graduating seniors: JOB as Research Assistant at AEI, alum referred.

AEI is seeking a full-time research assistant to work on polling, demographic trends, and American politics. The chosen research assistant will report to Research Fellow and Center Director Daniel Cox. This person will also conduct work with other scholars on a case-by-case basis.

Responsibilities for this position include assisting with research, writing, and editing for studies, papers, articles, op-eds, and media appearances. Additional responsibilities include using statistical software programs to clean, manipulate, and analyze data, as well as using data-visualization software to develop charts and graphs. Finally, this position is also responsible for helping plan and execute conferences and events. Duties include long-term projects and administrative support.

Full details are here. Many thanks to a young alum for sharing this opportunity. This is her old job as she moves on to a new position.

Event: Finding your Fit in a Summer Internship on May 26

Figuring out what it means to “fit in” during your summer internship can be really challenging, but with advice and the right research, you can make it a lot easier.

Join the next BRIDGES event, “Finding Your ‘Fit’ in a Summer Internship” — and get your questions answers and get your anxieties relieved as we talk about!  

Paragon One is excited to announce another BRIDGES event, a free virtual career event for all students looking for great career advice.
Ask panelists your questions directly, and come prepared to network with:

* Emily Shao, Partner, McKinsey & Company
* Shenna Ghosh, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
* Wagner Denuzzo, Vice President, Prudential Financial
* Former CBS correspondent and current anchor at Cheddar, Hena Doba, will moderate the event. 

During this session we will:
– discuss the career paths and internship experiences of our featured speakers
– unpack the idea of “fit” in the workplace
– identify what to look for when assessing a company for “fit”
– identify what actions and behaviors interns can do to increase their sense of belonging in a company

Topic: Finding Your ‘Fit’ in a Summer Internship
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022 Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm ET  

REGISTER TODAY and remember to share this event with your friends.

We’re excited to see you there! 

Rising Juniors: Apply for the The Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service

“We are looking for young people from every corner of this country who share a curiosity about the world and the conviction to want to make positive change within it—just like our founders. Students should have a passion for helping others, experience serving in or building community, and an expansive view of what’s possible through public service.

The Voyager Scholarship is open to students entering their junior year of college at an accredited four-year college or university in the US, who have demonstrated a financial need, and who are US citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients.”

Deadline is June 14. All the details are here:

Public servants get the Netflix treatment  

Public servants get the Hollywood treatment in “The G Word with Adam Conover,” a newly released docuseries from Netflix and Higher Ground Productions, a company founded by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The comedy series is based on “The Fifth Risk” by bestselling author Michael Lewis. 

The limited series, hosted by Adam Conover of “Adam Ruins Everything,” explores our government’s triumphs, failures and how we might be able to change it, as well as the role that public servants play in making our country safer and stronger.  

At a time when just four in 10 Americans say they trust the federal government to do what is right at least some of the time, the series shows that our nation’s public servants are not just the elected or appointed political officials you see on the news, but rather a large group of federal workers—from agricultural scientists and health researchers to weather forecasters and national security experts—who work behind the scenes to improve our lives for the better.     

Need for talent in government 

Despite the important role federal employees play in our country, government has for too long struggled to recruit and retain the talent it needs to succeed. Unfortunately, young federal employees are an endangered species. Just over 7% of all permanent, full-time federal employees are under the age of 30, compared to nearly 20% of all private sector employees.  

Careers in public service are individually rewarding, while offering the opportunity to play a part in the greater good. Public service careers allow you to work on issues that matter and to make a difference in the country and the world. Without public servants, we will not be able to tackle our country’s most pressing challenges now and in the future. Public servants directly impact peoples’ lives for the better.  

Whatever your education, experience or interests may be, there is a place for you in the federal government. Learn more about opportunities and the federal hiring process at