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Need a Private Room for Job or Internship Interviews?

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.

The Public Sector and Think Tanks: A Field Guide for Economics Majors

Alumni Panel

Are you interested in a career in the public sector or a think tank? Wondering where to start looking and how to apply? Curious to meet recent Midd grads navigating careers in the public sector? Or to learn more about what think tanks even do?

The Department of Economics is proud to present an early career panel focused on economics jobs and careers in the public sector and think tanks:

Alumni Panel

Tuesday, September 29th, 5:00-6:15 pm, Zoom

All students are welcome to attend and learn how Economics majors have applied their liberal arts education in their lives and careers, and learn about numerous career paths available to Economics majors whose interests lie beyond Wall Street.

PANELISTS:

Helena Hlavaty ’16, Research Analyst in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution

Helena is a Research Analyst in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, where she conducts research on a variety of issues ranging from extreme poverty to food and nutrition security to global aid financing. Previously, she worked as Research and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for a USAID-funded water project in Amman, Jordan, where she supported data management and general project research related to the water sector. 

Jana Parsons ’16, MBA Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Jana is an MBA Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before Sloan, Jana was a Research Economist at the Joint Economic Committee for Congress where she worked on health care, labor, and education policy and a Research Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers under the Obama Administration where she worked on technology and competition issues. More recently, Jana was a Research Analyst at The Hamilton Project, a center within the Brookings Institution, where her work focused on policy surrounding labor markets and regional inequality.

Daniel Buchman ’19, Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State

Dan is a Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State. His duties are to represent and defend U.S. interests at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas and to promote U.S. values, explain U.S. decision-making, and cultivate positive people-to-people relations. Since June 2019 Dan has been studying Bengali language and culture, received training in consular service provision, and completed an on-the-job training assignment on the Bangladesh Affairs Desk in Washington. He is off to start his first assignment as a Consular Officer at U.S. Embassy Dhaka in Bangladesh in October 2020. 

Sean Howard ’20, Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Sean is a Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, which involves working closely with economists, gaining exposure to economic research, and preparing for graduate school programs. His job specifically involves supporting economists in their research on fiscal policy, energy markets, and labor economics. 

Andrew Fieldhouse, Assistant Professor of Economics at Middlebury College

After attending Swarthmore college and before getting a PhD and becoming an academic, Professor Fieldhouse worked on a range of tax and budget policy issues as a Federal Budget Policy Analyst with the Economic Policy Institute and The Century Foundation, and as an Assistant Budget Analyst with the House Budget Committee. 

Connect with Midd Alums at the Physics Field Guide October 1-2 – Check Out Where They are Working Today!

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.

NASSER ALIDOUST ‘10
Quantum Research Scientist
Amazon Web Services
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Nasser(available 10/2 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Connect with Nasser in Midd2Midd.

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
Rimidi
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Lucie(available 10/2 from 9:00 10:00 AM)

EDWARD “TED” LESTER ‘05
Chief Technologist
AiRXOS
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Ted(available 10/2 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Connect with Ted in Midd2Midd.

A Handshake profile picture will make your profile 7x more likely to be viewed by an employer

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).

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.

MIDDVantage: Careers on Capitol Hill – New Episode on How a Bill Becomes a Law

We are excited to share the next episode on our MIDDVantage series, Exploring Careers on Capitol Hill!

How a Bill Becomes a Law: Authorizations, Bill Development, and the Floor with our guest Charlie Arnowitz ’13, Senior Legislative Assistant, US Congress.

Check out the latest episode (29 minutes) and keep an eye out for new episodes each week.

MIDDVantage: Careers on Capitol Hill – New Episode on Lobbying: Advocating for People, Businesses, and Causes

We are excited to share the next episode on our MIDDVantage series, Exploring Careers on Capitol Hill!

Lobbying: Advocating for People, Businesses, and Causes with our guest Suzy Chambers Sterner ’90, Senior Vice President, Government Relations BWX Technologies.

Check out the latest episode (39 minutes) and keep an eye out for new episodes each week.

Get Ready for Fall Recruiting in Handshake!

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