Author Archives: Tracy Himmel Isham

Beyond Venture for America Fellowship…What Next?

Venture For America Fellows experience a two-year Fellowship to become startup leaders or founders of their own organization. However, what happens after VFA? Join them to learn more about the opportunities that Fellows explore after their Fellowship, how they have used VFA to build their career, and how they have grown since then!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16th 2020

TIME: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

Info Session: Undergrad Prep for Peace Corps

NEW peace-corps logo

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join this information session to learn about ways you can gain valuable experience as an undergrad to help set you apart from the crowd when the time comes to apply. Note: They will be holding this event on a virtual platform instead of in-person.

Please register on Handshake and also through the Virtual Link in the Event to ensure that you receive access to join the event.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16th 2020

TIME: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thinking About an International Career?

Wondering about finding the right program for you?

Take the next step and register to chat with leading graduate schools who specialize in international affairs and public policy from anywhere in the world! The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) invites undergrad students to an International Affairs and Public Policy Graduate School Fair.

WHEN: September 30, 2020

TIME: 11:00am – 1:30pm ET 

Representatives of APSIA members will be available to connect with prospective students. You can learn about masters and PhD programs around the world and they can answer your questions about:

  • application requirements,
  • curricula and joint degrees,
  • financial aid, and
  • career opportunities.

This event is free and online. MARK YOUR CALENDARS TODAY!

What Do Youth & Mentoring Have to Do With Your Story??

Get Involved with Youth and Mentoring Opportunities on Campus
The Center for Community Engagement advises and supports many student organizations and continuing initiatives dedicated to youth and mentoring. The involvement that you can have with these organizations can translate into real marketable competencies as you build your own resume for future post-grad opportunities. Explore the organizations below for an introduction and contact information to each group. 

  • The Wild Middlebury Project (Wild Midd):  a student organization for students who are passionate about environmental education, research, and conservation. In partnerships with conservation organizations. Wild Midd helps students connect across generations to learn about and protect our local environment. If interested, sign up at go/joinwildmidd or email wildmidd@middlebury.edu.
  • Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring (NOM): aims to create community and connect people through food and food education. They organize volunteering events and classes with the purpose of teaching youth in local schools how to cook healthy food for themselves on a budget and to acquire the independence and knowledge that comes with this life skill. If interested, sign up here or email mockene@middlebury.edu.
  • Community Friends: is a campus-based one-on-one mentoring program that matches over 130 college student mentor volunteers with local youth. Read more about Community Friends or contact comfriends@middlebury.edu.
  • Page 1 Literacy Project: aims to foster a love of learning in local elementary school students through weekly programming and community events. As mentors, organizers, and program leaders, Page 1 volunteers take an active role in promoting literacy in all of its forms. If interested, visit go/pageone2020 or contact lmarkosian@middlebury.edu.
  • Middlebury College Access Mentors (MiddCAM): is a one-on-one mentorship program that pairs Middlebury College student mentors with high school juniors who are primarily first-generation and/or low-income college applicants. If interested, visit go/middcaminterest or mail cam@middlebury.edu.
  • Sister to Sister: aims to support the middle school girls in the area. Mentors interact individually with the girls in an informal and comfortable environment and discuss common issues in the girls’ lives, including school, body image, peer pressure and relationships. If interested, visit go/joinsts or email jgoydan@middlebury.edu.
  • STEAM Girls (short for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics): is a student-led camp focuses on keeping girls interested in computer science and technology. For more information, please contact contact VISTA advisor Tenzin Dorjee at tndorjee@middlebury.edu
  • DREAM (Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring): is a national non-profit organization based in Vermont. DREAM supports and partners with the DREAM Middlebury College student organization, which pairs college students with youth from affordable housing neighborhoods. If interested, visit go/DREAM2020 or contact hhayes@middlebury.edu.

Princeton in Africa’s 2021-22 Fellowship Application is Now Open!

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is a non-profit organization that offers yearlong post-graduate fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations working across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in many different sectors, including international humanitarian aid, public & community health, business & economic development, agricultural development, and education & youth capacity building. Many of the fellowship organizations are also led by social entrepreneurs. The host organizations include the African Leadership Academy, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, International Rescue Committee, the International Livestock Research Institute, the WARC Group, and many other organizations – both large and small – doing remarkable work around the African continent. Princeton in Africa expects to offer approximately 50 fellowships in about 17 countries in the 2021-22 fellowship year. Since its launch in 1999, PiAf has placed nearly 650 Fellows in 36 countries across the continent. 

Princeton in Africa Fellows serve organizations in a variety of sectors and fill roles within the organizations including Communications, Teaching, Business Development, Financial Analysis, Grant Writing, Program Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. Fellowships offer an incredible opportunity for personal and professional development, skill building and launching a meaningful career.

The deadline for 2021-22 fellowship applications is Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern! 

If you have any questions about the fellowship experience, please reach out and we can put you in touch with Middlebury alums who have been through the program.

Join Language [and Culture] in Motion (LiM)


Deadline: Wednesday, September 16th at 11:59 PM EST 
Have you studied abroad? Are you currently an international student? Have you lived, worked, or studied outside of the U.S. before or while at Middlebury? Do you want to share your intercultural experiences and perspectives with local school children? Join Language in Motion! Fall semester applications are now being accepted. Find more info at go/LiM. Questions? Contact Kristen Mullins at kmullins[at]middlebury.edu. Note: you do not have to be a language student to participate.