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Charles River Associates Virtual Recruiting events this summer

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 Charles River Associates Connect Event Join one (or more!) of our virtual events this summer to connect with CRA. This series is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in consulting. Colleagues from our Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, and Washington, DC offices will offer a behind-the-scenes look into the types of consulting we do at CRA.   Along with a brief overview of CRA, at each event we will host a panel discussion and audience Q&A on the employee experience at CRA. This includes the work you would be involved in, how you can grow your career at CRA, and what it’s like to work in each of our major office locations. The events in the series are: 
 Boston: Wednesday, July 22 at 6:00 pm ET  
London: Wednesday 15 July at 6:00 pm BST
Bay Area: Tuesday July 28 at 6:00 pm PT
New York: Thursday July 9 at 6:00 pm ET
Chicago: Tuesday July 14 at 6:00 pm CT
Washington, DC: Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 pm ET
 RSVP Click here to sign up. Once you have signed up you will receive an email inviting you to register for each event webinar that you plan to attend. 
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Virtual Student Federal Service Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).

The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer 2,200 positions with 50 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on USAJOBS. Real experience is waiting for students across the federal government, including at NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. Learn more about the projects offered for 2020 through 2021. To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript. For more information about how to apply, click here.

There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!

Virtual interns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but virtual interns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes receive course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through Ph.D candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or online, for certificate or degree programs.

Atlantic Council offers several fall internships

As you evaluate your fall plans, I thought these might be tempting. The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

Check in Handshake here to learn about the following opportunities:

  • Communications
  • Africa Center
  • Transatlantic Security
  • Asia Security
  • Forward Defense

Conversation with John Maletis, Head of Product, Engineering, & UX – Chrome OS at Google

Graduation Year: 1999
Major: Economics

How did your time at Middlebury lead you to pursue a career in technology? How did you make the major transitions in your career? At Middlebury, I was an Economics major and Computer Science minor. While I enjoyed both disciplines, I found myself really enjoying my computer science classes, especially towards my junior and senior years.  I’d often start with the assigned problem sets, but end up building something completely different to tackle an opportunity that I was observing. Suppose it wasn’t great for my grades, but ultimately I think it was exactly what my professors would want out of their students… at least, that’s how I rationalized it!

In my junior year, I had an opportunity to intern with Accenture. It was a great place to start my career, since it allowed me to work on the most challenging technology problems for companies across several industries.  Ultimately, I decided that I didn’t want to write code all day every day and I wanted to build more business acumen, so I went to the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  Aside from the benefit of getting back into the woods, it allowed me to narrow down exactly what I wanted to do with my career.

After graduating from Tuck, I joined Google where I’ve been for the past twelve years and I currently lead our Chrome Operating System (Chromebooks!).

What were your most memorable experiences at Middlebury? What did you like about Middlebury the most? First of all, I met my wife at Middlebury. That was a life event. She went to Middlebury as well and we graduated in the same year, so we’re padding the stats of Middlebury alumni marrying one another.  I also enjoyed playing basketball and baseball while at Middlebury.  My most memorable moments were probably the spring days on the baseball field.  But I also had a lot of really close friends who did not play any sports. That is what I liked most about Middlebury, that there were so many different types of people and I could float around and get to know people.

I also liked being in a rural setting. It took me away from big cities that are usually earmarked for a specific industry. At Middlebury I was able to take a step back and decide for myself what I wanted to pursue, without being distracted by the outside forces.

What qualities do you usually look for in prospective candidates to join your team, especially knowing that they come from a Liberal Arts background? I look for people who are highly collaborative — team players who know when to lead and when to follow. I also look for people who are problem solvers. At Google we are constantly faced with new problems that have never been solved before. Having creative problem-solving skills are essential to my team. I think folks with a liberal arts background constantly ask the root of the root of the root of a problem so that we can solve that issue, as opposed to the surface level problem.

Another thing I usually find in Middlebury students is an incredibly strong work ethic – people always willing to go that extra mile to deliver results for their team and their company.

What is your advice for Middlebury students seeking mentorship and networking opportunities? I would suggest that students start with their Middlebury network. There are so many Middlebury alumni in the technology industry who are eager to help Middlebury students who are just starting their careers. From a mentor’s perspective, it is very helpful for me to understand the challenges junior team members are going through. Mentorship is not a one-way street. Students should not be shy to reach out to mentors – generally speaking people want to help other people, especially if there’s that Middlebury connection.  And both mentors and mentees get value out of the experience together. 

This series is coordinated by Xiaoli Jin ’19. Look for more alumni profiles each week. You can connect with Xiaoli on LinkedIn.

If you are interested to interview alumni and contribute to this series, please contact Xiaoli Jin 2019′ on Midd2Midd.

In this time of social distancing, we are all looking for new ways to stay connected, and Midd2Midd is one of them! Midd2Midd connects Middlebury students, alumni, and parents, supporting mentoring, networking, and engagement within the Middlebury community around the world. Midd2Midd is your place to make things happen. Simply complete your profile, create a customized search, and begin to network!

Introduction to Consulting Series

Check out this workshop series offered by the UVA McIntire School of Commerce. Most management consulting firms incorporate some form of case interview into their interview process. Cases are often viewed by students as daunting and/or intimidating. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of what case interviewing is and how students can practice before the kick‐off of interview season, and run through interactive case interviews in real time.

First session is Tuesday, June 30 and three more follow throughout the summer.

To register and get more details, click here:

US State Department Info Session on June 25

The U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world. The Department’s employees, with their skills, character, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy.  To introduce students to the world of U.S. diplomacy, the Department offers numerous student internships and fellowship programs.  

Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, along with Diplomat in Residence for New England Phil Beekman and Diplomat in Residence for the North Central Lou Fintor, will talk with students at the 39 schools within the Liberal Arts Career Network about the internship and fellowship programs, with an eye toward preparing students for the applications, which are due in September.

Thursday, June 25 at 4 pm. Click HERE to register and get the Zoom link.

Jobs in international security and cooperation

Check out this list of great opportunities, provided by the organization 80,000 Hours.

“There’s a mix of 15 roles highlighted below, but you can use our filters to explore 486 of them on our site:


This update includes new opportunities across most of our problem areas, but we added a particularly wide range of international security & cooperation vacancies.

Many of those roles can provide valuable career capital for people who’d ultimately like to work on AI policy, biosecurity & pandemic preparedness, or nuclear security — so you should also take a look if you’re considering a career in any of those areas.”
A few new job board highlights:
1. Help a former NATO leader investigate US-Russia nuclear disarmament treaties Research Assistant, Strategic Arms Reduction Talks with Russia, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation San Francisco Bay area More details…
2. Automate pledging and giving for philanthropic tech startup founders
Tech Director, Founders Pledge, London, UK More details…
3. Build a new publication covering the policy implications of new technologies   Managing Editor, AI and Emerging Technologies
Brookings Institution Washington, DC More details…
4. Source and screen new investments for both social impact and business potential   Senior Associate, Ventures Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
San Francisco Bay area More details…
5. Try out lobbying for animal welfare in DC, as part of an internship for a major animal welfare organisation. Legislative Intern, Federal Affairs
Humane Society Legislative Fund Washington, DC More details…
6. Help UHNW Individuals maximise the impact of their philanthropy
Events and Operations Manager Effective Giving UK London, UK
More details…
7. Lead and grow a major academic research centre focused on philanthropy and social change Executive Director
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society San Francisco Bay area
More details…
8. Assist research projects on China and North Korea relations at a conflict prevention institute   Research Assistant, China and North Korea
US Institute for Peace Washington, DC More details…
9. Build data systems that help with planning and forecasting, as an intern at a development non-profit Intern, Data and Operations
IDinsight Remote More details…
10. Study how people can best set goals for themselves, using both computational modelling and behavioural experiments   Student Assistant, Rationality Enhancement Experiments Max Planck Society, Institute for Intelligent Systems Tübingen, Germany More details…
11. Handle media relations for an EU animal welfare lobbying group in Brussels   Officer, Communications Eurogroup for Animals
Brussels, Belgium More details…
12. Look into the impact of emerging biological and digital technologies for a former Secretary of Defense   Research Assistant to former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs The Boston metro area More details…
13. Help a major foundation look into new focus areas like ‘responsible AI’ and ‘digital transformation’   Program Associate, Communications, Influence, and New Frontiers Innovation Rockefeller Foundation
New York, NY More details…
14. Manage several engineers using probabilistic programming and human prediction platforms to build an advanced forecasting system   Engineering Manager Ought San Francisco Bay area
More details…
15. Be responsible for all of the technology GiveDirectly uses to raise donations that fund cash transfers to extremely poor families
Director, Product GiveDirectly New York, NY
More details…
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