Author Archives: Timothy Mosehauer

Trauma and the U.S. Immigration System: Family Separation, Immigrant Detention, and Undocumented Work

Thursday, November 15th, 7:30-9:00 PM in Dana Auditorium

Participants include Sarah Rogerson, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Immigration Law Clinic, Director of Law Clinic and Justice Center at Albany Law School, Dr. Andrea Green, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the New Americans Clinic at University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Migrant Justice, Hannah Krutiansky ’19, and Meron Benti ’19

This panel will feature practitioners and activists focused on responding to current immigration policies. Sarah Rogerson represents immigrant detainees in the Albany County Jail. Dr. Andrea Green will speak about the effects of family separation and immigration policies on children’s and family health. Migrant Justice is based in Vermont and advocates for migrant workers rights, and has promoted the Milk with Dignity campaign in Vermont. Hannah Krutiansky has worked with RAICES working with detained immigrant families. Meron Benti ’19 is an asylum recipient. This event brings together migrant advocates who are working on behalf of the most vulnerable migrant populations. They offer witness to the atrocities enacted against migrants and are working to address injustices at the institutional level as well as engaging individual needs of migrants.

This event is co-sponsored by American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, Juntos, Alianza, History Department, Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies, and Latin American Studies/IGST

Govern for America: 2 year fellowship in state government

Do you aspire to drive change in policy and governance? From education reform to creating affordable health care and defining digital efficiency, state governments are the epicenter of policy development and are in need of young, fresh talent like you! With new perspectives and skills, we believe Millennials and Generation Z will spearhead some of today’s social and political challenges.

At Govern for America, we recruit, train, and connect exceptional recent graduates to key roles in state governments across the nation. Through our two-year paid fellowship, Govern for America helps establish a pathway into high-impact roles in states and organize a network of rising and experienced leaders to help create a culture of effective government. If you are looking for an experience that is both challenging and impactful, Govern for America is for you.

Application closes November 27th, so apply today!

Check out this good story in the Washington Post with more background.

What’s Next in Global Trade? Find Out on 11/12 at Live From DC

On November 12th at 7pm, The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC are sponsoring Live From DC: Global Trade, What Lies Ahead, a discussion between Middlebury alums on the turbulent waters of international trade.

The conversation will be broadcast from Middlebury’s office in DC to both Middlebury campus and screened in Davis Library Rooms 105A & 105B.

The alumni panelists include:

  • Jennifer Sanford (MIIS ‘95),  Trade Director, Cisco
  • Jonathan Chesebro (MC ’01), Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • Marco Sotelino (MC ‘04), Economic Officer, Canada Desk, U.S. State Department
  • Alex Wood (MIIS ’17), International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration

In addition to current topics in international trade, the panelists will discuss their own paths from campus to career.

If you’re interested in attending, RSVP in Handshake.

Seurat Group on campus Tuesday night

Seurat Group is a boutique, data-driven management consulting and private equity firm with 20+ professionals specializing in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Our name comes from Georges Seurat, the pointillist painter. As with pointillism, we integrate many points of cultural, behavioral and sales data, identifying insights to help our clients and portfolio companies see the “bigger picture.” Seurat Group consists of two core branches, across which employees work fluidly (note, Business Analysts are being recruited to primarily support Consulting at this time).

Tuesday, November 6

7-8 pm in Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House

Click here to let us know you’re coming

More details:  Our consulting work involves creatively integrating multiple lenses of insight to challenge conventional wisdom and provide guidance for future growth. Our clients include leading Fortune 500 companies in food, beverage, personal care/beauty, and other consumer products categories. Our market expertise guides our private equity investments, and we provide our portfolio companies with the resources and strategic insight of our consulting firm to accelerate growth. We invest in and advise start-up “challenger brands” who are driving significant, exciting change in the industry.

In short, we create value for our clients through leading-edge creative thinking, providing the clarity to act and invest in the future. Our Culture: The Seurat Group is a young firm with a driven, yet informal, collaborative culture. We strive to provide hands-on training, room for career development, and opportunities to learn by working closely with senior members of the organization. The Managing Partners all come from strong CPG backgrounds and have 20+ combined years in the consulting arena working with large CPG firms such as General Mills, Kraft, Clorox, etc. Overall, we look for team members who embody our core values: Drive for results Can-do attitude Collaboration Entrepreneurial passion If this sounds like you, we are currently looking for Business Analysts and Associates to join our team!

Careers in Law: Alumni Conversation with Crystal C. Correa ‘08, Assistant United States Attorney in Springfield, IL

Join us on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:30 pm in CTLR

Come to this informal lunch session to learn about her career path in law.  At Middlebury, Crystal received a BA in American Literature, and a Minor in Russian Language.  She currently prosecutes cases involving narcotics, firearms, crimes of violence, crimes against children and white collar fraud. She is developing a juvenile outreach program to educate youth and address crime in Springfield, and is the co-chair of Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force.  Bring your questions. Open to students of all class years, any major, all are welcome.  A light lunch will be available.

Let us know you’re coming by RSVP here.

Communications in the Digital Age – talk by Ben Labolt ’03

Come to this session to learn about the changing nature of communications, both in business and politics.

Thursday, November 1

12:30 pm in Adirondack House Library

Click HERE to let us know you’re coming.  Light lunch of assorted sandwiches is available.

Ben LaBolt is a partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive who oversees strategic communications services.  He advises clients on how to transform their communications to be more integrated, targeted, and persuasive, reach beyond selling products by realizing a values based corporate vision, and help organizations under siege regain their reputation.  LaBolt serves at the intersection of public affairs and the technology industry, helping brands understand how consumers, policymakers and regulators nationwide will respond to their products and services.  He has advised high growth startups such as Airbnb, Uber and Sonos, and established Fortune 500 companies like McDonald’s.

His prior work includes serving as the national press secretary for President Obama’s re-election campaign, press secretary for then-Congressman Sherrod Brown’s campaign for Senate, communications director for Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for Mayor and White House spokesman for the efforts to confirm Justices Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court.

All students welcome to learn about his background and explore options for you to get experience in public affairs.  Bring your questions!  He’s also here for the PSCI Field Guide on Thursday evening.