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Consulting Job with alumna referral

Are you passionate about solving complex problems? Stretching your mind each day? Cultivating meaningful relationships? And making an impact at scale? Picture this, a couple of weeks into the job, Fortune 500 clients will be asking you to frame ambiguous realities, rigorously research multi-faceted questions, and develop creative solutions to inform global corporate strategies impacting entire stakeholder ecosystems. Not bad for someone in their early 20s!

Pointe Advisory is an elite boutique consultancy that can help you ignite such a rewarding career launch! We deliver original strategy, M&A advisory, and competitive analysis that wows our clients, we mutually inspire each other in our teams, and we relentlessly pursue excellence to become a better version of ourselves each day. Quite simply, we have the “will to win.”

As a boutique firm, our culture is uniquely personalized, coaching-centered, and entrepreneurial driven, allowing your ideas to rise to the forefront and your personality to shine. We take the utmost pride in out-hustling and out-innovating our peers, while underpinning every interaction by our servant leadership ethos. If you are a high achiever with great intellectual curiosity and possess mature emotional intelligence, Pointe is the place for you. Out of the gate, you will:

  • Receive custom training and mentorship to quickly build your consulting toolkit
  • Be staffed on exciting engagements and assigned meaningful workstreams
  • Generate impact by making evidence-based recommendations and flexing your analytical muscle (as a brief sample, some of the recent work Pointe first-year consultants have done has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and at the COP26 in Glasgow)
  • Integrate a fun-loving, vibrant environment with an extended support system

Visit our website for more information: https://www.pointeadvisory.com/

Visit our job posting on BambooHR or Handshake to apply: https://pointeadvisory.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=24

Public Policy Fellowship Program with Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Empower the Future Policymaker Within You

Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. Our goal is to help you accelerate your career in public policy so that more Latinos attain higher levels of policy leadership, which will make a better America for us all. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.

As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, you will immerse yourself in the legislative process, spending four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy. On Fridays, you will join other fellows for a full day of leadership development centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. Your weekly programming will also prepare you to fully understand policy issues facing the Latino community and how to propose effective solutions by critically examining all sides and implications of these issues.

Check out all the details here and learn how to apply: https://chci.org/programs/public-policy-fellowship-program/

Pre-law scholarship opportunity

Sidley Austin LLP is proud to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program. Check out this application link through January 14, 2022.

The Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program is targeted at students of diverse backgrounds who are planning to matriculate to law school in the fall of 2023.

More information can be found on our website: https://www.sidley.com/en/diversitylanding/sidley-prelaw-scholars-program.

Updated Time Entry / Payroll Deadlines for the End-of-Year Holiday Break

As we all look forward to the much-needed End of Year Holiday break (12/23/21 – 01/02/2022), it’s important to note that there are some updates for Time and Absence entry/approval for the payrolls affected by the holiday, as the Human Resources and Payroll offices will be closed during the break.

Please ensure that all time cards and absence requests for the pay periods listed are submitted prior to the deadline provided.

For Employees on MIDD VT Payroll:

Pay Period 26 (12/13 – 12/26, pay date 12/31) – Time entry/approval deadline 12:00 PM EST Friday, December 17th

For Employees on MIIS CA Payroll:

Pay Period 26 (12/6 – 12/19, pay date 12/24) – Time entry/approval deadline 12:00 PM PST, Thursday, December 16th 

If you are scheduled to work over the break, please work with your supervisor to determine your anticipated hours and enter them before the deadline(s) listed above. If you end up working a different schedule, we will work with you and your supervisor to ensure the updated hours are reflected in the next payroll.

For information on Holidays and entering Holiday Time / Holiday Worked, please view the Holiday Time webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact hr@middlebury.edu

We hope that everyone has a wonderful, restful and restorative holiday break!

COVID-19 Booster Shots Available for All Vermonters age 18+

On November 17th, Governor Scott implemented a Universal Booster Program for COVID-19 vaccinations and is strongly encouraging every Vermonter over the age of 18 to get a booster. Officials cited the high booster rate among those aged 65 years and older as the reason for a drop in cases in this age group—the only group to experience a decrease. 

Appointments are available through the state, pharmacies, and individual healthcare providers. More information is available on the Vermont Department of Health website.

What’s on Tap for Well-Being… Weeks of 12/6 and 12/17

The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier.

– Simon Sinek

This will be the last Well-being newsletter of 2021 and from the GMHEC family to yours we hope you enjoy the holidays and use the time off to recharge, have some fun, relax and indulge in some self-care.  Be sure to check the calendar for the holiday fitness class and yoga schedule. 

Seeking volunteers!  GMHEC will be holding well-being fairs on each of our college campuses in the spring of 2022 and we’re looking for volunteers to participate on a planning committee.  Join us on Wednesday, December 15th at 8:30 via zoom (password 135790) for a discussion about joining the committee.  Attending this discussion does not mean you are making a commitment to join the planning committee.  It is simply an opportunity to come and learn about what we are looking for and how you may be able to support this work.  All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win one of five Garmin Forerunner 35 watches. 

Top Ten Ways to Avoid Any Seasonal Funk: Join Ashley Hodgetts, Registered Nurse, Certified Health Coach, and founder of Fit Together Health and Wellness for this live session.  You can thrive during this upcoming holiday season and any season of life, the only thing you must do is make yourself and your health a priority.  This session will holistically approach ways you can optimize your health during the busiest time of year. We will dive into ten things you can do to avoid any seasonal funk by equipping you with tools, education, and ideas for better health when the stress feels overwhelming, and the cookies are flowing.  All participants will be provided with an eighteen-page workbook which will walk them through all ten ways to optimize their health and offers guidance to what they may need to shift, and change based on their own current lifestyle.  Tuesday, December 7th noon-1:00 pm EST via zoom.  Preregistration is required.   To register, contact Rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org no later than 5pm on Monday, December 6th

Servant Leadership and a Sense of Belonging: How Servant Leadership Provides a Framework for Creating an Inclusive Work Environment: Creating inclusion within our teams can seem like a daunting task. Managing employee expectations in multiple working environments and changes in organizational expectations can make it difficult for leaders to create teams that are highly engaged. Utilizing servant leadership methodologies, we can create a framework for leading teams in ever-changing environments. This webinar will explore how we can create a framework where our employees are engaged and feel a sense of belonging. Participants will leave with several tools that can be implemented to start creating an environment that clarifies expectations, makes accountability easy and shows respect for each member of your team.  Tuesday, December 7th noon-1:00 pm EST.  Zoom

Setting the Right WHY This New Year:  Join the experts from The Edge for this webinar which will focus on creating sustainable habits that will last long past the first of the year.  Thursday, December 9th noon-1:00 pm EST.  Click here to register. 

The Art of Listening: Listening is the foundation of conversation and a skill that requires practice. In this session, learn how to listen actively and respond thoughtfully for better communication and understanding. Brought to you by the team from New Directions Behavioral Health.  Monday, December 13th noon-1:00 pm EST or 3:00-4:00 pm EST. Click here to register. 

How to Reset, Prioritize, and Create Goals for a Happy, Productive New Year: Join speaker and executive coach, Stella Grizont, in a discussion about setting attainable goals and resetting for the new year.  In this webinar, you will learn how to figure out what you really, really want, why willpower is not enough to help you achieve your goals, the three mind-traps that sabotage your ability to get to the finish line and how to avoid them and the most important factor in deciding which goals to set to ensure you’re happy once you succeed.  Wednesday, December 15th 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST.  Click here to register.