Tag Archives: Career Exploration

Midd Alum 1:1 Chats on Climate Risk (CERES) & Conservation Restoration (Intervale) on April 19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Biology major and a variety of different career paths during the Field Guide to Biology Majors on Thursday, April 18th. 

On Friday, April 19th from 9:00AM – Noon, you can sign up for a one-on-one chat with the alumni who have offered to stay this extra day so you can get more personal with them.

I want to bring to your attention 2 of the alumni you might want to chat with. Below are their names and brief Bios to get a sense of the work they do.  If you are interested in talking with them, you must sign up through Handshake here: 

Alumni 1:1 Chats,  9:00 a.m.-noon in Adirondack House

Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to meet with these alumni.

  • Annalise Carington ’15Riparian Restoration & Monitoring Specialist, Intervale Center
    • Annalise joined the Intervale Center in Burlington, VT through a partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. With the USFWS, Annalise works with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program on habitat restoration and other land management projects statewide. She brings that expertise to the Intervale Center’s Agricultural Services team, helping farmers navigate Vermont’s new water quality regulations, assess land management concerns on their properties, and find the technical and financial resources they need to implement conservation practices.
  • Gillian Lui ’13Supply Chain Sustainability Consultant, Ceres, Inc
    • Gillian is a San Francisco-based sustainability professional who has advanced climate change mitigation strategies across the academic, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors. She currently works as a Sustainability Consultant with Ceres, a non-profit that mobilizes Fortune 500 companies and global investors around climate leadership and advocacy. Prior to Ceres, Gillian was a Climate Research Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, conducting research and analysis to develop The Packard Foundation’s US$50 million annual grantmaking portfolio on climate solutions in land use, innovations, and energy.  At Middlebury, Gillian was a joint major in Environmental Studies and Conservation Biology, and minored in Mathematics. She also holds a research Master’s degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Keasbey Scholar and published research at the intersection of tropical deforestation and emerging remote sensing technologies.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Connect with Midd Alums at the Biology Field Guide April 18-19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Biology major and a variety of different career paths. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to attend.

What did they do at Middlebury
and what are they doing now?

go/biofieldguide for more information.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Alumni Panel and Dinner,  5:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Alumni 1:1 Chats,  9:00 a.m.-noon in Adirondack House

Participating alumni:

Click here to learn more about our alumni panelists!

Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to meet with these alumni.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Careers In Osteopathic Medicine

Have you been thinking about osteopathic medicine and would like to know more about D.O. programs? Below are a few links we think might be helpful:

As as aside, we thought this NYT article was worth a read:

The D.O. Is in Now: Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Quarter of All Med School Grads

“Yet it should be noted: Getting into osteopathic school is still excruciatingly tough. Last fall, almost 16,500 students applied for some 6,400 spots. Touro this year received 6,000 applications for 270 first-year seats for the Manhattan school and a new campus opening this summer in Middletown, N.Y. (The average M.C.A.T. score for students entering this fall was just a point below the M.D. average.)Read more.

Environmental Lawyer and more ENAM Alums Return to Campus

On Thursday, March 14, seven amazing Middlebury grads who majored in ENAM will return to campus for the English and American Literatures Field Guide.

On Thursday evening at 5pm in Atwater Dining, alums will participate in a panel discussing their career paths. This will be followed by an informal dinner.

Friday morning, alums will hold one-on-one career conversations with students at the Center for Careers and Internships. Students can sign up in Handshake.

Alumni returning to campus:

Joshua Axelrod ‘05
Environmental Law and Policy Consultant, Natural Resource Defense Council

Angela Evancie ‘09
Host of Brave Little State Podcast, Vermont Public Radio

Emily Lackey ‘06
Freelance Writer

Shanta Lindo ‘10
National Director of Career Programs, Posse Foundation

Chip Franklin ‘02
Consultant/Principal, Earthworm Advisors

Paulina Murton ‘03
Senior Director of Middle School Programs, Breakthrough Greater Boston

Nike Power ‘14
Studio Analyst, Amazon Studios

Pi (π) Day 2019

March 14th marks the 32nd annual π Day! It is a day to celebrate this never-ending number (3.14159 . . .)

According to the folks at careeronestop.com, the list below includes 25 of the careers that have the strongest demand for math skills. “Bright outlook” indicates that the field is expected to either grow rapidly in the next several years, have large numbers of job openings, or both:

UpNext: Careers in Life Science – March 14-15

UpNext is a dynamic career exploration series from the Center for Careers and Internships.

Each UpNext event brings alumni to campus to give Middlebury students an insider’s understanding of that industry, available career paths, and information about roles and skills necessary to enter future jobs and internships. Students also get first-hand look into the personal career paths of participating alumni from the Middlebury Professional Networks

The UpNext: Careers in Life Science is March 14th and 15th and has a series of wonderful opportunities to learn about the alumni, network, have your resume reviewed, and attend various workshops. Check out the schedule below!

Thursday, March 14

Careers in Life Science Panel Discussion at 6:00 pm in MBH 220

When it comes to the Life Science industry, there is a broad variety of ways to pursue your interests and find outlets for your abilities and liberal arts preparation; there are roles for STEM, humanities, and social science majors. The panelists will talk about the trends shaping the scope of this industry and what they mean for future roles in this field. Hear from a panel of Middlebury alumni with a variety of backgrounds who now have careers across a wide spectrum within the industry. Read more about the participating alumni here.

Panelists:

  • Penny Post ’89 (Biology) – Vice President, Protein Sciences Corporation
  • André Spring ’88  (French & Spanish) – Director Strategic Market Access, Novartis Oncology
  • Caroline Brown ’15 (Biochemistry & Italian) – Sr. Consultant, Clearview Healthcare Partners
  • Jeremy WardAlbert D. Mead Professor of Biology, Middlebury College

The panel discussion will be followed by a reception of students with the alumni participating in the UpNext program in MBH Great Hall.


Friday, March 15

Résumé Review Office Hours from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in ADK CLT

If you are interested in a career in Life Sciences, don’t miss this chance to get valuable feedback on your résumé from Middlebury alumni currently employed in the industry. Résumé reviews are private, one-on-one conversations and around 20 minutes in length.

Click on their names below to sign up in Handshake.

Workshops from 1:00-5:00 pm

Experienced professionals currently employed by a variety of Life Science firms will host multiple workshops designed to set you up for success as you explore career possibilities. Each workshop is 45 minutes. Attend them all or select only the ones most relevant to you; there will be short breaks between each session to allow you to come and go. Read more about the workshops here!

RSVP by clicking on the Handshake link below.