Tag Archives: Career Exploration

Connect with Midd Alums at the Physics Field Guide October 1-2 – Check Out Where They are Working Today!

On Thursday, October 1st, alumni will be joining us for the PHYSICS FIELD GUIDE

Join Paul Hess and our five alumni guests for the alumni panel Thursday, October 1st at 5:30 p.m. to hear how they went from campus to career!

They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my physics major?”

Though virtual, this event will allow you to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Career Panel, 5:30 p.m.
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Friday, October 2, 2020

Alumni will meet virtually with students 1:1 – Click the links below to schedule your chat. Learn more about the alumni participants.

Quantum Research Scientist
Amazon Web Services
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Nasser(available 10/2 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Connect with Nasser in Midd2Midd.

Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator
Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, State of Maine
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Brian(available 10/2 from 9:00-10:20 AM)

Staff Physician, Cardiology/Electrophysiology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Elizabeth(available 10/2 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM)

Founder and Chief Health Innovator
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Lucie(available 10/2 from 9:00 10:00 AM)

Chief Technologist
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Ted(available 10/2 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Connect with Ted in Midd2Midd.

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Sharpen Your Virtual Interview Skills


 Thursday, June 25th 2020, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EDT

Preparation and practice are critical to your success in an interview. There are additional factors to consider when your interview is conducted online. You’ll come away from this workshop with great tips for your next virtual interview. Hosted by Champlain College.

How to Plan When Planning Feels Impossible

It’s such a paradox: how can we plan our lives, careers, or anything else, when things are changing all the time and we have no idea what will happen next month, or even next week?” That’s what author Erin Ewart writes in her latest article in the Careers for Social Impact blog post.

So, how can we balance this need to plan for the future with the very real knowledge that we have no idea what the future holds? 

Ewart has some great advice:

  • Track your thoughts: try setting aside 5-10 minutes at the end of the day to answer a few quick prompts: (1) What was energizing for me today and why? (2) What was draining for me today and why? (3) How was today overall on a scale of 1-5, and what bigger picture reflections/implications can I take away? 
  • Plan in smaller chunks: try to focus your planning around the next three months, which seems like about as far out as any of us can reasonably imagine right now.
  • Take action & focus on what you can control: If you’re job searching, this might look like taking just 30 minutes to create a target list of organizations or start updating your resume or LinkedIn profile. Remember: one step at a time.

I recently listened to this video series from the authors of Designing Your Life about how to plan during these times – I recommend checking it out! I had two key takeaways, which were things I already knew but were really helpful to be reminded of:

  • Set the bar low and clear it often: create small, bite-sized tasks for yourself that build toward your bigger goals. Accomplishing these smaller tasks gives you momentum and motivation to keep going toward those bigger goals, which feel so overwhelming right now.
  • Designers build their way forward: we learn through taking action, and we have to get out of our heads and try things. If you’re feeling stuck or stumped about what to do next, DO something. Reach out to someone and ask for their advice, try a small experiment in the direction you’re considering, even get some exercise to clear your mind.

Read the rest of this article here: https://careersforimpact.com/2020/05/22/how-to-plan-when-planning-feels-impossible/

Here, also, is a list of Careers for Social Impact resources for getting your self started.

Intro to Digital Organizing—Applications Open!

At re:power we understand that not only are we adjusting to how the current health crisis impacts our personal lives but also how it shapes the terrain for which we can organize.

During this moment of crisis, we remain invested in building the capacity of you and other organizers and activists across the country committed to long term change in their communities. In service to our commitment, we are offering two free Intro to Digital Organizing training courses as a part of our online learning course series. And yes, you read free correctly!

Digital organizing transforms the online spaces we use every day into strategic opportunities for radicalizing our people. Digital organizing is both pragmatic and visionary. In the wake of COVID-19 and “shelter in place” procedures, organizing formations are having to increase their digital organizing capacity and drastically adapt their programming to the digital arena. Simply put, we are having to transform and lean into emergence as a vehicle to meet the needs of our communities, and digital organizing allows for that to happen. 

re:power is offering these courses as a means to train new digital organizers in how to reach the communities they care about and organize with, while safely staying in our homes, and building the relationships necessary to confront those in power using a digital strategy.

Building our movement is too important to put on hold in a time that only further highlights why our communities need action today.  As a movement leader, supporter, or friend, developing your digital organizing skills will be what helps your formation innovate and adapt as we continue to organize our people for the long run.

Applications close on May 7. Spots are limited so apply today!

Connect with Midd Alums at the Field Guide for Taking Your Humanities Major Anywhere May 7-8

On Thursday, May 7th, alumni return to campus for the FIELD GUIDE FOR TAKING YOUR HUMANITIES MAJOR ANYWHERE

Join us for the virtual panel Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. to hear how these alumni went from campus to career!

They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my humanities major?”

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Career Panel, 5:30 p.m.
RSVP in Handshake!

Friday, May 8, 2020

One-on-One Career Chats
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
via Zoom

American Studies
Senior Advisor, Business Strategy & Analytics
New York Yankees
Sign up for a 1:1 chat!

Senior Planner
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Sign up for a 1:1 chat!

History of Art and Architecture
Associate Counsel
U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Sign up for a 1:1 chat!

English and American Literatures
Instructor of Radiation Oncology
University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Sign up for a 1:1 chat!

Data Scientist
Visa, Inc.
Sign up for a 1:1 chat!

GoinGlobal Adds New Training Dates to Help You Navigate Finding Your Dream Opportunities

Interested in finding a job or internship across town or around the world?

  • Learn how to connect your career objectives with hiring opportunities by identifying key employers and industry contacts for informational interviews and professional networking. 
  • Get a realistic understanding of work permit and visa requirements, financial considerations and other prime factors critical to career success in a new location.  
  • Identify American employers seeking to hire international professionals for their U.S. operations through H-1B visa petitions – and learn how to connect this information to current job opportunities.  

Below, you can register for a 1-hour, web-based training session exclusively for students whose academic institutions, like Middlebury, are current subscribers to Going Global’s career resources database services. You can access GoinGlobal through Handshake’s Resources pages.

Tuesday, May 5 – Time: 7pm EDT Register

Tuesday, May 19 – Time: 4pm EDTRegister