Tag Archives: Career Exploration

Design Your Midd Studio: Energy Engagement Mapping

WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019
TIME: 4:30-5:30 PM
LOCATION: CCI, ADIRONDACK HOUSE LIBRARY

Apply the innovation principles of design thinking to the wicked problem of designing your life at and after Middlebury during a series of Studios being offered through the Innovation Hub and Center for Careers and Internships.

Gain awareness of your own energy levels throughout the week and of your energy ups and downs to make choices about which activities to spend time doing. Learn how to organize your time to optimize energy so that you’re more in balance and you’re not staying “stuck”. Your facilitators, who were trained at the Stanford d.School, will bring to you exercises from the NYT best-selling book Designing Your Life: How To Build A Well-Lived, Joyful Life. This studio will create the space necessary for you to reflect on your own agency and to map your own energy engagement while helping you see trends and make adjustments to navigate more smoothly during your 4 years at Middlebury or at any time in your life.

Snacks provided and looking forward to seeing you in CCI’s ADK House Library. Please RSVP HERE on Handshake.

Have you ever felt STUCK deciding what you want to be when you grow up? You’re NOT alone…

Whether you are a senior or a 1st-year, thinking what you’ll be doing beyond graduation can feel like a wicked big problem. Join us Weds., 10/2 @ 7PM in Davis Library 105A/B for a 2-hour workshop based on the popular Stanford undergraduate course and book, Designing Your Life: How To Build A Well-Lived, Joyful Life. Workshop will be led by Ernie Parizeau, Middlebury Prof. of the Practice and MiddCORE Mentor. The workshop will introduce students to design thinking concepts and tools which can be used to help students build out their careers and a meaningful life beyond Middlebury. Workshop is limited to 30 participants and for those registering, the NYT bestselling book, Designing Your Life, will be provided!

Be one of the first 30 students to RSVP on Handshake HERE to receive your copy of the book!

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: