Tag Archives: Career Exploration

Sustainability in Practice: Field Trip to Bee’s Wrap

RSVP to Visit Bee’s Wrap and Co-Op Team 
Date: Thursday, November 14th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (meet at the ADK at 2:50 p.m. for transportation)
The Innovation Hub’s Vermont Ventures Trip program and the Sustainability Solutions Lab invite you to an afternoon dedicated to learning more about local enterprises dedicated to sustainability. We will first visit the Bee’s Wrap factory in town, meet the team and learn about their eco-friendly food storage product and their growth as a B-Corp company. We will end our trip at the Middlebury Co-Op where we will talk to representatives over some yummy Co-Op snacks provided by us. Transportation will be provided. RSVP here. If you have any questions, please contact Meron Benti at mbenti[at]middlebury,edu.

Using Life Design Strategies for Midd & Beyond

How Many Lives Are You?

You’re in your “Odyssey Years” — these important years are where you explore who you are going to be as an emerging adult. This Studio workshop will use Stanford Life Design Lab techniques to support you to create, explore, and try out your many possible futures! We’ll teach you how to think like a designer, and build a life you love DURING and AFTER Middlebury.

In this Studio, you’ll:

  • Create thoughtful visions of your future
  • Share your visions with classmates
  • Imagine how to create prototypes of your ideas at Middlebury and beyond
  • Get feedback that helps you further clarify your plan(s)

RSVP via Handshake here.

Join us: Friday, November 15th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the CCE Living Room (20 Old Chapel Road)

Sign up for One-on-One Chats with Alumni at the Athletics Field Guide

Sign up for a one-to-one chat with alumni who will be on campus 11/14-11/15 for the Athletics Field Guide and will be available for one-to-one meetings on Friday, 11/15 from 9:00-noon here at CCI.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Christine in Handshake.

After graduating from Middlebury, Christine Bolger Bright ’07 spent 7 years in Boston working for two sports based youth development non-profit organizations, America SCORES Boston and Metrolacrosse. She also got her MBA from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

A move to Maine had her working for a feminist/activist organization called Hardy Girls Healthy Women and assistant coaching for the Colby College Womens Soccer team and trying her hand as head coach of the Waterville Girls High School soccer team.

Since her time in Maine, Christine has been working for We Coach as a National Trainer- helping new and experienced coaches incorporate youth development practices into their coaching style and showing them the importance of brain development and impact of trauma on the young people they work with. In addition, she has founded Bright Contributions, a consulting practice that helps non-profits untangle the world of measurement and evaluation. She met her husband on the Midd Track and Field team and they live in Rochester, Minnesota with their two little boys and dog.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Erick in Handshake.

Erick Dalton ’04 is currently a professional scout with the Philadelphia Phillies, Erick is responsible for scouting numerous professional teams at various levels. He also helps with scouting assignments at spring training, trade deadline and playoff advance. Before joining the Phillies in the fall of 2017, Erick had been with the Washington Nationals since 2007. He has worked in baseball operations with his main focus being advance scouting.

Jim has led the Global Baseball and Softball Business for Wilson since 1997. In that time, Wilson has grown into the world leader in equipment with #1 overall market share in bats and ball gloves. Jim led the purchase of Louisville Slugger, DeMarini, Evoshield and ATEC -all leading brands that are now incorporated into Wilson.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with James in Handshake.

James “Jim” Hackett ’89 began his Wilson career as an intern while he was earning his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (MM ’95). Jim worked for Nike from 1990 to 1993 -managing and opening stores in various locations around the U.S., and ultimately training managers and employees in Nike’s factory outlets and Niketown stores. During Jim’s Middlebury career he played Football and Baseball -captaining each team in his senior year. Jim lives with his wife and 3 children in Glenview, Illinois.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Scott in Handshake.

Scott Langerman ’87 is Chief Executive Officer of Athlete Content & Entertainment, LLC (ACE Media), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA). ACE Media was launched in September, 2015 as a groundbreaking new vehicle through which to identify and develop a range of content opportunities for professional athletes. Since its launch ACE has placed over 1000 athletes in close to 1500 different content initiatives, and its successes to date include Catching Kelce on E!, Most Valuable Performer on CBS, Ritual on Amazon Prime Video, NFL Life: Kirk Cousins on NFL Network and Behind Baker on Fox. In addition to the above, ACE has developed and produced a wide a range of digital and branded content features for a number of the world’s leading distribution platforms.

As CEO of ACE, Scott is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, and oversees its relationships with production entities, distribution platforms, brands and athletes. A 20-year veteran of the sports and entertainment industries, Scott previously held senior executive positions with Vox Media, Comcast and Turner Broadcasting, among others.

Throughout his career Scott has been involved in a range of civic and charitable activities, serving on the boards of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, the Military Bowl and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, co-founding an annual gala to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation currently in its 15th year, and chairing several local events and organizations in his community.

Scott holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Yale Law School, and lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Vicki and their three children.

Learn more about the Athletics Field Guide events at go/AthleticsFieldGuide.

RSVP for the Career Panel and Dinner at 5:00 PM on Thursday, 11/14 in Atwater Dining Hall.

Connect with Midd Alums at the Athletics Field Guide November 14-15

On Thursday, November 14th, alumni working in the field of athletics return to campus for the ATHLETICS FIELD GUIDE

Join us for the dinner panel Thursday night at 5pm in Atwater dining hall to hear how these alumni went from campus to career.

They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major?” At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Career Panel, 5:00 p.m.
Dinner with alumni, 6:15 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Alumni will meet with students 1:1 on Friday, November 15th. Click the below links to schedule your chat.

CHRISTINE BOLGER BRIGHT ’07
National Trainer, Consultant
We Coach, Bright Contributions
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat

ERICK DALTON ’04
Professional Scout
Philadelphia Phillies
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat

JAMES HACKETT ’89
General Manager/Baseball and Softball
Wilson Sporting Goods
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat

SCOTT LANGERMAN ’87
CEO
ACE Media
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat

Learn more about the panelists here.

Join DC Alumni Panelist Discuss the State of Climate Change Policy -11/4 @ 7PM

Location: Davis Library 105A

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC, in collaboration with the Middlebury Professional Network, are hosting Live From DC: The Fight to Stop Climate Change, a discussion among Middlebury and MIIS alumni on legislation, legal remedy, and remediation efforts.

The conversation will be broadcast from Middlebury’s office in DC to both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses (at Middlebury, screened in Davis Library Rooms 105A & 105B).

The alumni panelists include:
• Evan Freund ’99, Senior Director, World Wildlife Fund
• Tatsatom Goncalves ’19, Helms Fellow, World Resource Institute
• Keisuke Iyadomi ’04 MIIS, Climate Change Specialist, the World Bank
• Marna McDermott ’99, Deputy Director and Counsel, Conservation Litigation Project

go/livefromdc for more information.

RSVP in Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/379842

Design Your Midd Studio, 10/24-Kenyon Lounge @7PM

Over-committed, or figuring out how to get involved outside of your athletic schedule?

Trying to figure out how to connect to what’s meaningful to you? Join us for one or more of the Experiential Learning Centers’ Design Your Midd Studio workshops!

We are co-sponsoring and piloting a short series of workshops which we are calling “Design Your Midd” Studios based off of the NYT-bestselling book Designing Your Life: How to Build a Joyful, Well-Lived Life. The studios are geared towards helping students build self-awareness and design thinking skills to help you craft a meaningful college experience and beyond.

The first of the series is on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Kenyon Lounge. Others are posted below. For more information and to sign up for this studio on Handshake, click this RSVP button.

Hope to see you there! 

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.