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Positive Social Impact Through Education – Hear From Alum Kelly Holley ’92

CCI is happy to announce that we have released our fourth alumni guest in our new futureforward video series.

futureforward features alumni and parents who are leaders in a variety of career fields, discussing their industry’s current environment, their perspective on the future outlook for that career field, and action steps students can take now to position themselves for entry into those career fields.  

This Future Forward segment features Kelly Holley, Chief Operating Officer of The Challenge Foundation which strives to effect positive social impact through education.  Kelly is a 1992 graduate of Middlebury College and is joining us to give her vantage point on how the pandemic environment has affected her work, what the future outlook is for this career field, and what action steps current students may want to consider to position themselves to enter this field in the future.

You can check out the videos at go/futureforward

Education Opportunities to Research and Check Out

Here are links to upcoming opportunities in Handshake using specific industry filters for Education: education organizations, K-12, and higher education:



Fellowships (both post-grad and undergrad):

Don’t forget to check out these employer events on Handshake:

Brooke Charter Schools Associate Teacher Virtual Information Session – Wednesday, September 23, 4:30 pm EDT – 5:30 pm EDT
Capital Teaching Residency Webinar with KIPP DC Public Schools – Thursday, October 1, 5:30 pm EDT – 6:30 pm EDT

Need a Private Room for Job or Internship Interviews?

Our colleagues in Event Management have identified a number of reservable rooms in Alexander Twilight Hall that students can request for private space during the building’s open hours – be it to take a remote class, or to schedule a job interview, or private appointment.

To reserve a private space, please log on to the Event Reservation Request Form and enter any of the following rooms in the location field: 

  • AXT 110
  • AXT 204
  • AXT 206
  • AXT 305

Please note that they will need at least 24hours notice to reserve the space. If you are looking to request space during the weekend, please submit your request no later than Friday @ noon.

All of the rooms highlighted above in Twilight for one student only. These are not group study spaces.

An additional resource for student study space and reservable seats for the fall semester is the Davis Family Library. Please visit https://www.middlebury.edu/library/news/library-plans-fall-2020 for more information on reserving study space in the Library.

For a direct link to reserving study space in the Davis Library, please visit their website.

A Handshake profile picture will make your profile 7x more likely to be viewed by an employer

When it comes to searching for an internship or job, the process can feel daunting and overwhelming (especially now during COVID). Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing a few helpful tools and platforms to help you in the job searching process.

HANDSHAKE is one of CCI’s most helpful tools as Middlebury’s online job and opportunities platform. Use Handshake to discover and explore internships, jobs, organizations, and events all personalized to your specific career interests.

This week’s tip is to make sure you upload a PROFILE PICTURE and to complete your profile. Profiles are 7 times more likely to be viewed when there is a photo, as opposed to leaving it blank. Make sure that you use a photo where you are professionally dressed (does not need to be a suit), and you are the only person in the photo (meaning you are alone and not just cropped out of a group photo).

If you have any questions about your Handshake profile, please drop into Quick Question hours (go/pcas for the hours) and meet with one of our Peer Career Advisors.

Info Session: Undergrad Prep for Peace Corps

NEW peace-corps logo

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join this information session to learn about ways you can gain valuable experience as an undergrad to help set you apart from the crowd when the time comes to apply. Note: They will be holding this event on a virtual platform instead of in-person.

Please register on Handshake and also through the Virtual Link in the Event to ensure that you receive access to join the event.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16th 2020

TIME: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What Do Youth & Mentoring Have to Do With Your Story??

Get Involved with Youth and Mentoring Opportunities on Campus
The Center for Community Engagement advises and supports many student organizations and continuing initiatives dedicated to youth and mentoring. The involvement that you can have with these organizations can translate into real marketable competencies as you build your own resume for future post-grad opportunities. Explore the organizations below for an introduction and contact information to each group. 

  • The Wild Middlebury Project (Wild Midd):  a student organization for students who are passionate about environmental education, research, and conservation. In partnerships with conservation organizations. Wild Midd helps students connect across generations to learn about and protect our local environment. If interested, sign up at go/joinwildmidd or email wildmidd@middlebury.edu.
  • Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring (NOM): aims to create community and connect people through food and food education. They organize volunteering events and classes with the purpose of teaching youth in local schools how to cook healthy food for themselves on a budget and to acquire the independence and knowledge that comes with this life skill. If interested, sign up here or email mockene@middlebury.edu.
  • Community Friends: is a campus-based one-on-one mentoring program that matches over 130 college student mentor volunteers with local youth. Read more about Community Friends or contact comfriends@middlebury.edu.
  • Page 1 Literacy Project: aims to foster a love of learning in local elementary school students through weekly programming and community events. As mentors, organizers, and program leaders, Page 1 volunteers take an active role in promoting literacy in all of its forms. If interested, visit go/pageone2020 or contact lmarkosian@middlebury.edu.
  • Middlebury College Access Mentors (MiddCAM): is a one-on-one mentorship program that pairs Middlebury College student mentors with high school juniors who are primarily first-generation and/or low-income college applicants. If interested, visit go/middcaminterest or mail cam@middlebury.edu.
  • Sister to Sister: aims to support the middle school girls in the area. Mentors interact individually with the girls in an informal and comfortable environment and discuss common issues in the girls’ lives, including school, body image, peer pressure and relationships. If interested, visit go/joinsts or email jgoydan@middlebury.edu.
  • STEAM Girls (short for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics): is a student-led camp focuses on keeping girls interested in computer science and technology. For more information, please contact contact VISTA advisor Tenzin Dorjee at tndorjee@middlebury.edu
  • DREAM (Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring): is a national non-profit organization based in Vermont. DREAM supports and partners with the DREAM Middlebury College student organization, which pairs college students with youth from affordable housing neighborhoods. If interested, visit go/DREAM2020 or contact hhayes@middlebury.edu.

Join Language [and Culture] in Motion (LiM)

Deadline: Wednesday, September 16th at 11:59 PM EST 
Have you studied abroad? Are you currently an international student? Have you lived, worked, or studied outside of the U.S. before or while at Middlebury? Do you want to share your intercultural experiences and perspectives with local school children? Join Language in Motion! Fall semester applications are now being accepted. Find more info at go/LiM. Questions? Contact Kristen Mullins at kmullins[at]middlebury.edu. Note: you do not have to be a language student to participate.