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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.