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Evercore Intro to Investment Banking Virtual Info Session for First Years and Sophomore at NESCAC Schools

Evercore is hosting an educational event for First Years and Sophomores at NESCAC Schools. The session will include an overview of Investment Banking, a brief introduction to the Firm, and a panel of current Evercore Analysts. There will time for Q&A and networking in breakout rooms, as this session will be held on Zoom.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 13 – 5:00-6:15 EST

ADVANCE REGISTER REQUIRED on Handshake – https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/1178069/ and on Evercore’s website – https://evercore.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-4/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/1/opp/1533-Evercore-Intro-to-Investment-Banking-Session-NESCAC-Virtual/en-GB

Fulbright UK Summer Institute Application Opens Nov 30!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three to four week programmes for US undergraduate students, who have no or very little travel experience outside North America. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Students will have the opportunity to: The Institute costs covered by the […]

UpNext: Careers in Technology coming Friday, October 21st. If you are interested in a career in technology, don’t miss this chance to meet Midd alumni in the field!

This UpNext: Careers in Technology program brings alumni in various segments of the tech industry and varying functional roles to campus to give students an insider’s understanding of that industry, available career paths, and info about roles and skills necessary to enter future jobs and internships. Students also get first-hand look into the personal career paths of participating alumni from the Middlebury Professional Networks (MPNs).

This event features:

  • One-on-one résumé review sessions with students and alumni (sign up required in Handshake).
  • Lunchtime Alumni Panel in which these professionals discuss the industry and emerging trends/dynamics.
  • Afternoon breakout sessions for the alumni guests to present on a number of topics within this field.

Learn more about the Alumni guests whose roles cover careers in Communications, Consulting, and Technology.

UpNext: Careers in Technology program on Friday, October 21 – register now for one or multiple sessions. Open to all students.

Schedule of Events for Friday, October 21, 2022

9:00 am-12:00 pm > Resume Review Office Hours in Kitchel House

If you are interested in a career in technology, don’t miss this chance to get valuable feedback on your resume from Middlebury alumni currently employed in the industry.  Resume reviews are private, one-on-one conversations and approximately 20 minutes in length.

  • Dan Kelley ’99 (Political Science, German), Engineering Manager, Meta
    For students interested in software engineering.
  • Chris Hench ’11 (German Literature and Economics), Senior Applied Scientist ML/NLP, Amazon Alexa
    For students interested in data science.
  • John Bowllan ’19 (Math), Data Science Technical Lead, Whoop
    For students interested in data science and/or working in a tech start-up.
  • Elizabeth Knox ’17 (Computer Science and Economics), Digital Specialist, McKinsey & Company
    For students interested in technology consulting.
  • Pete McSherry ’06 (Economics), Senior Vice President, Platform Data Strategy and Solutions, Epsilon
    For students interested in market research and/or data analytics.
  • Leah Bracken ’19 (Computer Science), Customer Engineer, Google
    A virtual session for students interested in software engineering.

12:30-1:30 pm > Panel Discussion in Hillcrest 103

When it comes to the technology field, there is a broad variety of ways to pursue your interests and find outlets for your abilities; digital technology has driven convergence in many ways. The panelists will talk about the trends shaping the scope of this industry and what they mean for future roles in this field?  Hear from a panel of Middlebury alumni with a variety of backgrounds who now have careers across a wide spectrum within the industry. 

A Conversation With:

  • Dan Kelley ’99 (Political Science, German), Engineering Manager, Meta
  • Pete McSherry ’06 (Economics), Senior Vice President, Platform Data Strategy and Solutions, Epsilon
  • Meghan Weber ’07 (History), Senior Space Product Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Chris Hench ’11 (German Literature and Economics), Senior Applied Scientist ML/NLP, Amazon Alexa.
  • Elizabeth Knox ’17 (Computer Science and Economics), Digital Specialist, McKinsey & Company
  • John Bowllan ’19 (Math), Data Science Technical Lead, Whoop

2:00-4:45 pm > Breakout Sessions in various locations

Experienced professionals currently employed by a variety of technology firms will host multiple breakout sessions designed to set you up for success as you explore career possibilities, apply for positions, interview, and begin your own career.  Each workshop is 45 minutes.

Conflict Transformation Student Trek to Washington, DC on June 5-8! Application Deadline 4/17.

Students interested in areas of conflict transformation, including peace and security studies and migration and refugee issues, will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable them to inform their career exploration and other post-graduate planning. This is a collaboration with the Middlebury in DC office and is funded by the $25 million grant to support programming in conflict transformation.

This will be an immersive “living and learning” experience organized around opportunities to meet with alumni and visit many different kinds of organizations. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

The application deadline is Sunday, April 17 at 11:59 PM.

FAQ for DC Trek applicants:

As you consider applying for this exciting opportunity, we’ve collected a few questions that might be on your mind to help you be informed as you decide whether to apply or not.

What if my internship starts right around that week of June 6 when this trip is happening?

We encourage you to discuss this with your supervisor. In some cases this could be an actual good thing to attend and then start your internship. A contact or supervisor at your internship might be more understanding than you think. Let us know if you want to discuss this more. We realize this could be an issue but hope it’s not a big obstacle.

Will you really pay for all expenses to get me to DC? Like air tickets, food and hotels too?

Yup! We know it can be expensive, and will work with you within reason to make this affordable because we think it’s worth it. We’ll include dinner Sunday night, then 3 meals on Monday and Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday before the program ends. We’ll work with you to make travel arrangements to arrive in DC on Sunday evening, then depart on Wednesday late afternoon. We’ll also cover subway fares or other local transport in DC. And you’ll have housing on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.

What organizations will we be visiting?

Good question. We are building this trip as we speak. We have some places in mind now, and depending on who is selected for the trip, we may adapt and try new visits. The purpose is to show you a wide range of interesting organizations doing work in this area. We will probably be visiting 2-3 places per day, with a reflection activity in the evening to help you process all you are learning.

What happens after this trip?

We hope you make connections with alumni and learn about the variety of opportunities that exist. You can use this trip as a spring board to investigate internships for future summers or explore how it connects to future classes you want to take on campus. We anticipate you will return to your scheduled summer internship or job or go home after the program ends.

I’m not sure if this trip is right for me, why should I apply? What are you looking for in candidates?

If you’re curious, open minded and are ready to learn, this trip is for you. If you’ve always wanted to visit DC, or have been in the past and want to go again, this trip is for you. All majors are welcome. All class years are welcome. In fact, younger students like first years might be the best. If you think you know what conflict transformation is, join us. Better yet, if you’re still working it out, that’s fine too, we will discover and explore together.

Connect with Midd Alums at the International Politics and Economics (IPEC) Field Guide On December 9-10, 2021


Join us for the panel Thursday night at 5:00 p.m. in Hillcrest 103, The Orchard to hear how these alumni went from campus to career!

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

IPEC Event Overview

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Career Panel,  5:00 p.m. in Hillcrest 103, The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center
Sign up in Handshake.

Friday, December 10, 2021
One-on-One Career Chats
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
via Zoom and in person (full bios links to schedule available below)

Sebastian R. Astrada ‘02
Director/AVP of Financial Institution Formations + Transactions at US Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Sebastian in Handshake

Sebastian leads the Financial Institution Formations + Transactions team at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  He manages a team of five supervisory analysts that process applications and notices from banks and fintechs in the 12th District.  Prior to this role, he managed regulatory affairs for Capital One’s global finance, digital, and technology functions, and led regulatory policy on emerging technology topics that ran the gamut from blockchain and machine learning to cybersecurity and open banking.  Before joining Capital One, he was a senior attorney at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System where he advised on mergers and acquisitions in addition to participating in Dodd-Frank rule makings.

Chinyere W. Amadi Dufour ‘10
Senior Evaluation Officer at National Research Council Canada

Chinyere is currently the Senior Evaluation Officer at the National Research Council on Canada. Her job entails leading program evaluations and providing technical advice and recommendations to departmental staff and senior management on organizational performance priorities, results measurement, program development, program implementation and adaptive management.

She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Carleton University and a Bachelor’s degree (honors) in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont, USA. She is also a proud alumna of Lester B. Pearson United World College, where she had the privilege of living, studying and fostering relationships with over 200 change makers from over 90 countries.

Over the course of her career, she has collaborated with multiple stakeholders at all levels of organizational structures and across a wide variety of sectors in North America, The Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and Asia. She is bilingual with excellent written and oral communication skills in English and intermediate skills in French.

She considers herself to be a global citizen as she has roots in several countries. She currently resides in Ottawa, Canada with her husband and two young sons.

Douglas Gledhill ‘14
Senior Consultant at EY-Parthenon
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Doug in Handshake

Doug was a 2014 IPEC major and currently works as a consultant at EY-Parthenon in Boston. He just graduated from Yale University in May 2021 with an MBA and an MA in Global Affairs. He has worked for Amazon.com in operations finance, the Eurasia Group as a political risk strategy consultant, and is hoping to specialize in tech policy work while at EY-Parthenon.

He speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese, all of which he studied at Middlebury.

Connect with Doug on Midd2Midd.

Martina Szabo ‘12
Lead for Strategy and Transformation at World Economic Forum
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Martina in Handshake

Martina has been with the World Economic Forum since 2016. She is currently Lead, Strategy and Transformation for the Global Programming Group and a Global Leadership Fellow. In 2020-21, Martina established and led business engagement and strategy for the COVID Action Platform. Prior to this, she built and led partnerships with companies from Europe and North America, particularly in the Healthcare and Consumer industries. Martina has previous experience as a strategy consultant focused on developing and sustaining public-private partnerships to advance global health. She has her Master of Public Health from Columbia University and BA in International Politics and Economics and Philosophy from Middlebury College.

Carolyn Weir ‘11
Executive Director at J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Carolyn in Handshake

Carolyn is the executive director of the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, a Vermont-based foundation that envisions a Vermont where college and career training creates greater equity and resilience. The McClure Foundation is an affiliate of the Vermont Community Foundation, where Carolyn contributes to grantmaking and community investment efforts as a senior philanthropic advisor. Prior to her work with both foundations, she was employed in anti-poverty and community economic development efforts at nonprofits in Vermont and New York. She and her husband and son live a few minutes from the Middlebury College campus.

Activate Your Handshake Profile – Week 10

Your To Do for Week Ten:

You’ve been working hard all #NoFailFall to set yourself up for success — now, for your last week, celebrate by applying to jobs or internship listings that excite you. Your Handshake profile is looking sharp… it’s time to put it to good use!