Climate Change touches everything, but it can be hard to know how to match your interests, skills, and passions up as you consider your career.
This two-day UpNext: Climate Careers program seeks to demystify the many existing and developing climate careers and sectors. The event is open to all students in all majors.
Through this panel discussion and networking reception (as well as small group discussions on Friday, March 31st), students will get an insider’s understanding of the opportunities, available career paths, and roles and skills necessary to enter future jobs and internships.
Panelists will talk about current and emerging trends shaping opportunities to work on climate change and their implications. Students also get a first-hand look into the personal career paths of participating alumni.
Alumni Panel – Thursday, March 30th at 4:30 pm in Wilson Hall/McCullough Student Center.
Networking Reception – Thursday, March 30th in Wilson Hall after the Alumni Panel. Stick around to enjoy light snacks and networking with alumni, faculty, and fellow students.
Small Group Career Conversations –10:00 am-12:00 pm – Experienced alumni professionals currently employed by a variety of organizations and firms all relating to climate solutions 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 tackling the solutions towards one of society’s largest global problems. Each workshop is 1 hour; stay as long as you can or visit another sector and expand your knowledge base.
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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).
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.
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.