Connor Williams ’09 is currently pursuing a PhD in History and African American Studies at Yale. He is happy to share advice, experiences, and answer questions for students considering pursuing an advanced degree in the humanities. He hopes to demystify both the application process and the humanities grad school experience itself. In addition to discussing a PhD in the humanities, he’s also open to discussing post-doctorate employment prospects, including work in museums, private schools, and state educational offices (such as historical societies, state libraries, and so forth). Prior to Yale, Connor also taught for several years in private schools, and also earned an M.A. at Dartmouth. Open to all majors in any humanities field, and all class years welcome as you explore options for after graduation. Lunch of assorted sandwiches will be available.
Friday, October 26th at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in CCI at Adirondack House
Social Impact at Google is one of the many areas of concentration in the work they do as “[they] seek to improve people’s lives by building and enabling disruptive technology that reinvents the way society addresses shared challenges. The Social Impact teams are seeking exceptional people for roles in software engineering, marketing, strategy and partnerships, with a passion for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.”
Click a team below to learn more about Social Impact at Google.
- Ideas – Google Ideas explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression.
- Elections – Their Elections and civic innovation efforts focus on how to make democracy work better by making it easier to get active, and partner with cities and social entrepreneurs to re-engineer the way public services are provided using data and better tools.
- Google for Nonprofits – The job of the Google for Nonprofits team is to inspire and enable billions of users to discover and support causes they care about, and supercharge the nonprofit sector with access to Google tools.
- Google.org – Through Google.org, [they] invest $75+ million each year in game-changing ideas to make the world a better place. [They] support innovative technologies and entrepreneurial approaches that tackle tough human challenges and scale to help millions of people.
- Crisis Response – [Their] Crisis Response team is working to make people safe everywhere by fundamentally changing how [they] prepare and respond in times of natural disasters or other threats by providing people with the information and tools they need.
As the Fall semester continues, we want to keep you in the loop on all things Google so you might take advantage of ways to pull in the social impact opportunities. The Google University Programs team has created a monthly announcements newsletter that includes important dates and job/internship opportunities.
Their recent newsletter offers tips on making the most out of the recruiting season and developing your skills for the new academic year. Examples include:
- Ask a Googler: Interview Prep Edition – Tuesday, October 16th at 9:00 PM EST – Googlers will cover internship and full time opportunities, who is eligible to apply, and important deadlines to be aware of.
- Ask a Googler: Resume Edition -Wednesday, October 17th at 9:00 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice. They will also be taking live questions.
- Ask a Googler: Opportunities/Deadlines -Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice when it comes to getting ready for the technical interview. Make sure to watch their Virtual Career Fair session below (there are 3 videos.) They will also be taking live questions.
If you’re interested in being added to that email list, please contact CCI’s Nicole Veilleux.
Five awesome alumni who majored in Economics will be on campus to share their paths and professional lives and help you think broadly about how an Economics major may impact your career and life after Middlebury. CCI Field Guides provide you with an opportunity to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students in a major you are considering or have already chosen.
What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Alumni and Dinner Panel, 5:00 p.m. @ Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!
Friday, October 26, 2018
One-on-one Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Adirondack House
Read alumni panelists’ bios here.
Click the names of participating alumni below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.
- Max Benjamin ’12 – Lead Analyst, Boston Consulting Group
- George Chan ’05 – Director, Digital Platforms & Strategy Research, Warner Brothers Television
- Connor Green ’11 – Agency Lead, Google
- Claire McIlvennie ’12 – NSF IGERT Smart Grid Trainee, Berkeley Lab
- Diana Trebino ’08 – Senior Analyst, Population Health Management Financial Analytics, Partners Healthcare
The Center for Careers and Internships and the Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a fully donor-funded “Student Innovation Trek” to the San Francisco Bay Area over February break. The objective is to expose students interested in all areas of innovation to real-world professional experiences that will enable them to apply their liberal arts learning while informing their career exploration and other post-graduate planning.
The Student Innovation Trek experience is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It will include 10 students competitively selected through the application process described below, with strong preference given to students who receive financial aid as per the request of the donor. Students will travel to San Francisco as a group, departing from Burlington on Sunday, February 3rd, and returning on Friday, February 8th, accompanied by a CCI advisor. To help ensure that there is no barrier to participation, all travel, lodging, meals, and related expenses will be paid.
This immersive “living and learning” experience will be organized around job-shadowing opportunities with alumni at companies like Tesla, Genentech, IDEO and more. The experience will also include reflection dinners and career conversations with other select alumni. Students will travel and live together as a cohort and attend an Innovation Summit as part of the experience.
Students will document the Innovation experience with photos and reflections. In addition, attendance is required at 2-3 pre-departure meetings during Winter Term.
Application Process and Requirements:
- Apply via Handshake; the deadline is 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, October 28th, no exceptions.
- The Innovation Student Trek is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major (graduation dates between May 2019-May 2021 only).
- Strong preference will be given to students who receive financial aid.
- Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate a desire for a future career in innovation through their coursework and/or activities.
- Students must be in Vermont on Saturday, February 2nd, for a Sunday, February 3rd, departure to San Francisco. The group must travel together from and to Burlington, no exceptions.
- Students must be on campus during Winter Term to attend two mandatory pre-departure meetings.
Please submit a resume, transcript (unofficial is okay), and a cover letter that includes:
- Your name, year, and major(s).
- The name and contact information for a faculty or staff reference who can speak to your interest in innovation and your ability to contribute to a group dynamic.
- A minimum of 750 words that describes:
- What you believe you would learn from this experience and why this trip would prove invaluable,
- How it relates to courses you have taken and activities in which you have been involved, and
- How it might impact your post-Middlebury College plans.
We may request personal or group interviews for some students.
**Note: In applying to the Innovation Student Trek, you are making a full commitment to go if accepted**
We aim to have a decision to you by Friday, November 16th.
National Life Group is the kind of company people want to join. Come learn about the Rotational Development Leadership Program.
At National Life we don’t make widgets or cars or computers. We make promises. Our goal – since the chartering of National Life Insurance Company in 1848 – has been to work together to create a better future for each and every customer through innovative financial solutions and then to deliver on those commitments 10, 20 or 50 years down the road.
The company’s first death claim, that of Rowland Allen, who died in 1850 while seeking fortune in the California Gold Rush, pushed the young company to its limits but the directors used their personal credit to ensure the claim was paid and the promise delivered.
National Life has paid a dividend on its participating life insurance policies every year since 1855. Through the Civil War, the great flu epidemic of 1918, the Great Depression, two World Wars and most recently the Great Recession, National Life has delivered.
National Life is an independent company and independent in spirit. While they do business across the United States, at our core we retain the feel and the attitude of a small company in which each and every individual matters. National Life is grounded on America’s Main Street where a firm handshake still means something and trust is strong.
RSVP to attend the Info Session on Wed., Oct. 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Axinn 229
You are invited to join us for this special annual event:
Alumni Symposium on Careers in Law, Government and the Arts
Friday, October 19, at 4:00 PM in Hillcrest 103
The Pre-Law Club, the Center For Careers and Internships, and Midd Law are pleased to sponsor this event featuring:
Professor Jocelyn Samuels, Executive Director, The Williams Institute, UCLA Law School; Director of the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2014 to 2017; Columbia law school; Middlebury College 1977.
Mr. Danny Zwang, Associate Cataloguer, Impressionist and Modern Art, Sotheby’s; Middlebury College 2015
Ms. Rachel Frank, 3L at Yale Law School, Middlebury College, 2016
Panel presentations will be followed by a Question and Answer period and you are welcome to join our guests for dinner at Ross Commons.
Click here to let us know you’re coming.