The Student Investment Committee (SIC) is preparing for the start of the new year, and would like to share two exciting ways to get involved with the organization. SIC is the largest student organization at Middlebury and is the premier investment club on campus. This year, the committee aims to create a warm and collaborative community in which students learn to become skilled personal investors and successful financial services industry professionals. SIC provides extensive technical and networking career prep to ensure you land your dream job/internship! You can learn more about SIC here: https://middsic.weebly.com/
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SIC oversees a portfolio in excess of $1 million, with Industry Group Leaders directly managing all of our holdings in their specified industry and leading a team of analysts to learn and generate potential investment ideas. All are encouraged to apply regardless of experience level. Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Emma Office, a rising second year medical student and co-leader of the COVID-19 student volunteer effort at Feinberg, recently helped organize a successful phone call outreach program for older adults at risk of experiencing social isolation during the pandemic.
The program, which involves Feinberg student volunteers calling older adults living in the community and in long-term care facilities throughout the Chicagoland area to talk about topics such as coping strategies, health, sources of support, and personal topics like family and friends, was detailed in a study published in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
Read a Q&A below with Office about her involvement with the outreach program, the impact of COVID-19 on older adults and why she chose to attend Feinberg.
What do currently know about the impact of COVID-19 on older adults?
In general, older adults are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. For older adults, as with all people, physical distancing measures are essential to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But at the same time, for over one-quarter of adults over the age of 60 that are living alone in the U.S., these same measures could also increase social isolation. We do know, in general, that social isolation is associated with many adverse physical and mental health outcomes in older adults, including increased risk of falls, reduced infection resistance and an increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Knowing this, Dr. Lindquist had the idea to design this phone call outreach program in hopes of providing companionship to older adults who might be more isolated during COVID-19, and also perhaps mitigate the risk of these outcomes that are tied to social isolation as the need for physical distancing continues over months and months.
futureforward features several 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.
Over the last weeks, we have launched interviews with the following alumni:
Middlebury College has partnered with The Wall Street Journal to provide sponsored memberships to all students, faculty and staff, and we want to ensure that you are taking advantage of the benefits and valuable career resources available to you.
The WSJ Student Hub Along with unlimited access to WSJ.com, the Student Hub, featured at students.wsj.com, is a place for students to find curated content on professional development, job prep, work/life balance and personal finance—all vital topics in this uncertain time.
The WSJ Jobs Summit Join the WSJ on September 1 for the inaugural WSJ Jobs Summit, a new event where WSJ will provide those looking for insight on the current job market with actionable, credible guidance during these uncertain times. The event is designed specifically with students and college faculty in mind, and will cover topics ranging from how to nail the virtual interview to advice from companies in hiring mode. Register for the event here.