Sushi & Social Change: Careers in the Common Good

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Sushi & Social Change: Careers in the Common Good

Friday, October 11 from 4:00-5:00PM in Coltrane Lounge

A unique opportunity for students to meet professionals in sectors such as government, environment, faith-based organizations, law, medicine, and public health. Learn how they built their dream jobs, made lasting change, and sparked new ways to solve big global issues.

RSVP to Tracy Himmel Isham at thimmeli[at] by Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Three open positions! Vermont Community Foundation

The Vermont Community Foundation has three full-time positions open. These positions include Accountant, Philanthropy Associate, and Special Projects Director. The Special Projects Director position involves thinking strategically about ways philanthropy can have an impact on Vermont’s future and building collaborative work with a variety of partners.

Successful applicants will:

– have great communication skills

– be comfortable and experienced in facilitating stakeholder discussions and promoting leadership initiatives

– have a high level of project management skills

– have a strong history of successfully driving initiatives


For more info on these open positions, see the VCF website.

Farm and Food – you could win $4,000!

Strolling of the Heifers is teaming up with VT Technical College to present the 2013 Vermont Farm/Food Business Plan Competition. The competition “seeks to encourage business formation and growth throughout Vermont by helping business owners and prospective entrepreneurs develop viable business plans, gain public attention, and earn financial rewards.” College students may enter under the Student business category, with a first place prize of $4,000, second place $2,000, and runners-up $1,000. For eligibility, general information, and a timeline for contestants visit the contest website. The first deadline is February 5th, by which time contestants should register using the online form. Also on February 5th, contestants must attend a business prospectus workshop from 4pm-6pm (held at multiple locations across Vermont). Check it out! You might have the best plan.

Urban Teacher Center – Apply by FRIDAY

The Urban Teacher Center is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that currently operates in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.  UTC is offering applicants an opportunity to effect urban education reform via effective teaching. As part of the program, participants will experience an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. Additionally, participants will also enroll in a free dual Masters of Education program directly applicable to the urban teacher position.

If you would like to apply for the UTC Chicago or Oakland, CA locations, you MUST apply by Friday, February 1st.

For other locations offered, the next application deadline is March 15, 2013.

Check out the Urban Teacher Center website for more info.

Apply to be a FoodCorps service member!

As a FoodCorps service member, participants will teach children about what healthy food is and where it comes from, build and tend school gardens, bring quality local food into public school cafeterias. FoodCorps is seeking up to 130 young adults to serve around the country for the 2013-2014 school year. The application is open through March 24th.

Have questions about the recruitment process? Get answers.

You can also find out more via informational conference calls. The next call will be February 13, at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT).

Volunteer? Why should I?

There are 6 reasons why.

Even though volunteering does not initially provide you with cash on hand, it can still be incredibly valuable for your career path. Volunteering provides work experience, solid references in your preferred field, networking opportunities, and shows where your passion lies. Volunteer opportunities also leave you poised to take a job with the same organization should one become available.

This is just a preview, so be sure to read the article to really get a sense of the benefits of volunteering!



Three things that will get your resume thrown in the trash.

Ever wonder what those exceedingly busy recruiters do with their leaning tower of resume’s? While a few applications do get interviews, some get ditched. Here’s a brief synopsis of why, but do check out the article.

1. You don’t meet the requirements.

This seems like an obvious one, but many prospective hires don’t pay enough attention to the job description when deciding what to include in their resume or distract from their legitimate qualifications with unnecessary details. Don’t do that.

2. You’re not a culture fit.

It’s OK – even advantageous – to let your personality show in your application. Many employers are not looking for a generic anybody to do their tedious grunt work. Try to show the ways in which you are their “type.”

3. You don’t pay attention to detail.

Again, this should go without saying. Employers can become frustrated with smaller details than you realize: font consistency, margins, to whom you’ve addressed your cover letter. Make sure you double-check and proof-read. It’ll get you past the trash can.

Boston day-long Job recruitment : November 2

   Eastern college

  Career day : Boston Job Recruitment Event

Deadline to apply is Monday, October 8th at midnight

ECCD is a day-long interviewing event in Boston  that provides you with an opportunity to apply for jobs with over 30 employers from a variety of industries.  Several  Job opportunities in different sectors such as Environmental, non-profit ,education and healthcare.  Employers including Epic, match education, Apprise incorporated, Cambridge Associates, and more are looking for liberal arts students like you. Students can have multiple interviews in one day while only needing to travel to one location.  Middlebury seniors are hired at this event every year.  You could be next!

The event will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm at the Back Bay Events Center located at 200 Berkley Street, Boston.

How to Get Through a Job interview with Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz, Chief Executive of the Acumen Fund, which invests in businesses aiding the world’s poor, says, “We think about our values in pairs, and there is a tension or a balance between them.” Novogratz talks about what answers to questions on a job interview become a ‘dead-end’ and how authenticity and fit are key to an effective job interview. More than anything, it’s important for students who are job seeking to understand themselves and be able to articulate their “story.”  How can you pull your resume together–even if it seems there are many unrelated experiences–to connect your skills and competencies by telling the story of ‘self’ which can effectively intersect with your interests and values.  Read more in the NYT’s Corner Office article: When Humility and Audacity go Hand in Hand

Want to work as an instructor at a summer program at Yale, Wellesley, or St. Mark’s School in MA?

Want to work as an instructor at a summer program at Yale, Wellesley, or St. Mark’s School in MA?

 Exploration Summer Programs

Several Positions available : APPLY NOW!

Application deadline: Sunday, September 30

 Exploration Summer Program, a world-wide leader in summer academic enrichment, is seeking students for a variety of teaching and administrative positions at each of their summer programs: the Senior Program at Yale University, the Intermediate Program at Wellesley College and the Junior Program at St. Mark’s School.

For more detailed information about the available positions, please check MOJO or refer to the Faculty Hiring section of their website:

 Exploration will be on campus Oct 3rd and Oct 4th, conducting an info table, session and on campus interviews.

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

Welcome Middlebury Students!

The 2012-2013 school year is off to a great start here at Education in Action! To begin the year, let’s start to look ahead at all the opportunities available to students and note the events on the calendar. We’re looking forward to sharing ideas and opportunities with you that have a ‘Careers in the Common Good’ theme to them–not everything will suit you, but you can get lots of ideas about ways to engage your interests and passions and still earn a living!  Seniors, be sure to stop by EIA for Resumania tomorrow and Friday from 2:00 – 5:00 to get your resume edited and get a jump on career planning for after graduation. All seniors of the 2013 and 2012.5 class are also strongly encouraged to attend the annual Senior Meeting, Today, Wednesday September 19, in the Dana Auditorium at 1:00, 4:00, and 6:00. Interested in a career in government? Come to the Fall Webinar Series this Thursday from 3:00-4:00 in Hillcrest 103 for in-depth advice about the path to positions in the Federal government. As always, all students are welcome to bring any internship, job, or other inquiries to drop-in hours every day from 2:00 – 5:00.

We are looking forward to the new year and hope to see you here at EIA!



Food Studies 101! Today in Hillcrest 103 @ 4:30pm

There will be tasty, local snacks.

    Every wonder what it would be like if Middlebury had a Food Studies Program?

Come listen to Dr. Amy Trubek, assistant professor in the Nutrition Food Sciences department        at the University of Vermont as she explores the role of Food Studies in an undergraduate degree and the range of Food Studies programs popping up across the country. Dr. Trubek’s knowledge will help Middlebury students and faculty better understand how a Food Studies program would fit into Middlebury’s unique liberal arts curriculum.

This event is sponsored by the Environmental Council Food Subcommittee.


Education for Sustainability Presentations: Today 7:30 – 9:30 pm MBH 220

Gregg Humphrey’s EDST0420 students will give presentations on Education for Sustainability. Projects have focused on Middlebury and the surrounding towns with college students creating projects that address sustainability needs here on campus as well as in local schools and organizations.  Refreshments will be available!  Come for some or all.

Click here for a complete presentation schedule.

Volunteering opportunity with Santi School Project (SSP)

Santi School Project (SSP) is volunteer run non-profit based in Maryland. All of SSP’s projects are based in Nepal, where SSP is registered as Shanti Education Initiative Nepal (SEI Nepal). SSP strives to improve the standard of education in rural Nepal holistically by providing infrastructure support, resources and educational materials, and teacher training.  You can learn more about SSP

here :

Founded in 2006, SSP so far has built a new school and renovated several public schools in rural Nepal. They regularly place capable and enthusiastic individuals in our partner schools to teach English and conduct fun/educational activities for children.

” Our volunteering teachers bring something new to our classrooms and offer a unique perspective that can open children’s mind.   Volunteers also get a chance to immerse in rural Nepali life and learn about new culture and people. ”      Mahesh Dahal ’10

You can find more about volunteering with us in our website ( or in this brochure:


Internships available at Vermont Natural Resources Council (unpaid)

Help protect Vermont’s environment and join VNRC!

Available internships at VNRC :

1)    Research support for regional sustainability planning

2)    Website updates and creation of a master spreadsheet for our community planning toolbox

You can find more information about each of the projects here: . You can find more information about each of these projects, as well as application information, can be found at the “Please click here for more information” links.

Please contact Kate McCarthy at if you have any questions about these two projects.




Still Haven’t Found the Internship For You?


Here are Summer Internship Opportunities in Agriculture and Environmental Studies—Apply Now!

To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!

 1.       Food Activism Internship at Community Servings in Boston, MA

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Reporting directly to the CEO (Midd ’81, ’88), the intern will participate in a variety of activities within the agency–from working in the kitchen and delivering meals to sick clients, to shadowing the CEO in order to gain an understanding of the management of a complex nonprofit food program. Included will be a self-directed research project on high performing food programs throughout the US, with the opportunity to pitch ideas for expansion to the senior management team. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

2.       Paid Sustainability Internship at Li & Fung USA in NYC

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Based in New York City, LF USA is North America’s fastest growing provider of consumer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions, and their internship program is an immersive 10-week paid program that provides rising junior and senior college students with hands-on experience in design, sales, marketing, production and various corporate functions. Responsibilities of the sustainability intern include implementing various green projects, managing and contributing to LF’s green site, organizing high profile green events, and more!

3.       Paid Food and Farm Intern at Vermont Youth Conservation Corps in Richmond, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 15

This hands-on experience allows interns to take part in all aspects of food production, from ecological soil management, plant propagation, to disease and pest control and raising pasture poultry. Interns will be responsible for daily chores and upkeep of the farm, and be active participants in CSA pick-ups and farmers market sales. Interns will be encouraged to work on individual projects focused on improving the farm, sustainable agriculture, education, or food justice, and be supported by the Food & Farm Coordinator in this initiative. This opportunity is available for graduating seniors as well as undergraduates.

4.       Paid Marketing and Production Intern at Marie Veronique Organics in Berkeley, CA

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Marie Veronique Organics is a natural, organic skin care company located in Berkeley and offers award-winning natural skin care. This intern position will report to the Director of Business Development and will include Online Marketing, Customer Service, and Production Support. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing start-up in the green beauty industry, and the CEO is a Midd grad!

5.       Summer Intern at Heyday Farm in Bainbridge Island, Washington

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Heyday Farm is two newly renovated historic farms (25 acres total) on the south end of Bainbridge Island that is a hub for promoting sustainable agriculture in partnership with other local organizations. They are looking for an intern to actively participate in some or all of the following areas: Livestock care (poultry, pig, cattle), fence building, land clearing and soil preparation, greenhouse plant propagation, produce preparation (egg and chicken processing), record keeping, and ‘in-the-field’ training. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

6.       Campus Sustainability Assessment Intern at the University of Chile in Santiago

Deadline to Apply: April 30

The University of Chile faculty has been working on a transversal sustainability initiative over the last 2 years that includes changes to the curriculum, promoting service learning and public workshops, and establishing a recycling program. This intern will propose and apply a methodology for comprehensive sustainability assessment, using the STARS system ( and adapting it to the University. The impact of the intern’s work will be important for advancing sustainability on our campus and also for promoting sustainability on other Chilean campuses. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.


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