Internships are key to getting a great job after graduation. Students explore career options, pursue academic or personal interests, acquire practical experience, and make connections. In celebration of our 5th Reunion, the Class of 2007 has committed to raising funds for internships and other experiential opportunities. Our gift will become part of the overall MiddAction Fund and will be matched dollar for dollar for every $5,000 we raise.
We hit our initial goal of $5,000 (which has been doubled by the match). If we hit $15,000, we will get another $5,000!
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Dollars Raised: 230%
Deadline: Jun 30, 2012
Total needed: $5,000
Amanda Goodwin '07
Isabel Yordan '07
Marco Casas '07
Learning by Doing
Addison DiSesa ’12 wanted an internship aligned with his environmental ethic and interests as a political science major. At the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, he worked as assistant to Commissioner Adrian Benepe ’78, P’09, P’14. The experience gave Addison exposure to the world of public service and the chance to test out a potential career path.
The College has committed to ensuring that each undergraduate has at least one opportunity to acquire practical experience that furthers his or her aspirations and educational objectives. These experiences enable students to develop the skills they need to succeed while also exploring potential career directions, making contacts that will assist them in finding that first job after graduation, and fulfilling their potential as engaged citizens.
There are many resources on campus to help students find opportunities that fit their goals, interests, and passions. But often students are unable to take advantage of such opportunities, either because they cannot afford to work as unpaid interns or volunteers or they do not have the money needed to cover the cost of their self-designed project.
To ensure that all students can participate, Middlebury has created an endowed fund called the MiddAction Fund to support student experiential opportunities in the summer and during winter term. An anonymous donor has offered a challenge to launch this. Our gifts will become part of the fund and will be matched dollar for dollar for every $5,000 we raise. Gifts to the fund will be split between current use (20 percent) and endowment (80 percent) to provide a permanent source of income for stipends.
Your gift to the Class of 2007 MiddAction Fund counts as your 5th Reunion gift and toward our class participation goal. Let’s celebrate our own Middlebury experience by helping current students get launched on life after Middlebury
We all know it’s a tough job market. Let’s help Middlebury students get a jump start on their careers!
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