2019 Postgraduate Fellowships Announced
Last year, Marlboro introduced a new program for recent graduates, providing the opportunity for a select few to work for the college in a diversity of capacities for the next academic year. Now the postgraduate fellowships have been expanded for next academic year, to include positions in arts administration, experiential learning, and global engagement, as well as additional funding for professional development coursework or graduate classes.
“Marlboro prides itself in preparing students for a life of purpose, but the Postgraduate Fellowship program takes that preparation to a new level,” says Kate Trzaskos, director of experiential learning and career development. “It brings together an interdisciplinary cohort of recent graduates for an immersive project-based educational opportunity in which students gain professional work experience, are paired with a professional mentor, and explore new approaches to leadership.”
Postgraduate fellowships allow recent graduates to gain job skills and professional work experience while developing connections with a wide network of professionals. For next academic year, the program also includes positions in the library, admissions, development, and the president’s office.
Fellows will receive funding for professional workshops and trainings that can help them clarify personal purpose, develop practices to support work-life integration, and form a supportive community of practice. Monthly meet-ups with mentors and participation in Southern Vermont Young Professionals events will also augment development of professional goals, job skills, and future planning.
“The Postgraduate Fellowship program gives recent graduates the unique opportunity to keep learning at Marlboro, this time directly from the many dedicated professional staff who support the academic community,” said Kate. “Fellows will gain an overview of a diverse range of leadership styles and techniques, and implement a project that builds on their professional interest and provides a benefit to the Marlboro community.”