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DC Mentorship Program

Mentees Summer 2014The Mentorship Program launched in Summer 2014 with over 60 participating students and alumni, and four career-related events.

Click on the following link to read the feature articleMentorship Program Expands Opportunities for Student Interns in D.C.

Program Details

Students and recent graduates interning in Washington, DC are invited to participate in the summer Mentorship Program. Interns are paired with alumni mentors in their particular fields of interest. Mentors offer career advice, connections to area resources, and anecdotes about their professional and academic experience. In addition to the mentor match, the Middlebury in DC office offers a variety of programming to help the mentees expand their professional network and hone their career-related skills.

Summer 2014 Events

  • Mock Interview Workshop
    Participants brushed up on their professional interviewing skills in one-on-one mock interviews. The alumni interviewers asked essential interview questions and gave personalized feedback to each participant.
  • Panel DiscussionField Guide to Careers in the Environment
    The panel discussion featured six Middlebury College alumni who work on environmental issues. Panelists discussed the experiences that shaped their career paths from graduation to their present positions.
  • Alumni and Summer Intern Reception
    Nearly 80 students and alumni gathered at the Middlebury in DC office to chat about work, city life, and other interests. The networking event was filled with engaging and dynamic conversations between students, alumni, and staff. 
  • Resume Writing Workshop
    Participants learned how to use their resumes to tell a narrative in order to set them apart in the job market for their target industry. The hands-on workshop provided individualized feedback on resume content, organization, and layout.

Testimonials

Networking"I feel I made meaningful connections with my mentor that will be valuable throughout my professional career." - Viviana A. '16 (mentee)

"I enjoy helping Midd kids. Not everyone has a mentor and it's one of the most important things to develop in your career." - Michael S. '10 (mentor)

"I was very impressed that the match between myself and my mentor was very well coordinated - she works in a field and a company that I'm very interested in, and was able to share some valuable insights on the international development space." - Bree B. '15.5 (mentee)

"I didn't realize how much I had learned being out in the 'real world'. I felt like I actually had a lot of great advice to share with my mentee." - Christian H. '06 (mentor)

Mentees"I liked having a mentor but still meeting other alumni through the workshops and other events hosted at Middlebury in DC." - Mirella L. '15 (mentee)

"I enjoyed encountering the new generation of high-achieving Midd students; being reminded of the open-endedness of career possibilities and choices when one is just starting out." - Stefan S. '88 (mentor)

"I found it to be a fantastically helpful supplement to my own networking and internship experience." - Nathan R. '15 (mentee)