Student Creativity, Engagement, and Careers

A Middlebury College education happens inside—and outside—the classroom.

With a range of programs that provide opportunities for engaged learning, Middlebury students will have a chance to develop skills and qualities that will prepare them for a range of future challenges and opportunities. Leadership, empathy, creative thought, intellectual risk taking, and intercultural understanding are all part of a Middlebury education.


To help make that happen—on campus and beyond—Middlebury supports several programs around creativity, engagement, and career preparedness.

Center for Careers and Internships (CCI)
CCI guides students through the career exploration process. From internship opportunities to academic planning, CCI helps students reach their postgraduate goals.

Center for Community Engagement (CCE)
CCE helps students explore civic identity and pursue projects in collaboration with communities—through volunteerism, trips, service-related initiatives, and community-connected research.

Programs on Creativity and Innovation in the Liberal Arts (PCI)
PCI provides spaces around campus for students to work on nonacademic projects, as well as several avenues for financial support.

MiddCORE is a leadership and innovation program. Middlebury students can take a winter term course, a 10-week academic internship program, and fall and spring workshops. A four-week summer program for current students and recent graduates is open to anyone.

Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE)
CSE creates opportunities for students to be agents of social change through a global network of partners. Events include a speaker series, a symposium, and an educator’s forum.