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Career Exploration

 Your four years at Middlebury are a time to learn about your interests and talents both in and out of the classroom. Choosing a major, committing to campus activities, seeking a summer internship—these are all part of the career exploration process.


Profiles | Beyond the Classroom

Addison DiSesa '12 interned as assistant to Commissioner of New York City
Parks and Recreation Adrian Benepe '78, P'09, '13 —aligning his
environmental ethic and interests as a political science major.

Think about your career exploration as a series of progressive steps you can take in each of your four years. Open the sections below for guidance on how you can approach this journey.

Junior: Focusing Your Options


  • Apply for a winter term or summer internship: gain additional experience.
  • Come to a drop-in appointment to update/polish your resume; make an appointment with an adviser to discuss strategy.
  • Apply for funding for an unpaid summer internship or project.
  • Create your LinkedIn Profile, and review our Social Networking Tips.
Senior: Moving Forward and Achieving Your Goals
  • Attend Senior Meeting and Senior Week activities.

  • Update your MOJO profile and your resume.

  • Meet with an career adviser to discuss your post-graduate options.

  • Attend employer and graduate school information sessions.

  • Apply for jobs, internships, and fellowships, or other post-graduate opportunities listed in MOJO and LACN.

  • Apply to off-campus interview-day events in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.

  • Schedule a practice interview with a career adviser.

  • Attend the Spring Job Fling.

  • Network!

  • Complete your senior survey before graduation.

First Year: Getting Started
  • Attend a CCI Open House and get to know our staff.
  • Complete your MOJO profile: Get access to thousands of internship opportunities, plus up-to-the minute information about alumni Career Conversations, visiting recruiters, professionals in residence, events, and workshops.
  • Participate in a Decision Points workshop to explore the major-to-career connection.
  • Create a resume and cover letter for internships and summer job applications; have it reviewed by a career adviser during Quick Questions: 1−3 p.m. weekdays.
  • Get involved on campus: Explore your interests through student activities or community service.
  • Attend a Career Conversations event and information sessions to learn about liberal arts career paths from Midd alumni.
Sophomore: Gaining Skills and Experience
  • Come to Quick Questions between 1-3 p.m. weekdays to find out more about career education resources.
  • Seek leadership roles in a student organization, athletic team, or through community service.
  • Apply for a winter term or summer internship.
  • Update your resume and have a counselor review it during Quick Questions: 1−3 p.m. weekdays.
  • Consider doing a winter term internship: first time you're eligible!
  • Attend Career Conversations with Middlebury alumni to learn more about a potential career field.
  • Apply for a stipend for your unpaid summer internship or project.