COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Career Advising

Where to Start?

Whether you are a first-year student, sophomore, junior, or senior...

Whether you are just beginning to think about career interests or already have a sense of the direction you'd like to pursue...

Meeting with a career adviser will help you explore possibilities and put focus to your thinking. At Middlebury, career advising means meeting you wherever you are in the process of assessing your interests, exploring your options, gaining experience, and developing a plan. Meet with an adviser—for help with your resume or cover letter, for information about internships, for advice on interviewing or applying, or for career advising to help you define your interests and match those interests to opportunities.

Assessing Your Interests and Options

A first step in thinking about what you want out of an internship—or in thinking about the longer horizon of your career after Midd—is to reflect and focus on your skills, interests, personality and experiences. Meeting with a career adviser will help you get a good start on this process. 

Middlebury students have access to two very different assessments to help with career exploration. TypeFocus is an online instrument that provides information on your personality, interests, and values and helps you connect the results to future career possibilities. TypeFocus access information is available in the Midd-Only Resources page.  Pymetrics is a series of 12 “brain games.” Based on neuroscience, the pymetrics tool identifies and evaluates your cognitive and socio-emotional traits and provides industry and company recommendations based on your profile.