Peer Career Advisors (PCAs)

CCI's Peer Career Advisors serve as the CCI's ambassadors to fellow Middlebury students. PCAs are available during Quick Questions to help you with:

  • Developing and reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • Searching for internship and employment opportunities
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Accessing online career resources like Handshake
  • Referring you to appropriate advising staff at CCI 
  • Presenting a workshop to a student club or organization

Quick Questions will begin Monday, September 11th, 2017.

Every Weekday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday, Adirondack House

Evening Hours, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Mondays @ BiHall (3rd floor lounge)
Tuesdays @ Anderson Freeman Center (AFC
Wednesdays @ Wilson Cafe (Davis Family Library)

*NOTE* There are no Quick Question hours during breaks (fall, winter, Feb, spring) nor during final exam periods.


Meet your 2017 - 2018 Peer Career Advisors!

AAYAM POUDEL

Aayam Poudel ’18

My name is Aayam and I am a senior computer science major from Kathmandu Nepal. I've worked at the CCI as an Office Assistant since my first year at Middlebury, and I will be transitioning into the role of a Peer Career Advisor this year. At Middlebury, I am involved with the SGA as the Director of Technology, the CS department as a tutor and a member of the Hiring Student Advisory Committee, MiddView as a First Year and Transfer & Exchange leader, and the Tavern Social House as a member.

The summer after first year, I went to Lake Tahoe to participate in MiddCORE and also travelled around the west coast. Last summer, along with a team of six other students across the sciences, I built the Remote Inspection Vehicle with Infrared (RIVIR) as a part of the STEM innovation project here at Middlebury. This summer I will be working as a Software Engineering Intern at Salesforce in San Francisco, where I will mostly be doing backend programming. I am really excited to be a PCA, so please come to the CCI if you have any questions that I can help with!

CAROLINE JASCHKE

Caroline Jaschke ’18

Hi! I’m Caroline Jaschke, a senior English and neuroscience major from Denver, Colorado. In the spring of my junior year, I studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. I had a great time hiking in the Highlands and traveling, but I am so excited to be back at Middlebury. On campus, I play JV soccer and am a member of Page One Literacy and 180 Degrees Consulting. I also teach swim and ski lessons. This past summer, I interned in a neuroscience lab in Chicago researching how zebra finches acquire their song, in terms of what that can teach us about brain development. The summer before that, I stayed at Middlebury to run a rural food delivery program as part of a Community Engagement internship. I am an avid runner and also love to cook, ski, and scuba dive. I look forward to meeting you and helping you navigate the internship process!

Georgia Carroll

Georgia Carroll ’18

My name is Georgia Carroll and I am a senior environmental economics major from Baltimore, Maryland. Alongside my role as a Peer Career Advisor at the CCI, I am a captain of the varsity lacrosse team. The summer after my sophomore year, I interned at M&T Bank and while abroad in Cape Town the following fall, I interned at SOLA Future Energy, a solar energy development company. I pursued my interest in renewable energy and finance last summer as a project acquisitions intern at Sol Systems, a solar financing company based in D.C.

I am excited to share all that the CCI has to offer no matter what your experience or career interests and believe that one of the most important parts of a Middlebury experience is utilizing the CCI and our alumni network!

Hazel Millard

Hazel Millard ’18

Hello! My name is Hazel. I'm a rising senior and History major. Last semester I studied abroad in Havana, Cuba. Academically, professionally, and personally, I am a politics nerd. Since 2013, when I worked on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's first campaign, I've been hooked. I've also worked in the Mayor's Office for Research and Media Analysis and for former President Barack Obama's White House Communications Department.

On campus, I am involved in two political organizations. First, along with a group of other first-year students, I helped restart Middlebury College Democrats in 2015, after a post-election hiatus since 2012. Additionally, I am the lead organizer for MiddVote, a nonpartisan initiative that aims to get the student body more involved in local, state, and national elections.

I am excited to be working at the CCI during the 2017-2018 academic year. Looking forward to seeing you at the Adirondack House in the fall!

Jesusdaniel Barba

Jesusdaniel Barba ’18

Hi! I’m Jesusdaniel Barba, a senior environmental studies and film and media culture major from Los Angeles, California. Apart from environmental studies and film classes, I have also taken classes in other humanities, languages, and even biology. I studied in New York in fall 2016 with a program called the Union Semester where I also interned for the Writers Guild of America, East.

Last summer, I interned at Clockshop, a nonprofit arts organization in Los Angeles. Through this, I worked with multiple contemporary artists like Mel Chin and Carmina Escobar to help with the 2016 LA Biennial and create lesson plans intersecting environmental education and art. Throughout the past few years at Middlebury, I have been involved with JusTalks, MiddCAM, WRMC, Old Stone Mill, and have been a tour guide.

Throughout my summers, I have also worked with other LA locals to conduct research in environmental education with the Audubon Center, as well as crafting a voice for a gentrifying neighborhood with James Rojas. This summer I am interning at Machine Project an experimental art organization- for artists to do fun experiments, with the public, in ways that influence culture. Looking forward to meeting new people my last two semesters at Middlebury and helping in whatever way I can!

Matthew Floyd

Matthew Floyd ’17.5

An international politics and economics major with a focus in Russian, my internship and summer experiences reflect my international focus, language skills, and career goals in public service and development, including internships in intelligence, diplomacy, and consulting. Beginning with the summer before college, I spent two summers in Russia studying Russian, a semester abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for my febmester, a summer in Washington, D.C., and six months in Georgia (the former Soviet Republic, not the state). In Georgia, I worked first for the U.S. State Department as an intern in the Political and Economic Affairs Section in the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, and then for Deloitte as an energy specialist on a USAID contracted project to reform the country’s electricity sector and energy policy. I was also the first student to receive Middlebury’s Padma Desai Scholarship for research abroad, which I pursued in Georgia. Now, after nine months working off-campus and overseas, I am looking forward to being a student again and hope to leverage my professional and international experience to help you to navigate the career and internship process, particularly if you are interested in government or consulting career tracks. On campus, I also am the president of the crew team and Russian society, a member of the folk/rock band Mount Philo, and a board member of the Old Stone Mill.

Nathan Gee

Nathan Gee ’18

My name is Nate and I’m a senior economics and french major from Norfolk, Massachusetts. I spent an awesome junior spring semester abroad studying in Paris at Sciences Po. At Middlebury, I’ve been involved on the Finance Committee, with 180 Degrees Consulting (now Middlebury Consulting Group), and as a peer writing tutor. I am interested in global economics, the financial markets, and their intersection with politics. This summer I am interning with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and last year I completed an internship at Wazee Digital in Denver through the Middlebury-sponsored CLIMB program. I’ve been grateful for the CCI’s help in promoting and securing such opportunities, and I look forward to helping others take advantage of the resources that the CCI has to offer!

Ted Grace

Ted Grace ’18

Hello! My name is Ted Grace, and I’m a senior biochemistry major from Saint Louis, MO. Though I spend a fair amount of time studying benzene rings in Bihall, I’m particularly interested in biotechnology and healthcare systems, and how finance and government affect both of those.

Before coming to Middlebury, I took a U.S. Department of State sponsored gap year working at Humboldt University in Berlin, while acting as a consultant for the U.S. Embassy and the KfW development bank. I’ve since worked with a pharmaceutical development team, a Bay Area biotech company, a New Mexico ranch, and this summer I’ll be working as an analyst for Morgan Stanley. I also have a background in clinical and basic science academia, and would love to chat about the multitude of routes available for Middlebury students.

Really looking forward to helping out as a PCA for the 2017-2018 academic year, and I’m excited to put you in touch with the CCI’s impressive spread of career resources-- please feel free to stop by the Adirondack House to say hi!