Recruit On Campus

Engage With Students

We invite employers to engage with our students through a variety of in-person and virtual programs.

  • On-campus interviews: Pre-select student candidates for a day or more of on-campus or virtual interviewing.
  • On-campus information sessions and tables: Provide students with details about your organization and the positions you seek to fill. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance to schedule an event.
  • To request an on-campus event, please login to Handshake.

All organizations that engage with our students agree to adhere to Middlebury College’s Recruiting Policies.  Click here to read these policies.

For further questions, please email us at

2019-2020 Recruiting Calendar

Following is an overview of class start and end dates, all-campus campus events, and religious holidays that affect the scheduling of recruiting.

Fall Term Begins September 9, 2019
Fall Blackout Dates

  • September 9-13 -- Opening Week
  • September 19-20 -- Clifford Symposium
  • September 27 -- Fall Family Weekend
  • September 30 -- Rosh Hashanah
  • October 1 -- Rosh Hashanah
  • October 8-9 -- Yom Kippur
  • October 11-- Homecoming
  • October 21-22 -- Mid-Term Recess
  • November 22-29 -- Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 6-15 -- Final Examinations
  • December 16-January 5 -- Winter Recess

A Few Tips For Structuring Your Information Session

Remember your audience is comprised of students, not clients. Avoid use of industry jargon; speak in layman's terms that all students can easily understand.

Keep your formal presentation relatively brief, no longer than 30 minutes. Allow students at least 15 minutes to ask questions.  Middlebury students like to hear from representatives with whom they can identify. If possible, have Middlebury alumni participate in your presentations. Include representatives from diverse backgrounds. Make your presentation collaborative and inclusive.

Describe a typical day/week on the job. Be specific about how time is spent.

  • how long is a typical day/week? (e.g. 50-hour week or 80-hour week)
  • what percentage of time is spent working closely in a team environment versus operating independently (i.e. using a computer, etc.)
  • how many days per week are spent "on the road"

Describe specific tasks performed on the job that illustrate the skills/qualifications you are seekingin a candidate.  How much autonomy/responsibility will a graduate have in their first year.

Describe your training and orientation program. How long will a student spend in training?

Describe the culture of your organization. In general, do staff tend to socialize together after hours? Are there regular staff or community events (e.g. do staff donate time/other resources for community/non-profit work)?

What are typical career paths inside and outside your organization (including timing) for new hires? What percentage of your new hires move on after two years to attend business/other graduate schools?

Describe what students should expect in an interview with your organization. Describe what the "next steps" might entail.

Provide a list of Middlebury alumni in your organization who are willing to answer questions.

Include each of their email addresses, year of graduation, major and current title/responsibilities. 

Provide a list of online resources and print publications that will enable students to learn more about your industry and any relevant terminology

Reminder: All information sessions should not exceed one hour in length in respect of student’s academic schedules.