Schedule of Events

Friday, September 18

9:00 a.m.-noon

Resume Review Office Hours (Adirondack House)

If you are interested in a consulting career don’t miss this chance to get valuable feedback on your resume from Middlebury alumni currently employed by top consulting firms.  Resume reviews are private, one-on-one conversations and around 20 to 25 minutes in length. YOU MUST SIGN UP BY 11:59 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 16.

See session for specific times and locations.

Information Sessions                 

  • Deloitte Consulting
  • McGladrey
2:30-4:45 pm

Workshops (Axinn 219)

Experienced professionals currently employed by top consulting firms will host three workshops designed to set you up for success as you apply for positions, interview, negotiate offers, and begin your own consulting career.  Each workshop is 40 minutes.  Attend them all or select only the ones most relevant to you; there will be short breaks between each session to allow you to come and go.

  1. How to Research and Choose the Consultancy that’s Right for You
  2. How Consultants Approach Problem Solving: Consulting Frameworks
  3. What are the Stages of a Consulting Assignment and What is the Role of the Analyst

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Advising Global Leaders in Aerospace, Defense, & Technology (Axinn 220)

How do liberal arts-educated 22-year-old analysts end up sitting across from CEOs of billion dollar corporations, confidently advising them on dynamic, technologically sophisticated markets ?  Under the guidance of experts, these analysts investigate complex markets where changes in diplomatic relations can create and limit opportunities for business or just figuring out what the customer actually wants can be one of the biggest success factors in winning the assignment. Get the inside scoop from a Midd kid who manages aerospace, defense, and technology consulting projects and test out your own skills during an interactive practice case. All majors welcome.

5:00-6:15 pm

Plenary Session (Axinn 229)

Consultants are problem solvers, innovators, teachers, lawyers, advisors, designers, artists.  Consultants practice these talents and skills in a wide array of disciplines and sectors, including: business, government, NGOs, international development, social sector, education, legal, the environment, and the list goes on.  When it comes to consulting, there is a broad variety of ways to pursue your interests and find outlets for your abilities; very much aligned with a liberal arts education. What are the different types of consulting, what do people working in these areas actually do, and which type might be right for you?  Hear from a panel of Middlebury alumni with a variety of backgrounds who now have careers across a wide spectrum within the consulting industry.  Then stay for a social event to get to know these professionals and ask questions over light snacks and beverages.

Moderated by: Ami Biswas, Middlebury College Associate Executive in Residence

6:15-7:00 pm

Networking Event-Post Plenary Session (Axinn Winter Garden)

Meet the professionals from the UpNext Program at this informal event. All UpNext Program professional participants will attend. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, September 19

9:00-11:00 am

Mock Case Interviews (Adirondack House)

Seniors, don’t just sit around getting nervous about your upcoming consulting case interviews – prepare for them in the best possible way by scheduling a mock interview with a professional from a top consulting firm.  All professionals once sat where you’re sitting now.  Each time slot is a private, one-on-one  30  minute session (approximately  20 minutes of interviewing and 10 minutes of feedback).  Professional interview attire recommended. YOU MUST SIGN UP BY 11:59 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 16.


Lunch and Networking with Professionals (Adirondack Coltrane Lounge)

This informal lunch is the perfect opportunity to get to know the UpNext professionals. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP REQUIRED BY SEPTEMBER 16.  Email with “RSVP UpNext Saturday Lunch“ in the subject line. 

September 18 – 19, 2015
Several successful alumni, representing diverse consulting experiences will be on campus Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, for panel discussions, socializing, workshops, mock case interviews, resume reviews, and more.

UpNext is an industry-focused series from the Center for Careers & Internships.  Explore opportunities, have face time with professionals in this field, and find out if Consulting is a career for you.