Schedule of Events

Friday, November 7

9:00-1:00 p.m. Resume Review Office Hours Adirondack House
 2:30-4:45 p.m.

Information Sessions
Experienced professionals currently employed in the international development profession will host three info sessions designed to inform you about their organization, their hiring practices, and suggestions for pursuing opportunities as you begin your own international development career.  Each info session is 45 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.

RAJ '59 House Conference Room


Info Session: The World Bank (2:30 p.m.)
Rachel Rosenfeld '07, Consultant with The World Bank

  Info Session: USAID (3:15 p.m.)
Courtney Matson '06.5, Program Manager for Research and Innovation Fellowships at USAID



Info Session: Mercy Corps and Catholic Relief Services (4:00 p.m.)
Phil Oldham '90, College Advancement, Middlebury College


5:00-6:00 p.m.

UpNext: Careers in International Development Plenary Session
International development professionals work to reduce or eradicate poverty in the global arena in such areas as: food security and agriculture; economic development; democracy and governance; health; education, women’s empowerment, and other human rights; and sustainability to name a few.  Solutions to these issues are complex.  Join several alumni practitioners as they talk about the dynamics of the industry and what it means for those of you interested in finding your way in this profession.

  • Charlie MacCormack '63: Save the Children
  • Phil Oldham '90: Mercy Corps and Catholic Relief Services
  • Courtney Matson '06.5: USAID
  • Rachel Rosenfeld '07: The World Bank

Moderated by Prof. Sarah Stroup, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College.

RAJ '59 House Conference Room


Networking Reception
Meet the professionals from the UpNext Program at this informal event.   Refreshments will be served.

Conference Room

UpNext: International Development Participant Biographies
Becky Castle '91
Executive Director, Development Vision
Courtney Matson '06.5
Program Manager for Research & Innovation Fellowships, USAID
Charlie MacCormack '63
Former President of Save the Children and Executive Chair of the Millennium Development Goals Health Alliance
Phil Oldham '90
Mercy Corps and Catholic Relief Services
Rachel Rosenfeld '07
Consultant, The World Bank
Sarah Stroup (Moderator)
Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College