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Exploring Industries and Careers


CCI Career Path Pages
This site is carefully curated by our team of advisors, bringing you relevant information on events, resources, alumni spotlights, and more. Start exploring areas on go/careerpaths including Arts, Media, and Communication; Education and Social Impact; Science and Technology; Health Professions; Government, Law, and Policy; and Business, Finance, and Consulting. Sign up to receive updates from as many career paths as you'd like by completing your Handshake Career Interests. 

Core Professional Competencies

As you apply for internships and jobs, you want to highlight the many transferable skills you've acquired as a liberal arts student—through your academics and through your on and off-campus experiences. Leadership, communication, and research and analytical skills, for example, are highly valued by employers. Refer to this list of liberal arts core professional competencies  to become familiar with the competencies you should seek to develop and then highlight on your resume.


Career Conversations
Middlebury alumni and other professionals come to campus to share their stories about how they got from college to their first jobs. Check the Handshake Events Calendar for dates and details and and plan to attend one these sessions to chat informally with these presenters. 

Industry-Specific Career Panels 
Throughout the year, CCI offers career panels in specific industries and fields. These are great opportunities to hear from "insiders," most of whom are Middlebury alumni, about working in a particular role or industry. Check the Handshake Events Calendar for dates and details about events such as UpNext.