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Choosing a Major

As a liberal arts student, you have a wide range of majors and career options open to you. Selecting a major at Middlebury is an exciting point in your academic career but may also feel like a big decision. In addition to your first-year seminar advisors, faculty you've taken classes with, upperclassmen, peers, family, and more, the team at the CCI is happy to offer advice and resources to help you work through this decision. 

What Can I Do With This Major?

What Can I Do With This Major? is a good working list across a wide variety of majors. This information can give you ideas about career fields that might interest you, but don't limit your thinking to only these areas. You can pursue a variety of post graduate goals with any academic major, especially as a liberal arts graduate.*This site was developed by the University of Tennessee Center for Career Development. CCI holds a subscription.

Learn From Others in the Major

Search MiddConnect (on the Midd2Midd platform) by major to see what alumni are doing now. Check out the List of Previous Internships and sort by major to get ideas from your peers. Log into Handshake to access both of these resources. Watch for a new mentoring platform called Midd2Midd to be lauched in the Fall!

Major Guides

These guides provide information on major-specific learning goals, suggestions for campus involvement and internships, and sample careers of Midd alumni. Download major guides here or pick up a few copies at Adirondack House when you are back on campus - there is one for every major!

Field Guide Events

During the academic year, meet Middlebury alumni visiting campus from a specific major at a CCI Field Guide! At these events, alumni discuss how their liberal arts education and their major impacted their life and career decisions after Middlebury. All upcoming and past field guides listed at go/fieldguide

Talk with an Advisor

CCI career advisors provide guidance to help you think through decisions about majors and potential career paths. Make an appointment in Handshake or email an advisor directly during the summer.