What Middlebury Graduates Do

Middlebury graduates pursue a wide variety of career directions and graduate school programs. Each year, we survey graduating seniors about their plans in May and again in November. Below is a compilation of information from survey information of the Class of 2012 and additional information about recent law, medicine and fellowship results and internship and community engagement participation.

For the Class of 2012 (May 2012 survey):
  • 71% participated in a paid or unpaid internship or independently-designed project
  • 54% of internships were done in the summer and 23% during winter term
  • 48% of internships were paid by the employer
  • For unfunded internships, 75% received some funding from Middlebury
  • 85% of students reported that internship experiences influenced their career plans, academic course selection or major selection
Class of 2012 Post-graduation Plans

Of the 664 students who graduated in May 2012, 471 reported their plans after graduation, representing a 71% response rate. The Class of 2012 reported strong outcomes. By December, 61% of respondents were employed, 11% were enrolled in graduate school, and only 14% were still seeking employment.

Career Fields of Graduates

The chart below shows the employment industries reported by those in the class of 2012 who had secured a job by December 2012.  The most common industries were education (22%), finance/banking (10%), science and technology (10%), and consulting (9%).  Smaller but significant numbers of students/alumni found jobs in business/professional services, retail and merchandising, healthcare, media and communications, arts and entertainment, non-profit, government, and legal industries. 


Below are the names of some of the companies for which Middlebury College graduates from the class of 2012 are now working, broken down for the most common industries:  

Consulting, Business/Professional Services

Alliance Consulting Group * Analysis Group * Analytic Partners * Avascent * Boston Consulting Group

BTS * Canaccord Genuity * Charles River Associates * Deloitte Consulting LLP * Ernst & Young

Exeter Group * Kaiser Associates * Monitor Group * NetSuite * Pace Harmon * RetailNet Group * Sapere

The Beacon Group * The Mind Company * The Parthenon Group



Amideast * Beam Camp * City Year * Coastal Studies for Girls * Collegiate School 

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation * Cornelia Connelly Center

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School * Cushing Academy * Darlington County School System

DK Education * East Harlem School * Hyde School * Excellence Boy's Charter School

Freedom English Conversation School * Greenwich Academy * JET Program * Kent Denver School

MATCH Corps * Middlebury College * Phillips Academy * Saint Thomas Choir School

St. Sebastian’s School * St. Marks School of Texas * Teach for America * Teach For China

Teach Kentucky * Teton Science School * The Chapin School *

The Field School * Woolman Semester School


Environment and Energy

Green Corps * GreenThumb * NYC Department of Parks and Recreation * PIRG

Phillies Bridge Farm Project * Whitefish Legacy Partners



AGC Partners * Bain Capital Ventures * Canaccord Genuity * Citigroup * Columbia Management * Fidelity

HSBC * Ipreo * J.P. Morgan Chase * Jane Street Capital * Macquarie Capital

Morgan Stanley * Payden and Rygel * Royal Bank of Scotland * State Street Corp * Sun Life Financial

TIFF * Windhorse Capital Management



Calloway Labs * Epic Systems Corporation * Harvard School of Public Health

Marlboro Village Veterinary Hospital * Massachusetts General Hospital

NYU Langone Medical Center


Media and Communications

AETN * Google * Havas Worldwide * NBC Universal * Orion Capitol

Penguin USA * Rationale 360



ACORN * Americorps VISTA * Human Rights Watch * Jewish Outreach Institute

The Alpert Award in the Arts * The Reinvestment Fund


Science and Technology, Research

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center * Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute * Epic * Funnerator * LiveRamp * Middlebury College 

Mount Sinai School of Medicine * National Institutes of Health * NetSuite

Parexel * Smule * Wyss Institute at Harvard University



Fellowship Recipients (senior and undergraduate)

Below is a selected listing of competitive fellowship opportunities awarded to Middlebury graduates, graduating seniors and undergraduates. For more information, see Fellowships or contact a fellowship adviser.

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Program

2012 Scholars:           

Frederic Camara ’14  [academic year]

Thomas Phifer ’14  [summer—declined award]                    

French Government English Teaching Assistantships

2012 Fellow:     

Kaylen Baker ’12  (Literary Studies)

Fulbright (Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships)

2012 Fellows:             

Hillary Aidun ’12 (Ecuador)  Environmental Studies

Alicia Brudney ’11 (Germany)   History

               Arthur Choo ’12 (South Korea)   Sociology

               Divya Dethier ’12 (Mauritius)   Public Health

               Jarrett Dury-Agri ’12 (Germany)   ETA

Kristofer Ogren ’12 (Colombia)   ETA

               Quan Pham ’12 (Viet Nam)   ETA

               Matthew Steffens ’12 (Germany)   ETA

               Tucker VanAken ’12 (China)   Energy Policy

Gilman Scholarships

2012 Scholars:                       

Isabella Tudisco-Sadacca  ’13 (International Studies/African Studies)   Spring-term study in Senegal

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Scholarship

2012 Scholar:

Margo Cramer ’12 (Women’s and Gender Studies) [Cross Country]

National Security Education Program (NSEP)

2012 Scholar:

Jacqueline Voluz ’14  Academic Year 2012-13 study in Russia

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

2012 Fellows: 

Adam Morgan ’09.5 (Physics, Music) UC Santa Cruz:  Linguistics

Moria Robinson ’11.5 (Biology) UC Davis:  Evolutionary Biology       

Udall Scholarships

2012 Scholars:

Abigail Borah ’13  

Samuel Koplinka-Loehr ’13  

Watson Fellowships

2012 Fellows: 

Zaheena Rasheed ’12

Rhidaya Trivedi ’12

Young India Fellowship (YIF)       

2012 Fellow:              

Safa Mohsin Khan ’12 (Economics)

Tikvah Fellowship

2012 Fellow:              

Margaret Moslander ’11 (Political Science)


Scholarships for Short-Term Study:

Bates Summer Dance Festival

2012 Scholar:

Alexandra Vasquez ’12 (Dance)

Critical Language Scholarship

2012 Scholars:           

April Dodd  ’13  

William Mackey ’11.5

Rachel Sider ’14

Connor Wakayama ’14

Rachel Woods ’14                                                                                          

Hertog Political Studies Program Six-Week Seminar

2012 Fellows:             

Hilary Aidun ’12 (Political Science)                                      

Sydney Fuqua ’13 (Political Science)                                     

Margaret Moslander ’11 (Political Science)                                     

Mac Staben ’11 (Political Science)                                         

Alyssa O’Gallagher ’12 (Political Science)

Royal Oak Foundation Damaris Horan Prize

2012 Fellows:             

Meghan Blumstein ’11 (Biology, ES/Conservation Biology)

Graduate Education: Law, Medicine and MA/PhD Programs

Of the students in the Class of 2012 who had been accepted into graduate or professional programs by May, the following represents a selection of  universities they will be attending:


Masters/Ph.D. Programs

Bread Loaf School of English (English Literature) * Boston University (Physics)

Colorado State University (Atmospheric Science) * Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute (Robotics)

Columbia University (East Asian Languages and Cultures, Sociology)

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Science (Regional Studies: East Asia)

Indiana University Bloomington (Public Health) * Johns Hopkins (Science Writing) * Lesley University (Education) London School of Economics (International Relations)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (Translation & Interpretation,

Sustainable Development Policy and Management) * Syracuse University (Architecture)

The New School (Creative Writing – Poetry) * UC Santa Cruz (Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics)

UC Davis (Biology) * UMass Boston (Education) * University at Buffalo (Business Administration)

University of British Columbia (Classics) * University of Cambridge (International Relations)

University of Chicago (Germanic Studies) * University of Michigan (Chemistry)

University of Minnesota (Economics) * University of Wisconsin (Physics)

University of Pennsylvania (Education Policy) * Wake Forest University (Management)

William and Mary (American Studies) 

Medical, Dental and Veterinary Schools (Class of 2012 and recent alumni)

Boston University * Geisel Medical School (Dartmouth) * Harvard * Mount Sinai* Tufts University (Veterinary) * University of Maryland (dental) * University of Michigan * University of Colorado * University of Connecticut * University of Vermont * Yale

  • 76% of all Middlebury applicants (alumni and seniors) were accepted to medical school
  • 91% of Middlebury applicants with GPAs of 3.5 and higher were accepted to medical school
  • 100% of dental and veterinary school applicants were accepted

Law School (Class of 2012 and recent alumni)

Boston College * Columbia University * Georgetown * New York University * Northwestern * Tulane * University of California, Berkeley * University of Miami * Vermont Law School

  • The majority of students apply to law school one or more years after graduation.  
Community Engagement

For the Class of 2012 (May 2012 survey):

  • 53% participated in community engagement activities while at Middlebury. 
  • 71% of community service took place in Vermont, 19% elsewhere in the US, and 9% in countries outside of the US.
  • About half of students who participated in community service, activism or advocacy reported this influenced their career plans, academic course or major selection.
  • 27% of students enrolled in a community-connected course (service learning) either at Middlebury or while studying abroad.