Career Services for Language Schools

The Center for Careers and Internships at Middlebury College welcomes you this summer. We offer variety of programs, events, and resources to help with your career development.  

Career Advising Appointments

CCI Advisors are here to help you evaluate career possibilities or look for a job. While each advisor focuses on specific industries or fields, all of our advisors are well equipped to get you started in your own search process.

Current language school students may schedule a 30-minute appointment with an advisor. Appointments are held weekdays in Adirondack House beginning July 8th through August 16th.  To request an in-person or video-chat appointment, complete our form.

Language School Alumni may schedule a 30-minute appointment with an advisor. To request an in-person or video-chat appointment, complete our form.

Information Sessions and Office Hours

Date

Time

Location

Program Title

7/8

4:30-6:00 pm

Axinn 229

Language Careers in the NSA

7/9

9:00-1:00 pm

CCI

Speak with an NSA Recruiter

Schedule Closed

7/9

4:30-5:30 pm

Axinn 219

Potential Careers in the Intelligence Community Using Foreign Language presented by Don Gentile

7/9

5:30-6:30 pm

Axinn 219

Putting your Purpose to Work: Careers that combine your passion for language with meaningful international work

7/10

9:00-noon

CCI

Office Hours with Don Gentile

Schedule Closed 

7/10

Noon-4:00

CCI

Office Hours with Jill Stoffers

Schedule Closed 

7/10

4:30-5:30 pm

Axinn 219

Helping the World Communicate: Translation, Interpretation and Localization Career Training at the Middlebury Institute

7/11

4:30-6:00 pm

BiHall 216

Language Careers in the CIA

7/12

9:00-11:30 am

CCI

Speak with a CIA Recruiter – All Languages – In English

Schedule Closed 

7/12

9:00-11:30

CCI

Speak with a CIA Recruiter – In Spanish/English

Schedule Closed

7/12

4:30 - 5:30

Axinn 219

Careers in Consulting using Foreign Language

7/15

 

4:30-5:30 pm

Axinn 229

U.S. Department of State Internships, Fellowships, and Careers using foreign Language

7/15

Noon-4:00 pm

CCI

Office Hours: Philip Beekman, Diplomat in Residence for New England

Schedule Closed 

7/16

4:30-5:30 pm

Axinn 219

Careers In International Development using Foreign Language Skills

8/6

4:00-5:30 pm

Axinn 100

Teaching Licensure in Vermont

Campus Resources

Note: Handshake is only available for Middlebury College undergraduate students.

GoinGlobal is the leading provider of both country-specific career and employment information. The site will aid in your development of global competencies and knowledge about the world; supporting your search for international jobs, internships, and volunteer experiences.  To access these materials, go to the GoinGlobal page, and login with your Middlebury username and password.

  • Country Career Guides and U.S. City Career Guides
  • Key Employer Directory with corporate profiles for 100,000+ companies 
  • More than 600,000 internship and job listings (updated daily)

MiddNet Career Advisory Network - Connect with 7,500+ Middlebury alumni who have volunteered to offer you career advice.

Language Schools LinkedIn Group - A group of around 2,000 Language Schools' alumni networking and sharing professional opportunities.

Language Schools Facebook Page - A place for almost 10,000 Language Schools' alumni to connect with one another.

A Site For Language Professionals - Developed by Winnie Heh, Career Advisor for Translation, Interpretation and Localization Management Programs at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)

Online Resources

General Resources
  • Transitions Abroad - The guide to travel, work, study and living abroad with a purpose
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. 
Arts, Media and Communications

Advertising

  • Asian American Advertising Federation - The 3AF’s mission is to advance the Asian American marketing and advertising industry for Asian American consumers through education, advocacy, promotion, and increased collaboration of all industry stakeholders including but not limited to marketers, agencies, research partners and media.  Additionally, 3AF seeks to promote and encourage high standards of conduct and ethics among our members and our industry.

Marketing

  • Multicultural Marketing Resources - Publisher of newsletters, a consulting firm to corporations seeking information and a marketing firm for multicultural ad agencies seeking visibility and connections.

French

German

  • Bertelsmann - Headquarters Gutersloh, Germany; corporate center in NYC

Japanese

  • Nippon TV - Broadcast television network with headquarters in Tokyo, US offices in DC, NY, LA

Korean

  • KBS America - Subsidiary of Korean Broadcasting System with headquarters in LA, offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, TX, KS, Atlanta, Chicago, Tampa, DC, New Jersey, NYC, Toronto

Russian

Spanish

  • Telemundo - Broadcast television network with headquarters in Doral, FL
  • Univision - Broadcast television network with headquarters in New York, NY
Business, Technology, and Localization
  • Multilingual Careers - MultiLingual covers topics regarding the critical intersection of language and business. The blog multilingual.com/insights covers language topics such as translationthe process of converting all of the text or words from the source language to the target language. An understanding of the context or meaning of the source language must be established in order to convey the same message in the target language. ">translation, localization and global markets, individual skills and emerging technologies, enablers and barriers, knowledge and speculation.
Education
Government, Law, and Policy
  • Global Impact – International Jobs in the Government.  Pulls together all of the information about globally-oriented government jobs into one concise package.
  • Go Government - A project of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. This site is designed to be your guide as you consider, apply, and secure federal employment. Provides help with researching federal agencies and government careers as well as practical tips for completing your application.
  • GotoThinkTank - A interactive, global, comprehensive, multi-sectoral database and directory of think tanks.
  • Discover Law - With access to experts, inspiring stories about law school graduates, answers to frequently asked questions, and more, DiscoverLaw.org provides students with resources, tips, and tools on how to become a competitive law school applicant.
  • U.S. Department of State - Foreign Service opportunities 
Social and Human Impact
  • Idealist -Idealist is all about connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration. With more than 120,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English, and Spanish (idealistas.org) sites, Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world.
Translation and Interpretation

Audio and multimedia development for tours

  • Antenna International - Eriksen also partners with companies such as Antenna International to develop audio, multimedia, and virtual tours to help enrich museum visitors’ experiences.
  • Tour-Mate Systems Ltd (Toronto) - Works extensively with attractions that provide multiple language tours. Clients include: The Biltmore Estate, National Park Service, The Alamo

Medical translation

  • Certified Languages International - For people with language skills who are interested in the healthcare field, medical translation could be a way to use those skills. On site, this can be in the waiting room, helping people understand medical and insurance forms, or it could be in the hospital room, helping the patient and the provider to communicate more effectively. Some of this work can also be done remotely.

Museum documents translation

  • Eriksen Translations - Eriksen works with many prominent museums, both domestically and abroad, helping them make exhibition materials accessible to international visitors as well as local non-English speaking communities. Clients include: American Museum of Natural History, The Frick Collection, Getty, Guggenheim, The Met, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MoMA, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Whitney
  • Alboum Translation Services - The only translation services agency specifically for nonprofits and mission-driven organizations.  You must be a professionally certified translator.  Clients include: Smithsonian Institute National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum, Shakespeare Theater Company
  • Multilingual Connections - Translation, transcription, and multimedia localization
  • Acclaro - Clients include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Guggenheim