Career Advising

Where to Start?

Whether you are a first-year student, sophomore, junior, or senior...

Whether you are just beginning to think about career interests or already have a sense of the direction you'd like to pursue...

Meeting with a career adviser will help you explore possibilities and put focus to your thinking. At Middlebury, career advising means meeting you wherever you are in the process of assessing your interests, exploring your options, gaining experience, and developing a plan. Meet with an adviser—for help with your resume or cover letter, for information about internships, for advice on interviewing or applying, or for career advising to help you define your interests and match those interests to opportunities.

Assessing Your Interests and Options

A first step in thinking about what you want out of an internship, or in thinking about the longer horizon of your career after Midd—is to reflect and focus on your skills, interests, personality and experiences. Meeting with a career adviser will help you get a good start on this process. 

A career adviser will guide you in this reflection and help you clarify your goals and identify concrete steps in the direction of your interests. You may also take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory self-assessment tools as part of this self-discovery; these are offered in individual and workshop settings.