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The Senior Program

We have designed the Senior Program to help you navigate your senior year as you conduct your job search, apply for graduate school, or apply for a postgraduate fellowship. You have many decisions and choices to make; we have many resources to help.

Senior Year Checklist:
Your senior year is a busy one, both in terms of your academics and in preparing for life after graduation. Here is a checklist to help you navigate the many things you can do now to prepare for Life after Midd.  We’ve designed this guide around 3 major questions: “Who am I?”, “Where do I want to go?” and “How do I get there?”.  For each of the 3 questions, there are activities or competencies you can work through to build your skills and confidence as you navigate towards the next step.

Senior Week
In early September, soon after your return to campus, your senior year kicks off with Senior Meeting. This fast-paced informational meeting is created for you by the career advising staff at CCI and provides a complete overview and framework for your job search process. The balance of Senior Week is focused on RESUMANIA when career advisers are on hand to help you get your resume "ready for prime time" and help you jump-start your job search planning.

On-Campus Recruiting
Opportunities to interview with employers are available throughout the fall and spring terms. Update your MOJO profile so that we can send you alert notices of job listings, recruiting events, postgraduate internships, graduate school visits, and fellowship deadlines. Also check MOJO regularly for the current listing of scheduled organizations and career events.

Off-Campus Interview Days

Middlebury collaborates with other colleges to give our seniors the opportunity to interview with for-profit and not-for-profit employers in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. Interview days require resume submission in advance; please refer to the above link for instructions and requirements.

Employer Information Sessions
Recruiting employers come to campus to give you a chance to learn firsthand about a specific employer or industry in which you might consider a career. These are excellent informational sessions—and great networking opportunities!

Spring Job Fling
During spring semester each year Career Services offers this job fair featuring a diverse range of employers seeking Middlebury applicants. Additionally, Midd career advisers are available to answer your questions about specific industries and career fields.

Establishing Yourself As a Working Professional
In the spring you will also find special programs offered to you about how to transition to the professional world. Programs such as "Establishing Yourself As a Working Professional" or "Career Conversations" focus on a range of postgraduate issues—from fiscal literacy to successfully navigating the first year on the job.

Senior Survey
Just prior to graduation, Middlebury will ask you to complete the Senior Survey to provide us with information about your postgraduate plans. This information, in the aggregate as a graduating class, is extremely helpful to us as we continue to track trends in the different directions that our graduates take immediately after they leave Midd, whether those directions are grad school, employment, a fellowship, volunteer work, or other plans. This helps us as we develop programming and services for rising seniors next year.

 

More Great Resources for Seniors

MOJO
The MOJO database is your gateway to job listings and fellowship, graduate school, and postgraduate internship opportunities! Keep your MOJO profile up-to-date to ensure that you receive e-mail notices about job listings, recruiting events, postgraduate internships, graduate school visits, and fellowship deadlines.

LACN Job Database
The Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN) is a consortium of 30 top liberal arts colleges that share internship and job postings from all industries, in a wide range of locations across the country and around the world. To access, log in to MOJO and select "Jump to LACN" on the home page.

Graduate School Resources
Contact us in CCI to talk with an adviser about graduate school testing, rankings, preparation courses, and application timelines.

MiddNet
The MiddNet Career Advisory Network is a searchable database of 7,500+ Middlebury College alumni who have volunteered their time and expertise to provide career advice and information to you. This is an excellent place to begin your networking. You can search for MiddNet alums by occupation, employer, graduate school, location, and more.

Tools and Resources
Everything you need to learn how to write a resume, research an employer, network with alumni, and interview successfully is here—and much more!