Your four years at Middlebury are a time to learn about your interests and talents both in and out of the classroom. Choosing a major, committing to campus activities, seeking a summer internship—these are all part of the career exploration process.
Profiles | Beyond the Classroom
Think about your career exploration as a series of progressive steps you can take in each of your four years. Open the sections below for guidance on how you can approach this journey.
First Year: Getting Started
- Attend an EIA Open House and get to know our staff.
- Complete your MOJO profile: Get access to thousands of internship opportunities, plus up-to-the minute information about alumni Career Conversations, visiting recruiters, professionals in residence, events, and workshops.
- Check out the Internships blog for the latest tips on resumes, interviewing, making the most of your internship, and more.
- Participate in a Decision Points workshop to explore the major-to-career connection.
- Create a resume and cover letter for internships and summer job applications; have it reviewed by a career adviser during drop-in hours.
- Get involved on campus: Explore your interests through student activities or community service.
- Attend a Career Conversations event and information sessions to learn about liberal arts career paths from Midd alumni.
Sophomore: Gaining Skills and Experience
- Read the Internships blog.
- Come to drop-ins to find out more about career education resources.
- Seek leadership roles in a student organization, athletic team, or through community service.
- Apply for a winter term or summer internship.
- Update your resume and have a counselor review it during drop-ins: 2−5 p.m. weekdays.
- Consider doing a winter term internship: first time you're eligible!
- Attend Career Conversations with Middlebury alumni to learn more about a potential career field.
- Apply for a stipend for your unpaid summer internship or project.
Junior: Focusing Your Options
- Apply for a winter term or summer internship: gain additional experience.
- Find the latest internship offerings: read the Internships blog
- Come to a drop-in appointment to update/polish your resume; make an appointment with an adviser to discuss strategy.
- Apply for funding for an unpaid summer internship or project.
- Create your LinkedIn Profile, and review our Social Networking Tips.
Senior: Moving Forward and Achieving Your Goals
Attend Senior Meeting and Senior Week activities.
Update your MOJO profile and your resume.
Meet with an career adviser to discuss your post-graduate options.
Attend employer and graduate school information sessions.
Apply for jobs, internships, and fellowships, or other post-graduate opportunities listed in MOJO and LACN.
Apply to off-campus interview-day events in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Read the Senior Blog.
Schedule a practice interview with a career adviser.
Attend the Spring Job Fling.
Complete your senior survey before graduation.