Recruiting on Campus
We invite employers to engage with our students through a variety of in-person and virtual programs.
On-campus interviews: Pre-select student candidates for a day or more of on-campus or virtual interviewing.
On-campus information sessions and tables: Provide students with details about your organization and the positions you seek to fill. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance to schedule an event.
Schedule an Event
- To request an on-campus event, please login to Handshake.
- All organizations that engage with our students agree to adhere to Middlebury’s Recruiting Policies.
- For further questions, please email us at email@example.com.
2022-2023 Recruiting Calendar
Fall Term begins September 12, 2022, Winter Term begins January 5, 2023, and Spring Term begins February 13, 2023. The following is an overview of recess dates, all-campus campus events, and religious holidays that affect the scheduling of recruiting.
Fall 2022 Blackout Dates
- December 12: Fall Term Classes End
- December 13-19: Final Exam Period
- December 20-January 4: Winter Recess
Winter 2023 Blackout Dates
- January 5: Winter Term Classes Begin
- January 16: Martin Luther King Day
- February 2: Winter Term Classes End
- February 3-12: February Recess
Spring 2023 Blackout Dates
- February 13: Spring Term Classes Begin
- February 17: Winter Carnival
- March 17-26: Spring Term Recess
- April 14: Spring Student Symposium
- May 15: Spring Term Classes End
- May 16-23: Final Exam Period
Fall 2023 Blackout Dates
- September 11: Fall Term Classes Begin
- September 15-17: Rosh Hashanah
- September 21–23: Clifford Symposium
- September 24: Yom Kippur begins in the evening
- September 25: Yom Kippur
- September 29–October 1: Fall Family Weekend
- October 13: Midterm Recess
- October 20-22: Homecoming
- November 17-26: Thanksgiving Recess
- December 11: Fall Term Classes End
- December 12-18: Final Exam Period
- December 19-January 2: Winter Recess
Tips For Structuring Your Information Session
Remember your audience consists of students, not clients. Avoid use of industry jargon; speak in layman’s terms that all students can easily understand.
Keep your formal presentation relatively brief, no longer than 30 minutes. Allow students at least 15 minutes to ask questions.
Middlebury students like to hear from representatives with whom they can identify. If possible, have Middlebury alumni participate in your presentations. Include representatives from diverse backgrounds. Make your presentation collaborative and inclusive.
Describe a typical day/week on the job. Be specific about how time is spent.
- How long is a typical day/week? (e.g. 50-hour or 80-hour week)
- What percentage of time is spent working in a team environment versus independently?
- How many days per week are spent traveling/in the field?
Describe specific tasks performed on the job that illustrate the skills/qualifications you are seeking in a candidate. How much autonomy/responsibility will a graduate have in their first year.
Describe your training and orientation program. How long will a student spend in training?
Describe the culture of your organization. Do staff tend to socialize together after hours? Are there regular staff or community events (e.g. do staff donate time/other resources for community/non-profit work)?
What are typical career paths inside and outside your organization (including timing) for new hires? What percentage of your new hires move on after two years to attend business/other graduate schools?
Describe what students should expect in an interview with your organization. Describe what the next steps might entail.
Provide a list of Middlebury alumni in your organization who are willing to answer questions. Include each of their email addresses, year of graduation, major and current title/responsibilities.
Provide a list of online resources and print publications that will enable students to learn more about your industry and any relevant terminology
Reminder: All information sessions should not exceed one hour in length in respect of student’s academic schedules.