The Center for Careers and Internships offers advising on career, and internship opportunities for students.
We also support faculty by providing resources to do the following:
- Identify alumni who may be of interest to your current majors and minors.
- Help connect you and your students to opportunities relevant to your area.
- Illustrate the career paths pursued by alumni from your major or minor though our Major Guides.
We welcome your collaboration and invite you to become familiar with the extensive resources and services that you can use when advising your students. Our Faculty Guide includes useful and up-to-date information.
Together, we can help students identify the experiences and opportunities that will expand their academic, personal, and pre-professional explorations and prepare them for a successful transition to life after Middlebury.
Whether students are just beginning to think about their professional interests or already have a sense of the direction they’d like to pursue, a meeting with a career advisor can help put focus to their thinking.
Students can schedule appointments in Handshake, CCI’s online internship and job platform, by clicking on the name of the advisor who best suits their interests, and then using our online scheduling tool.
Quick Questions are regularly scheduled times when students can drop to scheduled ZOOM meetings for help with the following:
- Resumes and cover letters
- Career exploration
- Questions about resources
- Interview preparation
- Anything else related to CCI
CCI is not just for seniors looking for jobs but also for students throughout their time at Middlebury, including first-years and sophomores who are making course decisions and choosing majors with career options in mind.
We help students identify their interests and recognize the career prospects thew might lead to. We know faculty are often asked questions about internships and other career-related matters. Here is a brief overview of our programs.
An internship provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience connected to a personal passion, their academic work, or a particular career path. CCI helps students find, fund, and prepare for internships and other experiential opportunities in both summer and winter.
Funding for unpaid summer internships
CCI typically awards over $900,000 per summer to students for internships. CCI offers up to $3,000 each in competitive grants to support students who want to pursue an unpaid internship or self-directed project. The deadline to apply for funding is early April.
Winter term internships
Students can pursue internships over winter term, in most cases for credit. The deadline to apply is late November.
Tools and Resources
Students can access career opportunities, internships, application deadlines, CCI’s events calendar, advisor appointments, and more through Handshake, our online jobs and opportunities platform.
Faculty can access Handshake in their capacity as academic advisors.
CCI has launched Midd2Midd: a platform for students and alumni to network, mentor, and get career advice within the Middlebury College community.
International Student Resources
Middlebury’s international students have particular challenges and opportunities as they consider the transition from college to career. International students must contact the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office on campus for additional information on how to pursue a U.S. job search.
Other Ways CCI Can Help
As a faculty advisor, you perform a critical function by helping students define their educational objectives and articulate a plan for their time at Middlebury. This allows students to explore their intellectual interests and also lays the groundwork for helping students develop professional goals for lives of meaning and purpose after Middlebury. Working together we can help students make connections between what they are learning and what they imagine for their future.
- If you are looking for guests for your classes, we can connect you with alumni.
- If you want to know about internships that relate to the courses you teach, we can help students find them.
- We have funds.
- We are open to your ideas.
To meet the needs of our students in times of exponential change, between 2019 and 2021, our staff designed virtual career exploration programs that offer Middlebury students and alumni—through the perspective of Middlebury alumni and guests—exposure to fields of interest. At a time in which in-person career programming, internship, and job experiences have been curtailed, we reached out to our alumni and parent network to supply our students and young alumni with a guaranteed career curriculum. Below are a few of our favorite episodes, but we welcome you to peruse the others as well.
MIDDVantage - A Virtual Career Exploration Program
This virtual program is designed as a series of “episodes” both recorded and live that delivers a robust set of content, providing knowledge about a specific career field as well as skill development relevant to that career path. The various series target all class years and typically include:
- An overview of the industry (current state, trends, dynamics, content within the broader world, and the variety of organization involved);
- Issues/topics of interest or importance in that segment;
- Workshops to build skill/knowledge sets that are relevant in the field;
- Discussion of the variety of career entry points within the segment and how to pursue them; and
- Employer information sessions about the organization’s focus, its services, and career opportunities.
Exploring Careers in Global Security episode 2: China’s Rise: Technology, Energy, Regional, Trade, Security, Strategic Implications (25 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Brian Harding ‘03, Senior Expert Southeast Asia, U.S. Institute for Peace
Interviewer: Wiatt Hinton ‘21
Exploring Careers in Innovation: Start-Ups to Larger Enterprises episode 3: Marketing and Customer Success: Growth Hacking, Brand and Customer-Centric Innovation (21 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Olivia Lew ’07.5, Chief Commercial Officer, Heart Health Intelligence
Interviewer: Serrin Kim ‘22
Exploring Careers in International Development episode 1: An Overview of Global Development: Key Players, Power Dynamics and Likely Effects of the Covid Pandemic (35 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Charlie MacCormack, PhD ’63, former president and CEO of Save the Children USA, chair of the board of InterAction, founding member of Malaria No More, and former CEO of World Learning
Interviewer: Sarah Stroup, Associate Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College
Exploring Careers in Public Health episode 6: Preparing for the ‘New Normal’: How COVID-19 will change Healthcare (35 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Chris Bernene ‘90, Partner, Oliver Wyman
Interviewer: Jeff Sawyer, Director of Employer and Professional Network Development
Exploring Careers in Technology’s New Frontiers Episode 7: A Customer-First Approach to Product Management (26 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Nicole Fazio ‘11, Senior Technical Product Manager, Alexa Shopping - Amazon
Interviewer: Adam Wisco ‘22
Exploring Careers in the Green Economy episode 7: Sustainability: A View From Inside A Corporation (30 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Tiffani Jarnigan ‘14 MIIS, Sustainability Project Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Interviewer: Courtney Gantt ‘22
Exploring Careers on Capitol Hill episode 1: An Overview of How Congress Works: History, Mechanics, and the State of Affairs (37 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Matthew Dickinson, Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College
Interviewer: Abbott LaPrade ‘21
Live from D.C. is a live webinar designed to engage guest speakers in a number of career fields in discussions about topics of interest driven by current events, frequently having policy implications and array of career opportunity dynamics.
The Center for Careers and Internships, in collaboration with Middlebury in DC, bring you these discussions via Zoom webinar, connecting the professional guests with students from both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses, as well as, alumni and parents of the Middlebury community.
Election 2020: Two Policy Futures Diverge - Recorded on October 14, 2020
Global Security and Great Power Relations - Recorded on January 27, 2021
Growing Challenges in Cyber Security - Recorded on February 10, 2021
Transitions to a Green Economy - Recorded on February 17, 2021