Resources at Middlebury College

From the Center for Careers and Internships

Discover what’s next with the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI)! As you embark on your post-Middlebury journey, CCI’s staff is available to help guide you.

  • Explore their comprehensive Major Guides, which provide suggestions for campus involvement, internships, and real-life career examples of Middlebury alumni.
  • Connect with alumni and professionals worldwide through Midd2Midd, Middlebury’s exclusive networking platform designed to foster meaningful mentorships and industry connections.
  • Navigate the various career paths associated with your major through CCI’s Career Communities Pages, offering valuable advice from our advisors and tailored recommendations for jobs, and internships.
  • Stay updated on the latest job and internship opportunities with Handshake, ensuring you never miss a chance to gain practical experience in your chosen field.

Francophone Vermont

There are many Francophone activities in Vermont:

  • Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region is a local organization that celebrates the French history and culture of the region by offering its many members classes, events, and access to resources. 
  • Winooski celebrates French Heritage Day in July, with Franco-American music, French Canadian fiddling,  French response songs, step-dancing, clogging, reenactors, French food, a fencing demonstration, the Bastille Day Waiters’ Race, narrated English and French historical walking tours, and more.
  • Va-et-Vient, a local Francophone music group, often performs in the area.
  • Chimney Point State Historic Site has a museum of Native American and French heritage.

Historical Facts

  • Samuel de Champlain discovered Lake Champlain in 1609.
  • In 1666, Pierre de Saint-Paul, Sieur de La Motte established Fort Sainte-Anne, a settlement on Isle La Motte.
  • In 1755, the French constructed Fort Carillon on the Vermont/New York border.
  • The city of Vergennes is named after the Comte de Vergennes, who negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
  • The nineteenth century saw a large influx of French Canadians coming to work in Vermont factories and mills, and many of their descendants live in Vermont today.
  • A podcast dedicated to the history and culture of the Franco-Americans and the Francophonie of New England, by alumna Julie Rhinelander and produced in conjunction with the University of Southern Maine.