My advice for students is to network as much as possible, do informational interviews as much as possible, and start applying for jobs early! Networking and informational interviews can help you narrow down what type of job you’d like to end up in.
The increased use of remote communications has made it easier for alumni from around the world to share their expertise with current students. As an example, two alumni who work as staff interpreters for the United Nations recently conducted free subject-matter workshops (via Zoom) for interpretation students interested in learning more about careers at the UN.
As part of the Middlebury Institute’s Leaders in Residence program, Institute alumna Lorena Ortiz Schneider MATI ’92 recently presented three sessions for students sharing experiences and insights from her 30-year career in language services.
From language studies and the financial crime management specialization to career advisors helping me with salary negotiation, the entire Middlebury Institute experience helped me hit the ground running in the exact career field I was looking for.
Erica Williams MAIPS ’02 was recently promoted to executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. Erica shares how her MIIS experience helped prepare her for this role, and Dean Jeff Dayton-Johnson shares his view of the importance of the work Erica is doing.