The Middlebury Institute’s annual fall Community Career Fair—held virtually this year for the first time—was a success. The online event allowed nearly two dozen employers and community partners to present career opportunities to current students.
The virtual format gave a different feel to the career fair—no crowds—but it was no less helpful in connecting students with employers. One noted advantage: more individual contact between employers and potential recruits.
What Employers Are Saying
- The virtual MIIS Community Career Fair was a very well-organized event, which made it possible for the students and the companies to meet despite the physical distancing challenges brought about by the pandemic. It was a pleasure talking to the students, some of whom might become our company’s future employees or vendors!
- This was a good experience and a great way to connect with some promising potential job applicants. I enjoyed talking to these interesting, bright young people and hearing about their studies, work, and what interested them about our organization.
- A very positive experience in order to cross the bridge between the world of students and the world of employers.
- As someone who was hired as a result of attending a fall career fair when I was a student, I cannot emphasize enough how great an opportunity this type of event is for students as well as local employers.
What Students Are Saying
- I was impressed with the way this whole career fair experience was set up. I appreciated the attention to detail and the support I received. Especially in this uncharted territory of a virtual career fair, the Career Services department did an awesome job organizing this for us.
- Thank you for providing a space for career opportunities and to connect and learn about companies in our field, despite the pandemic!
- I was not looking for a job or an internship at the time, but the career fair gave me an opportunity to prepare to present myself. I also learned about potential opportunities in my field, and I gained a contact for a position I am interested in pursuing at a later time.
- Fun and informative! Thank you.
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- Blueprint Technologies
- Anzu Global
- Big Sur Land Trust
- Central California Alliance for Health
- Peace Corps
- U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)
- Volunteers in Asia (VIA)
- Healing and Reconciliation Institute
- Monterey Bay Economic Partnership
- Tetra Tech
- dKomplex, Inc.
- United States Navy
- The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
- Gathering for Women
- The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)
- The Lyceum of Monterey County
- Peace by Piece International
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Join Professor Jeff Knopf, program chair of the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program at the Middlebury Institute, and Elizabeth Bone, career and academic advisor for the NPTS program, for a discussion on careers in international security.
Students from the Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Management (TILM) degrees secure jobs and internships during busy week of career-related events at the Middlebury Institute.